“All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party… and to feed.
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining – and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead… or undead.”
Dead Witch Walking is the first book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison.
Dead Witch Walking features a story that takes place far into the future. In this future there was a virus that ruined the world causing mass destruction and death among the humans. The story actually takes place after the the after-math.
A nice thing about the writing is that the author made sure that the characters seems realistic. There’s a real realness to each and every character–even if we only see them for a second or so. I can easily see these characters as people and not just some characters in a book.
Have you ever read or watched something, and you realize what’s happening, but what’s happening doesn’t really process in your brain? That’s what it was like reading Dead Witch Walking. I was liking what I was reading, but it’s like I was spacing out more often than not. Which is a huuuuge problem if you want to be invested in the stories and books you read.
There’s this underlying theme of an almost lesbian erotic thing going on, but then a character will go “I’m straight.” Which was really boring in my opinion.
I gotta say” there were times when this book was boring, and not only when those almost-lesbian moments happened. There other times thought? The other times were highly entertaining, certainly making up for the boring parts.
I found myself laughing a ton; making the book more enjoyable. Especially in the last stretch of the book. And there were new developments that happened in the last half of the book that I couldn’t predict, so everything was much a surprise.
I ended up giving Dead Witch Walking 2 of 5 stars.
5 thoughts on “Dead Witch Walking, by Kim Harrison | Book Review #184”
You had me at virus – I love books that contain a virus!
Danica @ Shelves of Spines
Right? That’s what got me reading the book as well!