Publication: July 1, 2004
Reviewed By: Amber R
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.
I'm giving this book 3.5 stars. Amber and Autum (AlwaysPurrty and our lovely blog designer) love this series and I hadn't read it yet. I was getting down to the nitty gritty on my 2012 reading challenge and I needed some fillers. This has been on my tbr list forever, so I figured why not? I'm glad that I trust them and from what I hear this series gets way better because otherwise I would not have continued on from this book.
This book was pretty slow for me. The plot wasn't bad but honestly, it wasn't the greatest. I didn't hate it though. Rachel is a runner for the I.S., which is basically like the F.B.I but for paranormal stuff. A runner is basically like a bounty hunter. Rachel is a witch and she doesn't care for her job. From the beginning of the book she is on the run. Because she dislikes her job so much, she quits. Her former boss basically puts out a hit on her. So she's on the run and in her mind if she catches a big enough case and turns it over to the I.S., they'll pay off her contract and she can live!
Rachel is pretty white bread of the UF heroines. At least, so far. I'm giving Amber and Autum the benefit of the doubt here. I really like Ivy though. She's bat shit crazy and I love it. She has some secrets and I want to know what they are. Also, Kisten? Uhhh, hello! He is very hot. I know we only saw him for a minute but I can't hope that he comes back. Tinks is pretty bad ass. I wish he was 6 ft. But he seems pretty awesome so far.
I don't know. Honestly, if it wasn't for my friends I probably wouldn't carry on in this series. I didn't think the book was that bad but it wasn't anything that would stick with me either. So I'm definitely looking forward to where this series goes and seeing it get better.