- Author: Keri Arthur
- Published: January 5th 2016
- Reviewed: April 1st 2016
- Tags: Urban Fantasy | Paranormal | Vampires | SciFi | Magic | Shifters | Ghosts
- Series |
Standalone: Outcast #1
- Recommended to: Fans of a strong heroine, action & UF’s with hints of romance but not littered in sex
- Avoid if: You expect heavy romance to be the driving force in the plot (although not typically expected in UF anyway)
- Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the first book i’ve read by Keri Arthur & i was hooked. Honestly, i couldn’t put it down. I loved the kick-ass protagonist, Tig/ Tiger, and the action that she was always in the thick of, was constantly intense. You’d think this would mean the final scenes of the book would be somewhat monotonous. They’re not, folks. They’re edge-of-your-seat good.
Halfway through the book i jumped onto Amazon to buy the next few books in the series (i buy books in bulk & don’t always remember their release date etc), so i was absolutely gutted to find the next book Winter Halo (Outcast) isn’t out until the end of the year. What makes it worse is that i reached the end of City of Light & bam! Cliffhanger. Noo! Don’t let that put you off though. Or leave it on your shelf until Oct/ Nov but try not to forget it’s there!
Definitely recommended to fans of UF’s & reads with ‘old school’ vamps who will really eat you, not fuck you. Not that i’m slating fictional, horny bloodsuckers of course…😉
No kink, but some may find the (very few) sex scenes blush-worthy. I personally found them appropriately hot, but you know what i like on ƦOSEĦARƬ! They aided the plot and were not flung around to keep you interested. If anything, it’s the actual action-action, that keeps this story moving.
I have to say, the cover at the start of this (Snap) review isn’t my favourite. I bought the paperback copy with blue as the main cover and i absolutely love it. Simplistic and eye-catching.
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…
Snap Reviews on ƦOSEĦARƬ are short, immediate thoughts on a book that leave the plot description to the Synopsis.