Review ~ Waylaid by Kim Harrison @burningbunnies

Posted April 8, 2016 by Tanya in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 8 Comments

Review ~ Waylaid by Kim Harrison @burningbunniesWaylaid by Kim Harrison
Published by Simon & Schuster on April 4, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 72
3 Stars
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I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Worlds collide when Rachel Morgan of The Hollows meets Peri Reed of The Drafter in this exciting new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.

The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.

I was really nervous about how this short story was going to go. The worlds of Peri’s and Rachel’s are just so different. I was expecting more stubborn disbelief from Peri. Rachel is a lot to digest! She’s a bit overwhelming. However, I felt Rachel’s part in the book was very limited. More based on Peri and her world with glimpses of how Rachel and Jenks take it all in.

It was so great to see my beloved characters from the Hollows. Jenks played his part well as always. He seemed to fit right in with this world with his tech savvy. I did feel like this concentrated more on Peri and her world than on Rachel & Jenk’s presence in it, which kind of disappointed me. I was hoping for a little more Rachel Morgan kick butt attitude.

However, this novella does bring to light some things in Peri’s world that I think are definitely important. I will have to wait for The Operator to see how that situation plays out.

This is a good read for those looking to get a glimpse of the Hollows with Rachel and Jenks, but I think it is more meaningful for the Peri Reed world.

About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, dark urban fantasy author of the New York Times bestselling Ever After, was born and raised in the upper Midwest. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina until the lure of snow pulled her back to Michigan When not at her desk, she is most likely to be found landscaping her yard or on the links with her mom.

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  • Yes I agree it is more relevant to Peri’s world. I hope we see more of them working together 🙂

    • I think it would have been cool if they had of had a meeting with the future Rachel when Peri was in Cincinnati to begin with. Would have made the story longer, but I think it might have been interesting.

  • I wondered how this one would be….

    • I was definitely on the fence. Not as much Rachel as I would like, but it was Peri’s world so it made sense that you heard her POV.

  • I wasn’t sure how this mashup was going to go either. I was very hesitant to try it. After reading a few reviews, I’m now ready to try it. I’m a huge fan of Rachel. I like Peri and I think I will like her more as time goes on.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I have to get to know Peri a little better. I have The Drafter here but haven’t been able to get to it yet. This little taste didn’t really tell me much, and I hope the full length gives me more to like.

  • Maybe when I’m old I’ll finally meet Rachel. right now my bookish social lifeis too busy to sqeeze in 18 books (?) lol

    • Sometimes these series just feel so overwhelming don’t they? I hope you get to meet her sooner rather than later!