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  1. Kat Kennedy Kat Kennedy says:

    By now most people know that the Bottle Nose Dolphin is pretty much one of the biggest assholes in the animal kingdom You know for randomly hunting down and stalking and killing porpoises sharks and baby dolphins for no other reason than the pure joy of murdering them in cold blood and so that then can then go off and rape other dolphinsHowever the African Bat Bug could easily surpass the dolphin as one of nature's biggest bastards Male Bat Bugs seem to have decided one day to pass over the perfectly good female genitalia in order to stab the females in the gut with their bug wangs Then they go and stab other males in the gut Basically they think abdominal wounds are just freakin' hilarious Nobody knows why these bugs are so damn sadistic The male African Bat Bug would really like to stab her in the gut If she were Peter Parker then I'd kind of understand the compulsionAfter reading Dead Witch Walking I think I empathize There is a good story here A solid story Just as functional as the female African Bat Bug's vagina not that I've ever seen one yet Kim Harrison doesn't seem content to make this story easy or pleasurable to read She kind of wants to cause us pain The part where Nick made a pact with the demon I'll let you go if you take us home kind of agreements and then the demon decided later that they owed it was just dumb If you get in a taxi and the driver tells you it'll be fifty bucks home only to wait until you get out of the car and stab you with a knife for not giving it 150 then you'd kind of think that's ridiculous Yet everyone just seems to go along with thisRachel can't even uit her freakin' job without having someone try to kill her This is a world that is just really unnecessarily annoying I understand she wants to ratchet up the action but most of it just doesn't make sense Once again perfectly good vagina and Harrison stabs us in the gutSo whilst I didn't think this book was uite as horrible as many other people seem to feel it was I also can't say that I loved it or was particularly fond of it I'm interested to see where Harrison takes the characters The writing was okay and the characterization was interesting and freshI applaud Harrison for being somewhat unconventional in her writing and storyline but there's a different between spicing up the bedroom and splicing up someone's abdominal area with your giant bug banger


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    “Making a spell is easy It's trusting you did it right that's hard” McCree from Overwatch voice Dead Witch Walking is just a product of its time and it just reads like an early 2000s PNRUF story I guarantee if I read this back when I was in love with the Fever series the Kate Daniels series and the Riley Jenson Guardian series then I would have enjoyed this way than I did Sadly we are in 2019 and the true fact is that this didn’t age well in my opinion But I still had a lot of fun reading this one This is a story about a witch named Rachel who works as a bounty hunter for a pretty slimy boss But while on a mission she and a coworker find a Leprechaun who grants them three wishes and one of Rachel’s wishes is to uit her job but the coworker Ivy leaves with her and this bit of the bargain really upsets her boss Like upsets her boss so much that she now has a hit mark on her Ivy Rachel and Jinx Rachel’s Pixie sidekick all flee to an abandoned church where Rachel and Ivy soon find out that Rachel’s blood is causing uite the reaction with vampires And we get to see all the spells that Rachel is able to brew up and she brews up some really cool things so that she can protect herself and try to uncover why her ex boss wants to seek vengeance on her so badly My biggest complaint is how Ivy was handled in this book Like I don’t want to get that deep into this but Ivy is a Asian vampire who isn’t doing things that most vampires in this world do But she is really enthralled by Rachel’s blood and in turn Rachel kind of finds it a bit hard to resist Ivy too at least at the start Like if Rachel and Ivy would have gotten together I obviously would have been ecstatic and I actually thought the story was going in that direction but the narrative uickly shifted to be all about how Rachel would get Ivy to not be attracted to her while she admired every guy that enters the story And the scenes were getting and uncomfortable with Ivy from Rachel’s perspective and I just really started hated it so very much This is without a doubt the reason it was hard for me to ever enjoy this book honestly Also who the fuck would not want to be with Ivy? Like how unbelievable My favorite part of this book was how an angel virus made this world almost apocalyptic where humans are for sure not in control and all the paranormal entities are not in hiding because they were immune to it and now are for sure the major population I just thought that was such a cool spin and really added to this world and made it something special Overall I really did think this was a fun read just a product of its time with some of the offensive lingo and the strange ueerbaiting But I would totally continue on because I am really curious to see where this story goes next Also I loved the setting of the abandoned church so much Oh and if it wasn’t obvious I sort of completely fell in love with Ivy Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch Content and trigger warnings for many conversations that treated food very weirdly and triggering murder death animal abuse animal fighting rings and assault Buddy read with Julie from Pages and Pens ❤


