Friday, June 16, 2017

Review 'The Turn' by Kim Harrison New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to her beloved Hollows series with The Turn, the official prequel to the series that will introduce you 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, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

But 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 rises, giving the paranormal species the 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, and 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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
January 26th, 2017
The Hollows #0.1
Paranormal Fantasy
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

When I was first offered a review cover of ‘The Turn’ by Kim Harrison, I was surprised to learn there was already a series out there I didn’t know about. I read a view reviews from different readers and Kim Harrison’s Hollows series supposedly was this great read. Why on earth didn’t I hear about it before?

I first started reading ‘The Turn’ a view months back when I was right in the middle of our wedding preparations, and I just couldn’t get into this read. I heard so many great things about ‘The Turn’, that it really frustrated me to not be able to get into it. So I decided to put it on the side for a little while, and read it again when my mind was not so busy with everything else going on in my life.

Since this book is the prequel to the Hollows series, this one was a good one to get started with the series. And I must admit that it again took me some time to get into the story and the different characters and creatures. But this time, I was able to keep on going, and slowly on I began to like this story more and more.

In ‘ The Turn’ we meet Trisk, a female doctor who has to work hard for everything she’s got. Especially as a female scientist and a elf. Now Trisk is working besides her ‘human’ colleague, to make sure everything he makes doesn’t have a bad effect on elfs, witches and weres. But then something goes terrible wrong and a deathly virus threatens to kill all humans.

Like I said before it took me a little while to get into this story, and to figure out what kind of book this really was. The main character Trisk, is a strong character I really came to like. She had a rough time as a woman and being a scientist, but she stayed strong through it all and managed to stand her own. I loved that about her.
What I didn’t get was her relationship with Kalamack. They had this rivalry which I didn’t really got, and in the end they also had this kind of romance part which was just confusing for me.

I really enjoyed the whole journey in this book in which Trisk, and her colleague Daniƫl tried to help all the humans and stop the virus. It was really exciting to read about their adventures and it definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.

Although I didn’t love this book as much as I hoped I did, it still was a very enjoyable read and it made me curious about the other books in this series. I’m definitely going to read the next book in the Hollows series. 

My Rating:

About the Author:

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best-selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. She's currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or on the links.

For more information about Kim please visit her website. Or visit her on Twitter and Facebook.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I think this book would have been better enjoyed had you read the Hollows first. I am excited you will be started them. Book one was ok, but as the series progresses it gets so gooooooood!

    1. I probably would have Kimberly. I kept hearing so many good things about this series. I'm definitely not giving up :D


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