Mini Review: Through the Veil by Colleen Halverson
Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she's studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.
As Commander of Trinity's elite warriors, Finn O'Connell isn't used to having his authority challenged. He doesn't know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth's abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he'll risk everything to help her.
At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.
I love Irish faery lore. Nothing like going back to the old country and experiencing the raw and dangerous fae of your grandmother’s stories.
It was a rollercoaster of action…
The story was fast-paced. A lot happened in a short amount of time. A lot changed in just a number of months. Through the Veil couldn’t be accused of having a dull moment for there was none. Elizabeth went through a lot of things because of accident of birth. She went through hell. And I don’t expect that that will be the end of it. No, sir, it won’t.
…and feelings - especially feelings.
Lust-at-first-sight? Love-at-first-sight? Finn and Elizabeth definitely had a lust at first sight. I am not even sure if they’re in love with/love each other. Some would argue, given the lengths to which they tried to save each other, that they are certainly in love. But their relationship has the kind of intensity, born out of shared danger and survival, that while passionate can still be shaken by strong winds. Sorry, Finn, but I won’t count as one of my book boyfriends.
There were a few points that I didn’t care about but were few and far in-between. I did say that it was full of action and I was never bored.