The Sight is the second book of the Devil’s Isle Series. When reading the publisher synopsis, I believed it was a standalone book so I have not read the previous book in the series, The Veil. This lack of previous experience with the world and characters did not, however, inhibit my understanding and enjoyment of The Sight.
The story takes place in a not so distant future and seven years after the end of the Paranormal war. New Orleans has changed to include a plethora of abandoned or destroyed buildings, Containment where Paranormals and wraiths are held, and refugee camps. The point-of-view character is Claire, a fiery redheaded Sensitive and bounty hunter in training who runs a post-apocalyptic shop called the Royal Mercantile. Along with her star-crossed lover, Liam, and her close friends Tadji, Gunnar, and Gavin, Claire has to figure out how to help take down the army of civilian anarchists who call themselves Reveillon.
The thing I liked best about this book was how Neill managed to run various subplots throughout the main plot. Instead of taking the reader from. Point A to point B from beginning to end, there are many detours that are also relevant to the main storyline and help build upon it. There are also several references within the book about how people tend to fear what we don’t understand, which many people in our diverse world could identify with. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will likely go back to read the previous book of the series, The Veil, to pick up anything I’ve missed. Overall, I rate The Sight 4 out of 5 bookworms.
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I received a proof copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for this honest review.
If you had a secret like Claire being a Sensitive, would you choose to fight against Reveillon or would you run? Let me know in the comments!