Thursday, November 10, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - EVERY WHICH WAY BUT DEAD by KIM HARRISON - RACHEL MORGAN # 3

By : Kim Harrison
Published By : Harper Voyager
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from library, 501 Pages

RATING : 3.75 BIG AL STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

There's no witch in Cincinnati tougher, sexier, or more screwed up than bounty hunter Rachel Morgan, who's already put her love life and soul in dire jeopardy through her determined efforts to bring criminal night creatures to justice.  


Between "runs," she has her hands full fending off the attentions of her blood-drinking partner, keeping a deadly secret from her backup, and resisting a hot new vamp suitor.

Rachel must also take a stand in the war that's raging in the city's underworld, since she helped put away its former vampire kingpin--and made a deal with a powerful demon to do so that could cost her an eternity of pain, torment, and degradation.

And now her dark "master" is coming to collect his due.

BOOK REVIEW:



I’m having trouble trying to decide how I felt about book 3 in the Rachel Morgan/The Hollows series. I enjoyed it but sometimes it dragged on in parts. When it was good it was good, when it was dragging, it was draaaggging.


I get the whole Ivy lovin and livin with Rachel, but it doesn’t seem to progress one way or the other. We read about it a lot and those looks Ivy is giving out in her jealousy and I want to suck your bloooood moments.... but time to move this party on.


Trent to me is a big draw card and I always enjoy some cranky Jonathan and mysterious Quen, but did I have to wait until the last 120 odd pages. Let’s face it I know they are going to end up with each other. Well, that’s how I feel anyway, with all this pussy footing about, not liking each other , but really, I think it’s inevitable. One character in Trent’s life just comes out of the blue and that’s when I realised how much I don’t know about Trent.


Jenks, my main sidekick who I absolutely love, well he throws a pixy fit and gets a character vacation.


Kisten, I really enjoyed in this book. His character wasn’t shallow like it has previously been. He actually is a great guy and I like him a lot. He has more depth for the reader. His character is flawed, but I like that he is trying.


Nick!! Kim what are you doing with him? I say no more.


I did miss my FIB boys, like where were you? I missed you.


The thing with this book and I did enjoy the story, Kim has a way with some of her characters just not being included anymore, for the whole book, when you think they are possibly a big enough asset to the storyline to have small parts , but then she brings in new characters. I get left wondering what happened to the others.


I found the storyline in this book to sometimes be over described or too much time spent in one area. I think to me that is where it draggggged.


I like all this out smarting Big Al, but I like more Trent and learning more about him and the why of his character. The story really moves when Rachel and Trent are together and it’s fast paced with action. We do learn more in this book, but it’s book 3! Sometimes scenes jumped for me. I wanted to know more but it was a case of...moving on.


Overall I am locked into this series and enjoying it and want to see where Kim takes the reader.

Michelle

2 comments:

  1. You know I tried the first one because I've read a lot of raves about it but I never got past Chapter 1! I heard they're adapting it for the small screen so I guess I'll just wait for that.

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  2. Hi Braine,

    This series is kind of a frustrating one. It makes me want to keep reading to see how she got to book #9. Publishers just don't keep handing out money. So I am intrigued. When Kim is good , she is awesome, but sometimes it just is too described and on stuff that maybe doesn't need it. If you broke away areas that were not all that exciting and pieced it all back together..WOW!!! It's kind of interesting how her mind is really giving you her all in her writing but the reader doesn't need to read ALL of it. Her mind must be buzzing when she writes.

    So I must get through and see the buzz. The HON series by the Casts, Burned was the book that sold me. Maybe I am a tough critic. But the books before hand just did not compare. I said same thing, the publishers didn't keep handing over the dollars there has to be something , and there was. I think the Casts and Kim would have to be my two most frustrating authors, but I am addicted I want to know....

    Michelle

    Oooo I might come loko and see how David is going today:D

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