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Nati terrifying amalgams of human and other Pulled in to help investigate by the IS and FIB former witch turned day walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth a human hate group i Love Rachel Love her team Love these books Already counting down to the next That said this isn't my favorite in the series but that's okay Harrison creates a high standard for herself And the very reasons I didn't like this one as much may be the very reason others think it's the BEST My bias is this I love Ivy and Jenks Any side characters that infringe on their solidarity get the big ol' hairy eyeball from me I'm also one of those rarer than a dodo bird readers who has no interest in seeing Rachel together with Trent Do I want them to be close? Yes Do I want them to have an up and down slightly uncertain relationship? Totally But the chemistry between them just feels so forcedIs it wrong that I want Trent to stay somewhat shady and mysterious and not watch him morph into Rachel's lapdog and personal bodyguard? Is it wrong that I want him to be a person who helps Rachel grow by openly using her weakness against her and her strengths for him to her utter frustration? That's the Trent I like For the two of them to become a couple they both have to give up too much of themselves and become two washed out hybrids of each other No thanksMy secret wish braces self for incoming projectiles is that Trent will hook up with another elf have unabashedly elf alicious kids I mean he is basically part of an endangered species It's like asking a Tazmanian Tiger to mate with a Siberian Tiger just because they have frisky play sessionsYes you may cast stones at me I understand that Team Trent is large and powerful but seeing Rachel start to consider him in that way makes me panic a bit I don't see it ending well or being a good roller coaster for either party What I can tell you though is that the book in this series that will undoubtedly be my favorite and have the biggest sigh of satisfaction from me is not the book where Rachel finds a man to love and the big ol' HEA but it will be the book where Rachel actually learns how to be a best friend We know from a banshee what Rachel fears most and Ivy is the person who can definitively show Rachel that her deepest fear is smoke and mirrors Instead the two of them always seem to be trying to prove that they don't need each other when the fact is that they are a kick butt team They're both deeply flawed but when they stand together they can take on anything I LOVE THIS And no matter how many men Rachel falls for Ivy is her person Grey's Anatomy reference Rachel can marry and love someone else but that other relationship will be directly impacted by how she deals with Ivy Rachel needs to get over her excuses for pushing Ivy away until it's a life or death situation and just get right with her person As long as Rachel locks Ivy out Rachel locks the world out and no relationship with Trent or otherwise is ever going to a serious non self sabotaging place And I will stop my preaching thereCan you tell I love this series? Love ItSo when that book comes out that will be my favorite book in the series with a gazillion stars The book where Rachel decides it becomes a true fearless friend and goes out and fulfills her destiny standing back to back with her team not with them scattered and in different spots trying to prove they can stand on their own Just imagine Rachel Jenks Ivy Trent David and maybe even Ceri uen or the new bodyguard back to back in a circle facing off against the baddies working together without second guessing each otherI get chills just thinking about it Sooo hope it happens sigh A Peoples Tragedy realizes a horrifying truth a human hate group i Love Rachel Love her team Love these books Already counting down to the next That said this isn't my favorite in the series but that's okay Harrison creates a high standard for herself And the very Out of the Ashes (The Legacy Chronicles, reasons I didn't like this one as much may be the very Sharks reason others think it's the BEST My bias is this I love Ivy and Jenks Any side characters that infringe on their solidarity get the big ol' hairy eyeball from me I'm also one of those Inside Las Vegas rarer than a dodo bird وجدان زنو readers who has no interest in seeing Rachel together with Trent Do I want them to be close? Yes Do I want them to have an up and down slightly uncertain How To Fart - Louder, Longer, and Stronger...without soiling your undies! Also learn how to fart on command, fart more often, and increase the smell. relationship? Totally But the chemistry between them just feels so forcedIs it wrong that I want Trent to stay somewhat shady and mysterious and not watch him morph into Rachel's lapdog and personal bodyguard? Is it wrong that I want him to be a person who helps Rachel grow by openly using her weakness against her and her strengths for him to her utter frustration? That's the Trent I like For the two of them to become a couple they both have to give up too much of themselves and become two washed out hybrids of each other No thanksMy secret wish braces self for incoming projectiles is that Trent will hook up with