There are many great series out there that I read. Anita Blake, Sookie Stackhouse, Harry Dresden and many others are great series with interesting main characters and worlds that keep you engaged and hooked into them so much so, that you find yourself going through literary withdrawal looking for the next fix to tithe you over until the next release. The Hollows series by Kim Harrison is such a series and I’m in love with the main character Rachel Morgan and the world she interacts with. I’ve recently finished reading book 6 in the series, The Outlaw Demon Wails, and am currently reading book 7, White Witch, Black Curse. I’m glad I found this series as it’s a great intermission between Dresden books, but more importantly along with other greats like The Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I now find my reading schedule full enough in such a way where once I catch up on them all, I won’t find myself miserable in between releases as I’ll have a new great release from each of my favorite authors back to back, or so I hope.
What’s so great about this series? Well what’s not to like about a red-headed, ass-kicking witch who often acts like a ditzy blonde (no offense) so much so that her mistakes almost always lead to greater problems and create ample material for continued plots, sub-plots, and sub-sub-plots. The supporting cast is equally great especially her side kicks Ivy and Jenks. I don’t want to give too much of the plot, but the series takes place in an alternate history America where a outbreak caused by genetically modified tomatoes (yeah I thought the same thing) wipes out a sizable portion of the human population creating the opportunity for supernatural beings and species to finally reveal themselves. It sounds crazy and it maybe even is, but trust me on this one, you have to read these books. I would not steer you wrong here, besides would a Sith Lord lie?
I’ll save my review for the latest release(s) once I catch up as it would be silly to go back and review books that are years old and that I have already read. Otherwise, I’d have to review The Dark Tower, Codex Alera, Old Man’s War and many other worthwhile and about as perfect as you can get series.
Check out this series and the others I’ve briefly mentioned. You won’t regret it.