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The Harpy

(The Harpy Series)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Charity Blake survived a nightmare.
Now she is one.

Punk-rock runaway Charity Blake becomes a Harpy at night—a treacherous mythical monster who preys upon men just like the ones who abused her. Struggling through an endless stream of crappy coffee shop jobs, revolted stares, and self-isolation during the day, Charity longs to turn into the beast at night. Doing the right
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Published October 16th 2018 (first published October 2018)
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Jan 28, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars!

The Harpy is a story about predators and prey. Specifically, it’s about the main character, Charity, turning into a bird-like monster and using that to defy her past and to prevent the same thing from happening to others.

It took a few chapters for Charity to grow on me. It wasn’t until she turned into a harpy that I really started to root for her and feel for her. I liked how her friends Jen, Evan, and Robbie wiggled their way into her life. For someone who would prefer to be alone, sh
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Adam K.
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty dark, you should know that going in. It’s like the dark alley shortcut you shouldn’t take on the way home from the bar but know you’re going to anyway. If you have a trigger, this book will set it off.
You know the part in the Twilight books (yeah, I read them, so what?) Anyway, remember when Bella so desperately wanted to be turned into a monster, but a nice one, who used her powers for good. The protagonist in this book is the opposite of that. She wants to be a monster too
Mark Gardner
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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The Harpy, by Julie Hutchings is dark. Characters deal with abuse, violence, and a touch of gore when they deserve it. Charity is a flawed protagonist, but who wouldn’t be with the same backstory? Always snarky, with brutally honest look at humanity’s underbelly, The Harpy is an excellent voyage into darkness. Characters are not who and what they claim to be, and everything’s fair game. If you like your stories dark, and your protagonists covered in blood, then this is the book for you.
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book! Yes, it is dark, and it jumps right in with no apologies, which hooked me immediately. Hutchings’ masterful weaving of mythology with the familiar, along with sharp dialogue and believable characters makes this ride so enjoyable, not to mention visceral and well-paced. I loved Charity’s straight-talking, what you see is what you get personality (although of course there’s far more to her than you see, it turns out), and the supporting cast each has their own baggage and ind ...more
Ronel Janse van Vuuren
I heard about this book on Chuck Wendig’s blog. So I ordered it from my local online store in print, I love paperbacks, and it languished on my TBR for a while. The gorgeous cover and blurb had me move it up a bit…

But… Reviews and the interview mentioned above had me thinking that this was a young adult dark fantasy novel. It’s not. The main character is twenty-three – which squarely puts her either in new adult or adult fiction. Seeing as the plot is about who she is, who she wants to be and wh
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charity Blake hasn’t exactly had a great run of life. She’d say it’s been fucking awful, thanks for asking. Until, one day, and quite literally out of the blue, she grows wings and claws, and the ability to avenge herself on the dirtbag men who terrorize the weak and trusting: Disemboweling would-be rapists. Literally shredding a man hurting a young girl, eating pieces of him until she’s physically ill. Charity has never felt more powerful, more alive, more herself. But as she is pulled more and ...more
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Julie Hutchings is a pizza hoarding, coffee swilling, beer guzzling, karate loving book geek with a love of all things creepy and obscure. She lives in America's Hometown of Plymouth, Massachusetts with her hilarious husband and two genius children. ...more

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