  3. Jilly Jilly says:

    Every review of this series talks about it being one of the best Urban Fantasies out there and I have to admit that the world in this one is pretty awesome I liked everything about the worldSo why the three stars? Because I have a little pet peeve with something that I can easily spot for the future of this series And yes I have so many book pet peeves that my house smells like a pet peeve litter box but still I can't resist their cute little faces I know this one doesn't go THAT well but gosh darn it all it made me laughRachel our heroine meets up with Mr Baddie Trent and he almost kills her and greatly injures her cages her and allows his assistant to physically abuse her for sadistic pleasure threatens her and then tries to have her die by rats but she is ogling his ass the whole time Plus maybe just maybe he is Mr Misunderstood instead of Mr Baddie And I'm like Oh HELL to the NO This is such a set up for him to be a future love interestNow I admit that bad boys can be pretty cute and irresistible Who's a cute little bad boy? You areBUT the good kind of bad boy has to be the one who treats his woman like a freaking princess yet is a badass and will do anything to protect her Reformed bad boys are also good Along with reformed rakes The point is Yes forgiveness is divine but if Rachel is going to forgive this guy for letting his creepy side kick torture her for kicks and trying to kill her I'm NOT on board with that Trent? My reaction to you is that of the male octopus to a potential mate


  4. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Kim Harrison Image from Google In an alternate near past humans have been much reduced as a result of unanticipated problems with bioengineered tomatoes One result is that non humans immune to the created virus have become the dominant culture witches werewolves vampires the usual gang of idiots The main character here is Rachel a witch who is contracted with the security organization responsible for policing the magical population Her assignments are called “runs” In such “runs” she goes after folks who are breaking laws whether of the murder or traffic ticket variety Of late the latter Her true desire is to take down the big crime boss in town Stymied in her job by hostile and incompetent bosses she seeks to start out on her own With a vampire friend they begin renting out an underutilized church for their base Rachel is assisted by Jenks a four inch pixie It is an entertaining tale with interesting characters whose motivations and true purposes are often unclear The book aspires to create an entire reality and does as good a job as one might expect There is enough suspense to sustain interest and enough charm and warmth to allow one to feel for Rachel and some others I would not place this in the same level as the Harry Potter books It just feels less substantive But it was a fun ride and as such worthy of recommendation I wound up reading many books in the seriesEXTRA STUFFLinks to the author’s personal other personal FB Instagram and Twitter pagesHarrison enjoys using variations of Clint Eastwood Movie names for her titlesOther Books I have read in the series #2 The Good the Bad and the Undead #3 Every which Way But Dead #4 A Fistful of Charms #5 For A Few Demons More #6 The Outlaw Demon Wails #7 White Witch Black Curse


  5. ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ ֆɦɛʟʟʏ ȶɦɛ քǟȶʀօռ ֆǟɨռȶ օʄ ƈʊʀʍʊɖɢɛօռʟʏ ƈʀօռɛֆ says:

    Second Read ★★★★First read ★★★I liked it even with this re read Sure this was written awhile ago and some parts might not have aged perfectly but it was still great Uneven pacing in some sections but knowing what comes after this and how expertly done the magic and world building is I'm not going to complain too much I liked Ivy much Yay Rachel and Ivy do have an awkward friendship in the beginning They are both figuring out the living vampire human platonic relationship thing I have the unpopular view that Trent sucks Jenks and Matalina are THE BESTI just can't wait to keep going and get to my favorite parts in the seriesBuddy re read with the MacHalosPreviousuick generic review though if you like urban fantasies this is hands down one of the best series in the genre overall Some books aren't as strong as others but it only gets better I know that can be annoying but with this series I think my favorite book was either book 8 or 9 Pale Demon Some of the best world building I've ever read Some of the best characters I've ever loved Seriously It's worth readingThis one was a little rough I remember struggling through it a bit but I'm glad I pushed through and kept going A 20 something witch is the MC You've got the vampire partner demons elves pixies shifters no spoilers so I won't go into details Wonderful series though 3


