Winter Halo by Keri Arthur

cover88912-mediumTitle:    Winter Halo

Series:  Outcast #2

Author:  Keri Arthur

Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal

Blurb:   When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between worlds, they allowed entry to the Others. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay….

The humanoid supersoldiers known as the déchet were almost eradicated by the war. Ever since, Tiger has tried to live her life in peace in hiding. But in the wake of her discovery that Central City’s children are being kidnapped and experimented on, Tiger’s conscience won’t let her look the other way.

The key to saving them lies within the walls of a pharmaceutical company called Winter Halo. But as she learns more about the facility, Tiger’s mission is derailed by a complication: Winter Halo’s female security guards are being systematically attacked by an unknown force.

Now Tiger must summon all her gifts to stop those responsible for both atrocities—no matter the cost to herself..

Thoughts:  Since I loved the first book in this series, City of Light, so much, I was very anxious to pick up the second book in this series.  From the very beginning, I was reminded why I fell so much in love with this series all over again – the world is just amazing and creative, and the storyline is so captivating that it makes each book a real page turner!  I love the characters as well – and yes, even though so much happens to them, I fall hard for those who – when everything is so bleak and nothing but bad stuff keeps happening to them – that they dig in their heels, refuse to give up, and ultimately conquer the big bad.

This one did end with it fairly obvious that it is not the end of the story – much more than the first one did, and I can very easily see some readers that will want the loose ends tied up with a neat little bow and get frustrated.  While I admit that I did moan and groan a bit at the fact that it tailed off on a bit of a frustrating note, it will not keep me from reading more and it definitely did not detract from my enjoyment of the book!

Rate:  A+

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