Author: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #0.1
Published by: Gallery Books
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
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 »Like what eventually transpires between Trisk & Al, because we know she eventually makes quite an impact on him while in her garden « Hide 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!