Friday, January 20, 2017

Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

Title: The Turn

Author: Kim Harrison
Series: Prequel to the Hollow Series
Published By: Gallery Books (February 7, 2017)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce fans and readers to a whole new side of Rachel Morgan's world as they've never seen it before!

Can science save us when all else fails?

Trisk and her hated rival, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

Death comes in the guise of hope when a genetically modified tomato created to feed the world combines with the government's new tactical virus, giving it an unexpected host and a mode of transport. Plague takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable choice to stay hidden and allow humanity to die, or to show themselves in a bid to save them.

Under accusations of scientific misconduct, Trisk and Kal flee across a plague torn United States to convince leaders of the major paranormal species to save their supposedly weaker kin, but not everyone thinks humanity should be saved.


Kal surreptitiously works against her as Trisk fights the prejudices of two societies to prove that not only does humanity have something to offer, but that long-accepted beliefs against women, dark magic, and humanity itself can turn to understanding; that when people are at their worst that the best show their true strength, and that love can hold the world together as a new balance is found.















Being a huge Hollows fan I was very eager to get the story behind the turn which is why I didn't even hesitate to pick The Turn up.

With it's familiar world and characters, it wasn't hard to jump right in. And while it did take me a moment or two to adjust to the different characters and the point of view not being Rach's, it really was fun seeing some familiar faces and some familiar places. 

I absolutely loved seeing where is all began and how exactly it all began and of course seeing some familiar faces (Al!) was just so much fun.

It was so interesting to see the rivalries and the relationships that came about and of course where the Hollows was (or wasn't yet as this case may be) in the 60's versus when the first book takes place. Trent's parents were...well interesting and while I can't say I ever liked his dad, I will say that I liked Quin and his mom more so than ever and of course Al! So good to see that he was the demon we've all come to know and even love from the very beginning. 

This was a fun addition to the series and I'm so glad we got this glimpse into it. It really does make me want to go back and read them all over again, or at the very least, to finally finish the series. 






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

32 comments:

  1. G;ad this was a fun addition to the series!! Have a great weekend :)

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  2. Awesome. I'll definitely check more about this series.

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    1. Yay! It's a long one but totally worth it. ;)

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  3. Demons and dark magic, that's something. I see that you really love this series. Enjoy.

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  4. Yay, I'm glad this ended up being a great read for such a fabulous series. Getting behind the beginning of the Hollows makes this a must read for fans I'm sure. I hope you have a fabulous weekend, Ali :)

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    1. It was for sure and so nice. Thanks Kim!

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  5. I have this slated very soon, and I am eager to get back to the Hollows world.

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    1. I think you will like this one Heidi, it was nice to have.

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  6. I've never read the Hollow series but I've heard great things about it. I'm not sure if I can start another series (even though its finished). Glad you enjoyed this prequel and it has reignited your passion to finish this series.

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    1. Thanks! It is fun to get a little something extra when you think it is all over. ;)

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  7. I never read the series but it sounds like one I should put on my wish list for sure.

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  8. I love this and of course now I want MORE!!

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  9. I've only read the first book and I so need to get back into the series. I've heard people just love it and I'm glad you enjoyed this one as well. Can't wait to catch up to you! :D

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    1. I have some catching up to do as well. ;)

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  10. Sounds like a really good addition to those that love the series!!

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  11. I've got this too Kindlemom and I want to make The Hollows a wish list for '17 so thanks for this timely and great review.

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    1. Woo hoo! I'm excited for you Debbie, I truly hope you love it!

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  12. I had a really nice time with this one as well

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  13. I always love to see your positivity and your love over books! :) I don't think I've ever seen you say anything negative about a book and I love that. :) It's always nice to get back into a series or to find a new one by an author you love and even better when it meets or exceeds your expectations! <3

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    1. Aww, seriously, thank you so much! <3

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  14. I haven´t read any book from this author before but looks pretty good. Thanks for your amazing review
    xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  15. I'm so excited! I need to get my butt in gear and read it. I've set reading aside the past couple of days. :(

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  16. I'm glad to see you liked this one! I haven't read any of this series yet, I NEED TO, but I did get a copy of this book for review. So I'm even more excited to read this one now that I've seen your review. I have the first book in the series so I may read it after this one. Great review!

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    1. And the great part is you don't have to read the others first since this is technically a prequel to the series. I really hope you end up liking it!

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