Saturday, April 6, 2013

Dead Witch Walking [Review]

#1 in The Hollows series
413 pages [Kindle]
First Published 1 July 2004
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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


My Thoughts:
On the front cover, Charlaine Harris says, "You'll love this."
Because it's witches and vampires, etc. and Charlaine Harris said I'd love it...I thought I was going to love it. But I didn't.

Firstly, when I was started it, I was concerned that I was reading the second or third book, not the first. I was much more confused than I should have been. I even checked to make sure I was reading the right one.

This is not to say that I didn't like parts of it. I enjoyed Jenks & Ivy. I liked when Rachel was a mink. But I'm not sure how else to put it. I almost stopped reading mid-way through because I was struggling to get through. The ending wasn't that great either.


Previous Review:
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick [here]

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