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(Ada Palomino #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  2,512 ratings  ·  452 reviews
She just wanted a normal life.
He had other plans for her.

VEILED is a STANDALONE paranormal romance/urban fantasy (think a contemporary romance with supernatural elements, like the show Supernatural, but with hot romance and no bromance!) from the New York Times bestselling author of The Pact and Sins & Needles

It's something that Ada Palomino has always known
Kindle Edition, 398 pages
Published July 27th 2016 by Metal Blonde Books
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Karen The book does work as a standalone so you do not have to read the Experiment in Terror novels. There is enough background to get you through. But the …moreThe book does work as a standalone so you do not have to read the Experiment in Terror novels. There is enough background to get you through. But the series is good and I would still recommend reading it even if after this one.(less)

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Emily May
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, 2016
I swallow hard and my heart begins to thud. It’s not my imagination. I’m not asleep.

Karina Halle at her best.

Halle is back on form. After loving her Sins & Needles trilogy and the spin-offs, I went through a series of disappointing reads from her. Love, in English wasn't my thing, Where Sea Meets Sky was an early DNF, and even the Experiment in Terror series didn't quite hit the spot. But this EiT spin-off featuring Ada Palomino is all kinds of creepy goodness, perfect for old fans and new r
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars!!


"Sometimes the darkness is our friend."

I’m a big fan of this author. I love her writing, her vivid storytelling and her well-developed characters. Her stories always keep me at the edge of my seat for one reason or another and her newest release did exactly that. Like many readers I’ve heard about her famous PNR/urban fantasy series “EIT”, but I’ve never been interested in reading it since PNR is not exactly my genre of choice. I can count on my fingers the number of PNR I’v
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I've waiting years for this book! Im a fan of EIT and Karina told us that we would finally have Ada's story I was more than excited!! And once I had it and started reading I was emotional in the beginning because it brought back all the EIT feelings! I'm so passionate for this series and now Veiled! Karina delivers a compelling, creepy, super sexy, intense with some funny moments story!


And Ada and Jay have the perfe
Rachel Reads Ravenously

5 stars!

"I feel like each day is leading me down a dark path I might not be able to come back from."

Okay, now that we have that out of the way, you're gonna read Veiled now, right??? Right?? (You'd better).

I first discovered Karina Halle when I saw a trusted reviewer on Goodreads review one of her
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

"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 everyt
Nilufer Ozmekik
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rounded 3.75 stars and with this one I’ve read all horror romance books of the dearest KH!
Best things about this book are returning of my favorite heroes and heroines from the previous series. When I read the parts about Dex ( who is one of my best book boyfriend; Robert Downey Jr’s mid thirties and skipped the rehab and Marvel movies version meets Bruce Willis’s David Addison character on Moonlight ) and Perry ( wonderful heroine, fights bravely against her insecurities and inner demons and gr
Jun 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-favorites

As a fan of this author's work, I've always wanted to try her famous Experiment in Terror series, but I haven't found the guts to yet. After reading Veiled, I'm more inclined now to give that series a chance.

This was an intense, creepy, yet addicting read and it had some romance in it too. I took the word of others that I didn't need to have read the EiT series to follow this story and I'm happy to report they were right. I loved that even though I have not experienced Dex and Perry yet, I was
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

I wont do a full review on this one as there are many out there infinitely better than mine could be. But I will say a few things to give you a heads up in a way.

This is a creepy book but it's not horror. That said don't read it at night and alone. It still gave me goosebumps even if Karina herself has said it's mostly PNR. If you have not read her Experiment in Terror series I suggest dropping everything and reading it. This is a standalone and not depended on the series but it is a sp
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
5 stars

Aw this book gave me a rollercoaster of emotions. The first 30% was awesome because a certain someone <3. I swear he could have been talking about the weather and I would have still been grinning like crazy. The middle was just so creepy and spooky. The last 30% was so intense, it had my adrenaline pumping.

Tbh the only problem I had with it was well as you know no one compares to Dexy. Jay was no exception. I'd like to think maybe if we did get a few more books, he may become book boyfrie
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Ada Palomino is an 18 yr. old from Portland, Oregon. After losing her mother a few years ago, & her sister Perry marrying & moving to Seattle, it's now just Ada and her dad. Ada is a fashion blogger who loves clothes & make up. She is starting college in about a month, & is excited to study fashion design. She wants to live a normal life, but unfortunately she comes from a family that is anything but average. In her world monsters are real. They exist, & aren'
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

For as long as I’ve been member on Goodreads I remember having Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror books on my shelves.

That was 4 years ago or so and I was just discovering romance books so my first interest for horror and spooky stories wasn’t enough to make me read them already. I knew they must be good as many friends recommended me throughout the years. But I knew there was a slow burn love story, spanning over 10 books or so… talk about a daring challenge! I wasn’t
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 spooky ass stars!!!

The author said this wasn't suppose to be a horror book, well, I hate to see what she considers horror then. Maybe I am just a chicken sh*t, but this was seriously scary.

Not my usual type of read, but I really liked it. Spooky and a gory, with a little romance.
I am not sure how to rate this book.

