Review: Intangible (Piercing the Veil #1) by C.A. Gray

Posted: January 16, 2014 in Reviews, Young Adult
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Author:  C.A. Gray

Paperback, 482 pages

Published in 2013 by Wanderlust Publishing

Reader Category:  Young Adult

Synopsis:  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.

My Review:  I was very excited to start reading this book and I must say that I was not disappointed!  The mix of modern science with the tales of King Arthur and Excalibur made for very interesting reading.  I didn’t always get the scientific references, and lucky for me neither did some of the characters, so the author was able to cleverly explain those references in plain English without being too obvious. 

The cast of characters contains a good mix of jock, geek, devoted best friend and new girl.  While the main focus is on Peter, the loveable science nerd who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, I felt that the other characters were well rounded.

The story is fast paced and full of plenty of action and twists and turns. I was so engrossed in the story that I didn’t want it to end.  I can’t wait for #2!

Disclaimer:  I received this book from the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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