Sunday, 26 February 2012
Sci-Fi/Fantasy Pick of the Week: Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
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.
Dead Witch Walking is book one of Kim Harrison's Hollows series - I've read them all and pre-ordered the latest one as soon as it was available. It falls straight into the urban fantasy category, with a bit of a romantic bent. Pixies, vampires, and witches abound!
This story is pure fun, plain and simple. It's easy reading, with characters that really engage you in the story - you end up loving them!
This book is available on Amazon.com. Note: this is my affiliate link. If you prefer, you can go directly to the item here.
Polish pick inspired by this POTW: in honour of Rachel's love of black leather boots, China Glaze Liquid Leather.