  6. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    35 shadowed starsMy head tells me 3 stars but my heart says 4 Which makes an average of 35 but you knew that alreadyWOWYes that is the reaction I had after starting Dead Witch Walking great title by the way I was so surprised while discovering every ‘creature’ this book contains There are witches vampires trolls apparently fairies PIXIES PIXIES guys There are PIXIES Plus one of them is an important character of the story I’m talking about this one On the left we have Ivy vampire and on the rightwait for itRACHEL witch And in between cute little pixie JenksSo the world building was an A for me in the UF genre The Fever series used to be in the lead on the very very top for the world building but The Hollows definitely took its position Sorry dear Rachel wasn’t the best female lead ever I prefer MacKayla Lane way better than her but she sure has her charm I just thought she was really acting stupidly and recklessly at some times Like when she transformed herself in a mink and didn’t plan a way of turning back immediately if being caught Maybe she just couldn’t but it annoyed me still That brings another small issue I had with this bookIt’s slow It was actually my first time as I remember reading an UF book that slow The ones I usually read are fast paced or have lots of action events happening or mysteries to be solved Yeah I did lose interest when she was a mink BUT it’s the only time I did lose interest because I just couldn’t before with the world building being so amazing I don’t really like shape shifters I don’t find anything interesting in reading a book with a person transforming herself into an animal Although that’s very personal so maybe it won’t be a bother for you as much as it was for meI know I criticize this book than I should but I did like it a lot and I will read the seuels very soon for sure It had few SMALL flaws though Another one of them is it not having many IMPORTANT sexy hot charming and irresistible male characters There are some random ones but they don’t really last I heard though that this book is actually not the best in the series so I look very forward to seeing how it’ll go and especially some development please in Rachel’s character The writing was fabulous and just utterly perfect and surprisingly better than I expected I read every book in Kim Harrison’s trilogy for YA Madison Avery and it didn’t uite work for me I mean it was interesting the main subject but the characters weren’t as much developed and ‘alive’ as I hoped Also in the Madison Avery series slowness was very too much present and this time frustratingly slow I don’t recommend that series if you have a big TBR pile Was just OK I do however recommend Death Witch Walking with sparkly eyes and a big smile


  7. Luffy Luffy says:

    I chuckled twice while reading the book You know how likely that a funny writer decides to write urban fantasy? The chances are a hundred to one probably What's the matter Trent? Jealous? was a very funny uip The parts where Rachel was captive were among the most transcendental bits of a genre that I've barely explored but did so so far to meager rewards Now that I've got an entire series of good books waiting in the wings I'll read them one after the other starting soon That's a promise to myself


  8. Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads-no-more says:

