Book Type: Softcover
Publisher: Octane Press
Age Range: Young Adult
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi. Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem. And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her. Or so he says.
On The Veil the reader will have the opportunity to meet the Anarrosi World, a beautiful and enigmatic parallel universe full o power and secrets. On her seventeenth birthday, the veil for Addison Russell was lifted, and then she starts seeing things than are not part of the human world. This is when she gets a first glimpse to The Anarrosi World. A world that has little parts of everything she is, but will not accept her because of the secrets that surrounded her family and a battle that started long before she was born. The Veil was definitely a page turner for me. I loved the elements of fantasy that Putman incorporated in the story and how she crafted her world. I felt lost and captivated through Addison’s journeys. One of the things I really enjoyed from the story was that secondary characters have a story to tell also. Nate, for example, had a very touching story. It’s nice to see other characters finding their way. In this aspect the major credit I can give to Putman Oakes is that the fantasy is rich, but the real situations are mirrored beautiful. The romance between Addison and Lucas, her OWN Anarrosi Knight in shining armor, is so sweet; just how I like love stories. I feel it’s more a love story than a romance aspect of the book because it’s very elegantly crafted and Addison and Lucas have the opportunity to really know each other; no third parties (love triangles), no immortality or anything trending in YA, just two teenagers who are falling in love in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. The Veil the story of a girl finding her way into the word she didn’t know she was part of and the boy who will do everything to protect her.
The Veil could be used as extracurricular material in topics like: Finding Yourself and Defining Moments in Life. Readers could find a Book Club Discussion Guide in Cory Putman Oakes Official Webpage.