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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  57 reviews
"I have always existed, not just me but all of us, the un-embodied spirits who wait to live.”

Tess is an unborn spirit, who is about to embark on a much awaited journey into mortality to a brand new planet called Earth. She is chosen by the Eternals for an important mission, and is put under a rigorous training by a half-human, half-lion Seraph. This training exposes Tess t
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Susan Roebuck
May 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a novel that hit a nerve deep inside you? “Veiled”did just that and had me wondering and speculating long after I’d finished reading because it touched on issues I’d often wondered, even vaguely, about.

Supernatural. YA, Inspirational are all genres I’d normally never read, but there was something about the write-ups and blurb that drew me to buy “Veiled”. For anyone shying from inspirational, let me make it clear that the story is far from preachy. On the contrary, it’s full
Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first learned of Veiled, I assumed it was just another supernatural young adult fiction book about ghosts. I was hesitant to start, wondering how many new types of ghost stories there could possibly be, but began reading anyway. And boy, am I glad I did.

Veiled is the story of Tess and her friends in a world like none I’ve seen before. Here, beings start out simply as intelligences and gradually evolve through the spirit stage before being born. That’s right, there is a whole life each ex
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Unlike any other I have read. Very thought provoking and original. I absolutely loved this book. I laughed, I cried, need I say more? Can't wait till the next one! ...more
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original Veiled audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Imagine a world before Earth’s creation – imagine a world where there is nothing but spirits dividing themselves into clans and bonding together under the watchful eyes of the Eternals.  Imagine being given the choice of being a human and choosing to make a difference or not; taking the easy road or not; choosing to follow the First (Christ) or the Second (Lucifer).

All these decisions to make while also learni
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book as a free download and was really excited to read it. I thought the premise of Angels from two sides was a good one and for the most part it was. It took me a bit to realize the premise of the story was set before and during the fall of the 1/3 of the angels in heaven. I have to say that there were too many characters to follow in this book and sometimes it felt like there was too much going on. This made the story tough to follow at times. For instance, there was one coupling be ...more
Elizabeth Mueller

Have you ever wondered if spirits are eternal? If they just spontaneously generate from the day we are born?

This novel is the first of its kind that I've ever laid hands on. I found Heaven a fascinating place where Angels guard their charges with fierce devotion. I lived their joy as mortals succeeded in their righteous choices and experienced their sorrow for wrong.

Meet Tess, a determined Angel that endures conflict even before she is born on Earth! The dark angels are determined to stunt her g
Kasia Hubbard
Jan 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a fantastic read! I thought the story line was incredible. Veiled is loosely based off of life in Heaven before Creation. A spiritual world filled with characters evolving into Heavenly creatures before their assignment on Earth. Angels, Seraphims, and Cherubims are included as well as the story of the fall of Angels and their leader Beezlebub. I think Niccum did a fantastic job bringing this story to light and I can't wait to read the next installment. ...more
Unfortunately this story wasn't for me. I found it quite boring and dull. I had to put it aside for a while and go back to it to see is I liked it any better, but it didn't. I struggled to finish. Even though I didn't like it, the narration was amazing! Andrea Emmes never fails to deliver.She has such an easy going voice and it's easy to listen to. She always gives it her all and it shows.

*I received a copy of this for review, this in no way affects my thoughts.*
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't wait to read this one again. It is a great science fiction concept of what life before life may have been like, with a little fantasy thrown in for fun. I am also looking forward to reading the sequel as soon as it is available. ...more
Apr 26, 2011 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Silvina is a friend of mine - I'm so excited for her accomplishments with getting one of her books published. Can't wait to read it! ...more
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 8/26/11:

Have you ever wondered what went on before your spirit was sent to Earth? Have you ever wanted to know what happened during the seven days of creation? If so, then Veiled is the book for you.

Veiled is the story of the spirits, a race of celestial beings who are waiting to inhabit the Earth. Each of these beings is gifted in some way. For example, the main character, Tess, has the gift of discernment. Also, many of the
Jun 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tess and her clan are angels who have been developing together over a long period of time. First they were intelligences, whizzing around the universe, and now they're spiritual beings about to begin training for their angelic duties before becoming mortals. Each one of them has a special gift which they must further develop as well. Tess's gift is discernment--she can read minds and see auras. As the novel begins, all of the angelic beings are gathering to choose sides in a heavenly conflict be ...more
Unfortunately, Veiled did not work for me. I almost DNF'd this book twice (but instead took a break and listened to something else and then came back to it to try again).

The idea was an interesting one - a story of the Earth's creation from the perspective of the spirit world. From the casting out of the "Second one" to the training and guardian angel projects, to finally the spirits being born as mortal beings. The fallen angels subplot was curious, but there was very little about it. I was in
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Veiled is a story of Tess who is an unborn spirit. Through the story, it begins with the voting of the Chosen and the Second. Readers/Listeners will know that the Chosen is Christ and the Second is Lucifer. Each unborn spirit create a clan to which they belong to.

As the story progress, Tess is discovering herself with her clan and also with another unborn spirit, Alex. Her clan does encountered in resisting the pull of the Second and those that followed him. Tess also witness the creation of Ea
Angela(demonsangel) Fitzgerald
What an amazing story! This story that S.B. Niccum has written is unique and it shows that the authors talent for writing is perfect and the details she wrote in this story is pure perfection. This story was vivid, intriguing and unlike any other story that I've listened to. There were many things about this story that was fascinating. It has specific details that fits each and every character. There's mystery, suspense, love, and many twists along the way. I can't wait to see where this author ...more
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I will admit, I was bored in the first half of this book...nothing really grabbed me till I was a little over 50% done...and If Andrea wouldn't have been the narrator, I may have put it down and not finished it, but I am glad I hung in there...because the second half was really great! I loved how it told the story of all these little spirit friends. and how there lives intermingled even when they came to earth as new babi
I wasn't sure what to expect when I got this story. Interesting concept. One I've never read before so I thought I'd give it a try.

