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Review: Tearing the Veil

Happy Monday, Reader Friends!!

Today, I’m sharing my review of Tearing the Veil, the second book in the Uncloaked Trilogy by J. Rodes. If you missed my thoughts on book one, go HERE to read them.

About the Book


The Blurb: They trained us well. Power punctuated our every move, driving fear into the intended target. Who would stand against them?

Braxton Luther, the sellout.
Now a part of the Den, he’s determined to make good on Eliza Knight’s faith in him—to be more than what he’d settled for when the Party had taken over. But his goal is dangerous, and not just for him. As he searches for a way to protect the silent, invisible victims of the new government, Braxton’s mission—which includes finding a way to rescue Eliza from the Reformation Camp—becomes even more complicated. Hannah Knight, Eliza’s sister, is simply too much like him.

Tired of standing in her perfect sister’s shadow, Hannah determines to find her own place in the world. If that place is with the Pride—the girls’ home and training center provided by the Party—so be it. When she leaves the hopelessness of the cellar, that’s all she’s aiming for. But Quinn Sanger, the handsome son of a powerful political leader, finds her at the creek, and her life takes an unexpected and optimistic turn.

Braxton’s convinced Hannah’s in trouble. Hannah’s convinced Braxton, and all the Uncloaked, are insane. But when they peek behind the real veil the Party maintains, the truth is beyond what either had feared or hoped.
If everyone knew, it could change everything. They redefine their mission. It’s time to tear the veil.“

Links: Amazon, Goodreads


Oh friends, every time I review a book for J. Rodes, my brain struggles to decide where to start.

Her writing is so phenomenal! It goes deep into the soul, searching for weeds and replacing it with seeds of God’s truth. ​In the Uncloaked Trilogy, Ms. Rodes explores a very difficult topic: apathy.

As one portion in the novel puts it, “Doing nothing is still a decision.”

Tearing the Veil picks up from The Uncloaked, following Braxton and Hannah. Braxton shows us what happens when you face the consequences of your decision. Do you continue the path because 

you believe you’re too far gone or do you make the right decision?

And Hannah. Hannah has no desire to listen to those who are wiser around her. Frankly, I wanted to shake Hannah a time or two…or three…okay a lot. However, by the time the ending rolled around, I sympathized with her and was sad this book had come to a close.

I can’t wait to read book three. I have a feeling it will be as epic of a read as book one and two.

*I received a free copy from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.

About the Author


J. Rodes lives on the wide plains somewhere near the middle of Nowhere. A coffee addict, pickleball enthusiast, and storyteller, she also wears the hats of mom, teacher, and friend. Mostly, she loves Jesus and wants to see the kids she’s honored to teach fall in love with Him too.
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9 thoughts on “Review: Tearing the Veil”

  1. Interesting review! I’ve never checked into any books by J. Rodes but now I will check out her work.
    Thanks for sharing!


  2. Love this series! I love “searching for weeds and replacing them with seeds of God’s truth.” That’s exactly what her writing does!


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