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...
Okay, so essentially Winter Halo is futuristic but it's after a war that one hundred years ago saw shifters fighting against humans; but the weapons employed meant the very fabric protecting the world was torn asunder allowing all manner of nasty Others access. Tiger is a dechet, a super soldier that is such a mixture she can shift her features, become pure energy, talk to ghosts, and even survive poison. Tiger is on her own personal mission and that's to rescue the children that have been taken and experimented on in a bid to aid vampires and wraiths. Getting inside the company holding them is just the start though as Tiger will put herself in the firing line, alone and knowing there's no way out!
Not a romance and yet this time there's a softer approach used as Tiger exploits all her resources. I love the ghosts in this story and thought Ms Arthur really excelled at making them feel full of personality. This time I felt much more comfortable with Tiger's sexual behaviour and although it's not what I prefer to read, I understood her choices and loved she wasn't judged for it by those around her. There's enough action to keep your attention but the ending? What? How could the author do that? Oh, well I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
This voluntary opinion is based on an Advance Readers Copy.