Author- Kim Harrison
My Rating- 3 STARS
Synopsis- All the creatures of the night gather in "the Hollows" of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party... and to feed.
Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining - and it's Rachel Morgan's job to keep that world civilized.
A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she'll bring 'em back alive, dead... or undead.
After reading the good reviews and advice to push through the first couple of chapters, I kept picking it up and trying again. The story and plot is good, though I lost track sometimes with what was going on and new words used that weren't too clearly explained. Rachel, Ivy and Jenks make for a fun time and they are very well written. But, I didn't quite connect with anything until about 60% then enjoyed it until around 85% where I started slipping again.
However this is not a bad book, the plot is paced well and the humour shown through Rache's POV is refreshing and made me smile. It is a good start to the series. It didn't blow me away but the characters keep you coming back. Jenks is a hilarious little pixie, Ivy is a scary vamp with a heart of gold when she shows it and Rachel is brilliant. She is a good witch, not perfect, not strong and spends much of her time afraid. But Rachel is someone you can relate to. Yes she is a witch, but she is a small time white witch living in a big scary world of monsters and she has to use all her wits to get through the hard times. It is nice not to read about a protagonist that is already too good. She messes up and when she does, it is pretty funny.
When I finally got in to this book I really liked it and would like to see where the second book goes eventually. I wanted to love it. And I'm honestly not too sure why I didn't but with the ratings and reviews this series has, I want to stick with it.
Overall, it was enjoyable once you got in to the story