The Turn is a must read for Hollows fans! #review

Posted March 20, 2018 by Berls in Review / 4 Comments

The Turn is a must read for Hollows fans! #reviewThe Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death by Kim Harrison
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Published by Gallery Books on February 7th 2017
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 441
Length: 16 hours 20 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Purchased
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four-half-stars

#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.

I loved this – it was so cool to see so many familiar characters at this pivotal stage of human/inderlander history. I do feel that the ending was a bit abrupt – like, “and you all know where this heads, so that’s it.”

Personally, I feel like it opened up so many questions about Trent’s upbringing, even while it explained so many things – like Qwen’s devotion to him. I’m so incredibly curious about the time between this book and the start of book 1, in a way I never was before. So now, I’m hoping for books that I never cared about before lol! I grew really attached to these characters and I just want to know how things unfold – even though I do know where they end up.

Oh and I listened to The Turn, which was narrated – like the rest of the series – by Marguerite Gavin. Always a great listen with her! It was fun hearing her interpretation of younger Qwen, for example! I want more!!

If you’re a fan of the Hollows series, this is not a prequel to skip!

4.5 stars I loved it

It took her a while, but Berls read and LOVED the Turn. 4.5/5 stars! #review Click To Tweet

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4 responses to “The Turn is a must read for Hollows fans! #review

  1. I can’t flippin’ wait to get to this one but I want to read the last in the Hollows first. They’re both sitting on my shelf gathering dust. :/ I’m so happy you loved it though, Berls! It sounds like it’s really well done and I love that the new characters seem well done even if it made you long for more insight into some of our favs! Fingers crossed KHarrison is writing another in this world. 🙂
    Hope you’re having a great weekend and that you’ll have a great week! {{{hugs}}}

    • You haven’t read the last Hollows yet?! Ok, we’ve got to fix that! Yes, it was really well done and I really REALLY hope she is writing more (though I haven’t heard anything… 😥)

      Hope you’re weekend is wrapping up well!! Xoxo

  2. I really loved this one too. I thought it was interesting that Trent had a pixie friend, since he was so opposed to them at the beginning of The Hollows series. I would love another book between this book and Dead Witch Walking. Great review.