Intangible (Piercing the Veil #1)
by C.A. Gray
Published December 1st 2013 by Wunderlust Publishing
(first published November 20th 2013)
Peter Stewart grew up on a unique version of the Arthurian legends taught him by his father, a harebrained quantum physicist who asserts that anything is possible. But Peter disbelieves anything which cannot be scientifically explained, despite a nagging sense that there is more to the world than meets the eye. Lily Portman is an orphan with a secret: she can see creatures that are invisible to everyone else. These creatures control every human being she has ever met to varying degrees... until she meets Peter and his father. When a mysterious stranger stages an accident which nearly costs Peter and Lily their lives, suddenly Lily learns that she is not crazy after all, and Peter discovers the truth of his father’s stories… including the existence of Arthur’s ancient nemesis, one who calls himself the Shadow Lord, and a prophecy with implications so profound that it will alter not only the course of their lives, but potentially the fate of the world.
I received an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I wish I read this sooner! I kept postponing this book because honestly, I was a bit hesitant and doubtful that I'm gonna love this book. I wasn't a YA fan before.
Well, suprise! Suprise!
Cover: 4 wings
Characters: 5 wings
Plot/Storyline: 5 wings
Overall Rating: 5 wings
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
This book is awesome! I never thought that physics and the Arthurian legend mixed together can create one cool YA fantasy. I really love this book. I enjoyed the adventure and the story, which i think was a cool interpretation of King Arthur's legend. The twists were awesome and exciting. The revelation at the end was just the perfect intro for the next book.
Peter, the protagonist, is a hardcore science guy. So he's having a hard time digesting everything that's happening to him, which he's denying all the time. But overall he's a good kid and thinks of the others' welfare before his own. My favorite character is Lily. A seer who spent her childhood thinking she was mad because she can see spectres on every person she sees. Lily rocks and she also kicks ass. She can hold her own against anyone especially against bullies (ehem, Brock). The other characters were all likable, too. Even the flawed ones like Brock and Kane. If you like stories about King Arthur then you're going to enjoy this exciting spinoff. I would definitely recommend this to all YA and fantasy readers out there.
5 freaking fairy wings for this!
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