I haven’t turned as many pages this week as I normally do, what with being obsessed with a new WIP of my own, so this is going to be a partial review. I’ve been slowly trying to read Kim Harrison’s second in The Hallows series, trying being the key word there.
Here’s the particulars on this one courtesy of Goodreads.
Back of the Book:
It’s a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.
She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits.
Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child’s play – and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.
I actually like the cover on this one. A little intrigue. Come nice color contrast. Nice, bold fonts. Some sexy to tie it all together. The blurb on the back is well done, too, and would most definitely make me pick it up to flip through at the very least.
Although I liked the cover, once I opened it, the disappointment began. There was actually stuff happening this time, a little action, a foot chase, all things that should row my boat, but by chapter two I was bored out of my mind. Jenks didn’t even make enough of an appearance to add some punch, only doing the same old pixie tricks he pulled in the last book.
The new character, the FIB guy, what’s his name? Oh yeah, he’s as unmemorable as the rest of the characters that I can’t, for the life of me, remember his name. The interactions with the vampire chick were consistently awkward like the first book. I’m about 1/3 through and there’s no sign of the only one who intrigues me: Trent.
Honestly, I’m not sure if I’m going to finish this book. The pace and characters are just not for me, I guess.
I’m not going to give it a rating. I’ll consider it if I actually finish the book, but for now I’ll take my mother’s advice and keep my mouth shut star-wise unless I have something nice to say.
For now, my recommendation is to skip this one unless you like weird and awkward with not a very exciting storyline.