Book Reviews of The Good, The Bad, and The Undead (The Hollows, Bk 2)

The Good, The Bad, and The Undead (The Hollows, Bk 2)
The Good The Bad and The Undead - The Hollows, Bk 2
Author: Kim Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780060572976
ISBN-10: 0060572973
Publication Date: 1/25/2005
Pages: 453
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 1167 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 8
Second book in the Hollows series. This book starts with Rachel being called in to help with a serial killer who has been killing witches with ley line abilities. Rachel suspects Trent Kalamack is behind the gruesome killings when his secretary Sara Jane comes into the FIB to report her boyfriend missing. Sara Jane showed kindness to Rachel when she was trapped as a mink in Trent's office so Rachel feels like she owes Sara Jane some help even if she doesn't know who Rachel is. Very interesting story threads throughout the book - more about Ivy's motives for rooming with Rachel, who is Trent Kalamack anyway, Rachel's past that involves Trent, what can finally make Nick afraid of messing with magic.. All make this a great page-turner. A couple of annoying things: the killer tomatoes and humans fear of them is beginning to annoy me. Also I find this one thing highly unbelieveable: 40 years of living with the supernatural and humans are THAT clueless about witches/vampires/weres/etc STILL? Everytime a human reacted in ignorance I would be irritated. I suspect this is a way for the author to explain more about supernatural culture to a reader, but I wish she found another way to do it than have her characters make really stupid mistakes and then explain why you don't do that to a vampire/witch/whatever.
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Helpful Score: 4
I pretty much felt the same about this book that I did about the first! Rachel doesn't seem to be thinking anymore than she did during the first book and Ivy still is too far behind the scene. I still enjoyed the humor and this book began delving a little more into the romantic aspects of Rachel's life. Near the end a clearer picture is painted of what she seems to want!

I enjoyed this one; although, not as much as the first. I will continue the series!
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Helpful Score: 3
Second book in the Rachel Morgan series. I would recommend this to anyone who likes paranormal or mystery stories. If you already read the Charlaine Harris-Sookie Stackhouse, Laurell K. Hamilton-Anita Blake or Janet Evanovich-Stephanie Plum series you will like this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
I anxiously awaited the release of this book and wasn't disappointed. We meet new characters and learn more about Rachel and her friends.
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Helpful Score: 2
This one was another page turner in the series. It flowed from the first book very well and introduced us to some new characters that we may grow to love (or love to hate). I continue to be impressed by the writing style of this author because I don't lump her books into fluff-fantasy but something more dark with a definite twist of humor. This is one of the better "paranormal" series out there.
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Book 2 in the Rachel Morgan series. More awesome characters and crazy situations. Extremely fun read.
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This book throughs you in a little deeper to the Kim's world. DOn't think that this is a rip off series of Laurell K Hamilton by the blub. Kim has made up her own fun twisted universe and its charmingly dangerous.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better.
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Really enjoyable read; I like this series. Rachel is tough and Ivy is a great, dangerous character. And who doesn't love Jenks? Quick read and not full of icky romance.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have to admit that at first I didn't think I would get into this series. That changed though, very quickly. I enjoyed the first, and this one was better. I love Jenks, Ivy and Trent. I hope we learn more about Trent, as he was one of my favorites. I am looking forward to reading the rest and see how things progress.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book two of the Hollow's Rachel Morgan series. Very entertaining.
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Helpful Score: 1
LOVE IT!!! This series just keeps getting better. Nice pace, keeps you wanting more.
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Helpful Score: 1
I would rate this better than the Anita Blake series.
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I will be honest, it took me a while to get through this book. I really like the way Kim Harrison writes, I love the world of the series, and the characters are great, but she can be very frustrating! This book had more sex in it, which I liked. I do wish she would make Rachel stronger that she does. Rachel doesnt need someone to save her all the time, she is a WITCH! She should be strong and powerful. No spoilers, but for you who have been dying to know just what/who Trent is, they tell you in this book! YAY! I really want Trent and Rachel to be together. They would make a great couple. I have the next book on the way, I will read the rest of the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Rachel Morgan, the bounty hunter and witch confronts more evil in another of Kim Harrison's great books about vampires and supernatural life in modern day Cincinnati. Another great read.
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Very good! Her boyfriend is a jerk. Kisten is hot!
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Entertaining, intriguing. Strong characters.
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Second in a series, and an enjoyable read.
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Kim Harrison pulls you into a lively plot, great characters, and leaves you wanting more....
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Helpful Score: 1
As the Third book I read of the series, after the first book and the actual thrid book, it really made things a lot clearer. Ilove Kim Harrison's writing style and greatly enjoy her well-thought-out characters. This one would be a keeper, but I've memorized it. Hope you enjoy it,too
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Helpful Score: 1
Rachel Morgan, bounty hunter and witch, goes after a serial killer. Second in the series after Dead Witch Walking.
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Rachel Morgan is trying to find a witch killer. It's a whole new world.
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I totally love this series! I've never been into "witches" unless you count the 'old' T.V. series, BEWITCHED! I've just finished my 3rd of this series, and highly recommend them. They are just plain enjoyable and well-written. I also luv the characters. Rachel Mariana Morgan is always finding out she's a 'better' witch with better 'skills and inborn craft' than she knew. She THINKS on her feet.
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Helpful Score: 1
This one was another page turner in the series. It flowed from the first book very well and introduced us to some new characters that we may grow to love (or love to hate). I continue to be impressed by the writing style of this author because I don't lump her books into fluff-fantasy but something more dark with a definite twist of humor. This is one of the better "paranormal" series out there.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is to a set (three all together). This was a good book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book picks up where the first book in the series ended and because it had been so long since I read book #1, and my memory isn't what it once was, it was a bit disconcerting.

