through-the-veilTitle:  Through The Veil
Series:  The Aisliing Chronicles #1
Author:  Colleen Halverson
Published:  February 22, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she’s studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.

As Commander of Trinity’s elite warriors, Finn O’Connell isn’t used to having his authority challenged. He doesn’t know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth’s abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he’ll risk everything to help her.

At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.

Read on for my thoughts on Through The Veil.

Through The Veil captured my attention from the first chapter and never let go.  Because I feel it would be so very easy to give away spoilers on this one, I’m simply going to say … read the Cover Description, that pretty much gives you the outline of this story.  And you will (most likely) be drawn in quickly and discover the rest of the mysteries to be revealed on your own.

I liked Elizabeth, she’s far from perfect but she is so strong and determined that she immediately becomes a character to root for as she goes through this unknown, new world.

Finn is strong, sexy and at times arrogant – but he is committed to watching over Elizabeth.  Even if, at times, she is a complete puzzle to him.  One that he is becoming more involved with, one that is coming to matter to him far more than he ever expected.

Elizabeth and Finn together sizzle with chemistry.  They will do everything within their powers to be with each other… and maybe some things beyond what should be possible.

Their world is a fascinating place with good and bad always in the constant fight for control.  Some surprises, some mysteries and definitely some very interesting characters will be met along the way.

I enjoyed my time with Elizabeth and Finn – definitely looking forward to the next story in this series.  If you love Paranormal Romance or Fantasy, a good mystery, some sexy times and characters who will capture your emotions almost from the start… then Through The Veil is a story you’ll want to pick up.

*I received an e-ARC of Through The Veil from the publisher, Entangled publishing (Select Otherworld) and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  That does not change what I think of this novel.*

(This review first appeared on Keeper Bookshelf which is my all genre book blog.  It is showcased here because it fits the Paranormal Romance genre of Haunted Bookshelf.  I tend to like to keep reviews of the same genre on their own blogs.  Both were created and written by me.)

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