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Blood Crime

(The Hollows Graphic Novel #2)

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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,163 ratings  ·  85 reviews
You can’t tell the story of how it all began for supernatural cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan without telling how it all nearly ended. The fiery living vampire and erstwhile earth witch never asked to be paired up in the first place. And having to work Inderland Security’s crummiest beat—busting two-bit paranormal street punks—sure didn’t sweeten the deal. But when it c ...more
Hardcover, 150 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Del Rey Books
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Nyssa
This novel was a much better experience than Blood Work. The story is more comprehensive and comprehensible. The artwork is crisper, stronger, more vibrant.

I also felt a connection between this prequel and the first primary novel of the series, Dead Witch Walking, that was missing from the previous entry.

While I was ready to pass on further graphic novels after the first one, I would now consider buying another, especially if Gemma Mango is the artist. I wonder if Harrison has additional graphi
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VampireNovelFan
Felt Like Familiar Territory

I.S. cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan were having a pretty good week, working their beat, busting brimstone street dealers left and right. That is until they realize someone may be gunning for them directly. That'll put a damper on anyone's week. Fortunately dodging risky attempts on their lives, it's up to Ivy to figure out whose targeting them and why. Could it be Piscary? Does he want to eliminate Rachel to get Ivy back in his clutches faster? Or could it be a
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Clay
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
I've read seven of "The Hollows" books and I was lost many times as I read this prequel to the series. Several important plot points had no explanation, either in the text or in the art. This is especially annoying when a short caption or a couple of extra panels on the page could have made things so much clearer.

For example, Ivy and Rachel are checking out a warehouse. On the page, in panel 1 is Rachel chastising Ivy, panel 2 is Ivy looking chastened, panel 3 is Rachel throwing Ivy to the groun
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Valerie
This was an improvement over the previous graphic novel adaptation of The Hollows, but just barely. The story is a bit more fleshed out and polished for this edition, yet it still comes across as stilted and wooden.

This edition once again is told from Ivy's perspective in the early days of working with Rachel. Someone is trying to kill Rachel or Ivy, or maybe both. Ivy suspects Piscary is involved, so that main emphasis for the story is the dynamic between Piscary and Ivy. Once again, the novels
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Yodamom
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-anime
Rachel, Ivy. Piscary, and Kisten all looked so ugly. The faces drawn so rough with ugly features. Where was Jenks ? How is it possible that Jenks would miss any of this ? This aaas a failure for me as a huge fan of the series. It was the art that was wrong, it took me out of the story and into some world that I didn't relate to.
T.J. Day
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
The second graphic novel in this series features a lot more of the Hollows lead vampire - Ivy. Though Rachel is still involved and still her feisty partner, she's not as frequent in this one as she is in the first, which is sad because her humor would have really uplifted the dark vibes of this one.

The plot is more about Ivy and her relationship with Piscary, but I did enjoy the fact that Art came back and the foreshadowing of his involvement later in the series (White Witch, Black Curse especi
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Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides
Oct 01, 2012 marked it as maybe-read-sometime
Recommended to Snail in Danger (Sid) by: GR monthly e-mail
I wasn't impressed with Blood Work: An Original Hollows Graphic Novel but enh ... Rachel and Ivy. Who knows, I might be in the mood at some point.
Linda
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great graphic novella, showing you more of the dynamics between Ivy, Piscary & Rachel. Love seeing more from the Hollows!
Ivy
Piscary seems to be nuts. I wonder if Ivy will figure out that Piscary had tried to have Rachel killed. Will Ivy go back to being a detective?
Lady Entropy
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Look, I love me some Kim Harrison and some Hollows, but her graphic novels fail me in two ways:

- Ms. Harrison is not a skilled comic book writer. It shows because she has little knowledge of the medium pacing and design, although the second GN is better than the first. So the story is boring in one spot dragging like crazy, then it rushes in others. New characters have barely any characterization and let's not even talk about the motivation of the main villain.
- While I didn't notice that in Iv
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Duncan
Jun 15, 2018 rated it liked it
The story is excellent - very nearly enough to forgive the amateurish art. Gemma Magno needs to study anatomy, and learn to let her imagination, not her measuring tools and crash art course, soar.
Danyelle
even better then the 1st one wish there was more
Rachel
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, fantasy, graphic, series
3.5 stars
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Nov 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Kim Harrison and Gemma Magno come together again in the second Hollows Graphic Novel, Blood Crime! So continues the tale of Ivy and Rachel while they were still working for the I.S.

This is definitely one of my favorite graphic novel series as I loooove the Hollows! Seeing Rachel and Ivy and other characters, like Kisten...sigh...all colorful on the page is astounding!! I am hoping this graphic novel series continues, but there isn't any available info for a continuance! I keep hoping we see how/
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IbNancy
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, own-it
I won this book from a book bloggers site, and I think I was more excited to win the autographed book from Kim Harrison than anything else! Of course with Canada Post being what it is it took over 7 weeks to get here from the time I won it to actually getting to read it!