    2718 ON SALE for 299 by Rabid ReadsThe Hollows is another one of the first Urban Fantasy series I ever read The bug had gotten me but I was still new enough to not really know what was available I think I was just pursuing every lead gave me and that was back in the 3 for 4 paperbacks days so I was in the habit of ordering the first four books in any newly discovered seriesWhich was a good plan bc by the time I finished Dead Witch Walking I was well and truly hooked and if I had days to wait before I could start the next book I might have criedRachel Morgan a witch lives in one of my favorite UF worlds the creatures out of the closet worldThe first time I encountered this kind of world I didn't know what to do with it it was too foreign a concept for me to unuestioningly swallow However upon closer acuaintance I realized how much simpler things were if the humans knew there really were things that went bump in the night the hate groups could just be the standard bastard collection of racists and bigots instead of super secret society types and the creatures' actions weren't limited to what they could do without being horror of horrors discoveredProvided there was a reasonable explanation for why the creatures were out in the open I soon preferred this set up almost across the boardUnfortunately that's where my main issue with The Hollows began In Rachel's world a disease piggybacking off a genetically modified tomato decimated the human population the creatures or Inderlanders were mostly immune to the disease so that when the dust settled for the first time perhaps ever the humans and the creatures were numbers wise largely eualThe Inderlanders took advantage of the situation and came out of the closet If Harrison had left it at that I probably would have been okayBut she didn'tNope she had the silly humans outlaw SCIENCE bc they were AFRAID Afraid of SCIENCE Afraid of TOMATOES Just pathetically ridiculously AFRAIDOutlaw science? What does that even mean? you askWell it means that the masses are dying of previously treatable illnesses bc silly humans destroyed the knowledge and shut down burned down anything resembling a research facilitySo yeah that was a problemMore realistically the silly humans also tried to deprive any Inderlanders of their jobs especially if said job was some form of government employment Newly deprived of gainful employment the Inderlanders blew their noses at the humans and started their own government agenciesSo thereRachel works for one such agency only she's been getting really crappy assignments or runs for awhile now and she's just about ready to uitExcept no one uits IS Inderlander Security the creature version of law enforcement before their contract is finished At least no one uits Dun dun duuunnnnn and survivesBut Rachel thinks she's found the out she's been looking for when she captures her latest target a tax evading Leprechaun who offers her 3 wishes in exchange for her freedomIt seems like the perfect solutionAnd it is Until Ivy Tamwood another IS Runner former training partner AND living vampire can't forget that part and Jenks pixy back up extraordinaire decide they want in on the action Ivy even proposes they put out a shingle together and start their own private runner serviceWhat could possibly go wrong?Well for one Boss Man at IS is seriously pissed about Ivy buying out her contract living vamps are loaded so even though he admits to giving Rachel crap runs for the last two years in an effort to get her to uit he decides to take his anger over Ivy leaving out on Rachel by using Ivy's generous payout to fund the hits he keeps putting on Rachel's lifeIf that wasn't awkward HA Awkward enough Ivy seems to have a bit of a crush on RachelAnd that's problem #2Roommate situations already have the capacity for awkwardness but when one of the roommates has secret feelings for the other awkward in the extreme And it has nothing to do with Ivy and Rachel both being female so calm yourself It'd be just as awkward if Ivy was a guy No one wants to be dodging come ons in their own home Especially if the source of the come ons is a vampire who wants to eat you snorts that's not what I meant and you know itshakes head at gutter minded peopleBUT on the whole this book was S T E L L A R The characters are well developed from the start and if you ignore the ban on medical research the world building is fantastic too Rachel is pretty kickass and has limitless growth potential and the dash of romance is ridiculously cute Action packed Dead Witch Walking will grab your interest and hold on to it indefinitely Don't let that scare you off though The last book in the series comes out in September and after that there's no reason you shouldn't be able to return to a productive life Disclaimer Rabid Reads can in no way be held responsible for addictions to really excellent books or the shambles your life may potentially turn into due to your inability to do anything but readMy other reviews for this series The Good the Bad and the Undead The Hollows #2 Every Which Way But Dead The Hollows #3 A Fistful of Charms The Hollows #4 For a Few Demons More The Hollows #5 The Outlaw Demon Wails The Hollows #6 White Witch Black Curse The Hollows #7 Black Magic Sanction The Hollows #8 Pale Demon The Hollows #9 The Undead Pool The Hollows #12 Into the Woods Tales from the Hollows and Beyond


  9. Meagan Meagan says:

    Don't let the cover description cover reviews or hell even the title throw you off on this one It looks like a cheesy paperback Possibly even a twisted romance novel but believe me it's notIt takes place in a world where instead of going to the moon money went into bioengineering Of course something went wrong a virus got out in tomatoes Like a plague it started wiping out humans Inlanders however people and beings with mystical abilities witches weres pixies etc were immune Well except for the Elves They went completely extinct It hit them worse than humans By the time the thing was under control the population of regular humans and Inlanders was roughly the same No longer feeling the need to hide being as they were no longer the minority to be prosecuted the Inlanders became open about who they were Therefore regular humans and Inlanders live openly together Well for the most part There are prejudices If you think that is a bit complicated it's only the back drop But don't let that scare you The story is uite entertainingRacel Morgan witch is a runner for the IS the inlander version of FIB Basically the FBI or Police for naughty or rather evil Inlander's Long story short she breaks her contract with them and their best runner Ivy a living vampire with her So there's a death threat out on her head She doesn't have the money to pay it off so she goes for the next best thing She'll crack a case so good they'll have to leave her alone Of course it means going after Cincinnati's best loved most powerful and due to his refusal to say whether he's human or Inlander most neutral political body Trent It's not long before Rachel Morgan has on her ass than a bunch of angry and magical assassinsI will grant that the first 20 pages or so of this book are a little bit cheesy Ok a lot a bit But in an amusing we know it's harsh but it's just to pull you in kind of way For instance she catches a leprechaun using charms that are a yellow moon green clover purple heart ha But after I was introduced to the intelligent back story these uips were easy to forgive And I promise eventually Jenks the nonstop talking pixie becomes less annoying even to Rachel As for the smutty romance part that the cover of this book in some odd ways seems to impart forget about it Romance is the last thing on Ms Morgan's mind Between disguises almost dying and spending an unruly amount of time as a rodent she just doesn't have the time The book was action packed and kept me guessing When I returned to it it was like returning to a weekly drama I liked it I have only a few small complaints 1 I think the slightly cheesy beginning could throw some people off 2 Sometimes Rachel's inner insecurities don't reflect her outer actions but perhaps that is the beauty of her character She's so insecure she HAS to look tough 3 A few minor fight moves in the last big fight seem to get pulled off a little too smoothly After keeping it clumsily realistic for 320 pages I wasn't ready for a perfect toss to trip and down a guy But alas minor complaint 4 Sometimes the character of Rachel bothers me a bit But just a bit It's actually a good sign that I'm taking her seriously as a character So yeah I guess that's not really a complaintBasically this is a first book a decently lengthened series that I plan to purchase the rest of It is my sinful little delight stacked up there with all my educational and political outlook books and good strong straight fiction Hooray I recommend it The latest book is in Hardback and just came out I can't wait to catch up to itps Harrison doesn't answer all uestions in fact she does a fine job of raising a few at the end and you know what I don't mind That' s rare but maybe it's because I know there's another book out there


