Joint Review: Winter Halo by Keri Arthur

winter-haloReviewed by Jen & Ronelle

Ronelle: After reading the first book in the Outcast series, I picked up the audiobook version of Winter Halo and loved it as much as I loved City of Light. Keri Arthur penned a fascinating continuation of Tiger’s story, and Mia Barron did an excellent job bringing it to life. Winter Halo is one of those books that reminded me why sci-fi and fantasy are so often grouped together and it’s the best of both worlds, with dystopian romance thrown in for good measure.

Jen: It took me a little while to get back in the groove with this series, though to be fair, I didn’t really feel all that connected to the characters in the first book either. I did get more interested as I kept reading and the story built, only for it come to an abrupt end. Basically, the rhythm of the story progression felt… off… and I’d imagine it would be a substantial challenge for a new reader to jump in to the series here. [Read more…]

Review: City of Light by Keri Arthur

city of lightReviewed by Jen

Keri Arthur knows how to create an interesting world. Every series I have read from her has had a unique feel and this first installment of her Outcast books does not disappoint. It’s a fascinating blend of vampires, shifters, ghosts and magic in a world ravaged by war and temporal rifts.  The elements may not sound all that unusual, but this isn’t so much Urban Fantasy as a paranormal/sci-fi/ futuristic journey, led by an unlikely heroine, starved for contact with the living. [Read more…]

Review: Penumbra by Keri Arthur

penumbraReviewed by Jen

Why in the name of all that is holy would a publisher re-release a book series that has no ending?  It wasn’t until after I read Memory Zero that I realized these books had been previously published. That wasn’t a problem for me, but when I started reading other reviews, I found out that Keri Arthur had abandoned the series after book 3.  Surely, it wouldn’t be left unresolved… would it?  Yes. It would.  I reached out to the author on Twitter and asked if what I heard was true. She told me she wrote a new Epilogue for the end of Penumbra to tie up loose ends. This was enough to give me some hope for a resolution.  It shouldn’t have. [Read more…]

Review: Generation 18 by Keri Arthur

generation 18Reviewed by Jen

Knowing that this series has a limited shelf life put me on the fence about whether I wanted to move forward reading it.  Now that I have read this second installment, I am glad I stuck with it.  I liked Memory Zero pretty well, but I liked this one better.  Maybe because I already understood the world, but also because Keri Arthur really advances the bigger picture and gives me more elements toward a romance. [Read more…]

Review: Memory Zero by Keri Arthur

memory zeroReviewed by Jen

The Riley Jensen series was a binge read of mine a few years back, so when I found out that Keri Arthur had a new Urban Fantasy series releasing, I was excited to give it a try.   What I discovered later was that it’s not really new. Memory Zero and the entire Spook Squad series was actually released for the first time a decade ago. This is a re-release with new edits and a new publisher. Hardcore Arthur fans undoubtedly knew this already. Another surprise: there is no romance. None. Urban fantasy purists may celebrate, but I was a bit disappointed. [Read more…]