Dead Witch Walking (Bookring!)

by Kim Harrison | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0060572965 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BrynnSC of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA on 9/22/2004
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BrynnSC from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA on Wednesday, September 22, 2004
The Barnes & Noble Review
In the vein of blockbuster supernatural thrillers like Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake sequence and Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire saga comes Kim Harrison's debut novel, Dead Witch Walking, about a sexy witch and bounty hunter who will do anything to bring criminals to justice.
Set in and around an alternate Cincinnati where Inderlanders (witches, vampires, werewolves, faeries, etc.) have officially been recognized, the novel begins with Harrison's leather-loving hero, Rachel Morgan, quitting her job as a runner (a kind of supernatural bounty hunter) for Inderland Security. The only problem is that no one walks away from Inderland Security -- and lives. Her boss, an ill-tempered ghoul named Denon, immediately puts out a contract on her, and within a matter of hours, her life is officially forfeit. She finds herself evicted from her apartment and almost assassinated on a city bus.

Thank God for friends. With the help of Ivy Tamwood, a non-practicing vampire, and Jenks, a temperamental pixie, Rachel tries to begin a new life by starting an independent investigation service based in an old church in an area called the Hollows. But first she must survive the week! While Dead Witch Walking doesn't have the overt sexuality of an Anita Blake novel or the clever sense of humor of a Sookie Stackhouse tale, Kim Harrison's new saga -- powered by her intelligently crafted characters and tightly knit plotlines -- will undoubtedly find a place of its own in this burgeoning hybrid genre that blurs the lines between fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance. Paul Goat Allen

This great book is going up for a ring!

BlossomU Portugal (Int)
CandyDarling (was Candy80) Finland (Int)
katayoun Iran (Int) (asked to be skipped)
gypsyrose02 Australia (Int)
sunsign6 TX (US/CAN) (asked to be skipped)
princessaurora PA (US/Can)
hbrogan NY (US)
Sherria CT (Int)
Rrrcaron NH (US) <~Here
Suebo PA
schoolinathome (AL)

Back to me~>BrynnSC!

Journal Entry 2 by BrynnSC from Chesapeake Beach, Maryland USA on Wednesday, September 29, 2004
It's off! On it's way by GPM to BlossomU. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by BlossomU on Wednesday, October 06, 2004
It´s here! Thanks BrynnSC, I will start reading it at once, will do JE as soon as I finish it.

Journal Entry 4 by BlossomU on Sunday, October 10, 2004
I just finished it and it is an interesting read - it definetely fits this urban faery detective subgenre. I thought the novel had perhaps a few flaws, but since it is a first novel it is understandable ( some info-dumps for example) and will probably be solved in later books and are balanced by some interesting ideas on the universe and secondary characters. I say later books because the book is very much set up for sequels, open ending, and with some serious hints about a secondary character ( Nick) not being quite what he claims. In all pretty interesting, though I am not sure I would rush out to read its sequels even if they were already out. Thanks BrynnSC.

PS - book shipped to Candy80 in Finland October 11th.

Journal Entry 5 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, October 26, 2004
The book came today's mail! I'll start reading it very soon, I was already anxiously waiting for it to arrive. :) Thank you BlossomU for sending the book and BrynnSC for organizing the ring!

Journal Entry 6 by CandyDarling from Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
I liked the book, even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. (That's what you get when you don't read a single review before signing up for a ring...) I loved the characters, although I wish I would have gotten to know them better. But I guess we'll have to read the sequels to find out their secrets. The book felt very much like the beginning of something bigger, and I think the story will get much more interesting later on. For example, what was the deal with Kisten? I don't think that author would have introduced him in this book, unless he were to have a pivotal role in the upcoming books. (Which is good, he was sexy. *grin*) I was also hoping for some hot lesbian action, but in the end there wasn't any. But I'm not giving up hope yet... The sequel, The Good, The Bad, and The Undead will be out February 1, 2005.

I sent the book today to gypsyrose02 in Australia. It should take about a week or two with airmail.

Check out the author's website!

Journal Entry 7 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Tuesday, November 30, 2004
received today as part of a bookring. looks great! love this kind of fiction. will journal upon completion. thanks guys!

Journal Entry 8 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Sunday, December 26, 2004
i didnt get to finish this book. i have so many books that need to be read and sent on, so im going to send it on its way as others are waiting. if id had more time i would have finished it. thanks for including me brynnc.

Journal Entry 9 by gypsyrose02 from Byford, Western Australia Australia on Monday, January 03, 2005
sent off today to princessaurora as sunsign6 asked to be skipped. travel safely!

Journal Entry 10 by princessaurora on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
I received this last week, but forgot to journal it. I have two other bookrings to finish first, but I'll start this ASAP.

Journal Entry 11 by princessaurora on Friday, February 18, 2005
I really enjoyed this book and would definitely like to read the next in the series when it comes out. I'll send this on to the next person as soon as I receive an address.

Journal Entry 12 by princessaurora on Saturday, April 02, 2005
Finally on its way to Hbrogan. Mailed today. Sorry about the delay!

Journal Entry 13 by hbrogan from North White Plains, New York USA on Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Received yesterday. I'll read it soon!

Journal Entry 14 by hbrogan from North White Plains, New York USA on Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Great and fast read! I was worried I wouldn't like it, because I'm not a big fan of the detective/police procedural stories, but I was hooked from the first chapter. There were some unresolved questions, but I'm guessing the author will answer them in future books (which I can't wait to read, incidentally). Like, what did Ivy spend her wish on? Any guesses? I hope that there's more Ivy in the next book (she's my favorite character) and maybe a little more romance between Rachel and Ivy. Thanks for sharing. I'll send it on when I get an address.

UPDATE: I still haven't gotten an address for Sheria as of 5/25/05. I'm sending another PM, and if I don't hear from her by the end of the week I'll try the next person on the list.

Journal Entry 15 by Sherria from Bethel, Connecticut USA on Monday, June 06, 2005
It's here :) I'm about halfway through my current book, so I'll be able to start this shortly.

Journal Entry 16 by Sherria from Bethel, Connecticut USA on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
This was an entertaining book, with interesting characters and plot twists, but I felt like a lot was left hanging. I didn't feel like I had enough information about some things that happened (and too much about others!). I felt the same way about some of the characters - I didn't know enough about them to understand their motivations. There were a lot of holes left unplugged and questions left unanswered while the main story line wrapped itself up.

Still, it was a fun book and I while I won't rush out to purchase more in the series, I won't pass up a chance to read them either (and maybe get some of those questions answered).

Thanks for sharing this BrynnSC. I'll send it on to the next participant this week.

Journal Entry 17 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, July 03, 2005
Received in the mail a few days ago. Just got around to the post office to pick up my mail. I will try and get to it as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 18 by Rrrcaron from Lancaster, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, November 27, 2005
Nver received responses from next two in line, so I'll be sending to schoolinathome tomorrow. Sorry for the delay!

Journal Entry 19 by schoolinathome from Birmingham, Alabama USA on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I received this in the mail today. I look forward to reading it, based on everything said here and what all the JE's of another copy of the book that I received to put in Kislany's m-bag. That book was well traveled and many people had much to say about the book -

I will get this read ASAP and back to BrynnSC

Journal Entry 20 by schoolinathome from Birmingham, Alabama USA on Saturday, March 11, 2006
I haven been ready to send this book on back to Brynn since December- but all PM's to her have been unanswered.

So I still holding onto the book til she gets in touch with me-
I had her old address in SC but not the new one-

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