Series: Shadowstorm 2
Publisher: Del Rey and Spectra
Release Date: March 26, 2013
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In G. T. Almasi’s thrilling alternate reality, the United States, the USSR, and the Republic of China share a fragile balance of power with Greater Germany, which emerged from World War II in control of Europe and half of the Middle East. To avoid nuclear Armageddon, the four superpowers pursue their ambitions with elite spies known as Levels, who are modified with mechanical and chemical enhancements.
Nineteen-year-old Alix Nico, code-named Scarlet, is a kick-ass superheroine with killer Mods and an attitude to match. She’s considered one of America’s top Levels, even though her last mission nearly precipitated World War III. So now Scarlet and her new partner, Darwin, have been sent to Greater Germany to help sow the seeds of anarchy and prevent Germany’s defection to Russia and China.
But where Scarlet goes, chaos follows—and when her mission takes an unexpected turn, she and Darwin must go ever deeper into enemy territory. As Scarlet grapples with a troubling attraction to her new partner, explosive information comes to light about the German cloning program and one of its prisoners—a legendary American Level who just happens to be Scarlet’s father.
The cover is so telling of who Alix Nico and and what she's capable of.
Blades of Winter by G.T. Almasi is one of my favorite books this year. Alix Nico's story was so vividly written, the characters so engaging and the world-building deeply enthralling it's impossible for anyone not to gush about this.
If you like Urban Fantasy, badass heroines, lots of big guns and heavy ammunition, then you MUST add this series, you won't be sorry. Blades of Winter is mothafracking fantastic!