City of Light by Keri Arthur
Series: Outcast, book #1
Genre: futuristic fantasy
When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others—demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay….
As a déchet—a breed of humanoid super-soldiers almost eradicated by the war—Tiger has spent her life in hiding. But when she risks her life to save a little girl on the outskirts of Central City, she discovers that the child is one of many abducted in broad daylight by a wraith-like being—an impossibility with dangerous implications for everyone on earth.
Because if the light is no longer enough to protect them, nowhere is safe…
Following my forced sanction of reading a genre I don’t normally read, I was kindly given a copy of this book from the publisher, Hachette. I settled in and the book took me.
I was taken with the heroine – Tiger – she’s strong and tough – everything a heroine should be. She has a variety of conflicting traits. This is the first of Arthur’s books that I’ve read and she did a great job to keep me interesting considering this is not a genre I usually go for.
The story is fast paced and is rich in description which allowed me to really escape into the book.
Two words for the ending – Hulk Smash! Another two words are cliff hanger. Here’s another two … not happy! Hate cliff hangers. Some people love them, not me. That’s like saying ‘Christmas is actually on the 26th!’
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion, receiving this for free did not impinge on my opinion.
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