Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Review: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

About Dead Witch Walking:
The underground population of witches, vampires, werewolves—creatures of dreams and nightmares—has lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a large part of humanity, many of the "Inderlanders" reveal themselves, changing everything.
Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter with the Inderland Runner Services, is one of the best at apprehending supernatural lawbreakers throughout Cincinnati, but when it comes to following the rules, she falls desperately short. Determined to buck the system, she quits and takes off on the run with an I.S. contract on her head and is reluctantly forced to team up with Ivy, Inderland's best runner . . . and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crime lord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death . . . not to mention her own roommate.
Source: Goodreads
I like these types of stories with a lot of action and an “investigator” touch to it.
The world is a place where all the supernatural being has “come out” and humans knows they exist and I think Kim Harrison does a great job of portraying the different species and the suspicion and distrust they have for each other when they don’t understand each other.
I love how Rachel Morgan just keeps on going even when things look bad she never gives up she has a tendency to be kind of whiny through much of the story but if you look at what she’s going through it’s kind of understandable.
My favorite character in the book is the vampire Ivy there’s just something about her that I love she is mysterious and I find myself wanting to know why she’s so secretive. We never get into her head and that helps to keep her a very interesting character but it annoyed me that Rachel time after time kept blaming Ivy for events that obviously were not her fault.  I hope I will see a lot more to her in the next book.
I’m not a big fan of Jenks I think he’s quite annoying and I have a hard time taking him seriously, much of the time it’s him who comes with the humor in the story and lightens the mood but I think it’s a little too much and I wish he would be a little more mature. It’s sad because I really want to like him.
I like the world and the plot and I will be picking up the next book in the series.
I give Dead Witch Walking 3 out of 5.
Next in the series:
The Good, The Bad, and the Undead
Every Which Way But Dead
A Fistful of Charms
For A Few Demons More
The Outlaw Demon Wails
White Witch, Black Curse
Black Magic Sanction
Pale Demon (February 22, 2011)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Author Rachel Vincent Guest Blog and Contest LIVE

Author Rachel Vincent is a guest at Bitten by Books today hurry over there and ask her some questions and if your lucky you have the chance to win the entire Shifters Series (Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey, Shift, Alpha) and her entire Soul Screamers series (My Soul To Take, My Soul To Save, My Soul To Keep, and an ARC of My Soul To Steal)

Contest ends on 9/30/10 at 11:59 pm Central


Friday, September 24, 2010

Cover art (1)

This Side of The Grave by Jeaniene Frost
I know that this cover was revealed a couple of weeks ago but I had to put it up.
I love Jeaniene Frost's books and the world she created and I like how the covers portrait Cat as I picture her.
I think it's great that we only see Cat on the covers and not her with Bones.
The gargoyle is a very nice touch.

This book is number five in The Night Huntress series and it will be released February 22, 2011.

previous books:

Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
I'm completely in love with this cover.
The way she sits and the look on her face that says she's ready to deal with anything coming her way.
I like the green bagground and her white hair and I especially like the purple wings they are beautiful.

This book is number three in the Guild Hunter series and it will be released January 25, 2011.

Previous books:

Thursday, September 23, 2010

RIP Jennifer Rardin

I just heard that we lost a really great author.
Jennifer Rardin passed away on Monday, September 20th.
I did not know her personally but she had an amazing talent and she touched a lot of people through her books.
To leave condolences for Jennifer Rardin and her family go here
My thoughs are with the family.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Just got to get started

This is my new site and it will take me a while to figure everything out.
Here I will post my reviews of the books I read.

I was inspired to have my own blog after I have found and followed some really great blogs so I hope one day I can make a site that can inspire others to start there own blog.

You can find some of the blogs in my favorite blogs in the right sidebar.
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