Monday, April 4, 2016

#Review - Waylaid by Kim Harrison (Science Fiction Novella)

Format: Kindle, 87 pages
Release Date: April 4, 2016
Publisher: Pocket Star
Source: Amazon
Genre: Science Fiction

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 author Kim Harrison, is a very entertaining read for anyone who has read the authors The Hollows series. If you haven't already read Sideswiped or The Drafter, then you might be just a bit on the confused side about who Peri, Jack, Bill, or Opti are. If you read this novella because you love Rachel Morgan and Jenks, then you'll be just fine. This is a story that takes place in Peri Reed's futuristic Detroit, and not Rachel's. 

Waylaid is a mashup of a futuristic society meeting Rachel Morgan's paranormal world. After being inadvertently summoned to 2256 Detroit, Rachel finds herself stranded without any of her magical abilities. Readers will love her shocking expression at this new world that is so much different from her own. 

Here, Rachel comes face to face with Peri Reed who has the ability to draft back in time, and change things but loses memories in the process. Something Rachel can feel. With the not so shocking appearance of Jenks on the scene, Rachel, Peri, and Jenks race against time to find a way to get Rachel back in her own dimension. 
I do believe there is another surprising guest but I shall not say whom. 

I dare say that this short story is fan driven. It's a way for the author to say thanks for reading The Hollows series, and please try The Peri Reed Chronicles while you're at it. Waylaid is a short, but definitely entertaining story thanks to the meeting of two very different and strong willed women. Plus, there's Jenks. I have debated when this story actually takes place and have come to believe it is between Sideswiped and before The Drafter

I am eager to read the next installment in Peri's series called The Operator which releases November 22, 2016. 


  1. I really enjoyed Rachel and Peri together, Shelley, and I'm glad you had fun with this little story as well.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. OOh nice! I am looking forward to this one! I LOVED The Hallow series and struggled a little with the Drafter, but it's not uncommon for me since its a first in series! Looking forward to reading this one and The Operator later this year! Nice review!