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!
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.*