Blood Crime is a graphic novel, which is basically a short story of characters we know from the series of books, done with graphics like a hard covered comic book. While some of the art was fantastic some of it for me wasn't what
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Cathy
I think the timing is just bad, I'm kind of irritated with Harrison and her tendency to write self-hating want-to-be lovers for Rachel. If I hadn't just finished Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond I would have been looking at this with fresh eyes and it wouldn't have bothered me as much, but seeing it as a part of the whole story arc of the series, it just bugged me more. I can see why so many self-haters would be drawn to a woman who likes herself so much, but the theme is gettin ...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

If you had the chance to read the first graphic novel for The Hollows, BLOOD WORK, you will know that these glimpses into the series are told from Ivy’s POV. Also an important point is that they are telling of their early days as partners working for the IS. I find that I can just eat these up! They are full of an emotional and conflicted side of Ivy, when she wasn’t as in control and comfortable with herself.

In BLOOD CRIME she is still very much under P
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Thomas Edmund
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
I enjoyed the previous Hollow's graphic novel Blood Work, if only for the pretty artwork and the enjoyment of seeing the novel characters come to life on the page.

Blood Crime however flopped. My first criticism is the lack of true 'story-telling.' As narrator Ivy essentially just tells us everything thats going on both with the action, and with her emotions (telling, rather than showing is surely even more of a literary crime in graphic novels.) Ivy flip-flops throughout the story, rather than p
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Marianna
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was ok
I suppose I should have known I would not be the biggest fan of the graphic novels of this series. Being that it is Ivy's POV I should have known. Basically, I see Ivy as a little one note. It is always the same thing with her. She struggles to maintain but gains no insight or real strength by doing that. She NEEDS Rachel, blah blah, and WANTS her. I found that tiring in the books. It was endless and always seemed to be the same problem. I have no issue with the author having the two ladies hook ...more
Marianne
Another prequel/graphic novel in the Hollows series. This book gives us further insight into the thoughts of living and dead vampires; how their twisted minds really work. I appreciated the opportunity to explore Ivy's desires and temptations from her POV, and watch her growing realization of how Piscary's been manipulating her all this time. Got my first glimpse of my most DETESTED Hollows character as well. I really wish Ivy would had finished him completely, not just put him in jail, the bast ...more
Reggie
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
A must read for any Hollows fan.
This is the second prequel to the Hollows series telling the story of Rachel and Ivy as partners in the I.S. (before Jinks). The point of view is from Ivy, which gives a nice insight into her that's not as clear in the novels.
The story is well presented and ties into the novels quite nicely. The art work is good, although I expect this is where Hollows fans will complain. Everyone has their own idea of what the characters in the novels should look like so not eve
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Elaine Carass
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this novel from start to finish. The story gave a more depth look at Ivy and how she felt about Rachel who is completely ablivious to Ivy's affections.
I loved the art work and thought Gemma Magno had got Ivy and Rachel just right but Ivy's hair was longer than all the books but maybe she had long hair.
As usual Rachel was her quirky self with Ivy been her usual shut of self who is trying to break away from Piscary.
My only issue was there was no Jenks in this novel and I would have loved t
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Ashley
Mar 17, 2012 rated it liked it
I think I would have enjoyed this more had there not been such a huge gap inbetween my reading this and the previous book. Or even if there had been a quick refresher on what had happened and who was who in book one. While Rachel, Ivy, Kisten and the like don't need backstories if you're a Hollows fan some of the other characters like Art (?) I had no memory of who they were and why they were importany. Not bad on the whole, art was acceptable (I'm really picky about art involving characters tha ...more
CupcakeBlonde
I love seeing Ivy and Rachel's back story come to life in drawings. This is such a rich way to see how their relationship was formed before Rachel's books started. We get more of a foundation about Ivy with Piscary too which is important to understanding what happens to Ivy throughout the Hollows' books and how what unfolds is so important to who Ivy becomes. Another great installment and great drawings, the hunger shadows were more belivable and scary in this one, I can't wait for the next enst ...more
Dy
The story was super simple, a couple pages of a short story if it hadn't been illustrated. Not bad, but not awesome.

The art, though?! It just did not fit the characters and their world at all. Too cartoon-ish, too round-edged and inconsistent - just not the right flavor at all.

Also, I know the hunger shadows were the author's idea, but for me they really distracted from the story. I had to read the artist's notes at the back to know what they were.

I love the world of the Hollows, but I'm not sur
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WriteTheVision
Sep 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
This was my first time ever reading a graphic novel. I think this particular graphic novel needed a lot of character development. The story itself was poo. The strength of this book lied in its graphics, (un)fortunately. It had a luscious coloring and the drawings were fine. But since I love a good character - and read stories in order to discover them and follow their journeys - this book just couldn't deliver. It failed miserably.
Cathy
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm not a huge fan of this comic art since I do sometimes read the husband's comic books and have seen some pretty amazing graphic novels. Putting that aside, I love the story. It's fun to learn the back stories of some favorite fictional characters! A definite MUST for those who love the Hollows series!
Tanya
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Repeat - Okay - was SO looking forward to reading the beginning of Ivy's and Rachael's start. And was SO disappointed. Graphic novels are great - but it didn't work for me in this setting. Had nothing to do the the artist or the writing [well some - wanted more of a story]- it just did not work with the rest of the series.
Jesse
Apr 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
It's interesting to read about Rachel and Ivy's partnership from Ivy's point-of-view. She's a little too mope and pine for my liking, but she's still pretty kick-ass when she needs to be. I really like artist Gemma Magno's portrayal of the "vampires" within Ivy and Piscary. I'd never considered them in that sense before.
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