City of Light
My Rating: 5 Stars
Written by: Keri Arthur
Series: An Outcast Novel
Sequence in Series: Book 1
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Genre: Urban 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...
Arthur has woven a riveting urban fantasy that held me spell bound till the end.
City of Lights had everything that draws me time and time again to the urban fantasy genre. The action is intense, the characters are wonderfully engaging and the plot is absolutely original. Of course, it also holds certain familiar aspects that we all love, like shifters, but the overall twist on the shifter story was highly imaginative; giving the plot the a special kick.
I really loved delving into the world of City of Lights. I can’t wait to see what Arthur brings next in the Outcast series.
I received this ARC copy of City of Light from PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 5, 2016.