Review: Veil by Dylan Farrow

Series: Hush #2
Author: Dylan Farrow
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Released: April 26, 2022
Received: NetGalley

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Veil is the second novel in Dylan Farrow’s Hush series, and I love this cover. I know I say that a lot, but seriously, it’s so pretty. I love the colors and the inky appearance of it. It’s perfect.

Shae’s whole life is a lie. People say that all the time, but it is pretty literal in her case. Driven by a need to fix things, she sets off on a quest for Gondal. Gondal will have the magic she needs to put everything back the way it should be with any luck.

The only way she’ll be able to make it is to follow Ravod’s trail. The thought is painful enough – the path more so. She learns more about the boy and his betrayal by following in his footsteps. Will the answers she seeks be worth all of this?

As somebody that enjoyed Hush, it is safe to say that I was looking forward to Veil. And while I did enjoy the sequel, I feel like it didn’t have the same magic as the first. Maybe that is just me? Don’t worry, though – I still fully intend to read anything else Farrow comes up with.

Once again, worldbuilding is what captivated my attention and imagination. That isn’t to say that I disliked the characters – I’m just a sucker for a well-built fantasy world. In many ways, jumping back into this world felt like coming home. That tells me that I should probably go back and read Hush sometime in the near future.

The characters are also interesting, though I’m still craving a stronger connection with them. I’m listening to them from the other room – I can hear what they’re saying, but I don’t have a full emotional connection to any of it. I hope that makes sense.

Anyway, I did enjoy Veil, despite that complaint. I would happily read more in this series, given half the chance, if only for another opportunity to visit the world.

Thanks to Wednesday Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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