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review 2018-11-02 22:25
Die Heiligtümer des Todes // The Deathly Hollows!!!
Harry Potter und die Heiligtümer des Todes - J.K. Rowling,Klaus Fritz

German and english review (spoilerfree)

 

Nachdem ich das Buch im August(!!!) angefangen habe zu lesen, habe ich es doch heute tatsächlich fertig bekommen und kann jetzt ENDLICH offiziell und mit stolz sagen, dass ich die komplette Serie endlich gelesen habe. Als sie damals rauskamen, hat Mini-Ich nur bis zum 4. Band gelesen, weil es mir einfach zu düster wurde. Inzwischen kann es für mich nicht düster genug sein LOL

 

Ich kann echt nicht glauben, dass ich so lange für das Buch gebraucht habe. 2 Monate. Dabei hat mir das Buch von Anfang bis zum Ende gefallen, die erste Hälfte war ein bisschen sehr langgezogen und hat sich ein bisschen geschleppt, trotzdem fand ich es super interessant. Die zweite Hälfte wurde dann doch auf einmal viel belebter (es tut ja schon weh das zu sagen, wenn so viele die zweite Hälfte des Buches nicht überstehen.)

 

Eigentlich ist das auch schon alles, was ich wirklich dazu sagen will. Ich mochte den Band, ich mochte wie alles abgeschlossen wurde, wie Dinge erklärt wurden und wie all die Fragen beantwortet wurden. Eine wunderschöne Schleife am Ende um alles abzuschließen und zu zeigen wie es mit den Dreien weitergeht, die Familien, die sie gegründet haben. Ich hätte ja nur zu gerne erfahren wie es Luna geht, was bei ihr so los ist. Ist sie okay? Geht es ihr gut? LUNA LOVEGOOD!!!!

 

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After starting the book in august (!!!), I actually finally managed to finish it today and now I can officially and with pride say, that I finished reading the whole series. Back in the day when these books were released I actually stopped reading after the 4th book, cause things just got way too dark for me. Nowadays, it can't be dark enough LOL

 

I still can't believe that it actually took so long for me to finish this book. 2 months. Especially since I really enjoyed the book from beginning to the end, I mean the first half of the book, was a bit slower and things kinda dragged on a little bit, I still thought it was super interesting, though. The second half of the book really picked up speed and the story really came to live (which is a terrible pun, considering how many people didn't survive the second half.)

 

That's actually all I really wanna say about this. I really loved the book, and really liked how everything was wrapped up, lots of things got explained and questions were being answered. And then all wrapped up with a nice little bow, showing us these three and how life went for them after everything, the families they build for themselves. I just really wanted to know what Luna is doing, what's going on with her. Is she okay? Is she doing well? LUNA LOVEGOOD!!!!

 
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review 2017-06-13 11:45
Review: The Turn
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death - Kim Harrison

I received a copy from Netgalley.

 

Since The Hollows is one of my favourite urban fantasy series, and probably one the series that got me hooked on urban fantasy in the first place, a prequel to the Hollows was a must have. I put in a Netgalley request as soon as I saw it. (Even though I’m only up to book 7 in the series).

 

Though after reading it, I can’t honestly say I liked it all that much. It was okay, somewhere between a two and a three star read for me. The first half of the book was full of science stuff that I found incredibly boring and a slog to get through. I’ve never DNFed a Kim Harrison book before, so series and author love made me determined to finish it.

 

 I found it quite confusing, it didn’t help also that I could have sworn there was a Trent Kalamak in the Rachel Morgan series. It was only when I was reading reviews on Goodreads and saw the questions about this book section that someone else had asked the same thing that was puzzling me. Not the same character, two different characters (though there was a ding! moment towards the end of the book that made me go aaaah, that’s why).

 

One or two familiar characters also popped up, demon Algaliarept (who’s name I can’t pronounce to save my life) was his usual delightfully obnoxious (and somewhat amusing in a snarky way) self and Quen.  One of the vampires makes an appearance towards the end as well.

