City of Light (Outcast #1)
by Keri Arthur
What is it about:
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...
What did I think of it:
This is a nice read.
I liked the world building, but I must confess at times I wished this story had taken place during the war instead of long after it. From what was mentioned about the war it sounded very intriguing and would have been a perfect setting for an action-packed story.
Still the current setting was interesting as well, and I liked Tiger and her ghosts. All other characters: not so much! This is what made it difficult to connect with the story. If I'd been Tiger I'd given everyone the finger, especially after one particular event.
Still the story and setting were cool enough to keep reading and the ending was satisfying enough that I might pick up the next book when it releases.
Why should you read it:
It's a nice Futuristic read.