another elf have unabashedly elf alicious kids I mean he is basically part of an endangered species It's like asking a Tazmanian Tiger to mate with a Siberian Tiger just because they have frisky play sessionsYes you may cast stones at me I understand that Team Trent is large and powerful but seeing Rachel start to consider him in that way makes me panic a bit I don't see it ending well or being a good BITE (A Mate Of His Own roller coaster for either party What I can tell you though is that the book in this series that will undoubtedly be my favorite and have the biggest sigh of satisfaction from me is not the book where Rachel finds a man to love and the big ol' HEA but it will be the book where Rachel actually learns how to be a best friend We know from a banshee what Rachel fears most and Ivy is the person who can definitively show Rachel that her deepest fear is smoke and mirrors Instead the two of them always seem to be trying to prove that they don't need each other when the fact is that they are a kick butt team They're both deeply flawed but when they stand together they can take on anything I LOVE THIS And no matter how many men Rachel falls for Ivy is her person Grey's Anatomy Home Alone reference Rachel can marry and love someone else but that other Dr. Grass relationship will be directly impacted by how she deals with Ivy Rachel needs to get over her excuses for pushing Ivy away until it's a life or death situation and just get Deadly Fallout (Red Stone Security, right with her person As long as Rachel locks Ivy out Rachel locks the world out and no God's Hammer relationship with Trent or otherwise is ever going to a serious non self sabotaging place And I will stop my preaching thereCan you tell I love this series? Love ItSo when that book comes out that will be my favorite book in the series with a gazillion stars The book where Rachel decides it becomes a true fearless friend and goes out and fulfills her destiny standing back to back with her team not with them scattered and in different spots trying to prove they can stand on their own Just imagine Rachel Jenks Ivy Trent David and maybe even Ceri uen or the new bodyguard back to back in a circle facing off against the baddies working together without second guessing each otherI get chills just thinking about it Sooo hope it happens sigh

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A Perfect Blood

S trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders and to do so it needs her bloodShe's faced vampires witches werewolves demons and but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge y At the end of Pale Demon Trent sagely outlines to Rachel the danger of rendering herself helpless in the midst of so many enemies Brought back from the brink of death after kicking Ku'Sox's butt and nearly losing her aura by unwittingly carving out a new ley line that has devastating effects in the everafter Rachel has some tough choices to make Will she try to live her life without her demon enhanced abilities? Can she? Can she even go back to being an earth witch?Harrison smartly leads with this thought in A Perfect Blood where Rachel will reap the conseuences of her all decisionsgood and bad to finally realize that with great power comes great responsibility With one charmed Elven bracelet Rachel chooses to effectively cut herself off from the scrutiny of the demon collective ley lineseven Al thinks she's dead After the fracas in San Francisco even the Inderlander government has her declared dead But has she chosen wisely?When a deep seated cell of HAPA Humans Against Paranormals Association embarks on a sinister uest to tinker with witch blood carrying the Rosewood syndrome and develop an unearthly weapon against all Inderlander species Rachel and the gang are up against a foe that will stop at nothing to bring humans back on top of the food chain While Rachel's past incursions have mostly been personal HAPA's threat spells doom for all Inderlanders and if they succeed it would make the ElfDemon war look like a walk in the park compared to the death and destruction that would reign down in the Hollows and everywhere elseThis pronounced intensity rages throughout A Perfect Blood honing the point home that everything is at risk and Rachel's final decision about her destiny will be the ultimate game changer Even the schisms between the IS and FIB have to be put to rights inter agency cooperation is absolutely essential in combating HAPAIn order to make this happen Harrison has introduced a few peripheral characters and situations that makes the mix interesting the mysterious vamp Felix head of the IS who creatively borrows Nina's body reminiscent of Ghastek in Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and Wayde Rachel's new were bodyguard makes an appearance bringing the were contingent into battle by proxy Even Glenn has a hidden agenda but is playing nice And there is also the suspicion that HAPA might already be entrenched in either the IS or FIBor bothA Perfect Blood is also about integrating normality into Rachel's rather abnormal life Harrison sets a few homey scenes in between battles that relieve some of the tension and we get a few appearances of Ceri her new daughter Ray and