REVIEW SUMMARY: While I wouldn’t recommend Ever After as a starting point for new fans, it will more than satisfy current fans of the Hollows series.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: In the 11th installment of the Hollows series, Rachel must fix the ley lines and stop one of the most powerful demons ever in order to save demonkind, and herself
PROS: Lots of action, angst, bombshells…and gargoyles!
CONS: Honestly? No complaints here! Loved it!
BOTTOM LINE: Tension-filled and action packed, Ever After is one of my favorites in the series so far!
As Ever After opens, we find Rachel heading off to Chicago’s Carew Towers to meet Quen, Trent Kalamack’s right hand man, for what Rachel suspects is a job offer. Well, it is, of sorts, but it’s not quite what Rachel had in mind. Quen is afraid that, with his new responsibilities as a father to his and Ceri’s daughter, Ray, and also to Trent’s daughter Lucy, he’s not able to provide the level of security for Trent that he’s managed in the past, and he’s asking for Rachel’s help. If you’ve been keeping up with the series, you already know that Rachel and Trent have a long, very complicated history, and Rachel is adamantly opposed to the idea. She doesn’t quite trust Trent, plus she’s pretty sure that Trent would be insulted if he found out about Quen’s offer.
REVIEW SUMMARY: An excellent edition to The Hollows urban fantasy series, and Rachel Morgan is as tough and driven as ever! Will certainly provide big rewards for series fans.
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A Perfect Blood, the 10th book in the Rachel Morgan urban fantasy series, joins Rachel as she follows the trail of an evil, insidious group bent on using her blood for their nefarious means, while navigating the ins and outs of her new identity as a demon.
PROS: The magic world of The Hollows is fully realized and intricate, and as always, Kim Harrison’s characterizations are rich and engaging.
CONS: There were a few instances where the prose meanders and you might find yourself wanting to get back to the action.
BOTTOM LINE: A Perfect Blood delivers top notch urban fantasy with plenty of action and intrigue, and characters that you’d want to be friends with yourself! Although it isn’t recommended new readers begin the series here, Harrison manages to wrap up the main story line without leaving you wanting, and her writing is in top form.