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Blood Crime

(The Hollows Graphic Novel #2)

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4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,270 ratings  ·  96 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
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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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Anna 'Bookbuyer'
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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.
Cheryl Nobles
Mar 26, 2019 rated it liked it
I like the graphic novels but I want more of the story. I really liked the back section where she explained the process of writing a graphic novel. I thought that was very interesting.
S.L.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Finally got a copy! My collection is complete. A great further delve into Ivy's POV from early in the relationship. Did feel like a bit of an abrupt ending to this compared to the other graphic novel.
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. ...more
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! ...more
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 I
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Skye
I finished off Blood Work feeling really tense. Although I know that Ivy and Rachel must have a good, ongoing relationship after this first case, I still was seriously concerned for Rachel’s health. Blood Crime helped to continue on this origin story where you understand a little more of Ivy’s obsession and dark past. It also highlighted the strength of Rachel and the potential fun and sass of future cases.

The vivid imagery throughout this graphic novel completely swept me away. As did the total
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Karen
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm not a fan of vampires and witches but I love graphic novels. I found this novel in a search of book shops at Hay on Wye during this year's Hay Festival. The story is not my cup of tea at all, but the drawings are fabulous. The book is worth buying and savouring for those alone. Gemma Magno - I'm a fan!
Rachel
Sep 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, fantasy, series, graphic
3.5 stars
Danyelle
even better then the 1st one wish there was more
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.
Joanne
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
DOESN'T HAVE the feel of the series and the graphics aren't great
Joe Jungers
Its nice having some visuals to go with stories.
Tetra
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I for one like the art much better in this one. It seems more like the Dark Horse Comics I read as a kid.
The story was a better back story to the series. Looking forward to the next addition .
Nyssy
Apr 11, 2020 rated it liked it
In assuming there's going to be a third graphic book? ✍
Lynne Page
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
More origin story that really describes what Ivy is feeling toward Piscary and Rachel.
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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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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IbNancy
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-it, urban-fantasy
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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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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Anna
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
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