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Waylaid by Kim Harrison
Review by Gayle Surrette
Pocket Star Kindle Edition  ISBN/ITEM#: B01AS3WJXY
Date: 04 April 2016

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This novella manages to bridge the universes of The Hollows and The Drafters when an accidental summoning pulls Rachel Morgan into Peri Reed's apartment. At that point the confusion and misunderstanding abound, but eventually lead to Peri and Rachel having to work together to get Rachel back to her own universe.

I've read all of The Hollow books and enjoyed seeing Rachel out of her depth, the efforts she was making to understand what had happened to her, and the need to work with Peri to get back home. Also, Jinx and Al make an appearance adding to the chaos.

On the other hand, I hadn't read any of The Drafter books and still enjoyed this story. In fact, there is enough information to explain what is going on in Peri's world and her abilities and the price she pays for that ability. I downloaded The Drafter, the first book in the Peri Read series after reading this story as the universe sounded so interesting.

The action is nearly non-stop with nary a moment of reflection, but still gives you a taste of the two universes, how they work, and a feel for these two strong female protagonists.

Harrison has done a great job blending a technological world and a magical one -- though I got the impression that there was a potential for magic in Peri's world. So if you've only read one of these series and not the other, this may give you enough of a taste to maybe move you to give the other series a try.

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