The Turn by Kim Harrison

Posted February 21, 2017 | 30 Comments

The Turn by Kim HarrisonThe Turn
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Published by: Gallery Books
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Format: eARC
Pages: 448
Source: Publisher
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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.

Woohoo! We’re back in the Hollows! Only, this time we take a step back in history and discover what actually went down during the infamous Turn. What exactly caused tomatoes to become the carriers of death and destruction? And just who is really at fault.

This was so stinkin’ good! I love how the story unfolded while connecting so many threads to the main part of the series, all the way to the very last book. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like his without Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks, but my worries quickly went out the window once I started reading. Harrison did a great job with Trisk, Kal, and Daniel. Kal is exactly how I would expect him to be. I can’t stand his ass, but that’s perfectly fitting!

You don’t have to read the whole series first, but it’s so much better if you do. I loved discovering how certain situations turned out and how decisions in this book impacted things in the future. Even small things, like what paved the way for Rachel having the ability to be an I.S agent. It’s also really cool seeing what roles certain characters from the series played in those early days. Harrison seriously tied it all together amazingly well!

I really hope we get more prequels. There’s still a lot of story that can be told involving these characters View Spoiler ». Harrison could also jump further back in time to Trisk’s grandma, because I’m SUPPER curious about what’s up with that story!

The Turn is an absolute must read for fans of the series!

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30 responses to “The Turn by Kim Harrison

    • Christy
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      Sorry I didn’t answer before. There’s 13 books in the ‘original’ series. I personally think this prequel is better after having the entire story and knowing how everything fits and what certain things are in reference to. But keep in mind that a lot of the biggest fans of this series (including myself) needed about 2-3 books to fully fall in love with it. Hope you read the series! I’ve been mulling over rereading it when I have more time.

  1. The second review who’s loved this book… I think I should start reading this author. I mean, I always meant to but I never did, and for the life of me I can’t figure out why reading this?!

  2. I LOVED this book! I was so excited when I read that Harrison was releasing a prequel about The Turn, since it’s something we know SO much about from Rachel’s POV but never really got details. And she did such an amazing job making bio-engineering seem exciting and even relatable! Ha — I don’t think I could have done that. I totally agree with you on the potential for cool exploration beyond this, and I do hope that Harrison continues to visit these characters and those related to them πŸ˜€

    My review just went up TODAY, actually! πŸ™‚
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