Saturday, December 31, 2016

Week 53 Review: The Turn

From Goodreads:
#1 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 fans and readers 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, Kalamack, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

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 takes the world, giving the paranormal species an uncomfortable 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.

Kal surreptitiously works against her as 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.

My Review:
It was really fantastic to read this book! I almost wish that there could've been a different ending to this all, not in the whole virus/plague thing, but in how the characters end up! Though I wouldn't mind another prequel because I think this solves some mysteries, but not all, and I don't want things to end here! Also, I hope I don't spoil!

The great thing about this book, was the characters who are in the rest of the series-Quen, Al, Kataka, Piscary. Because this is the same series, it's just 40 or so years earlier with old-fashioned ideas about women, and the long-lived characters were alive during both! Loved it!

Trent's dad was an asshole. Like, a huge one. I thought that he would grow up, but no, he continued to do the wrong thing. I almost wanted him to be killed, and someone pretend to be him. Because that honestly would've given Trent a better father! Because yeah, most of the bad things in this book can be laid at his feet! The only good things from him were Trent, the Inderlanders coming out, and the drug to be used for vampires. Yeah. Nothing else!

It was strange in a way, to read this book, because both Trisk and Kal were dead in Dead Witch Walking. And the world is completely different, because a) the T4 angel tomato, created by Trisk, hadn't been infected by the virus, the human population hadn't been decimated, and the Inderlanders weren't out. But it was really interesting seeing the roles that Trent's parents played in the whole thing, even if his dad's was a horrible one!

Loved reading this book, it was so fantastic, and I would love another prequel!

Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Read: December 28th, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Reason Why: Love her books, and it's a Historical Fiction 2016 Book, Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Gallery Books
Expected Publication: February 7th 2017
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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