Imatge de l'autor

Kim Harrison

Autor/a de Dead Witch Walking

94+ obres 52,593 Membres 1,640 Ressenyes 363 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Dawn Cook, who also writes under the pen name Kim Harrison, was born in Michigan. She is a member of both the Romance Writers of America and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Under the name of Dawn Cook, her books include The Decoy Princess, Princess At Sea, and the Truth series. mostra'n més Under the name of Kim Harrison, she writes the Rachel Morgan or Hollows series. In 2014 her titles, The Undead Pool and The Witch with No Name made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photographic Designs by Penny Young


Obres de Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking (2004) 6,491 exemplars
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (2005) 4,694 exemplars
Every Which Way but Dead (2005) 4,459 exemplars
A Fistful of Charms (2006) 4,125 exemplars
For a Few Demons More (2007) 3,926 exemplars
The Outlaw Demon Wails (2008) 3,348 exemplars
White Witch, Black Curse (2009) 2,838 exemplars
Black Magic Sanction (2010) 2,376 exemplars
Pale Demon (2011) 2,013 exemplars
A Perfect Blood (2012) — Autor — 1,610 exemplars
Dates From Hell (Anthology 4-in-1) (2006) — Col·laborador — 1,535 exemplars
Ever After (2013) 1,350 exemplars
The Undead Pool (2014) 1,168 exemplars
Once Dead, Twice Shy (2009) 1,026 exemplars
The Witch With No Name (2014) 1,017 exemplars
Holidays Are Hell (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Col·laborador — 979 exemplars
First Truth (2002) 712 exemplars
Hotter Than Hell (2008) — Editor; Col·laborador — 655 exemplars
The Decoy Princess (2005) 610 exemplars
Unbound (2009) — Col·laborador — 563 exemplars
The Drafter (2015) 543 exemplars
Hidden Truth (2002) 491 exemplars
Early to Death, Early to Rise (2010) 479 exemplars
Forgotten Truth (2003) 457 exemplars
Lost Truth (2004) 433 exemplars
Princess at Sea (2006) 420 exemplars
American Demon (2020) 395 exemplars
The Hollows Insider (2011) 320 exemplars
Blood Work (2011) 302 exemplars
Million Dollar Demon (2021) 271 exemplars
Something Deadly This Way Comes (2011) 267 exemplars
Trouble with the Cursed (2022) 200 exemplars
This Witch for Hire (2006) 199 exemplars
Dead Witches Tell No Tales (2006) 181 exemplars
The Operator (2016) 174 exemplars
Sudden Backtrack (2014) 134 exemplars
Blood Crime (2012) 130 exemplars
Sideswiped (2015) 94 exemplars
Demons of Good and Evil (2023) 92 exemplars
Trouble on Reserve (2014) 76 exemplars
Waylaid (2016) 75 exemplars
Pet Shop Boys: A Short Story (2012) 70 exemplars
Perfunctory Affection (2019) 45 exemplars
Two Ghosts for Sister Rachel (2012) 26 exemplars
Three Kinds of Lucky (2023) 15 exemplars
The Bespelled 9 exemplars
Ley Line Drifter 5 exemplars
Dirty Magic 5 exemplars
Lost Truth (2010) 2 exemplars
Million-Dollar Baby 2 exemplars
The Hollows: Books 1-7 (2009) 2 exemplars
Uma Bruxa em Apuros 2 exemplars
Bruxa Endiabrada (2012) 2 exemplars
The Ashes of Worlds 1 exemplars
O Uivo do Demónio 1 exemplars
The Hollows (2012) 1 exemplars
Bang! #13 1 exemplars
The Agent 1 exemplars
[No title] 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Prom Nights from Hell (2007) — Col·laborador — 1,399 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2 (2009) — Col·laborador — 189 exemplars
Demons (2011) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars


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I really just didn't feel like reading this but it was the last in the series so I figured fine, what the hell.. It was very difficult to get through.
sraedi | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Feb 2, 2024 |
A magical freelance consultant makes poor life choices while dealing with vampires, demons and the police. There's a murder mystery too, but it's peripheral to the protagonist's relationship issues. The plot is unbelievable but the characters and situations are fun.
yaj70 | Hi ha 100 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
I didn't know this, until I looked it up, but apparently a short story set before these events explain in better detail what happened to Madison. The short story appears in the anthology Prom Nights From Hell. Also equally important to point out, far as I know this doesn't tie into her mainstream series The Hollows (or the Rachel Morgan books, whatever you want to call them). This is my first time reading Kim Harrison, in any form, as well.

My very first thought while reading this was that even though its a YA, I don't think its a great idea to have the MC finding her killer attractive. I don't care if he's David Tennant good looking, she shouldn't still think he's hot after being killed by him. It just...squicks me. That's a pet peeve however and shouldn't be counted against the book.

The book moved fast, keeping up the momentum that is started in the first chapter or so. It's not WHAM-BAM-THANK YOU MA'AM fast, but it moves along quickly enough to make you go 'huh? wait. back pedal' when character development emerges. Since I haven't read the short story, I can only assume that the lack of substantial coverage over Madison's Prom Night is covered in depth in that story, but for me I had to piece together most of it from the random comments made by Madison and company.

I was intrigued by the fact that there are 'light' and 'dark' reapers hanging around this mortal coil, duking it out to either kill or save a person who decides to march off the beaten path of fate. I would have been perfectly content if we just learned about them the entire time, since the dynamics were rather interesting to contemplate. We were also introduced to Timekeepers and seraphs however, making things a bit more complicated.

I think that Harrison over reached her audience a little bit. In mainstream paranormals, complicated entangled relationships are the norm, from my experience in young adult paranormals the complicated relationships tend to stay centered around a couple characters--not the main character and the entire cast of supporting. By the halfway point of the book I couldn't honestly tell you that I understood what was going on completely. Someone was after Madison, she had a lot more to worry about other then the phantom 'living' person feelings she was supposed to not be having and her mentor was starting to look shady. That's all I really got.

Like I said I was intrigued by the dark vs. light reapers and Madison was an interesting character, but there wasn't enough backstory to back up her feelings or frustrations properly. The world seemed distractedly built--or it might have been because I was too busy trying to keep Team Good and Team Evil straight to notice the world building details and the supporting cast was all over the place. The twist at the end left reasonable interest for me to want to read the next book however.

Oh and the banter/bickering with practically everyone in the cast that Nakita engaged in was priceless. She was my favorite character I think, with Grace in a close second.
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lexilewords | Hi ha 61 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |



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