Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta

Rating: 5 stars

Series: The Veil Series #1

A book really has to grab my attention to get 5 stars, and this is one of them. Simply put: it’s fucking awesome! Really truly awesome! I can’t understand why more people aren’t reading this book especially since it’s free on Amazon. It was excellent! I wouldn’t have thought it was self published. The quality of the writing was stellar, and it was well edited.

Muse was half demon and half human. Although her father is a prominent demon, she was sold as a slave as in infant in the demon world. Halflings were usually killed. The ones that weren’t were slaves. With the help of a demon prince, she escaped to the human world. She had managed to spend years living a normal life, which was what she wanted. One day a man showed up on her doorstep and proved to her there was a lot more going on around her than she knew. Her life was in danger, but who could she trust?

My favorite thing was the heroine. Muse was deeply troubled. She had been tortured and abused both physically and verbally. She didn’t let her past destroy her although she couldn’t shake free of it either. One of her most endearing qualities is her lack of impulsivity. I’m so sick of reading about heroines who run off and do something stupid and wonder why they almost died as a consequence. Muse doesn’t do that. She is more of a victim of circumstance than her own actions. Just like many other UF heroines she is extremely powerful, but she isn’t so powerful that she can’t be bested. She is fairly cautious of what she does because she knows there are some people who could and would kill her just for existing.

I can’t really say more about it without giving away the twists and turns of the plot. It was one of the best books I’ve read this year, and I’ve read a lot of books this year.

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