Warning: mild cliffhanger (Nothing important, I just don’t like ending a book with a passing out scene.)
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…
“Someone who was specifically created to seduce and steal, you mean?”
“You surely can’t have a problem with that, especially when it’s being used to help save those children.”
I’m really glad I finally got around to this series. I love Tiger, I love the world, and I really, really love the story. I’m having a blast reading these. I’m still wallowing in Tiger inspired depression, though. Her situation tugs at me.
Winter Halo is less focused on building the world or the characters. Nothing new has been added since book one (though it does expect you to have read book one prior to two, for certain). Instead we’re focused on the story. Less happens related to the plot than what happens personally. There is a lot of stalling for time, plot wise, since we have a whole book to go after this. So, the main focus is on Tiger, and on Jonas.
Yet, there was still a lot that happened in this one. I liked the work Tiger does with Winter Halo. Lots of undercover work, lots of danger. Very much reminds me of her Riley Jenson, Guardian series, with the undercover work and the danger. Tiger’s ability to shape the way she looks is invaluable to this plot. Though, I could have done without the big boob scenes, even if it did lead to some fantastic flirting.
I will say Winter Halo felt incomplete. All of the goals weren’t accomplished in this one. This definitely suffers from middle child in a trilogy syndrome. I’m okay with that, and have come to expect it. It just wasn’t as interesting as City of Light.
I love Tig. She is completely willing to sacrifice herself to save these kids. Though at least half of that is because she is pretty reckless. She only takes help when she doesn’t have another option. She is lonely, but she has trouble being around others or cooperating with them. Yet, she is committed to saving these children and stopping this evil, no matter what it does to her. Then, she is determined to go back to her lonely existence.
The sexy still isn’t directed where I want it to be. That is all. I expect more out of The Black Tide. I will get my happily ever after with the right guy. Arthur can’t stop me, just watch.
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