Once things got going, I thought this was a solid installment in the series but I've read other reviews which say it has a lot of humor and I didn't find it. The pace was very slow far too often and the book would really benefit from some dark edged humor. So far, this isn't a "must read" series for me. Hopefully, they'll get better from here.
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Helpful Score: 1
The action/adventure is fun, but there is getting to be too much trashy romance novel drama.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great
Reading the third book now!! :)
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When I read the first book in this series I wasn't sure I would keep reading but the last 1/3 of the book really got me hooked and I had to get the 2nd book to find out what happened. I'm sure glad I did. I love Rachel's character...she's strong willed but realizes she's not invincible. I will be interested to find out more about her relationships with Trent and also with Kistan. I'm liking both of those characters and she supposedly can't stand either one of them, but I bet that will change as the books go on.

We learn more about the vampires...living and undead. I'm still a bit confused on how it all works but I'm learning as I go. And what will happen with Big Al??? Hmmm.

After reading this book, I can't wait to get book #3.
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Helpful Score: 1
Second book of the Rachel Morgan series.
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It is really tough to pull off a story with so many supernatural characters but Kim Harrison does it. At times I felt that the book was a bit wordy but I still loved it. I especially like the complicated interaction between Rachel and Trent. Real life is never cut and dry so why should my books? I can't wait to read the next book!
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I really enjoyed this book! How great was this character? Sweet. I am right now looking for more more more!
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In the second installment of the series, Kim Harrison brings another wonderful story with Rachel Morgan to print. The main thread of the story involves a serial killer, whose chosen victims are ley line witches. The author manages to craft a story where, as Rachel solves the crime, we the readers learn more about Rachel, Ivy, Trent, and demons.

I found the storyline engaging enough, but the characters really made the story for me. My favorite new characters are Rachel's mom and Glenn. Harrison even nails the minor characters - the werewolves are human enough to blend in society, but wolf enough to be scary.

I strongly recommend this book for any fantasy book lover.
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I Like Rachel better with every book. It is nice to have a "good Witch" to root for.
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I love the fact that she is learning more about her abilities and Trenton. Kist was pretty hot too. The bit about Ivy was a little hard to read. Not liking Nick so much in this one and where was Keasley in this one?
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Great mix of a woman detective and the supernatural. Lots of action. Book 2 in the series (can be understood without prior read.)
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This is the second book in "The Hollows" series and I found it to be just as enjoyable as the first. Three months after the events in "Dead Witch Walking," Rachel Morgan (a white witch and supernatural bounty-hunter) is paired with a human detective to catch a serial killer who brutally murders ley line witches. Rachel is still spunky and getting into trouble with vampires and demons. She goes back to college to flush-out a murder suspect, and learns that in addition to earth magic, she also has a talent for ley line magic (which she uses with both good and bad results). Interestingly, all of Rachel's relationships seem to be getting more complicated; Ivy is struggling to remain a non-blood-drinking vampire, Nick is practicing black magic and slowly losing his soul to a demon, and Captain Edden doesn't wholly trust Rachel's ethics.

