Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1)

  • By Kim Harrison
  • Editions: audiobook, ebook, hardcover, paperback
  • Published: October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published April 27th 2004)
  • Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
  • Source: own copy
  • The underground population of witches, vampires, werewolves—creatures of dreams and nightmares—has lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a large part of humanity, many of the “Inderlanders” reveal themselves, changing everything.

    Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter with the Inderland Runner Services, is one of the best at apprehending supernatural lawbreakers throughout Cincinnati, but when it comes to following the rules, she falls desperately short. Determined to buck the system, she quits and takes off on the run with an I.S. contract on her head and is reluctantly forced to team up with Ivy, Inderland’s best runner . . . and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crime lord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death . . . not to mention her own roommate.

    ~ Goodreads

  • Bomy’s Flutter: super fun and exciting read

  • Wordlbuilding: Awesome mix of contemporary urban setting and magic elements – witches, vampires, pixies, fairies, were-creatures, demons, the works 😀
    Characters: Rachel, the MC, was a riot. She had great sense of humor, a really sanguine temperament and she was a strong, independent woman who learned to make do on her own, but also work in a team, as the band of misfits grew. I loved her, she felt very real, had contradicting emotions, made sense in places while making none in some (aren’t we all that way, really?), and managed to get out of situations you might not expect one to survive. Awesome.
    I really loved Ivy too, and Jenks was a riot for sure. Nick was a fun addition as well, and I really liked Trent as antagonist too, he rullz.
    Favorite Character: Jenks {I have a weak spot for mouthy sidekicks, what can I say?}
    Plot: The story was eventful, full of action and had a great rhythm, this alert pace that didn’t become tiring but kept me super engaged. I loved how there were these side-plots, or mini-plots, that I’m sure I’ll see more of in future books in the series.
    Writing: Third person narrative from Rachel’s POV. I loved her voice, and how each character has its own voice, their personalities came through beautifully. Awesome writing.
    Curb Appeal: Hot cover and intriguing blurb, sure to make an instant buy on first sight if you’re into some UF reading. Since the title has been around for a while though, of course the author’s name and the multiple recommendations to read this awesome novel further the compulsion.

    All in all, this was a great, fast paced read, that kept me entertained and made me fall in love with The Hollows world. If you haven’t read this yet, I fully recommend you do, it’s awesome!


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