Review of Beyond the Veil, by Pippa DaCosta

Beyond the Veil (The Veil, #1)Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beyond the Veil creates a world where demons and humans coexist, with the emphasis on those who cross the veil from the netherworld into the human world. The protagonist, Muse, is half-blood, so she can reside on either side, having characteristics of both races. Unfortunately, half-bloods are usually killed or tortured on the other side of the veil, so she seeks peace on the human side. Tranquility is not her nature, however, and the lust of Mammon, one of the Seven Princes of Hell, sweeps Muse back into the world of demonry.
We learn a great deal about Muse in this series opener, and the character is fairly well developed. A fiery love triangle complicates matters, for not only are the two males polar opposites, but Muse cannot be sure whom she can trust. Unlike some series novels, the first concludes solidly, with enough of a hook to keep you interested in the second. The writing style is very good, and the book flows properly. The target audience is probably new adult romance readers, although “ass-kicking” happens for sure. It is certainly enjoyable and a solid 4 stars.

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