Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

Dead Witch Walking

Dead Witch Walking

by Kim Harrison

Pros: Great characters
Cons: Not really romance

This book falls into the Dark / Urban Fantasy category, which is really more adventure than romance, but has just enough romantic elements to be included on this site.

Dead Witch Walking is a perfect example of this type of book. Ms. Harrison has created a rich and realistic world packed with fun, believable characters. You find yourself rooting for the heroine right away as she travels from one mishap to another. Despite things not always going her way, she still emerges as a strong, self-sufficient heroine who’s willing to go toe to toe with the bad guys.

The supporting cast is also strong in this book. Ivy, our heroine’s living vampire partner and roommate, is perfectly mysterious. My favorite character, though, is Jenks, the third partner at the firm. Jenks is a pixy – 4 inches tall, with dragonfly wings and still all man.

Although this book is not a cliffhanger – it wraps up acceptably well – it is very obvious there is still a lot of story to be told. I look forward to discovering where Rachel Morgan will head next.

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Pros: The constant action is the best thing about this book. You grow to really love this character.

Cons: As this is the first book, the erotic twists don’t really get going until the second and third books.

I love this series. Anyone who is a fan of Laurell K Hamilton should really try these books. However, to really get the full effect you do have to start with the first book and read from there. These are books that build on one another, they are not really stand alone books. Although I started in the middle of the series, I really didn’t know how much I liked them until I went back and reread them in order; this book being the first one.

Rachel Morgan, even though she is fantasy, is completely identifiable, funny and engaging. I thought, at first, that I would be put off by the story line in that there are demons that she battles, black and white witchcraft that she practices but I have to say honestly the story is so good that none of that is offensive ( If you are worried about that) Give it a try!

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