Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reviewed for TwoLips Reviews, LLC
3 Kisses, 1 Pepper (M/F, explicit sex)
Night Veil picks up where the cliffhanger in the first book in the series left off. After returning to her hometown to find much has changed, Cicely Waters has also learned a lot about herself and what her true powers are. She always knew that she was a magic-born witch, but now she knows she's part Fae as well. And it's a good thing she's realizing her new abilities, because her long-ago love, Grieve, has been taken prisoner by the Indigo Court, and Cicely must save him. To do so, she must face Myst, the Vampiric Fae queen and ruler of the Indigo Court. Not an easy task, even on a good day. Meanwhile she has an ally who is in a coma because his inner demon is waking up, more people keep disappearing from their small town, friends who become adversaries, and enemies she has to trust whether she likes it or not.
The author’s inclusion of a character list for reference and a music playlist are both appreciated. I’d especially like to see more authors include music playlists in their books, not only because I find it fascinating what they listen to while writing, but also because it’s a way for me to discover fun, new music.
Yasmine Galenorn's second book in the series, Night Veil, will appeal to readers who like a lot of action, urban fantasy, dark paranormal fiction, world building, politics, and intrigue. There are twists galore and the author is undeniably creative, but while I definitely appreciated the ‘dark and creepy factor’ of this book, I personally prefer a lot more focus on the romance and not so much on the paranormal aspects of a story. I had a very hard time getting through this book, but my issues were strictly a matter of taste and are no reflection on the quality of the story. It should be noted that it would be extremely helpful to read the first book in the series before starting this one.
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