by Kim Harrison
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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.
Waylaid by Kim Harrison is a fun smash-up of Rachelle Morgan of the Hollows and Peri Reed of the Drifters. Harrison calls it a fan fiction and this short delivered a fun, quick read for fans of the series.
Coffee Pot Review:
The Hollows series takes place in Cincinnati after the Turn where witches, vampires and other supernatural creatures live among the humans. series takes place in a futuristic Detroit in the year 2030. Harrison sets up a scenario where Jack and Peri accidentally pull Rachel Morgan into their world.
I was excited for the opportunity to spend more time with Rachel and Jenks and dove right into Waylaid. As I read Harrison’s introduction, I could not help but wonder if she could really pull this off. Indeed she did! The storyline was clever and I consumed the tale in one sitting. Poor Peri did not know what to think, and kudos to Rachel for mostly handling it like a trooper, our little Rach is all grown up.
I enjoyed the similarities between Peri, her world and those of Rachel’s. Each has to draw on her own strength and talents to get Rachel back to her timeline. I would not mind seeing these two team up again in the future. I loved that Jenks appearance and we briefly see another character from the Hollows. What was with the cat? So curious, and Jack’s taste in TV/movies rocked. We could totally watch Supernatural together 🙂
Entirely too short Waylaid was a clever, fun read and gave me a nice fix. Fans of the series will not want to miss this short.
*Coffee Pot Reviews are reviews done in the length of time it takes my coffee pot to brew.
This was a fun read. I’m glad she wrote it.
Me too, and I wouldn’t mind seeing more from time to time
I was very worried that due to the lackluster performance of the Peri series, that the author was trying to hard, and brought Rachel and Jinks over to help pump up the interest in her new series. Yes, yes, I know, I am super cynical girl. I am glad that she was able to pull it off.
I had no idea the Drifter series wasn’t doing well, I loved it, but it wasn’t UF so some fans may not make the crossover to science fiction.
I have only read the first of the Hallows series so I probably would be hopelessly lost. I loved Jinks though 🙂 Glad this was a good, short “fix” for you!
You would probably want to read The Drifter first too. Awe I love Jinks too. Oh man, you haven’t even gotten to all the good stuff in the Hollows!
I love Kim Harrison and this sounds like another good one. Did someone say Supernatural?
Yay…I am a huge fan of Supernatural and Jack likes those type of shows.
Ha – yeah, I was like ‘whaaa’ about the cat. Kind of funny. I enjoyed this too. The end kind of made me sad though, know what Peri is REALLY going through.
Right..I am kinda hoping we get the story about the cat 🙂
I have ,meant to try her books
Ooo yes you so need to try her books 🙂
The Bibliophile Babe
I still need to get to these series!
Oh my goodness yes,…don’t feel bad though. I am finally getting around to some awesome series folks were raving about for years.
I haven’t heard of this book or the series but I love everything you mention and it’s just outside of my comfort zone enough that I’ll feel like I’m stretching my boundaries. It sounds like I need to start at the beginning to really understand what’s happening here but it sounds like an entertaining series so that’s no great hardship!
The Hollows series ended and was an urban fantasy that I loved. The Drafter series just started but she took the worlds and characters are brought them together. It totally reads like fanfiction but was such fun. I hope you decide to try the Hollows or Drafter series.
OOoh nice! I can’t wait to read this one! I downloaded just the other day! Love Kim’s books and eager for more Rachel and Jenks!! Great review!
Enjoy, it is a quick one sitting read but fun :0
I have Dead Witch Walking so I haven’t even dipped into the Hollows yet. I tried Drafter on audio but I couldn’t really get in to it so I stopped it 10% in. I have some serious catching up to do.
Bummer about Drafter. I read the novella first and think that helped me slip into the world easier.
Maybe I should try that
Melissa (Books and Things)
Seriously what is with that cat? 🙂
I love how it the worlds blend. I now have to read the Hollows (I’ve only read book 1). It made me curious for more of that world.
