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Veiled by Karina Halle REVIEW

Death.
It’s something that Ada Palomino has always known so well, having grown up in a house of horrors, surrounded by a family plagued by ghosts and demons and things that go bump in the night.
But after the sudden and tragic death of her mother two years ago, death has never felt so personal.
Or so close.
Now eighteen, Ada is trying to move on with her life and the last month of summer holds nothing but sunshine and promises with her first year at a Portland design school just around the bend.
That is until her increasingly violent and realistic dreams, dreams of other worlds, of portals and veils where her mother is tortured and souls bleed for mercy, start to blend into reality. Ada has to lean on her older sister, Perry, to try and make sense of it all but even then, she’s never felt more alone.
Then there’s Jay. Tall, handsome and deeply mysterious, Jay would be just another stranger, a familiar face on the bus, if it wasn’t for the fact that Ada has met him before.
Every night.
In every single dream.
And the more that Ada is drawn to him in both worlds, the more she’s in danger of losing everything.
Including her heart.
And her very soul.

***Veiled is a new adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy with sex, bad language and violence. It is a spinoff of the EIT series, however it can be read as a standalone. You do NOT need to have read EIT to enjoy Veiled***

You can read some of it on Wattpad:http://my.w.tt/UiNb/6AwIH6ISou

Review

“Sometimes the darkness is our friend.”

As an avid reader of the Experiment in Terror series, and having read and been familiar with these characters since 2012, I was absolutely in my element when I discovered that this highly anticipated novel would be written and published by author Karina Halle.
Fear not, however, as Veiled can be read as a complete standalone novel, and whilst I was already in love with Ada Palomino and her family, you will not be totally lost as everything you need to know to enjoy this story is explained very well here.

Ada is our young and witty heroine, she is a fashion blogger who is just about to start college, and is a little spitfire who has a good head on her shoulders, despite the fact that she sees dead people and demons. Luckily for her, she has her sister Perry and brother-in-law, Dex, to help her come to terms with the fact that she is a little different to most people her age.

Grieving the death of her mother, she is starting to have vivid nightmares which also include a gorgeous ginger guy named Jay, who turns out is her protector and the man to help guide her in her journey to slay demonic creatures.

“I don’t even really know who you are.”
“I’m the one who has your back. And I’ve been watching you for a very, very long time.”

Ada and Jay’s romance is a slow delicious burn, that makes you want to keep reading. Jay was an enigma who kept his cards close to his chest, but made you swoon with his protectiveness and strong alpha characteristics, I loved them together and I would love to read more as their relationship develops.

Overall, I would say that this is a scary, but sexy read that will spook you out and make your heart flutter at the same time. If paranormal is not usually your thing, then I urge you to take a chance on this book because sometimes you just need to take a leap into the unknown and escape from reality for a while, and you might just fall in love with Ada and Jay as much as I did.

If you have read EiT, this is a little different, it’s unique to Ada and whilst we do get appearances from our favourite characters, the focus really is on her, and if you haven’t, and you do end up loving this book, then I do hope EiT gets more readership, because this whole series really does deserve great things.

Beta copy gratefully received from the author in exchange for an honest opinion

Images featured in this review were created by me using stock images either purchased from deposit photo or from free stock sites.

About the Author

Karina Halle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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