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Sara's Review: Winter Halo (Outcast #2) by Keri Arthur


PUBLISHER: Recorded Books

RELEASED: December 6, 2016

GENRE: dystopian, urban fantasy

LENGTH: 11 hours and 10 minutes

FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible



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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Souls of Fire novels comes the second in the futuristic fantasy series that will make you want to keep the lights on... 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...


I don’t even know how to begin, to write this review. This is such an incredibly complex and rich world that Arthur has created. It is bleak and harsh, yet with her main character Tiger, it begs the question what makes someone worthy of being valued and treated as an equal? And what doesn’t? What makes one person better than the other? What makes one life have more value than the other?

Tiger, who is considered less because she is “man made” has been prophesized to be the one to free the kidnapped children. She has the skills the others don’t. She is determined to complete the task if it kills her, because she has vowed to never let another child suffer if she can help it.

Old hatreds are questioned, some are brought back some are eliminated. The story gets so complex and at times a little confusing. At the same time, there is a ton of action and I couldn’t help but keep listening. I can’t wait to see what happens to Tiger next.

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