I've never really been one for angels but this was something new. It started out slow, almost boring to me. I had to force myself to finish part of it though. I just wasn't so interested in it as much as some other stories I've had a hand in reading. I must say though I honestly didn't mind the end. The thought of love that strong. Wow.

I did like that the story wasn'
May 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I only give it two stars as a courtesy to the author as this is her first book. I cant finish it. I am at twenty percent and find myself bored. There are too many characters to have any real development. The book really needed a strongveditor to help tighten up the writing. But for a first try it is a good attempt. Her story is creative and unique. I hope the author is able to get it edited and release a new version. I would be willing to give it another shot.

As a side note, this story is not ba
(Nat) Reading Romances

"This is a very special book. Not because it is considered a christian book, but because it has so much more. I have to say that unfortunately, my fellow romance readers, The Veil can't be classified as a romance book, but a different approach to a fantasy novel based on love.

I liked this books for reasons I can't fully explain or describe. What I know is that it has an incredible depth and message of love. While I understand what the concept is trying to express, some technical issues made i
Airicka Phoenix
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those of us who have lost someone, someone dear, we all hang on to that thought, that feeling... the hope that one day we will meet again. It hardly matters if you believe in heaven or reincarnation. What matters is that you have that hope. It's what gets us through the funeral and the days that lead after. But what if you did see them again, not just see them, but repeat your whole life with them again? We're not talking reincarnation. I'm talking you being born to the same parents, meeting ...more
Daniel Clark
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author did a great job in several areas, including rules-based world development, drawing excellent parallels with real life, inclusion of religious themes into a cohesive plot, and the morals or lessons learned along the ride. There was also a lot couples drama, which probably appeals more to the female reader :)

I chose this book because I am the same religion as the author, wherein we are taught about our pre-mortal existence and the world of spirits, and I was curious how she would use th
Jun 30, 2011 marked it as unfinished  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fiction
I feel bad that I haven't gotten very far in this book and that I'm moving it to my unfinished shelf, but I have every intention to hopefully someday pick it up again and have a greater appreciation for it. At this point I would probably have to start to book over again anyway since it's been such a long time since I have actually read any of it. But, enough is enough. There is no need for it to stay on my currently-reading shelf when I just don't see myself trying to read it in the near future. ...more
Jan 18, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classmum
A very interesting premise for a novel - how angels are trained before they come to earth. Some come as guardian angels, others are born as humans (that have completely forgotten they are angels) I found some parts of the story quite confusing and had to reread several portions to make sure that I hadn't missed anything. The ending in particular was not very satisfying. The characters enter the Veil and then the book is over. Assuming there will be a sequel? ...more
Cortland Niccum
Mar 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. It was a great page It is also was one of my favorite because it makes you think beyond this point in life. It by far surprised me on how well the book was written. It made you have mind blowing thoughts that change your thinking about life.

You should read this book if you like awesome reads. This is the first book of its series. You should also read this because my aunt wrote this and I had no idea that she could write such a wonderful book.
Kelly Johnston
I liked the writing style and the characters were easy to follow. The plot seemed very open ended and unclear. At some points it seemed like the story was going to go off in one direction then it changed to another and never finished up the first. It did this a few times leaving many things hanging. There wasn't really a climax on any of the story lines and then it ended. kind of disappointed. ...more
I was so excited to start this one. I thought the concept was a unique one, for me at least. It fell short for me primarily because the voice of the protagonist sounded so child like. These are spirit forms but they are older. In the end I just couldn't get into it no matter how many times I put it down and started up again. ...more
Feb 15, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The idea of this book was interesting but I found it hard to get into initially. Most of the books I read, the story has to grab in the first couple of chapters and I found this book slow going at times. An okay read but I did find the beginning hard to follow with the spirits all flying around everywhere at random and the story was slow to grab my interest.
Jul 05, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: unfinishable
Unexplained actions, unrealistic reactions and feelings... Veiled has it all. Just put a little of kindergarten style of writing and you will be compelled to excomungate this book.

It's horrible. I don't care if it's the author's debut, but there is no excuse. This book could be much more, but it flails all over and shoots the readers in the ass. Plus, it reads like a fanfic.

Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AWESOME!!!! The story is captivating. You become engrossed in the trials of prebirth Tess. She moves you, enlightens you, and shares with you. The romance that has a subtle hand keeps you guessing and wishing for more throughout the whole book. You will find yourself reviling the villains and their evil ways, while cheering on our heroes. Expect no sleep once you've started this wonderful book! ...more
Sara Raynor
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a hard time putting this book down. I appreciated the exploration of theology and the meaning of relationships in our lives. As the author says, it should be taken as a work of fiction and is not theologically accurate, but a great and complex depiction of the pre-life that we don't know much about. ...more
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S.B. Niccum was born in Rosario, Argentina and raised in Buenos Aires. Her family immigrated to the US, when she was fourteen. She attended the University of Utah and studied Spanish Literature. Silvina now lives in Dallas, TX. with her husband and her three homeschooled children.

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