Book Review: Dead Witch Walking by: Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Book 1) 
Publisher: Eos  
Publish Date: 29 April 2008  
Origins: Goodreads Book Swap  
Format: Paperback  
Blurb: 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.  
Review in 5: Complex, Paranormal, Dark, Fun, and Dangerous.
Review: I wish yet again that I had written this review right after reading the book. Oh well, on we go. I enjoyed the start of this series, there are a lot of things you have to learn about this different world and the Hollows but it is definitely worth the brain space.
Rachel reminds me a lot of the character Kitty from ‘Touched By An Alien’ which is a great thing, although bad as well because neither character have the “quit gene” and that makes for lots of injuries and some pretty big messes. The other main characters Jenx and Ivy are equally complex but in very different ways, they each have their own secrets, and uncovering those secrets is one of the things that is going to make this series so addictive.
The plot in this book threw me around a bit and I got confused a couple of times. Just when I think the high-points are over Rachel jumps back into action for another round. That is not a bad thing just kept me reeling is some parts. Overall the plot is excellent, there are some crappy bad guys and the good guys and the good guys who turn out to be bad guys…and I loved it all.
Definitely check out this book, I will be continuing reading this series until I can solve all the characters’ mysteries.
Series: Hollows Series: Dead Witch Walking (1), The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (2), Every Which Way But Dead (3), A Fistful of Charms (4), For a Few Demons More (5), The Outlaw Demon Wails (6), White Witch, Black Curse (7), Black Magic Sanction (8)

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  1. Oh, this series gets better and better with each book. It's freakin phenomenal!

  2. I've only read #1 and it dragged a bit due to the world building, but I love Jenx, and I look forward to seeing how Rachel handle's Ivy, I have up to 7 in e-book but haven't continued yet, I'm anxious for Crispin since I've heard to much.

    Tomes Devotee

  3. Enjoyed your review. I love Kim Harrison, and the series keeps getting better and better!

  4. This sounds like a series for me, thanks for giving a great and honest review!


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