I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Waylaid by Kim Harrison
Published by Pocket Star on April 4th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 87 pages
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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.
I love the little note at the beginning from Harrison about how she didn’t know if she could pull off blending these two worlds. I think she did a great and believable job with Waylaid.
How does Peri meet Rachel Morgan? Jack, Peri’s partner (this story has to be set before The Drafter, because of the nature of their relationship in that novel) accidentally pulls Rachel into their world. Peri’s world has no magic, which is a big problem for Rachel. With the help of Al and Jenks, Rachel works with Peri to get home.
Waylaid was a fun and interesting read full of Jenks one-liners and a look at Rachel from someone else’s POV. I would never have guessed that Rachel was so tall but then again Peri is very short and Rachel does love to wear six-inch heels. Fans of both The Hollows and The Peri Reed Chronicles series will enjoy this short story.