The story is entertaining, but the writing left me a little confused... For example, there are some events that are built-up but have no resolution (like the Takata concert Rachel was ecstatic about seeing, but it was never mentioned again if she went or not). Also, the characters are given some extra depth but the changes feel too extreme and opposite from what was already established in the first book. Is Trent still an evil crimelord, or is he a charming humanitarian? Is Ivy a confident and self-sufficient woman, or a fragile victim? The blurring of the line between friend and enemy is confusing but also strangely intriguing. Regardless, I'm curious to see what happens in the next book.

Overall, "The Good, The Bad, and The Undead" was a fun read and a nice mix of Stephanie Plum & Anita Blake. A great book if you're looking for an occult mystery with just a bit of romance.
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The adventures of Rachel Morgan continue in high spirits.

The story moves at a brisk pace and more layers of the main characters in the series are revealed.

An unexpected ending and looking forward to the next book in the series.
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While I liked the first book in the series, I thought this one was much better. You definitely need to read Dead Witch Walking to be able to understand this book though. This time there is a serial killer on the loose and Rachel is called in to help investigate. The investigation takes many twists and turns that keep you wondering who is responsible. I love complex characters and their relationships in this series.
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Excellent read! I loved it.
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Yup, really like this series and Harrison. Besides a good story, she is a good writer.
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One of the best paranormal series
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This is an awesome series! I can see this turned into a HBO series like Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood.
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Vibrant characters, and an interesting plot make this a wonderful series to read. Who knew pixies could be so prolific?
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The good, the bad, and the undead by Kim Harrison
The second book in the Hallows series has someone killing the lay-line witches of Cincinnati. The FIB hires Rachel to attend classes and put herself in harms way as well as look into the possibility that the professor is the killer. Through a series of accidents while learning a new for of magic Rachel accidently makes her boyfriend, Nick, her familiar, finds out what race Trent is, a closely hidden secret, and makes a deal with Big Al the demon from the first book.
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A great series! A mix between Laurell K Hamilton and Rachel Marie Moning that makes you want to read them over agin! I still own all of these books and am re-reading them now. This one is even better than the first one.
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Still reading, but so far very good.
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Great series. Love the pixie.
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This one was another page turner in the series. It flowed from the first book very well and introduced us to some new characters that we may grow to love (or love to hate). I continue to be impressed by the writing style of this author because I don't lump her books into fluff-fantasy but something more dark with a definite twist of humor. This is one of the better "paranormal" series out there.
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Second in this series is better than the first.

Witch Rachel Morgan, a sexy, independent bounty hunter continues risking her life in the darkest shadows of Cincinnati. Rachel is a white witch forced to call on some dark spells in her newest escapades. In addition to chasing a serial killer of ley line witches, Rachel has to be on constant alert to escape her roommate's struggle to maintain her status as a non-practicing, live vamp!
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Great book....Hard to put down.
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LOVE this series! More, MORE!
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Just as good as the 1st one.
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This series just keeps getting better and better with each book
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Read this book in one sitting (outside with mosquitoes, mind you). Starts with a bang and doesn't let up. Better than the first in my opinion.
Waiting to read the third. May even have to pay full price.
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I really, really liked this book. Harrison's books are so interesting that I find myself slowing down from my usual fast reading pace. The further adventures of witch and "runner" Rachel Morgan. I thought the title was just a good "hook", but it's actually pretty accurate.
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Second book in the series. Better than the first one.
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A fun vampire crime novel.
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This book was awesome. I love this author.
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I LOVE THIS SERIES! THIS IS THE SECOND IN THE SERIES OF RACHAEL MORGAN, WITCH AND BOUNTY HUNTER! LOVED THE FIRST ONE AND LOVED THIS ONE. I'M SURE I WILL LOVE THE OTHERS TOO!
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Rachel Morgan #2

Rachel is called in to help look for a witch hunter. Her main suspect is Trent. Duh! Ivy gets vampy. Nick gets familiar. Al gets annoying. And we are introduced to Glen, daddy's boy. I like Glen.
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Great Paranormal/witch book 2nd in series
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Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!
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Incredible book! I love this series of books.
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This one was another page turner in the series. It flowed from the first book very well and introduced us to some new characters that we may grow to love (or love to hate). I continue to be impressed by the writing style of this author because I don't lump her books into fluff-fantasy but something more dark with a definite twist of humor. This is one of the better "paranormal" series out there.
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It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night.
She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is definitely pressing the limits.
Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child's play -- and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.


Good story
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liked the book and characters, reminded me of Stephanie Plum series.
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I love Kim Harrison.
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sequel to Dead Witch Walking
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Very good read. Part 2 in a series.
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Third in the fantasy series. Love Kim's books.