The Unveiling was a book that took me completely by surprise. I began this book in a sort of reading slump, but Erin quickly used her incredible writing to pull me out and into a world that was completely and utterly creative.
After the pandemic that rocked our world, a veil was lifted, causing our humanity to slip and our true selves to emerge. Reya discovers that she is half angel, half shifter, but the Angel bloodline inside of her is causing everyone important in the world to pay attention. Reya stumbles along with her new life, discovering powers she never knew existed inside of her and eventually taking control of herself.
As Reya learns more and more about her mysterious heritage, she must do whatever she can to stop the inevitable war that is brewing between the races in her realm. Can Reya stop them before it’s too late?
Reya was definitely a character. She was charismatic and brave, sassy and shy, she was everything at once, but somehow I was able to relate to her and her amazingly written character. She was such an interesting person to follow as she navigates her new life as a half-angel, half-shifter mix and it was so cool to see her take on her new tasks and responsibilities as she enters the next phase of her life. She never let things get her down despite the many difficulties that presented themselves in her life and I can’t help but admire how strong she is as a character.
Chase. What can I even say about Chase? Yet another book boyfriend to add to the ever-growing list. I loved every second of Chase and his endless banter with Reya, his smirking eyes, and his loving gestures. Every page of Chase was an absolute pleasure and he made me smile, laugh, and really feel. He was such a fun character to add to this book that made it ten times better.
Alright so the setting, I have to admit, did kind of confuse me at first. It was a little difficult to grasp the concept of other realms and our realm having a veil lifted off of it and now we’re all… not humans?
As you know if you’ve read some other reviews from me, I’m a huge sucker for some good fantasy, and this definitely was a good fantasy. I just needed a clearer explanation of the world and the world-building. It was all kind of thrown at me super fast and I think I needed a bit more time to process.
Despite all of this, I was able to grasp the concept and ended up really enjoying it. It’s such a cool idea and super creative. The earth is basically a realm where tons of other species (angels, fae, shifters, etc.) have put samples in and watched “us” develop and grow. When the veil was lifted, no longer were we just humans, now we were our true species, and the mix of the species determined your worth and wealth in society.
After reading Catching Cole by Erin, I knew I needed more. I wasn’t surprised by her amazing writing, in fact, I was blown away and my expectations were completely and utterly demolished as she continued with this story and I found myself needing more, more, more. I finished this in one sitting and if that doesn’t tell you it was amazing, I don’t know what does!
This is a must-read for any fantasy lovers. I loved every second of the book and can’t wait to start the next one!