ARC Review: City of Light by Keri Arthur

Posted January 5, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: City of Light by Keri Arthur
City of Light
by Keri Arthur

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 5th 2016
Series: Outcast #1
Published by Signet
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“CITY OF LIGHT is bursting with action, suspense and the supernatural. If you’re looking for a kickass heroine with a big heart to match, look no further than Tiger. I suspect big things for her character.”
~ Under the Covers

In the first of a brand new futuristic series, Keri Arthur takes readers into a whole new world filled with vampires, ghosts and underground bunkers.

Our heroine, Tiger, is the last of the déchet, a breed of soliders that have long been eradicated. She lives in an underground bunker with ghosts, hiding her existence from those who hold prejudices against her kind. Her friends and family consist of two young ghosts, Bear and Cat, who died in her arms and now devote their time in trying to help her.

When Tiger hears the cries of a child right before the sun is about to set, she goes to investigate, knowing that at any moment the vampires will emerge and kill the child. However, when she finds Penny, she is not alone. An injured ranger is with her and he has been poisoned. Unless gets the help he needs, he will die. So Tiger and her friends take the girl and the ranger to Nuri, the only person who may be able to help.

There more trouble seems to find her as she jumps to help other children who seem to be missing. What I found intriguing about this series is the world. I’ve read a lot of Arthur’s books and know that she has wonderful imagination but this world seems to be the most unique so far. Filled with shifters, vampires, and ghosts, there’s plenty to love in this new series!

One of my favorite things about this book is Tiger. She’s a tough girl for having managed to survive on her own for so long but her best quality has to be her heart. She’s a selfless woman that will constantly risk her safety for others. Sometimes I think it can also be her greatest flaw as well because there were some points in the book where I wondered why she was helping certain people when all they did was hold who she was against her even when she has done nothing wrong.

However, Arthur addresses this in the very last scene, giving Tiger that moment where she says no finally and walks away. If I could’ve been there to give her a standing ovation, I would because that was exactly what Tiger needed to do for herself. I’m very curious to see where she goes from here.

Arthur is known for her love triangles in her books so I wasn’t very surprised to see one in this book. However, it’s not your typical one and I liked that it wasn’t dragged out completely. But now that Tiger really is the last of the déchets, I’m curious to see how Jonas, the ranger that she saves will get over his prejudices and come to accept that Tiger isn’t the monster he believes her to be.

CITY OF LIGHT is bursting with action, suspense and the supernatural. If you’re looking for a kickass heroine with a big heart to match, look no further than Tiger. I suspect big things for her character.

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About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She's received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Awards, and recently won RT's Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs

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I like the sound of this book, thanks Annie for sharing your thoughts

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I was just looking for a new uf…thanks!

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This is a good one! With a dystopian twist!

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Sounds good, thanks for the review.