The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death
Can science save us when all else fails?
Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from e ...more
Now, down to business. Kim, darling, I know that all good things must come to an end, but this book proves that you're at your best when you're in the world of the Hollows. Don't get me wrong, I adore Peri Reed and the cast of that series. The premise is neat and you add lots of fun twists and turns and bad boys and good boys an ...more
I . . . am a fickle broad.
I spent the majority of the last two days bitching and moaning about this book. I have the screenshots to prove it:
I'm not going to sugarcoat it, I hated THE TURN right up until the very end.
Literally. The very end.
The last four pages are what kept me from one-starring this book.
You: Whoa, one star, that's really bad.
Me: Yes. It is. Typically reserved for horror shows of books like Red Queen and Winter .
You: Why were you goi ...more
And maybe that should be double because I fell out of my chair when I discovered that I was approved. So here comes the total honestly: I'm a total fanboy of the series. I always have been. So when the series ended and I had nothing new to look forward to in this universe, I felt so sad. So sad.
But now? So happy!
We're in the sixties now. Yup, too early for most of our favorite characters to show up, but here's a little surprise for you: soooooo many of the s ...more
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That's me 90% of the time reading the book.
Here're the reasons why.
1. Gender equality is far from perfect even in 2017, but 1963 is just ridiculous.
2. Kal is an asshole.
3. Kal is a thumb-sucking slug turd.
4. Kal is a fairy's dung heap.
5. Kal is a troll's bahoogy, etc., etc., etc.
Well, you get my point. It being that I hate Kal. I can't believe Trent came from that asswipe. Guh!
Now that my rage is somewhat under control - let's talk about some other things, ok? The tomato thing for exam ...more
I really liked this book a lot. I have only read a few of the early books in this series but I knew that I had to read this book as soon as I saw it. I always thought that the history of the world we saw in Dead Witch Walking was extremely interesting. I didn't even know half the story. This book really grabbed my interest right away and held it until the end.
How did a simple tomato kill a large percentage of the human population? We finally ...more
With it's familiar world and characters, it wasn't hard to jump right in. And while it did take me a moment or two to adjust to the different characters and the point of view not being Rach's, it really was fun seeing some familiar faces and some familiar places.
I absolutely loved seeing where is all began and how exactly it all began and of course seeing some famil ...more
For any ...more
Thank you to Gallery Books for providing a free copy of The Turn By: Kim Harrison in exchange for an honest review.
The Hollows is a series that I have been wanting to try for a while. I own the first book in the series, but I still haven't read it yet. Still I was very intrigued to read this full length prequel novel since it sounded so great!
Well even though I haven't read the other books I really enjoyed The Turn! I liked the ...more
Woohoo! We're back in the Hollows! Only, this time we take a step back in history and discover what actually went down during the infamous Turn. What exactly caused tomatoes to become the carriers of death and destruction? And just who is really at fault.
This was so stinkin' good! I love how the story unfolded while connecting so many threads to the main part of the series, all the way to the very last book. I wasn't sure how much I'd like his without Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks, but my worries quick ...more
As a huge "Itchy Witchy" fan, I was dying to read The Turn. First, there was the cover lust. Can you believe how awesome this cover is? I just had to have it!
The Turn is a prequel to the Hollows series. It probably starts about fifty years before we meet Rachel Morgan in Dead Witch Walking, so there's no Rachel. Instead, we get to meet Trent's parents: Elyotrisk Cambri (who goes by Trisk) and Trent L. Kalamack (who goes by Kal).
Trisk and Kal hate each other. They were classmates and Trent m ...more
I guess you can tell I was completely caught up in the story. I really like Trisk as a MC, too.
This had the feel of the start of a trilogy. Does anyone know if there are to be more? There are questions left unanswered that are delightfully tantalizing the way a non-cliff hanger ending sh ...more
Finally an explanation for how tomatoes almost wiped out the human population! It makes more sense getting the whole story rather than getting bits and pieces in the Hollows. I still question why tomatoes, but then again it's not like any other food would have been less ridiculous.