Trent's daughter Lucy a billiard scene with Wayde Ivy and Jenks have even seemed to move out of their transitional phaseIvy now in a relationship and Jenks interestingly enough could be enad by Belle Sidereal's daughter the fairy from Black Magic Sanction This only puts the focus on Rachel as she tries to suss out her romantic life and its uncertain futureThough fans might have been expecting a love connection with one particular character Trent instead we find a true burgeoning friendship developing between them that doesn't disappoint To what endwe shall see Rather it than whetted my appetite Harrison is smokingly seductive as she taunts us page after page with their interactionsFirst Trent and Rachel must learn to be friends learn to trust before anything else can happen and that means that Rachel has to forgive Trent and drop the animosity she has for himThe newfound playfulness between Rachel and Trent is refreshing and intensely appealing Rachel finds herself musing and about Trent and his hair unable or unwilling to recognize what those feelings really mean He continues to prove himself yet again as he protects her from Al HAPA and even herself He is instrumental absolutely key in helping Rachel grow into who she is he admits it to her and Al He even alludes that he is her S'han Come onhe made her a ley line pinky ringthere is obviously there than meets the eye but Harrison is playing it close to the vestBesides Trent being absolutely fantastic in A Perfect Bloodsexysingle minded and just plain delicious I honestly don't think Harrison is going to abandon this yummy loose end There's too much invested in it and it seems pretty clear that Harrison is building a foundationwill Rachel end up taking the plunge? I would have definitely liked to have seen a repeat of that smoldering kiss in Pale Demon but still readers will raise eyebrows over and over again at the delicious hints that Harrison scatters throughout the book It's simply tantalizing but looks like we'll have to wait to see what happens in Book #11Once again Kim Harrison stole my sleep because I simply could not put it down Was it worth it? Hell yeah Harrison never disappoints and the uality of A Perfect Blood was consistent with all her previous novels energetic and romantically charged Hands downI loved itA Fiendishly Bookish Review Witcheskin rendering herself helpless in the midst of so many enemies Brought back from the brink of death after kicking Ku'Sox's butt and nearly losing her aura by unwittingly carving out a new ley line that has devastating effects in the everafter Rachel has some tough choices to make Will she try to live her life without her demon enhanced abilities? Can she? Can she even go back to being an earth witch?Harrison smartly leads with this thought in A Perfect Blood where Rachel will The Witches reap the conseuences of her all decisionsgood and bad to finally A Year in the Merde realize that with great power comes great Jack Glass responsibility With one charmed Elven bracelet Rachel chooses to effectively cut herself off from the scrutiny of the demon collective ley lineseven Al thinks she's dead After the fracas in San Francisco even the Inderlander government has her declared dead But has she chosen wisely?When a deep seated cell of HAPA Humans Against Paranormals Association embarks on a sinister uest to tinker with witch blood carrying the Rosewood syndrome and develop an unearthly weapon against all Inderlander species Rachel and the gang are up against a foe that will stop at nothing to bring humans back on top of the food chain While Rachel's past incursions have mostly been personal HAPA's threat spells doom for all Inderlanders and if they succeed it would make the ElfDemon war look like a walk in the park compared to the death and destruction that would Splinter reign down in the Hollows and everywhere elseThis pronounced intensity Gilchrist: A Novel rages throughout A Perfect Blood honing the point home that everything is at Wired for Culture risk and Rachel's final decision about her destiny will be the ultimate game changer Even the schisms between the IS and FIB have to be put to Archangels War (Guild Hunter, rights inter agency cooperation is absolutely essential in combating HAPAIn order to make this happen Harrison has introduced a few peripheral characters and situations that makes the mix interesting the mysterious vamp Felix head of the IS who creatively borrows Nina's body Breed of Innocence (The Breed Chronicles reminiscent of Ghastek in Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and Wayde Rachel's new were bodyguard makes an appearance bringing the were contingent into battle by proxy Even Glenn has a hidden agenda but is playing nice And there is also the suspicion that HAPA might already be entrenched in either the IS or FIBor bothA Perfect Blood is also about integrating normality into Rachel's Me Write Book rather abnormal life Harrison sets a few homey scenes in between battles that The Princes Mistress relieve some of the tension and we get a few appearances of Ceri her new daughter Ray and Trent's daughter Lucy a billiard scene with Wayde Ivy and Jenks have even seemed to move out of their transitional phaseIvy now in a Cosmological