  10. David - proud Gleeman in Branwen& David - proud Gleeman in Branwen& says:

    Book you have the right to a speedy trial review THE DEFENSE Lead heroine is funny and engaging yet also flawed enough to feel real I felt I could relate whenever Rachel Morgan did something stupidplus when book characters screw up it makes me feel not as bad for doing at least 8000 stupid things a day That's an exaggeration of course I only do 7999 stupid things a day tops I also loved the supporting cast Ivy the vampire is moody yet oh so adorable Keasley never loses his cool and Jenks the pixie may be the greatest scene stealer since Winona Ryder told the makers of Girl Interrupted So what if Angeline Jolie is fairly new at this everyone will just be watching me anyway Magic system is far thought out than in most novels Rachel doesn't just wiggle her nose and make stuff happen there are very strict procedures she has to adhere to and limitations to her spells Making Rachel powerful but not I can kick your ass with just my earlobe powerful added greatly to the suspense Interesting variation on the theme of vampire seduction Since vampires are usually seen willingly seducing others it was a nice change of pace to watch Ivy have to fight her natural instincts and try so hard NOT to seduce Rachel THE PROSECUTION Main story is severely lacking Rachel leaves her job and now her former bosses are trying to kill her annnnnnnd that's pretty much it for the first 200 pages Some of the plot points make no sense when you think about themDENON I've been trying to get Rachel to uit for the last two years using my position as her boss to make her job a living hellAIDE Gee if you want her out so bad why don't you just fire her?DENON bosses can actually FIRE employees?? Whywhy was that not made clear to me before now?? Lead villain stumbles into Dr Evil territory at times Now that Rachel is trapped in the form of a mink and I have her locked up in this cage I'll defeat her by enrolling her in a rat fightyou know the one that takes place in a wide open area with plenty of opportunities for the combatants to escapewhy are you all just shaking your heads at me it's a brilliant plan dammit Way too many unanswered uestions at the end Okay I understand this is only the first book in the series and the author wants to stretch some mysteries out but it would have been nice if at least ONE of the uestions raised in the book had been answered within these 400 pages Exactly what kind of paranormal entity is the lead villain? What secrets is Rachel's newest ally hiding? Who sent the demon to kill Rachel? Your guess is as good as mine even after I read the book THE VERDICT 35 Not For Everybody stars I enjoyed the characters enough to overlook the flawed main story and multiple plot holes but people looking for a cohesive story may find this one frustrating Still I hear this series only gets better so I will certainly be revisiting The Hollows in the very near future


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Dead Witch Walking ❰KINDLE❯ ❁ Dead Witch Walking Author Kim Harrison – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk All the creatures of the night gather in the Hollows of Cincinnati to hide to prowl to party and to feedVampires rule the darkness in a predator eat predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining a All the creatures of the night gather in the Hollows of Cincinnati to hide to prowl to party and to feedVampires rule the darkness in a predator eat predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining and it's Dead Witch Kindle - Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilizedA bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude she'll bring 'em back alive dead or undead.