Book 1 of the Devil’s Isle Series
A thin line is the only thing that protects us
When I first got the book I was hesitant to read it. I thought for sure I wouldn’t like it, whether that was due to the title or the cover I don’t know. What finally got me to read it was the author, Chloe Neill. Now I don’t mean we talk about my worries, I mean that I am a fan of hers. She has another series, the Chicagoland Vampires. I love this series with the great detail to the descriptions, the wonderfully developed characters, and a little humor and romance interweaved with the action and suspense.
I will admit I wasn’t hooked by this book. I have read other books that take place in New Orleans and I always have a problem seeing the scene. I am sure this is one of the reasons I had difficulty getting into the story. For me the Devil’s Isle reminded me of a prison of war camp from WWII and this was my biggest issue.
However, I did like the characters and I want to learn more about Clair and her tinkering skills and hear more about all the treasures in her shop. I will be ordering the second book in the Devil’s Isle series.
I did not notice any grammar or spelling issues, which is a big pet peeve for me. If I have to stop reading to give a word or sentence a second look, it pulls me out of the world created in the book. Overall, it was a well written story and you should take a chance on it. I give the book 4 stars.