The Turn

The Hollows Begins with Death

“The Turn” is the prequel to Kim Harrison’s bestselling Hollows series. It takes us to the very beginning of how everything began—from how humanity fell because of tomatoes to how other supernatural creatures like vampires and elves reacted to the fall. It takes place about fifty or so years before the start of the Hollows series and really shows us things that the Hollows series didn’t completely cover.

I don’t want to give too much away, but I loved this book! I miss the Hollows series so much. I was devastated when it ended, and when I found out a prequel was coming I had bittersweet feelings. I was excited yet scared because I didn’t want it to suck and ruin the whole series for me, but it didn’t. It was awesome! I got to learn more about the background of the series and see the series from a completely different side. And I loved how we got to meet some characters in their younger years.

The main characters Kal and Trisk were very complex and layered characters. I loved Trisk for her drive and personality. Kal was sort of a douche and really stubborn and mean, but we see different sides of him as we get deeper into the novel and I liked that. I liked that neither character was black or white, but gray with many sides.

Overall, I loved this book! I’m a complete fangirl to the Hollows series and if you’re a fellow fan, this is a must read for you! Reading this book made me fall in love with the series even more!

Book Blurb for The Turn

#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 you 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, Kal, have the same goal: save their species from extinction.

But 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 rises, giving the paranormal species the 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, and 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.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2017 5.00