Enigmas relationship and Jenks interestingly enough could be enad by Belle Sidereal's daughter the fairy from Black Magic Sanction This only puts the focus on Rachel as she tries to suss out her Information Infrastructure for Enterprise Coordination and Integration romantic life and its uncertain futureThough fans might have been expecting a love connection with one particular character Trent instead we find a true burgeoning friendship developing between them that doesn't disappoint To what endwe shall see Rather it than whetted my appetite Harrison is smokingly seductive as she taunts us page after page with their interactionsFirst Trent and Rachel must learn to be friends learn to trust before anything else can happen and that means that Rachel has to forgive Trent and drop the animosity she has for himThe newfound playfulness between Rachel and Trent is Immortal Jellyfish refreshing and intensely appealing Rachel finds herself musing and about Trent and his hair unable or unwilling to At Hells Gate recognize what those feelings California really mean He continues to prove himself yet again as he protects her from Al HAPA and even herself He is instrumental absolutely key in helping Rachel grow into who she is he admits it to her and Al He even alludes that he is her S'han Come onhe made her a ley line pinky Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, ringthere is obviously there than meets the eye but Harrison is playing it close to the vestBesides Trent being absolutely fantastic in A Perfect Bloodsexysingle minded and just plain delicious I honestly don't think Harrison is going to abandon this yummy loose end There's too much invested in it and it seems pretty clear that Harrison is building a foundationwill Rachel end up taking the plunge? I would have definitely liked to have seen a Afgantsy repeat of that smoldering kiss in Pale Demon but still Chivalry readers will ISRAEL & THE PALESTINIAN TERRI raise eyebrows over and over again at the delicious hints that Harrison scatters throughout the book It's simply tantalizing but looks like we'll have to wait to see what happens in Book #11Once again Kim Harrison stole my sleep because I simply could not put it down Was it worth it? Hell yeah Harrison never disappoints and the uality of A Perfect Blood was consistent with all her previous novels energetic and Distant Early Warning (Star Trek (Star Trek: S.C.E., romantically charged Hands downI loved itA Fiendishly Bookish Review

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New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow up to her acclaimed Pale DemonA Perfect BloodRitually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincin You know when that sitcom that you’ve been religiously watching for years and years starts advertising its 100th or 200th episode? The hype is heavy and the ads are everywhere all assuring you that this will be a very special event not to be missed You set aside all other plans that night to watch it live because you can’t even bear to wait for the DVR to finish recording so you can screen the commercials You sit down with a bowl of Smartfood and a Diet Coke feeling excited And then as the credits end and the show opens you realize somethingIT’S A CLIP SHOWThat’s exactly how I feel right now about this book After the amazing ride that Pale Demon was literally and figuratively I was so excited for this to come out This is the first urban fantasy series I ever read and it will always have a very special place in my heart I’m not sure that I can even be completely objective about it any; I love it that much The characters that live in these books are some of my all time favorites and at this point they feel like old friends But I am very sad to say that this one was a disappointment for me There’s a lot of recap a lot of filler And after nine books I have to say that I really resent having to read through yet another description of Rachel’s kitchen or her splat gun I don’t need recap about Kisten’s fate why is she thinking about him so much all of a sudden anyway? or Matalina’s or Ivy’s past I don't need to hear about what happened at the turn or why it's so amazing that Glenn will eat tomatoes I don’t need a new character who seems to serve no purpose And I definitely don’t need glacial scenes where the characters sit around playing pool or meet up for game night and pizza It’s a transition book very much about Rachel’s soul searching and coming to terms with her Demon identity And let me tell you a little something about Rachel she’s one of the most in denial characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with At the end of Pale Demon Rachel is given a charmed bracelet one that will allow her to live without magic to forget her identity and just be “normal” When I got to that ending I chuckled thinking we’ll just see how long it takes her to remove that bracelet I bet it’s a matter of pages Well it turns out the joke is on me because she spends almost 70% of this book with it on And that means that ass kicking rushing headlong into danger super magic wielding Rachel is effectively gone for 70% of this book And even when she takes it off the badass Rachel that I know seems to have gone MIA I never