Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1)
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining -- and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead ......more
My head tells me 3 stars, but my heart says 4. Which makes an average of 3.5 (but you knew that already.)
Yes, that is the reaction I had after starting Dead Witch Walking (great title by the way.) I was so surprised while discovering every ‘creature’ this book contains. There are witches, vampires, trolls (apparently,) fairies, PIXIES... PIXIES guys. There are PIXIES. Plus, one of them is an important character of the story! I’m talking about this one:
(On the left, we hav ...more
The Hollows is another one of the first Urban Fantasy series I ever read. The bug had gottenme, but I was still new enough to not really know what was available. I think I was just pursuing every lead Amazon gave me, and that was back in the 3-for-4 paperbacks days, so I was in the habit of ordering the first four books in any newly discovered series.
Which was a good plan, b/c by the time I finished Dead Witch Walking, I was well and truly hooked, and if I had days to wai ...more
It takes place in a world where instead of going to the moon, money went into bioengineering. Of course something went wrong a virus got out, in tomatoes. Like a plague it started wiping out humans, Inlanders however (people and beings with mystical abilities, witches, weres, pixies etc.) were immune. ...more
On the bright side, there is a potential in this series. I recently abandoned a couple of UF series because of the barenness of their worlds. In this book the mythology behind the story is rich. You never feel like the characters walk and interact in vacuum (that's how I felt reading Some Girls Bite and Halfway to the Grave). Whatever is written about t ...more
I picked this up because it was recommended on the "What to read while you're waiting for the next Dresden book" thread. So:
First I'm not a romance fan to begin with and I can pretty much say that I dislike every PNR (paranormal romance) I've ever "accidentally" picked up. Now, I can hear some of you saying, but this isn't PNR. At least the recommendation I went with said it wasn't. But if it's not, it's close enough for me. ...more
After I finished the book, I read a lot of reviews on amazon where people strongly disl ...more
The action was good, not great, but good. At the end it got way better, but still not as good as some books I gave 4 stars in UF. Some parts were really slow, specially at the beginning. And the fact that it has no romance at all was something that bothered me. It's not only that it has no romance, she doesn't even get interested in someone.
I was expecting much more form this book as everybody was talking about this series, I mean it was a good read, and read ...more
I am a character-driven reader. I don't necessarily have to love a character to bits, but if I can get behind him/her, then I will come along for the ride, and be willing to overlook a lot of things, like faulty plotting. If I don't like the character, well, then I enjoy the book less, and become somewhat cranky. I notice choppy plotting/not-very-good writing.
I am not a plot-driven rea ...more
Whenever I’m starting a new series that is more than 3 books long I don’t expect a lot from the first book. I only expect it to give me a taste of the world and the main characters. As I dip my toe into the Hallows pool to get a feel for the series I’m hopeful. The characters are intriguing and show promise, there are plenty of hints of things to come without really giving anything major away and the world was interesting enough that I might want to visit it multiple ...more
I actually liked this a lot more than I was expecting.
Dead Witch Walking starts out slow, and I mean very slow. It takes about the first 100 pages for the plot to begin in earnest and another 50 for the action to start. Once the action gains some momentum, it doesn't stop until the end of the book.
There are many negative reviews for this book here on Goodreads, and I have to agree with most of them that it suffers from the "first ...more
“Dead Witch Walking” is the first installment of “The Hollows” series by Kim Harrison.
It is an excellent opening book of the series: it is intriguing, with action, mystery, and humor in an appropriate balance.
The main character, Rachel Morgan, a witch, works as a runner at “Inderland Security”, but now quits her job to start her own business partnering with a vampire and a pixy.
The story is about her struggle as she tries to get rid of ...more
Me trying to get a grasp on this book:
Me every time Rachel opened her mouth:
. . . so yeah, I could go on but I think you get the point. There was so much potential it hurt . But by the end I was doing some heavy skimming and only went on because I was close to finishing anyways. I just really couldn't get into this one :(
This book just wasn't for me, sadly.
Rachel is an IS (Inderland Security) runner, but lately things aren't really working out for her. She hasn't had a good run in weeks. So, at again a horrible tag she decides to quit. But she takes the best runner the IS has, Ivy Tamwood, a living vamp, with her. The IS, not s ...more
The heroine is credible, far from omni-competent or a Mary Sue, as befits a young woman just striking out on her own professionally. She makes mistakes, learns from them, ...more
The Hollows book #1
First, the back blurb:
“All the creatures of the night gather in 'the Hollows' of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party...and to feed.
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining—and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead...or undead.”
It's been a while since I've read a back ...more
This is the first book in The Hollows series. I had been pre-warned by several different people that it was a slow-starter, but that the series gets better and better. Well, they weren't kidding! If it wasn't for my faith that it would, in fact, get better, I may not have got through the first 100 pages. It was such a slow start. The writing style doesn't flow, I kept stumbling back and forth and having to re-read bits. There is an inordinate amount of info-dumps—Harrison clearly ha ...more
I don't know of any of my friends on this site who would want to read a book like this, but I read her first 3 books in 3 days, missing out on precious sleep and a good concert so I could finish and still get in my usual work hours. I'm forcing myself to take a break now beca ...more
Marguerite Gavin is a fantastic narrator and she makes all the difference here. Where the book was boring, she makes it exciting and lively. It did take me some time to get us ...more
I expected/hoped to like this book more than I did. But it's worth reading if you're into the urban fantasy genre. It's action packed, almost to the point that I was like, "Enough! Take a breath and give me some character development!"
But it was full of action, and entertaining enough although it was a little predictable. The characters were likeable but underdeveloped, and the mythology was interesting. I'm hoping that we get more insight into these things as the series progres ...more
She leaves the IPS (or whatever they're called) and strikes out on her own. The IPS (or whatever they're called) are happy to see the back of her but when she takes Ivy a vampire, and Jenks, a Pixie with her they're not so r ...more
Rachel Morgan is a witch and quasi FBI agent for the paranormals who reign supreme in the future because a bio-engineered killer tomato, sometime in the past, killed off most of the "humans" (non-magicals like us).
Yeah, no kidding, killer tomatoes!
Rachel's job stinks, so she decides to leave and join up with a go ...more
In spite of the terrible cover illustration and misleading back blurb, this isn't vampire smut. Just a fun time with an interesting cast of characters.
Let’s talk about the histor ...more
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