§ I received an advanced copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel. §
Without much further ado, we are going to get right into this review, thus using the same manner that Olga Gibbs uses to drop the reader into the story: "Halo" picks up exactly after the cliff-hanger of "Harbinger". This is probably due to the fact, that Gibbs intended the series to be a trilogy but because of the length decided to split the last part into "Harbinger" and "Halo".
Even though this invites to just keep on writing as if nothing happened, Gibbs still adds the important information about what exactly had happened and adds reminders and background info that you need in order to get back into the story.
After the cliff-hanger - which I won't spoil here - the question is "how is Ariel going to go on?" She seems to be at her lowest point, alone, with seemingly no way out and has to find a way all the same. Due to this, "Halo"'s atmosphere comes much closer to one of a siege rather than a walking adventure. She is constantly under pressure and threat and has to work out a plan with very little resources available. This makes this book feel claustrophobic and more desperate.
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