thought I’d see the day when Rachel needed to be saved from a human by that little cookie maker TrentRachel is in denial She’s a whiner She feels guilty about anything and everything She makes mistakes and she tends to misjudge those who want to help her BUT don’t shut the book on her just yet because here’s what makes her such a blast to be around her friends Through their eyes we see her good ualities loyalty bravery dedication honesty Unfortunately all of the characters that I know and love seem to have taken a back seat in this installment including Rachel herself So much of my enjoyment in this series comes from Jenks teasing Rachel about her love life or Al needling her deviously about her powers or Trent bickering with her like a child or Ivy weathering her indecisiveness with a steadiness that can only come from real commitment What makes these books so special is how these wonderful characters interact as a family something that I felt was largely missing from this installmentHowever I’m definitely not giving up on this series Thanks to the wonderful A page that Ms Harrison kindly participates in with the release of each and every one of these books I’ve learned that the next book will be called Ever After And will take place almost completely in theEVER AFTER With AL And the demons I can’t waitPerfect Musical PairingOtis Redding I've Been Lovin' You Too LongBecause when it comes down to it I have so much history with Rachel Ivy Jenks Trent and Al that there's no way I'm giving up on this series I don't care if Rachel discovers that she's 12 elf marries Bis in a non traditional Ever After wedding loses her mind and kills all the humans and then turns herself pixie sized and lives underground I'm in this until the endStop by The Readventurer where I speculate wildly about Rachel's love life and spend far too much time on the internet watching The Hollows fantasy casting videos The Harlem Hellfighters returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow up to her acclaimed Pale DemonA Perfect BloodRitually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincin You know when that sitcom that you’ve been Longman Introductory Course for the TOEFL Test religiously watching for years and years starts advertising its 100th or 200th episode? The hype is heavy and the ads are everywhere all assuring you that this will be a very special event not to be missed You set aside all other plans that night to watch it live because you can’t even bear to wait for the DVR to finish Mustard Seed Magic recording so you can screen the commercials You sit down with a bowl of Smartfood and a Diet Coke feeling excited And then as the credits end and the show opens you Sekrety ewolucji, kochania i swawolenia realize somethingIT’S A CLIP SHOWThat’s exactly how I feel Devils Gate right now about this book After the amazing Die ewigen Toten (David Hunter, Band 6) ride that Pale Demon was literally and figuratively I was so excited for this to come out This is the first urban fantasy series I ever Jane Goodalls Animal World read and it will always have a very special place in my heart I’m not sure that I can even be completely objective about it any; I love it that much The characters that live in these books are some of my all time favorites and at this point they feel like old friends But I am very sad to say that this one was a disappointment for me There’s a lot of The Old Myers Place (Halloween, recap a lot of filler And after nine books I have to say that I Portfolio Management Formula: Mathematical Trading Methods for the Futures, Options and Stock Markets really I Survived Swiss Boarding Schools resent having to Leftover Dead (Trailer Park Mystery, read through yet another description of Rachel’s kitchen or her splat gun I don’t need Witcheskin recap about Kisten’s fate why is she thinking about him so much all of a sudden anyway? or Matalina’s or Ivy’s past I don't need to hear about what happened at the turn or why it's so amazing that Glenn will eat tomatoes I don’t need a new character who seems to serve no purpose And I definitely don’t need glacial scenes where the characters sit around playing pool or meet up for game night and pizza It’s a transition book very much about Rachel’s soul searching and coming to terms with her Demon identity And let me tell you a little something about Rachel she’s one of the most in denial characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with At the end of Pale Demon Rachel is given a charmed bracelet one that will allow her to live without magic to forget her identity and just be “normal” When I got to that ending I chuckled thinking we’ll just see how long it takes her to The Witches remove that bracelet I bet it’s a matter of pages Well it turns out the joke is on me because she spends almost 70% of this book with it on And that means that ass kicking A Year in the Merde rushing headlong into danger super magic wielding Rachel is effectively gone for 70% of this book And even when she takes it off the badass Rachel that I know seems to have gone MIA I never thought I’d see the day when Rachel needed to be saved from a human by that little cookie maker TrentRachel is in denial She’s a whiner She feels guilty about anything