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Monday, August 12, 2013

[REVIEW] Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking

Author: Kim Harrison
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: Book 1, The Hollows
Published: April 29th 2008 by Harper Voyager
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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.

An exciting first book in a series! DEAD WITCH WALKING has just the right elements of a good paranormal book. I was actually surprised to enjoy this, since I’m not into paranormal and urban fantasy that much. Vamps, weres, fairies, pixies, witches, and demons – I didn’t realize I missed these creatures until I read this book.

Witches and warlocks were my favorite paranormal creatures and I was glad the main character, Rachel Morgan, was a witch. It was interesting to read about her charms and spells. Not to mention that she’s one hell of a runner. A real kick-ass babe. I love her feistiness and stubbornness. She refused to back down and fought for everything she believed in. Jenks was a really cool partner. He’s funny, sarcastic, smart and loyal. He’s also pretty brave for someone his size. Ivy’s okay. I couldn’t really blame her for going vampy in the first few days of living together, because hey, it’s not her fault. Good thing she and Rachel were able to work things out.

Thrilling and action-packed, DEAD WITCH WALKING was an enjoyable UF/Paranormal read. It didn’t let up even until the end. It maintained the interest all throughout the book and will make you crave for the next one in the series.

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Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


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  2. Good to know. I'm reading my first Kim Harrison novel, Pale Demon, which happens to be #9 in the series. (It was the only one our library had). The description really helped answer some questions for me, and I'm really enjoying the book so far. I'd like to go back and start at the beginning with this one.


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