I liked the romance, which is why I kept listening, but story wise, I didn’t care much. To be fare, part of the fact that I didn’t enjoy the plot that much is, I think, because I listened to the book in audio, rather than actually reading it. I am a fan of audiobooks in general because they allow me to do something else while listening to a book, and that way I can be more productive with my time. However, exactly because of that reason, listening to an audio
Karina Halle's Veiled is marketed as a standalone, paranormal novel for readers who have not read her Experiments In Terror series. However, being a reader who hasn't read her EIT series or her Devils series , I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had made the introductions beforehand. Veiled felt much more like a companion novel, not a standalone. Although Ms. Halle did a superb job of including much needed backstories to both series, these characters' histories and past experiences ...more
Georgia ♥
Little Fifteen, aka Ada, is gonna get her own freaking SERIES!


YAAAAY!!! Atta GIRL!!! I expect epicness...

Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Karina Halle is back with what she started with (and what she does the best in my opinion) – paranormal romance with horror elements.

Unfortunately, this spin-off to Experiment in Terror series doesn’t have the same x-factor that original series has. The fact that appearances of main EIT duo (Perry & Dex) were highlights of the book made me realize that even though I love spending time in EIT world, Ada’s story didn’t stand on its own for me. This book failed at making me fall in love with Ada a
Corinne Michaels
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
I devoured this book.

Karina had me captured from page one. Veiled was gritty, sexy, and thrilling. Jay and Ada's story was full of so many emotions. I was laughing and then biting my nails the next minute.

Just fantastic.
Kayla at MyBookMuse
Dec 20, 2012 marked it as to-read
I cannot wait for this book! Ada is a badass

Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 scary, sexy, supernatural stars

As a die-hard fan of the Experiment in Terror series, I have been so excited to get my hands on this book! Ada was a wonderful side character as the younger sister of EIT heroine, Perry, a 15 year old with wit, sass and courageousness, and I knew she would shine as the heroine of her own story, and she totally did!

A quick note - this book is not a direct follow on from EIT. It’s set in the same world of course, taking place about two years after the end of the fi
Jan 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Been waiting soooo freaking long for this ... and definitely worth the wait .
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*

So I'm not really even sure if I can put into words how I feel about this book, but I'm going to at least try.

So I remember way back when I was first interested in the EIT series. I wanted to read it, I mean jeez, everyone kept going on and on about how good it was, but It wasn't really my reading genre and honestly, I was nervous about the whole horror part. So I kept putting it off and putting it off. I remember though, I did a buddy read, and ironically enough we started it around Halloween.
Bex |
My, how I've missed Karina Halle's paranormals! Veiled has an EIT vibe with all of the creepiness and horror, but I loved the new direction. This isn't EIT 2.0, it's better! Ada and Jay are like Buffy and Giles, but much hotter and sexier.

I will say that there were times where I thought I was going to have to sleep with the light on because it was scaring the pants off of me. I couldn't stop reading, though, because I loved it!

(full review to come!)

Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Deliciously creepy and romantic, Karina Halle’s Veiled brims with darkness, passion and suspense. A spinoff from her Experiment with Terror series, this story explores Ada Palomino’s fate as her encounters with death suddenly become more intimate and compelling.

I loved this side of Halle. She easily hit her stride from the beginning, stirring up hair-raising chills. Toss in a little forbidden, menacing romance and a beckoning portal to Hell, and well, I was hooked.

“I swallow hard and my heart
Radd Reader
2.5. Rounded down to 2.

Because, here's the thing, if an author promises that you don't need to read previous books in order to understand this one then I'm going to believe them. However, that's not true in this case. 🤬. The first 50%, at least, was constantly referencing the previous books and I felt like I was missing huge aspects of the story because I didn't read those books or understand the nuances of the characters. And the last 50%.....well that was about rescuing the mother from Hell w
Sandra Cortez
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
IT'S LIVE!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY. ...more
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So worth the wait but I need MORE!!!! Ada deserves to have more than just one book, her story is far from over!
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: karina-halle, 2016
Super creepy. I did get chills but then again I do get scared easily with anything supernatural.

This book has convinced me that I need to create a new bookshelf: horror-romance. I haven't watched a true horror film since I watched The Exorcist by myself in the basement when I was a teen. Thankfully, I find reading horror slightly less scary. I think it is because there is no creepy music or shrill screaming upping the ante. The gore is still described but somehow seems less....oozy in print than picture. Veiled, by Karina Halle, is a demon-seeking-human type of terror that is tremendously ...more
Kim Bailey
5+++ STARS

This book is so much more than I could have ever hoped for. I truly loved everything about it. From the ghoulish frights to the lustful romance.
I feel like I waited forever to have this story. Now that it's over, I want MORE!
I'm putting this book on my all-time favorites list, right alongside its EIT counterparts. <3 <3 <3
(for anyone who's not read the EIT series - don't worry - this one is a true standalone!)

Thank you to the author for allowing me to Beta read this fabulous book!
I quit! DNF@47%. Too scary for me. Horror is not my cuppa-I am a serious scaredy cat that will have bad dreams about stuff like this. So in order to be fair, I'm not rating it.

Happy reading :-/

PS. It is so rare that I don't finish a book, I didn't even have a DNF shelf. Just had to add one.
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Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia, where they operate Raven Ri

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