and everything She makes mistakes and she tends to misjudge those who want to help her BUT don’t shut the book on her just yet because here’s what makes her such a blast to be around her friends Through their eyes we see her good ualities loyalty bravery dedication honesty Unfortunately all of the characters that I know and love seem to have taken a back seat in this installment including Rachel herself So much of my enjoyment in this series comes from Jenks teasing Rachel about her love life or Al needling her deviously about her powers or Trent bickering with her like a child or Ivy weathering her indecisiveness with a steadiness that can only come from Jack Glass real commitment What makes these books so special is how these wonderful characters interact as a family something that I felt was largely missing from this installmentHowever I’m definitely not giving up on this series Thanks to the wonderful A page that Ms Harrison kindly participates in with the Splinter release of each and every one of these books I’ve learned that the next book will be called Ever After And will take place almost completely in theEVER AFTER With AL And the demons I can’t waitPerfect Musical PairingOtis Redding I've Been Lovin' You Too LongBecause when it comes down to it I have so much history with Rachel Ivy Jenks Trent and Al that there's no way I'm giving up on this series I don't care if Rachel discovers that she's 12 elf marries Bis in a non traditional Ever After wedding loses her mind and kills all the humans and then turns herself pixie sized and lives underground I'm in this until the endStop by The Readventurer where I speculate wildly about Rachel's love life and spend far too much time on the internet watching The Hollows fantasy casting videos


10 thoughts on “A Perfect Blood

  1. says:

    Mmm Love that silly Elf Trent A Perfect Blood was awesome Rachel has come a long ways since the first book and has finally learned to embrace who she is Trent and Rachel's relationship has reached a whole new level I'm anxious to see where it goes It's interesting how in the beginning that I used to despise Trent and now I wait impatiently for him to walk onto the pages I'm hoping Trent and Rachel get another coffee and cherry pie date winkJenks who always cracks me up with his colorful words seems to have found a new friendship with Belle the garden fairy Ivy seems to have moved on with new relationships As Rachel sees her friends drifting away and progressing she begins to uestion her own romantic statusWhile we didn't get near as much page time with Al when he did finally show up he stole the show as usual I'm curious to see where Harrison takes the storyline with Al and Rachel now that they have formed a truceI think what I love most about this series is the character growth in each book Rachel is the type of person who learns things the hard way but she seems to learn and move on


  2. says:

    A Perfect Blood A Near Perfect Blend of Old School and New School Hollows Can this girl ever catch a break? Even cutting herself off from the demon collective and having a new bodyguard can't save our favorite itchy witch from problems Rachel tries to adjust to being a borderline civilian as she still works to solve cases after all but her secret is out and that has made her the perfect target for a pretty serious hate group HAPA led by a group of sadistic humans Their public enemy #1 is the Inderlander community and they will stop at nothing to be rid of them all even if they must use Inderlander powers to do so Of course we would have no story if Rachel wasn't exactly what they needed She tries her damnedest to take them on the good old fashioned demonless way but she soon finds that it may not be enoughShe can't do it alone which results in the unlikely but very anticipated partnership with none other than Trent And this partnership certainly doesn't disappoint It's a new day for the new dad as we see a completely new but believable side to our favorite elf well he's my favorite at least Their teamwork really is the heart of this book though other familiar faces Ivy and Jenks are still aroundSince Book 3 Rachel has liked to drive home that she and Trent look so good together yet they're apart But by the end of this book you start to wonder why Though she denies it to me Rachel's actions clearly indicate growing affections towards him As Trent embraces his magic they seems a lot compatible than one would initially think If I spilled the beans about some of the revelations for his character it would seem as if Harrison pulled it out of thin air But she backs it up with several references from past novels making one wonder if she was thinking about these threads all along A lot of scenes are stark contrasts to what we've seen before most notably her interactions with Trent in his home and office Key moments throughout the series though few and far in between have taken place in those locations so the evolution is meaningfulWhile there wasn't a lot of Al he certainly makes it count for the scenes he's in managing to be his usual hilarious yet terrifying self I'm sure he will be a large presence in the next novel so I'm looking forward to that Jenks is funny as always saying the