Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

Posted 1 April, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments

*I received a free copy of Waylaid from Pocket Star via Netgalley. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Review: Waylaid – Kim HarrisonWaylaid by Kim Harrison
Published by Pocket Star on 4 April 2016
Genres: Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
4 Stars

Worlds collide when Rachel Morgan of The Hollows meets Peri Reed of The Drafter in this exciting new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.

The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.

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Waylaid proves that size doesn’t matter as long as it’s done correctly. Harrison managed to truly make her characters shine in this short-story.

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I wouldn’t be against more crossovers between The Hollows and The Drafter series, because Waylaid gave me the best of both worlds – namely Rachel, Jenks and Peri! It was a fun, short rump, and it was great seeing Rachel and Peri trying to figure each other out. For those who have not completely finished The Hollows series, there may be some small spoilers, but nothing major.

The way Rachel was deposited into Peri’s world made me laugh, because Peri really doesn’t believe in supernatural happenings, even if she herself can go back in time to change things. Jenks managed to bring his special brand of humor to the story, and I enjoyed his interactions with both Rachel and Peri.

If you need a little something-something to tide you over until you get your hands on Harrison’s next full novel, Waylaid is just what the doctor prescribes.

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Jack leaned in to Peri, his hand curving suggestively about her waist, and she breathed in the faint scent of ozone and aftershave like a balm. Under it was a faint hint of gun oil, and Peri was hard-pressed to decide which one intrigued her more as they stood outside her apartment door with their carry-ons, glad they had the next week off.

But then Rachel gasped, and Peri’s attention jerked back to her. Rachel’s eyes were open but unseeing, and a curious feeling of time displacement pulled through Peri.


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18 responses to “Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

  1. I want to read…I want to read THIS! But I think I’ll finish The Hollows first. That should be my priority. 😉
    Happy Friday, Lexxie! I hope you have a fabulous weekend! This is the last weekend for winter guard for the girls – they have their State competition tomorrow. 🙂 **BIG HUGS**

  2. Question if I have only read one Hollow book and after I read Drafter (got to get on that) Do you think I will be okay reading this? Cause I grabbed it then later thought maybe I shouldn’t have….lol.

    • I’m sure you might still appreciate this, Braine, but I think one of the reasons why I loved it so much was because I got to see Rachel and Jenks again. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to get what’s going on, though.

  3. I’m not sure what I think about this idea. These two books seem like they were never meant to be together. I don’t understand the idea of putting them together. It makes me wonder if it was to bring the sales of The Drafter up. That being said, I haven’t read this yet. I will probably get to it some time. I LOVED The Hollows. I liked The Drafter, but not nearly as much, but I can see the potential. I didn’t love the first Rachel book either. I will probably try this one at some point, but it might be a while before I can get to it. Great review.

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