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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Review: The Turn by Kim Harrison

Title: The Turn
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Format: Ebook
Release Date: February 7th, 2017
Length: Novel (448 pages)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Free via Publisher
Buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

The Turn is a prequel novel in The Hollows series. I was so sad to see the series end, then super excited when I heard KHarrison was releasing a prequel. While it doesn't have all the characters we've come to love, it does have a few we've met as their younger selves. If you're familiar with the series, we've known a bit about the turn but we've never had a ton of details.

We start off meeting Trisk, an elf at a job fair for graduates when she gets in a spat with Kalamack (aka Kal). After the altercation Kal's dream job removes their offer and Trisk is not left with many choices. She winds up accepting an undercover position at a human company where she'll be able to work as a geneticist and report to the elves if there is anything they need to be aware of. Her project that helped feed the world was engineering a tomato that could thrive in all environments, everyone is going wild for it. She's also helping her colleague by checking over his work and tweaking what needs it on his virus that will assist with war efforts. He's somehow managed to create a virus that will get a focused area of people ill for a day or two then recover. The elves are nervous even with Trisk's tinkering on the virus and decide to send Kal to inspect her work. As you can imagine, things don't go quite as planned and it's quite an adventure.

The Turn gave an already amazing series another book I could love. I've missed The Hollows series so much, I'm glad we get some light shed on The Turn and getting to see younger versions of secondary characters we know and enjoy. I wasn't sure what to expect with Trisk's character, but I came to admire her quite early in the book. She's not had it easy, with the time period being what it is, she's always second best to a man and add on that she's a dark-haired elf she's an outcast. While we've seen The Hollows told in the POV of a witch, it was nice to get more info on the elves this time around. If you enjoy Urban Fantasy with little to no romance, I suggest you grab this series up ASAP.


17 comments:

  1. I have no idea if I have ever tried her books...hmm

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    1. Hmm if you haven't I think you'd probably like The Hollow series more than her latest series. :)

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  2. I've only read the first four books in The Hollow series and loved them. I just got distracted by other books these last few years. And I'd love to read this one too of course. :)

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    1. Oh yay!! You should catch up now that all of them are out ;) hehe

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  3. Since I've read none of these, would it be a good idea to start with the prequel, or should a newbie start with the series proper?

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    1. You could do it either way! A few people I've followed have had issues with the first few books of the series but I enjoyed them. She sets a big world that gets better with each book.

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  4. I haven't read any in this series but it sounds fantastic.

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    1. Can be read before or after. Before will shed some light on the elves, after will give you details on things you might be curious about ;)

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  5. I've been waiting to see if this comes up for review on audio. I'm so excited to get this book. I love this series.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. I hope you get it soon, you'll love it!

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  6. I have been meaning to read this series...maybe since it's finished I'll pick it up!

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    1. Woot! Hope you enjoy, I adore this series <3

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  7. Sounds like an interesting series. Sucks that the prequel came out after the series ended. I, personally, hate when a prequel comes out after I've already started a series. It throws off the flow. So, I will definitely be picking this up before I even start the series.

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    1. It gets confusing when authors do that, in this case though I thought it worked well :)

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