Author: Kim Harrison

Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

Review: The Turn – Kim Harrison

The Turn was very enlightening on many points, even as it brought me to question many others. There is something so very special about The Hollows, and reading more about what actually happened prior to the action in the main series was quite thrilling! The reason why humans were so afraid of tomatoes, and what happened to make the paranormals come out, so to speak. The Turn was more than ‘just’ a way to explain the world and those living in it, though. True to form, Harrison painted some very vivid characters who evolved in a storyline that was well done and quite complicated. And there were some sightings of characters who were part of the series as well. Trisk […]

Posted 31 January, 2017 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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Review: The Operator – Kim Harrison

Review: The Operator – Kim Harrison

The Operator is a very twisty tale, where Peri continues to try her best to do what’s right, but with no idea who is telling her the truth, and who wants the same things she wants. If you haven’t read Sideswiped, The Drafter and Waylaid yet, you should stop reading this review right now! There are things that happens in The Operator that might spoil the prior books for you, and believe me, you don’t want that to happen! This story is quite tense, because Peri has managed to live on her own for almost a year, managing her own coffee shop, and staying low so that Bill won’t find her. Which works pretty well, until Silas approaches her at […]

Posted 9 November, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

Review: Waylaid – Kim Harrison

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. 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. […]

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Review: The Drafter – Kim Harrison

Review: The Drafter – Kim Harrison

The Drafter is a fast-paced story, in a world I would never want to live in! Peri is a very strong character, but so many people are trying to take advantage of her, leaving her with less memories of who she is, and what she’s been doing. My The Drafter review: The Drafter shows how hard life is for Peri, and how much she has to trust her anchor to bring back the right pieces of her memory after a draft. The way she is able to shift time to change some details, and leave everyone apart from Jack none the wiser. When an assignment goes slightly wrong, she has lost memories of the pas six months, and she is […]

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Review: Sideswiped – Kim Harrison

Review: Sideswiped – Kim Harrison

Sideswiped is the prequel novella to Harrison’s new series The Peri Reed Chronicles, and it sets the background for both the overall story and the characters. Mysterious and dealing prominently with time travel or time change, while also showing how agents are being trained in order to be able to work for a very secret government organization. My Sideswiped review: In Sideswiped, we first meet Silas, Allen and Summer, they’re just days away from graduation at the OPTI and Silas is feeling nostalgic about possibly not seeing Summer as much in the future once she starts having assignments as a drafter. It is evident from the start that even the professors teaching the future generation of agents are not always […]

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Review: Sudden Backtrack – Kim Harrison

Review: Sudden Backtrack – Kim Harrison

Sudden Backtrack is like a little bonus for the Hollows-lovers out there, as we get a little something from Al after the final full story. My Sudden Backtrack review: Sudden backtrack is very short, but oh so sweet! We get to see Newt, and the beginning of the war between the demons and the elves, and Newt truly is ready to go all the way to save the few demons who can still live and thrive in the ever after. I have to say that I wasn’t necessarily a huge fan of most of the elves during the whole Hollows series, and my reluctance with them was confirmed in this story. Newt is shown as an extremely strong character in […]

Posted 5 December, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: The Witch With No Name – Kim Harrison

Review: The Witch With No Name – Kim Harrison

*I received a free ARC of The Witch With no Name from Harper Voyager via Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* The Witch With No Name is simply epic, the perfect ending to my favorite Urban Fantasy series, I was filled with excitement, contentment and, of course, a little sadness as I read the last adventure about Rachel, Jenks, Ivy, Trent, Bis and the other fabulous characters in The Hollows universe that is so beautifully crafted. My The Witch With No Name review: I don’t even know where to begin, and how to write a review that isn’t just gushing and fangirling about The Witch With No Name, and the whole Hollows series. So well written, and the characters […]

Posted 1 September, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) – Kim Harrison

Review: The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) – Kim Harrison

The Undead Pool is a great story, in which Rachel has even more magic than usual, and where she might have to stay far away from the demons while she takes care of a huge problem in Cincinnati and The Hollows. It all starts when magic misfires happen throughout Cincinnati, and Rachel happens to be where things go wrong twice in the same day. The Undead Pool starts about three months after the ending of Ever After, so it seems things have been slowing down for her a little bit, but that is not at all the case anymore once this story gets going. Then, it appears that the master vampires aren’t waking up at night, and there’s a lot […]

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Review: Ever After (The Hollows #11) – Kim Harrison

Review: Ever After (The Hollows #11) – Kim Harrison

Ever After continues Rachel’s story with her problems in both realms she can inhabit. The Ever After is shrinking, and someone wants to make Rachel pay for it. As she tries to figure out what has happened to the rift she made in reality when she traveled the ley-lines to save her favorite demon. Rachel and Al look at the rift from both realities, and Al is so incapacitated he has to stay in deep sleep for a while. And without knowing who she could possible turn to, Rachel again turns to Trent – because he also has a bone to pick with a certain crazy and not completely natural demon who has been trying to trip both of them […]

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Review: Into the Woods (The Hollows #10.1) – Kim Harrison

Review: Into the Woods (The Hollows #10.1) – Kim Harrison

Into the Woods has to be the best anthology I have ever gotten my hands on! I loved reading more about The Hollows cast, in these all new stories where the readers got to see some things that happened behind the scenes in the novels so far in the series. It is an excellent way to get to know Ivy, Jenks and even Trent better. And of course, the writing is awesome as usual, so Into the Woods was a real treat to tide me over until The Undead Pool is released. You should definitely not read Into the Woods before you have read the first ten book in the series, because some of what happens is not explained in […]

Posted 10 December, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments
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