Trisk was an elf in the sixties. She had two strikes against her: being a dark elf and being a woman. At that point in time all supernatural creatures were still in hiding. Trisk, despite being the smartest in ...more
Tomatoes and familiar faces. While I don't necessarily think one needs to read the Hollows first, those who have will certainly enjoy seeing how the world we know in the Hollows began and everyone's role in it. We get answers and enjoy many ah-ha moments. There were many tidbits that have you craving more.
It's a full-length novel. Often prequels are novellas, but Harrison treated us to an entirely fleshed out story. The tale takes place in the sixties and long before ...more
The Turn is set before the events of The Hollows series. It describes exactly why tomatoes are the villains (no, nothing like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, but it could be....). We meet some of our Hollows favor ...more
No wait; I know it sounds like the beginning of a really bad joke, but hear me out:
Thinking back to the very beginning, when I first developed an (almost unhealthy) obsession with the Hollows, I remember thinking that the killer tomato storyline was sightly... ahem ... silly. Like, well... you know:
*Ahem... Clears throat* Guess who got the last laugh?! This is Our beloved Kim Harrison after all, a woman who can turn f ...more
The Turn was very enlightening on many points, even as it brought me to question many others.
There is something so very special about The Hollows, and reading more about what actually happened prior to the action in the main series was quite thrilling! The reason why humans were so afraid of tomatoes, and what happened to make the paranormals come out, so to speak. The Turn was more than 'just' a way to explain the world and thos ...more
It's no secret that I've been a huge fan of this series, and I admit, I've missed the characters so much since the series came to an end. As much as I was very happy with how the series ended, on such a high note and without dragging the plot, I was extremely giddy to be getting more from this world. While THE TURN didn't give us Rachel Morgan, it was just as amazing as any of the previous novels in this world had been. A page turner from the moment I started.
This story centers around Trisk,
This is likely an unpopular opinion but I was incredibly uninterested in this. It simply could not keep my attention. I could care less about the characters & without being interested in the Kalmak story well... spoiler alert I feel I know what will happen with the virus. DNF @35
I adored Trisk and I loathed Kal, it was a great battle they had.
I hope Kim Harrison does more prequels, I'd love to see how the world dealt with the Turn. ...more
Great paranormal with a kick-ass heroine! This is a wonderful prequel to The Hollows series. Trisk proves you can't keep a good girl down no matter what life throws at her. One of the things I like about her is that she is tough but also kind, and is still cautious about trusting others. Ms. Harrison does a great job of giving her fans the beginning of it all to their favorite series. ...more
I'm so relieved my fears weren't founded. The book was great. Even though I knew how it would end (being that it's a prequel) I still felt glued to the pages and wanting to know more.
I feel like Kim could definitely do another book on these characters and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she will. (As th ...more
5 out of 5 beautiful golden starts!!!
Oh yes! Oh My Gawd, yes please! This book was exactly what I needed! Something new created from something old!
Let me say that at first I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy reading the beginning of it all. Of course when I saw it fist that dear Harrison is releasing another book for her “The Hollows” series I was thrilled!!! But then I saw it was a prequel… suddenly I wasn’t so sure at all. Y’all probably are wondering why? It’s simple, really. I have read and re-r ...more
THE TURN takes Hollows fans back to where it all began, a world where witches, vampires, and all sorts of magic are hidden away behind the sexism, racism, and revolution of the 60's. Trisk Cambri, a brilliant young geneticist, has to work three times as hard as the slick, spoiled Trent Kalamack, and still racism and sexism slam doors in her face. The Good Girls' Revolt meets Urban Fantasy, THE TURN is an interesting glimpse of where the beloved charact ...more
I’m a huge fan of Kim Harrison’s Hollow series so I really looking forward to this book when she announced it. And now finally got to read it.
I have to say I was a little worried because I read her Peri Reed Chronicles after the Hollows series and sadly was not a fan so I really was hoping I would like this one.
And I was not disappointed. Fan of the Hollows series finally get to see what actually went down with the Turn. We meet people we
This book started out pretty slow in the first 35-ish %, but once the tomato disaster gets under way it picks up, and at that point I enjoyed it a lot more. It's provides an interesting background to the world of the Hollows. While the whole death-by-tomato thing seemed weird and almost funny in the Rachel Morgan books, actually seeing it all unfold here gave that aspect of the story a much more serious flavor for me. And knowing where the story was going suffused the slow first part of ...more