Sunday, February 5, 2017

Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

Publication Date: 2/7/2017
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb: 

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.

Crap on Toast! 

A new Hollow’s story! WOOHOO!  I have long wondered about the turn and the cause. Well, other than those damned tomatoes.  Diving into the world before Trent and Rachel’s tumultuous, adventure-filled life. I don’t know how many times I caught myself shaking my kindle in frustration.  The actions of one person affects the entire world.  A tomato that was meant to feed the starving world become something so much worse. 

One of the man characters thoroughly angered me. There were times I wanted to flick those elven ears of his in hopes it would knock some sense into him, but that’s something I love about this series. Harrison doesn’t sugarcoat the past, and after I calm down, I enjoy the emotional rollercoaster ride that is the Hollows Series.  New readers will have a great foundation going into the main series and long-time fans will finally have those early questions answered.

Now, for the love of Tink’s panties, PLEASE give us a post series story. I need more Trent and Rachel in my life!

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