Outcast, Book 1
Synopsis: 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…
Review: I love everything written by Keri Arthur and it’s true that I was immediately intrigued by this new novel. Admittedly, the author puts forward some ideas and genres that she had not really exploited yet. That said, we find a post-apocalyptic theme, science fiction, a war with terrible consequences and clashes between shapeshifters, vampires, and other mutants. In short you’ll understand that we have a lot of elements that make this story something really interesting and fascinating.
We discover a Déchet, Tiger, a kind of mutant created by humans to help them defend themselves. But the war ended a long time ago and nobody knows she exists and so she lives isolated from all … Yet her existence is going to be turned upside down when she discovers a child, a prey to the vampires who look forward to recover her. But because of her past, the young woman can not let this little girl to her fate, as well as the man who accompanies her, a man who killed her friends during the war and who could kill her if he knew who she really was. Yet by saving him, she will start a story that will completely overtake her. Only wishing to live quietly away from everyone else, she will have to face the people who were her sworn enemies and who ask her for help to find other missing children. Hiding her identity, she will have no choice but to ally with these people to understand what’s happening. But the consequences will be much more difficult than she could have anticipated …
I really enjoyed this novel. The author presents us a world that fascinates us and that we love to discover in the chapters. We also have a lot of important events, and we remain in suspense throughout the story. Do not worry, you will not get bored here! But of course the most important thing is… Tiger. This heroine is full of complexity and talents. She is able to read the emotions of a person, to see ghosts, to become someone else physically and else. But more specifically, she is a person who has been hurt by her past and the children she was unable to save, she is a solitary person but finally she also dreams of having someone with whom she could be herself. She is a strong woman who is ready for a lot of things if it is related to those she cherishes the most. In short, you’ll understand that it is a main character that you’ll love to follow and to discover.
Yes, it was a very good story and a good beginning for a genre that I had not seen for the author. In any case, I’m really curious to read more now.