Review: Greywalker, by Kat Richardson

When Harper comes to in the hospital, she begins to feel a bit …strange. She sees things that can only be described as weird — shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring. But Harper’s not crazy. Her “death” has made her a Greywalker — able to move between our world and the mysterious, cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift (or curse) is about to drag her into that world of vampires and ghosts, magic and witches, necromancers and sinister artifacts. Whether she likes it or not.

I’d heard a lot about the Greywalker series, but the books weren’t high on my TBR list until the first one (appropriately entitled Greywalker) came up as this month’s read for the Vaginal Fantasy Book Club. So…my thoughts.

I had a really hard time getting into the book, and to be honest, I probably wouldn’t have continued if I hadn’t been reading it for the club. I found it very difficult to connect with the heroine, Harper, who struck me as rather ditzy and muddled, and I also found that the first half of the story wandered aimlessly, with a lot of irrelevant conversations and mundane activities filling the pages.

That said, however, things did start to come together around the half to two-thirds mark, when the pace and tension both kick up a notch and Harper seems to finally wrap her head around her situation. The story’s climax was intense enough that when my e-reader gave out at the 95% mark, I was seriously annoyed.

All in all, I’m glad I stuck it out. The premise behind the series is interesting, and Richardson’s world-building is solid. My understanding is that the series continues to grow throughout, too, so I’ll be adding the other books to my TBR list. And I’ll very much look forward to the book club discussion!






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