Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.
So, Obsidian Blue & I are buddy reading The Hollows - one book every two weeks is the general plan, but we'll see how things go. She's been busy, I've been busy. Shit happens, right?
Anyway, Dead Witch Walking is the first book of the series. I thought I had read it before, but now having actually read it, I'm pretty sure that I only read about the first chapter before setting it aside. You can see I've given it three stars. A more detailed explanation would be:
First 1/3: 2 stars
Second 1/3: 3 stars
Third 1/3: 4 stars
Rachel Morgan: 1 1/2 stars
Jenks: five fucking happy pixy stars
Ivy: 0 stars
Nick: 4 stars
Plot: 3 stars
Potential: 5 stars
Things I liked: Jenks. Nick. The fact that human beings are terrified of tomatoes. The set up. The action. The old guy from down the blog (Keasley?). The head of the IFB (totally forgot his name).
Things I didn't like: Ivy. Vampires aren't supposed to be sullen and mopey. Come on. Denon. What a douche.
Things that I hope improve: Rachel. What do I say about the main character? She is so reckless that she seems stupid and incompetent. She's obviously neither of those things - she's able to do serious spell craft. But fuck, woman, use the brains that god gave a duck and stop using such awful judgment.
Overall, I think the series has great potential. The beginning dragged, and Rachel needs to pull her head out of her ass.