Sunday, October 22, 2017

Review: Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1) by Kim Harrison

3.5 stars for Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows book 1) by Kim Harrison.

It is by no calculated means that I choose to read a witch witchy novel this time round. But as it is officially October which points to one thing: Halloween, Dead Witch Walking kind of fits in really well.

This book is packed full of otherworldly beings. You name it. They have it. Witches. Warlocks. The undead. Living vamps. Trolls. Pixies. Fairies. Weres. Demons. Leprechauns. Elves. Naturally, the protagonist in this book is a witch, and strictly speaking, an earth witch, one who deals solely with amulets, potions, and charms.

The world building is not too bad, plot is okay and the writing agreeable. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the conclusion which leaves a lot to be desired. However, the way I see it, there is much potential in this series for the author to exploit upon with plenty of room for improvement. So, YES! I am definitely going to continue my otherworldly existence as one such Rachel Mariana Morgan.

Published over 10 years ago by Harper Voyager, Dead Witch Walking marks the debut of a series that is destined to grow from cult favorite to a major New York Times bestseller. Yea, I think I can understand the reason for it.

Coming up next.. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead.

Publisher: Harper Voyager; First Printing edition
Publication date: 27 Apr 2004

*** Favourite quote ***

No, I thought as a blue ball of flame smashed into the far wall and exploded. Those stars were real.

...and for a heartbeat we watched, mesmerized, as the flickering blue flame plastered itself in a sunburst across the ugly yellow wall until it folded back in on itself and vanished with a pop.

~ Dead Witch Walking
Kim Harrison


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.

*Blurb from author's website*

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