I know..I am hoping it means we get another novella 🙂
I am looking forward to diving into this one as I have missed Rachel and the gang. I can’t wait to see how it all ties together. Too bad it is too short.
Yeah it is a one sitting read, but was totally fun.
What?! How did I not hear of this? It sounds AMAZING! Okay, I’ll have to read it for sure once I catch up on the Hollows.
Yay, glad I could let you know about it 🙂
Now, that’s pretty clever to do that sort of crossover. And how fun for the fans.
It was and I enjoyed it 🙂
Thanks Kim I’m showcasing this on Thursday!
That is awesome Debbie. I hope you have a chance to read it.
Ooo a fanfiction of sorts, that actually sounds really fun. I love her Hollows series, which I desperately need to finish and I even think I have her first book in her other series as well, I’m so behind!
Ooo you haven’t finished the Hollows? I am kind of jealous..where are you?
Nice review! Don’t shoot me, but I haven’t read anything by her yet. I think I have the first Hollows book somewhere around here though… I’m not sure. I really want to read that series. 😀
Ok, you have the first Hollows book so I won’t shoot you…..yet.
Whew…thank goodness lol! 🙂
Brandi Breathes Books
Glad to hear it was clever and fun… I haven’t read anything by Harrison but will one of these days
Oh yes you need to try the Hollows 🙂
Tyler H. Jolley
Great review, Kim. I’m also glad to see paranormal books making a comeback.
The Hollows are urban fantasy, and the Drafter is more science-fiction but this was such fun seeing the characters merge and interact.
How fun that she mashed up characters from two series! I would be wary too, but I’m glad that the author delivered.
I haven’t read any books by her – I may have read a couple of YA books from her – but I’m intrigued!
Lovely review, Kim!
It was a fun smashup Nick 🙂
I have read any of Kim Harrison’s books yet, but the Hollows series is on my wishlist. I wasn’t much of a fantasy reader, but lately I’ve grown to like it.
Enjoy the Hollows Rosa!!
If Peri has an inner strength like Rachel, I really want to meet her. I haven’t started Peri’s series since I want to finish Rachel’s first. I’m really happy that Harrison pulled off a meeting between her two characters and their worlds though, Kimberly. And hopefully she will have them team up in the future. 😀
I am hoping we see future episodes with them teaming up 🙂
I’ve been on the fence about this book since I saw it. I love Kim Harrison, but I felt like this some sort of marketing ploy for the Peri Reed series. I didn’t understand the point of this. As I’m reading more review of this story (I haven’t read it yet), I’m seeing that it is a pretty good story. I still not sure the idea behind this, but I’m thinking I might have to give this story a try. I do miss Rachel and Jenks. Great review.
I think this was totally for the fans and I had a blast reading it.
Fun! I love that she wanted to give fans a little treat by combining her two worlds. There are a couple authors with several series I’d love to see combined into a little novella or something. So glad this was a sinner for you Kim!
It was fun and I love that she tried it.
I really do need to read a Kim Harrison novel. I’m pretty sure I have one or two on my shelves somewhere (I definitely have Dead Witch Walking). This sounds like a fun mashup of her series 🙂
Oh yes..I hope you pick it up soon and try it!
I’ve not read hear of these authors but they all sound intriguing. I really need to start reading more urban fiction.
What? Oh my you need to read Kim Harrison..awesome urban fantasy!!
I haven’t met Rachel yet but this is a treat for fans that’s for sure. Almost like Rachel is passing the torch to Peri.
Kind of, and you need to read the Hollows Braine!
I agree, Kim! Waylaid was the perfect fix for fans of the Hollows series 🙂 I loved seeing Rachel and Peri together! Their personalities are so very different in some ways, and so alike in others. And what about that cat??
Great review 🙂
Yeah the cat thing has me hoping we will get more in this thread 🙂
ohh, this looks good!
Thanks for reviewing it, I haven’t read this author yet so….
I love Harrison and hope you try her 🙂
I was so sad I had the book but it was in kindle format and… I don’t have kindle…
I noticed that. Usually they give you an option.