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Dead Witch Walking (Rachel Morgan Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

42 out of 47 people found this review helpful.

Good series!!

The storyline is pretty good, and it's a fresh take on what can easily become cliche. If you can get past the sometimes stilted prose and repeated usage of phrases ("my stomach knotted", "made my head throb"), it's an entertaining, light read. The vocabulary isn't terri...
The storyline is pretty good, and it's a fresh take on what can easily become cliche. If you can get past the sometimes stilted prose and repeated usage of phrases ("my stomach knotted", "made my head throb"), it's an entertaining, light read. The vocabulary isn't terribly interesting or challenging, though every once in a while, the author will come up with a beautiful Koontzian phrase to paint the imagery which offsets the clangers.
The main character though isn't nearly as interesting as the conflicted Ivy, which can be quite distracting, and the strengths of the writing come in the confrontational scenarios between Rachel and Ivy. I'm guessing this is where Kim Harrison really got cranked up and engaged in the writing.
This book was entertaining enough for me to purchase the second in the series, which I am currently reading and will review.

posted by timetraveler-1692- on November 5, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

Did I miss something?

I picked up this ebook when it was offered free, a fact I'm glad for because I never would have paid for it.

First of all, I seriously thought I had started in the middle of an established series. The characters keep making references to places and things in a way th...
I picked up this ebook when it was offered free, a fact I'm glad for because I never would have paid for it.

First of all, I seriously thought I had started in the middle of an established series. The characters keep making references to places and things in a way that makes you think you should know what their talking about, and when they finally do explain it, it's very brief and written like a recap.

I found the main to character to be, well, somewhat wishy-washy. Not at all like the tough, bad guy-go getter I'd expect. One minute she's fine and appears to be on the verge of a break through, only to collapse back again into the realm of sad and almost pathetic. Rachel Morgan can't make her mind up about anything, and when she finally does she seems to regret it almost immediately.
Personally I found her Vampire roomy Ivy and her partner in crime Jenks the pixy and his massive brood to be more interesting, which is sad considering how underdeveloped the characters, were. There was potential, the back-story was there, but it was never brought out.

I'd consider reading more of this series...but only if they offer it for free!

posted by Writers_Block on April 20, 2010

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  • Posted April 6, 2010

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    Dead Witch Walking By: Kim Harrison

    To be honest this book was just ok. I mean it had just confusing science fiction polotics in it. And useually I can handle science fiction with some politics in it. This one in about chapter 5 I had to re-read this page at least five times and I when I still did not understand it so I just gave up.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Okay science fiction

    The plot was a little slow starting, but turned out okay. Main character seemed a little dense -- a lot of her behavior and actions made me want to shake her and say, "DUH!!!"

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    There is an interesting idea here, but the characters don't feel

    There is an interesting idea here, but the characters don't feel like real people and the situations don't draw me in, except in small bits.  Neither the characters or the story made me care enough about them to want to read the next book, though they kept me just interested enough to finish this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Short

    Too short. Had potential story just didn't develop.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Review

    Story to slow. Couldnt grab my atention

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Must dig deep

    Definitely not "gush-worthy" but not horrible. Took me awhile to get into this one. Once I got interested it was merely b/c I wanted to see how it would end. The author didn't explain strange terminology & that made parts wierd especially when they were repeatee often. It would have been acceptable in a 3rd or 4th book in a aeries but just left me confused. Im still confused about Rachel & Ivy's relationship but that is the only reason I'd read on...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Why is this book in paranormal romance? Paranormal - yes. Roma

    Why is this book in paranormal romance? Paranormal - yes. Romance - not at all. I usually go through a book in a day or two if it's good enough because I don't want to put it down. This one took me several days. It was mildly entertaining and I kept forcing myself to go thinking the romance would blossom LATE in the book but was disappointed to find nothing other than the introduction of a possible love connection for the future. I just don't know that I'll waste my time and money on reading further in the series if possibility of a romance is all I'm going to get.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2011

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    Unless you are okay with reading a book in which the characters constantly annoy you, I would not buy this book. I read this series to a certain point and than just gave up. The plot pushes you forward enough to make it slightly interesting, but the characters are not engaging at all. Even her love interests in future books make me want to yell into the book and say "Why????" In no way, shape, or form was I ever rooting for boyfriend #1 or #2. And the whole thing with Ivy drives me crazy. I just want to shout "Make up your mind already!"

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    No

    Couldnt finish it

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    BOREING

    I HAVE FOUND THIS BOOK SO BOREING, I NOW WISHED I DIDNT BUY THIS ONE AND THE SECOND ONE. THERE WRONT BE A THIRD. WISH I COULD GET A REFUND, WORSE MONEY I EVER SPENT. BECKY C

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2010

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    Dead Witch Walking

    I was not too impressed with this book. I am used to Laurell K Hamilton so I guess I was expecting the same style of writing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Not impressed

    Not woth a nickel. Not worth the storage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    A 2nd grader could write better

    Terrible and boring do not waste your money on this one. There are way to many errors. How this ever got published is beyond me.

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