Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong...but what ...more
“The veleda sees, she weighs, she chooses.”
This was an okay end to the series, but I didn’t enjoy it as much as the first book of the series.
Grace spent most of her time in Sidhe in this book, so we didn’t get much interaction between her and the other characters at all, which was a bit disappointing really.
The storyline in this was about Grace going missing, whilst everyone el ...more
Despite wanting Grace to grow up throughout books 1 and 2, I didn't think the fluctuation of growth in this book was realistic. Her reactions were melodramatic and a bit too much, and then the final chapters were almost as if another character emerged.
Derry also annoyed me in this book, but perhaps that's why it worked. Real people make stupid decisions, and despite wanting to thrott ...more
I jumped into this book not having read the previous 2 books, and I followed the plot well. There was enough backstory that I quickly was inside the world and understood the characters.
I enjoyed reading about both sides of the Irish issue--the Irish immigrants here at home and the struggle of early 20th Century Ireland. I thought from the front of the book that it would be steampunk, but it's a very distinct historical fantasy.
I enjoyed that ther ...more
Grace Knox has to come to terms with her role as a veleda, who must be sacrificed on October 31st during the Celtic festival of Samhain, in order to release her power to those who will fight for Ireland. She must choose between the Fianna and the Fomori, two warring groups who vow they will save Ireland from British rule.
Seventeen year-old Grace is engaged to Patrick Delvin who has joined the Fo ...more
At last it all will make sense…or wait will it (EVIL LAUGH). No really, this story has taken us down a twisty path I did not see coming. I love the author for it. This story at last gives us the real Grace and her powers and why she is the chosen one. I can honestly say that the end had me in tears and that I did not know who she would chose until she made the choice. For sure this is an author to watch out for other series ...more
Wasn’t a fan of Grace or Derry. I’ve never been. Fan of centuries old men having sex with seventeen year olds.
Ce!tic lore at its best, though it's not young adult fiction per se? Awesome story but all ages woul!d enjoy...not rife with sexual Syria's which is refreshing and the writing speaks for itself<3 Another outstanding work by Chance!!
Everything is different. Nothing was the way they thought it would be, and with all the twists and surprises leaping around every corner, how can Grace do what she needs to?
The Veil really challenges Grace, and I loved it because she develops more than she did in the first two books. This is because while she's still thinking of love and hope and helping her family, it isn't her main concern anymore. Yes, she does lo ...more
The Veil was, as much as I hate to say it, rather disappointing. Now… that being said, let me explain why it was rather disappointing to me. I didn’t get to read the first two books in the trilogy, so I came into The Veil completely blind. I did manage to get the gist of the plot that encompasses the trilogy – the freedom of the people of Ireland is at stake and be ...more
This series...I LOVE IT! This book was even better than the last two. It was full of surprises and twists and changes than leaves you on the edge of your seat, on the tips of your toes and awake way past midnight - at least I was. 'The Veil' was simple unputdownable. The prophecy we get introduced to takes on a whole new meaning. And the anticipation, the ANTICIPATION. It was so thick I thought that I c...more
Grace has been with Denny since her brother tricked her into meeting up with him. He’s trying to protect her & keep her safe from the Fomori … and the evils he fully believes they might do to her.
Denny is trying to run from a curse that states he will kill the Veleda ...more
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
I need to stop letting prior books in a series decide my expectations for the next ones. I was so excited to read this, since book 2 ended in a cliff hanger. But I was disappointed. Again, like book 1, there wasn’t a lot of action. They mostly just talked, planned, prepared. All of the action was at the end, and it wasn’t even that exciting. Maybe action just isn’t Chance’s fort ...more
Great stones crack and split. Storms will tell and the world is changed…
Seventeen-year-old Grace has found the archdruid who can teach her to use her power as the veleda—the priestess prophesied to save Ireland. But nothing is as it should be. The archdruid is a dangerous fairy, and Grace can’t learn the spells, no matter how hard she tries. Something is wrong…but what?
Meanwhile, gentleman Patrick Devlin and warrior Diarmid Ua Duibhne both struggle wit ...more
I put this series off when I read all the definitions in the beginning. I'm glad I went back to it. I thought this was a really great read! Different than a woman deciding her fate by love. A woman who's her own hero making her own decisions. Read it :)
The saving grace of this book is (view spoiler)[ the heroine saves herself (hide spoiler)].
There is less mythology, aside from building lightly on what has been previously established.
Iohbar is a very interesting character and probably my favorite in the series.
My three stars boils down to my dis ...more
(Of course since I really enjoyed the first two books and bought those on my own awhile back, I think that will have more of an effect on my opinion. haha.)
One of the few series that I feel stayed consistently good throughout. There are little things that keep me from giving all three 5 stars, but the complaints are minimal and mostly put down to the whole ...more
Megan Chance is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of several novels. Girlposse.com calls her "a writer of extraordinary talent." Her books have been chosen by Amazon's Book of the Month, Borders Original Voices and IndieBound's Booksense. A former television ne ...more