Saturday, October 28, 2017

Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows #2) by Kim Harrison

1 star for The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows book 2) by Kim Harrison.

While I take pride in writing book reviews, and understand that 1-star ratings are part and parcel of the whole reviewing process, I still cringe each time I decide to do one such write-up. Here goes.

The Good, the Bad and the Undead. The way I see it, there is nothing good at all. It is all bad. Maybe bad is an understatement as the story is so far removed from what I have come to expect that I doubt it can even call up the undead to come into play. Perhaps a more suitable title will have been Nothing's Good, All's Bad and Can the Undead.

Seriously, the downfall of this book is Repetition with a capital R. It comes across much like listening in to a radio station that has gone out of control and keeps looping the same songs over and over again. In fact, the story does not move along much, yet gets old pretty fast what with the repeated deal on Ivy going all vampy on witch Rachel.

At the halfway mark, I have had enough of repeated scenes to last me for the entire book and I find myself skimming the pages. And then, before I know it, I have reached the end of the book and not like it one single bit.

The thing is, at the end of the day, when all is said and done, I am unwilling to put the entire series behind me. All because The Hollows is a series of thirteen novels and a completed one at that, I still hold out hope and find myself waiting for the silver lining. But.. this cloud will have to wait as I shall leave the reading for another day.

Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication date: 25 Jan 2005


It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.

She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits.

Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child's play -- and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.

*Blurb from author's website*

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