Book Review: What Lies Beyond The Veil
This was another edition of “Bookstagram made me do it!” I saw this book everywhere and it was on KU so I grabbed it. I read it in a couple of days as I couldn’t put it down, and it’s a quick read. Tropes: - Touch her and die/you’re mine - Who did this to you/they will die - Fated Mates Estrella is our FMC who has been brought up in a world where the only worth a woman has is to marry and bare children. She wants more. Due to past wars with the Fae, a magical veil was created to separate the humans (and in some cases their mates) from the Fae. But all of that changes when the veil is destroyed. Estrella is marked as a mate of a Fae and is now on the run. What happens when she meets her travel companion Caelum, another Fae Marked male? Is she willing to give over her heart? What does she actually know about him? This will remind you a lot of FBAA and a splash of ACOTAR. I saw the cliffhanger coming for a while, but to be fair, it’s hard to surprise me anymore. That doesn’t detract for me when the story is good. Can’t wait for book 2!
Once, we’d worshiped them as Gods.
For nearly 400 years, the Veil has protected us from the Fae of Alfheimr. In their absence, our lives have shifted from decadence and sin to survival and virtue under the guidance of the New Gods. I’ve spent my entire life tending to the gardens next to the boundary between our worlds, drawn to the shimmering magic like a moth to the flame.
Then, we died on their swords.
All of that changes the day the Veil shatters, unleashing the fae upon our world once again. The magic of faerie marks those of us they mean to take, but the Mist Guard protecting Nothrek will kill us all before they let the fae have us. There’s no choice but to flee everything I’ve ever known, not if I want to live to see my twenty-first birthday as a free woman.
Now, they’ll claim what’s theirs.
But before they capture me, Caelum saves me from the Wild Hunt. Fae-marked and on the run, he is able to fight back in ways I only dream of. From tentative alliance to all-consuming passion, our bond strengthens as the fae close in and evil lurks ever nearer. With my life on the line, he is everything I shouldn’t dare to want and a distraction I can’t afford. I can’t seem to stay away, not even with something greater on the line.
Author’s Note: This book is intended for readers who are 18 and older. It contains mature language, graphic violence, and explicit content with darker elements. This is book one in a series and ends in a cliffhanger.