Friday, 26 November 2010

The Good, The Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison Review


Rachel Morgan s back, and in more trouble than ever! Fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and other vampire novels won t want to miss the second novel in Kim Harrison s addicting--and already bestselling--supernatural series.

Former-bounty-hunter Rachel Morgan has it pretty good. She s left the corrupt Inderland Runner Service and started her own independent service. She s survived werewolves, shape-changing demons, bad-hair days, and sharing a church with her vampire roommate Ivy. She even has a cute (if human) boyfriend-what more could a witch want?

But living with a reformed vampire isn t all it s cracked up to be, particularly when your roommate s very bad ex-boyfriend wants her back, and wouldn t mind you in the process. And especially when he s six feet of sheer supernatural seduction, and you ve got a demon mark that makes vampires literally hotter than hell....

To save herself and Ivy, Rachel must confront the vampire master-and the dark secrets she s hidden even from herself.

I have to start off by saying that I'm so glad I decided to carry on with 'The Hollows' series after not liking Dead Witch Walking - book one in the series.

Rachel - the protagonist in the story - was so much stronger as a character than in the previous book. I did think she was stupid in the last book but now she seems to have grown up a lot since having to fend for herself.

I also still love the villain, Trent Kalamack. He's better than ever in this book and I loved his sneaky secret that was revealed thanks to Rachel's wits.

For the most part this book was quite action-packed but I found it a little hard to get into until the second half of the book.

The plot-line was flawless; so many things happened at once and all the dots were connected towards the end making it a thrilling read at times.

Great quotes:

I told you, computers are like women. If you shout at them or ask them to do too many things at once, they shut down and you won't even get a sniff
"Come work for me, and I’ll tell you.” 
My eyes went to his. “You are a thief, a cheat, a murderer, and a not-nice man,” I said calmly. “I don’t like you.” 
He shrugged, the motion making him look utterly harmless. “I’m not a thief,” he said. “And I don’t mind manipulating you into working for me when I need it.” He smiled, showing me perfect teeth. “I enjoy it, actually."

About the author:

Kim Harrison, dark urban fantasy author of the New York Times bestselling The Outlaw Demon Wails, was born and raised in the upper Midwest. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she has remained since. She is currently developing a new young adult series between working on the Hollows books, and is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found chasing down good chocolate, exquisite sushi, or the ultimate dog chew. 

 My Rating: 7/10

Publisher: HarperTorch

Author: Kim Harrison

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1 comment:

Rebecca-Books said...

I've never heard or seen this book before but it sounds good. And I love the quotes, I laughed at the second one.
Great review :)