Author: Keri Arthur

Early review: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur

Posted December 1, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early review: Winter Halo by Keri ArthurWinter Halo by Keri Arthur
Series: Outcast #2
Published by Signet on December 6, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Length: 11 hours, 10 minutes
Source: Publisher
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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..

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I very much looked forward to this second book and I enjoyed it. Many things continue from City of Light. Tiger still wants to find the missing children. This means she is working with Nuri and Jonas, as they want the same thing, but they don’t trust each other. They need each other though. It’s a difficult balance.

The enemy is not fully defined and is formidable. Tiger needs to be alert for the many dangers. It has me on edge throughout Winter Halo. Tiger takes on a new lover to gain intelligence for the team. It’s why she was created so it is a comfortable role but it’s still squicky (to me). She also finally manages to get a job at the lab in hopes of finding out where the children are. However, the female security guards are being attacked.

Tiger’s relationship and caring of her baby ghosts expands here. This is one of the more emotional aspects of this story. Otherwise, it felt more focused on action, planning and figuring things out. Penny also turns things with a real twist. I am worried about these children.

This is a unique blend of science fiction, fantasy and even mystery with the lightest touch of romance. The characters are well-developed. The world-building is fascinating. I don’t feel I am adequately expressing how much I liked this; the unusual aspects of the world are wonderful.

There is steady progress, knowledge gathering with plenty of action and suspense. This Outcast series is far from over. I can’t wait to see what is next!

About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson Guardian series, has now written more than thirty-three novels. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards and has won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives with her daughter in Melbourne, Australia.

Flameout by Keri Arthur

Flameout by Keri Arthur

Posted July 14, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 5 Comments

With the books of Souls of Fire series being a year apart, I confess I am having some trouble remembering all the details of the situation. I do recall all the characters and the feelings and the overall plot, but the finer points get a bit lost to me. Luckily, there is just enough review of the facts in the investigation for me to hang in there.  This is urban fantasy, where you definitely want to read all the books, in order. I look forward to a complete back-to-back reading, perhaps before the fourth one. This supernatural cast is varied rather than typical, and fascinating. I love the characters with their integrity, goals, feelings and humor (or lack of all of these!). Emberly and Rory […]

City of Light by Keri Arthur

City of Light by Keri Arthur

Posted January 14, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

I have enjoyed other series by Keri Arthur.  I loved the Riley Jensen stories; it was one of the first series I read when I started into this genre.  I didn’t like the spinoff from it, but these latest two series are wonderful.   This is a rich and unusual world with unique types of supernaturals. The world building is fascinating with enough detail for interest but not so much as to be overwhelming or boring.   The characters are varied and we get enough information to make them feel real.   What happens here, from the characters and the story, is emotions are developed and played.  I FELT.  I was distressed. I loved. I was aroused. I was sad. I was terrified. I raged.   This […]

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

Posted July 9, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

I’ve read several series by Keri Arthur. The first was the Riley Jensen series and it was one of the first things I read in the “supernatural” type category of science fiction, really urban fantasy. I wasn’t a huge fan of the large quantity of sex because it wasn’t as relationship-oriented.  Overall, I loved that series though. The sex in this series may not all be in a monogamous relationship but at least the partners have real affection for each other. Wicked Embers has a similar attitude but not as much of it.  The first third of the book is more sexy banter and I enjoyed that very much.  There is only one actual sex scene. The supernaturals in the Souls of Fire series are not […]