Friday, January 6, 2017

Book Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

Title:  The Turn (The Hollows 0.1)
Author:  Kim Harrison
Genre:  Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date:  February 7, 2017

From the Back Cover:

Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce fans and readers to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!

Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved.

Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.

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My Review:

Holy crap! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw that I'd been approved by NetGalley for this review. I admit... I'm a total fan girl when it comes to Kim Harrison's books. I've been reading her books ever since she wrote under the name "Dawn Cook". Now... fan girling aside... this book...


Seriously, hand's down... AWESOME. Talk about a terrific way to start out the new year. I was the teeniest bit hesitant about how this was going to work since it was a prequel and the series has ended. I'm not a huge fan of prequels, but Kim Harrison pulled it off beautifully! It takes place back in the 60s, so the most of the characters that you know and love aren't there (no Rachel or Jenks), but...

We get an exciting and thrilling ride with non-stop action that takes us down memory lane and shows us how it all happened... with a sneak peek at some of the supporting cast members of the main series. It was incredible being able to read the original series and then read the prequel, guessing (but never quite knowing) how their actions would affect things. I can't tell you how many times I screamed at my Kindle, "Don't do it! Don't do it! It's gonna go bad!"

Readers new to the series can jump right in and won't miss a beat. Things are explained in a terrific way and it's a great introduction to the Hollows series. Fans who have already read this series will love it because you'll find out the answers to some of those questions about how it all began -- and why some things were the way they were. I **highly recommend** this book for Paranormal/Urban Fantasy fans. If you haven't picked up this series, you're really missing out. From the moment I started reading it, I couldn't put it down.

Now excuse me while I go read the full series again...

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review.  All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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About the Author:

New York Times bestselling Kim Harrison was born in Detroit and has lived most of her life within an easy drive of it. When not at work on her latest project, she spends her time landscaping her new/old Victorian home or out on the links with her mom. Her current vices include good chocolate, and exquisite sushi. Her bestselling novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; and The Witch With No Name.
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