 

This is all about two dark elf scientists who are fighting it out for funding, Trent and Trisk, both of whom hate each other, Trisk’s created a genetically engineered tomato that will supposedly end third world hunger. Forced to work together each have their own separate agendas. As I said, the first half was all very technical and the two of them playing off each other to get to their own goals. (I had to keep reminding myself this was set in the 60s as well). Favourite classic songs are on the radio as new music.

 

But of course, jealousy rears its ugly head and one thing leads to another, something goes hideously wrong. This resulting in a wide spread disease that nearly wipes out the human race, bringing out the fear and repercussions of a bunch of vampires, witches and other species trying their best to get head of it and survive as well.  While at the same time Trisk and a companion, the Dr who created the virus in the first place, there’s links to her genetic tomato, and Trent trying to keep on top of things.

 

The second half was much more exciting as things went from bad to worse and Trisk and her friends try to fix the problem. There’s something – satisfying is not the word I’d use – but there’s definitely a so that’s how it all happened feeling about now knowing how The Hollows all started, but it’s certainly not a favourite novel. Though I am glad I read it, and would certainly recommend to Hollows fans.

 

Thank you to Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books for approving my request to view the title.

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review 2017-05-08 20:43
THE TURN by KIM HARRISON
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death - Kim Harrison

Wonderful book! This is about how Trent's mom and dad got together and everything that happened because of their relationship. All I could think of was poor Trent. Also, I wonder what happens with Orchid. Hopefully there is a second prequel book in this series.

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review 2017-04-01 00:00
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death - Kim Harrison Book: The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death (The Hollows 0.1)
Author: Kim Harrison
Publication Date: 2/7/2017
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 4 Stars


REVIEW

I have loved this entire series. Now mind you I prefer series books to come in order and this is the beginning coming at the end.

We get to find out the actual history of the dreaded tomato.
Virus', Vampires and Elves.

We get Trisk, Rachael and Kal. And although we don't get Jenks we get Orchid a pixie we meet and she is hilarious.

I loved Trisk and Rachael and there were times I wish Kal would take a flying leap. It was great to get back to this series and it saddens me that there will be no more.

I borrowed this book from my local library.
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review 2017-02-16 04:00
The Turn: The Hollows Begins with Death - Kim Harrison

Trisk sat at her booth hoping to find an employer. She was a geneticists. It had been four months since Trisk had graduated. It was like a reverse job fair post graduates came from all over the country to see if there was a place in their company for the graduates. There wasn’t that many of Trisk’s people left- elves. The population would drop a lot more if they couldn’t halt the ongoing genetic degradation caused by an ancient war. Trisk and her dad had only entertained three employers at their table and they were only interested in her minor in security rather than her major in genetic research. After the fair was over a man from the Conclave told Trisk to put her application in for Global Genetics which was a human ran lab. Trisk would make enough to be free and afford to live and not have to marry. At least she could do what she loved doing at Global Genetics. It had been three years trisk still yawned at noon but no longer fell asleep during lunch as elves were most alert at sunrise and sunset. But Trisk had to follow a human schedule now instead of then naps her body wanted at noon and midnight. Angie was Trisk’s lab assistant. Trisk was helping design tactical biological weapons. Trisk had let Sa’han know of Daniel's research almost eighteen months ago. Trisk had tweaked it and Daniels work could not hurt any paranormals. Then Trisk ran into the new CEO at Global Genetics and he was a vampire but he was not undead but a living vampire. Rick- the CEO told her he was making sure the tweaks she had made on Daniel’s virus wouldn’t hurt vampires. He knew she was an elf and that she worked for Sa’Han and rick told her that was why she and Dr. Pluck were still alive. There was a man who was a witch from the military another who was a vampire with Sa’Han and the were talking to Trisk’s nemesis Kal. Kal was to go to Global genetics and check Trisk’s work. Kal wants to take Trisk’s research and use it as his own as well as get rid of her. I couldn’t get into this in any way I tried a couple times and it just bored me .

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