Book Review: Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1) by Pippa DaCosta


Book: Beyond the Veil (The Veil #1)

Author: Pippa DaCosta

Plot: When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high and the cost could tear her apart.Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives and her bloodthirsty demon-kin, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.(official synopsis)

Rating: 4/5


Nothing I haven’t seen or heard before

Well technically the story theme and the whole path of the book wasn’t something that I haven’t read or seen before. It does appear to be another paranormal romance and it is actually in the nuisances and the events that the book differs a bit but in spite of that I would still say it a good series and worth trying

What difference I observed is that our female character is not the wannabe Alpha/ Beta/omega or gamma. It is very clear from the beginning that our girl is weak and knows very well about it but the author has made sure to not make her a weakling too but is she a classic damsel in distress? Oh yes! No doubt in that but it fortunately is not in your face and mocking the intelligence of the readers sort of distress and damsel and to make it spicier the author also has added lots of twists towards the end, which depending on your experience could give you Goosebumps or headache

What I hated is the fact that the author sort of just starts with the story directly without an initial introduction or gradual slipping into the whole story. You feel as if you have entered a party just before it is about to end. It opens right in the middle of the action and everything that happens and being said from thereon is done so in a manner that assumes that readers know all the back stories that is required to know

Language, characters and story is good and in spite the fact that the book lacks the eventual development and gradual steps towards the big ending, the book is a fun and entertaining read all thanks to the smoother and lighter narration. The story angles are all predictable but in spite of that is still fun