Monday, 6 March 2017

Book Review: The Turn [The Hollows #0.1] by Kim Harrison

Title: The Turn
Author: Kim Harrison
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Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: 7th February 2017
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
#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.
My Thoughts
I have most of the Hollows series waiting to be read, and I never seem to find time to read them. When I saw The Turn on NetGalley I had to request it, what a better way to start this series with the very first book, seeing how it all began and who was to blame.

Trisk and Kal have finished school and are waiting for job offers, Kal is offered a lot but his most promising is lost by his own recklessness, Trisk has very few offers and all not the best for a woman at that time, but the offer to go to Global Genetics, to work as a genetic engineer, but doing some security work for the enclave, ensuring that any new discoveries are shared with them, and be there to tweak a few things if needed, is the offer of a lifetime for her, and she grabs it with both hands.

We are then brought back to present day, where Trisk is tweaking the Angel Tomato's code, to ensure its safe for all Inderworlders, but her skills are highly doubted and Kal is hired to ensure it does what it's meant to, even if that means finding faults with Trisk's work, or making faults himself.

The Turn was a book that had me intrigued from the moment I began reading, I love how unique this world is, but also how 'human' it is, no matter what your breed the rules of the day have to be followed, making it harder for females, especially Trisk, to get anywhere in her career. Seeing how she is judged and watched to make sure she is doing her job, how she constantly has to prove herself made me fell sad for her, but seeing how determined she is to keep going and prove she fully deserves the job was very inspiring.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the pages of The Turn, especially towards the end when everything has gone to pot, seeing a huge turn of events and something which I did not expect, but was asked for. Although these characters are new to me, as is the world, I really enjoyed myself, even knowing how it would all end. I like the uniqueness of the story, and how one tomato can cause havoc.

Final Verdict
After finishing The Turn I am excited to dive into The Hollows series and see what happens next, it looks like delayed reading fitting in perfectly for me this time around.

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Hollows series so I'm really looking forward to reading this one! I'm currently on a wait list at the library for it!
    I hope you do get a chance to read the series!!!


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