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...
Okay, down and dirty, it took me a while to truly connect with Tiger. Why? Well there's just so much thrown in, it's as if science meets magic to create a female that resembles the energizer bunny! Her abilities are astounding and for me maybe too much so. She is what's known as a dechet, a humanoid type mixture of shifter and vampire, created to be nothing more than cannon fodder really. When they created Tiger though, they imbued her with all manner of 'other' qualities. She is a lure, able to seduce but unfortunately the flip side of that means Tiger is almost a slave to her own hormones. She can see and communicate with ghosts and this is when we see her humanity the most. Oh, and did I forget to mention her immunity to poisons which is key her survival.
City of Light is the first book so a lot to digest but I confess by the end I was routing for her and now I need to know what happens next!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.