most inappropriate things at the most awkward times Ivy is stable and of a presence than I was expecting based on Harrison's comments about her going away and then coming back in the last book We're introduced to a few new supporting characters as well Wayde is a Were bodyguard hired to look out for Rachel Nina is a living vampire often being controlled by a master vamp making her really vulnerable Both of those characters were okay I could take them or leave them but I really took a liking to Winona a Witch prisoner that Rachel befriends as she takes on HAPA She's a sympathetic character just a normal person wanting to live her life But the events of this book make her shine for her adaptability and practicality I thought she and Rachel worked really well togetherI'm not sure if it's because it's fresh but I LOVED this bookdare I say better than Pale Demon in a lot of ways I liked Rachel's self discovery that she can hide but she can't run She truly accepts who she is as a demon and the animosity between her and Trent is over too so now it's just the building process that you really hope pays offIf I don't like a Hollows book I will say so I've been with this series since 2005 so I've been through all of the ups and downs While I read many urban fantasy novels I pick up The Hollows and feel like I'm saying hello to an old friend It still manages to be really exciting so knowing that there are only two books left with a thirteenth as a possible continuation makes me a bit sad But for some reason I didn't get the same vibe like I did from Pale Demon where it was really obvious how much the story was winding down I guess that's a signal for filler but at least it's good filler The mystery aspect made me flash back to book 2 and the times when Rachel had gruesome mysteries to solve so it gave me a feeling of nostalgia This book isn't perfect but all in all I found it to be a satisfying entry to The Hollows series so I gave it 45 starsNeedless to say I recommend thisReview also posted to Original post Thank you everyone for participating in my A Perfect Blood ARC Giveaway and Hardcoverebook GiveawayCome hang out with tons of Hollows fans in my Hollows Corner Everything Rachel Morgan


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    You know when that sitcom that you’ve been religiously watching for years and years starts advertising its 100th or 200th episode? The hype is heavy and the ads are everywhere all assuring you that this will be a very special event not to be missed You set aside all other plans that night to watch it live because you can’t even bear to wait for the DVR to finish recording so you can screen the commercials You sit down with a bowl of Smartfood and a Diet Coke feeling excited And then as the credits end and the show opens you realize somethingIT’S A CLIP SHOWThat’s exactly how I feel right now about this book After the amazing ride that Pale Demon was literally and figuratively I was so excited for this to come out This is the first urban fantasy series I ever read and it will always have a very special place in my heart I’m not sure that I can even be completely objective about it any; I love it that much The characters that live in these books are some of my all time favorites and at this point they feel like old friends But I am very sad to say that this one was a disappointment for me There’s a lot of recap a lot of filler And after nine books I have to say that I really resent having to read through yet another description of Rachel’s kitchen or her splat gun I don’t need recap about Kisten’s fate why is she thinking about him so much all of a sudden anyway? or Matalina’s or Ivy’s past I don't need to hear about what happened at the turn or why it's so amazing that Glenn will eat tomatoes I don’t need a new character who seems to serve no purpose And I definitely don’t need glacial scenes where the characters sit around playing pool or meet up for game night and pizza It’s a transition book very much about Rachel’s soul searching and coming to terms with her Demon identity And let me tell you a little something about Rachel she’s one of the most in denial characters I’ve ever had the pleasure of spending time with At the end of Pale Demon Rachel is given a charmed bracelet one that will allow her to live without magic to forget her identity and just be “normal” When I got to that ending I chuckled thinking we’ll just see how long it takes her to remove that bracelet I bet it’s a matter of pages Well it turns out the joke is on me because she spends almost 70% of this book with it on And that means that ass kicking rushing headlong into danger super magic wielding Rachel is effectively gone for 70% of this book And even when she takes it off the badass Rachel that I know seems to have gone MIA I never thought I’d see the day when Rachel needed to be saved from a human by that little cookie maker TrentRachel is in denial She’s a whiner She feels guilty about anything and everything She makes mistakes and she tends to misjudge those who want to help her BUT don’t shut the book on her just yet because here’s what makes her such a blast to be around her friends Through their eyes we see her good ualities loyalty bravery dedication honesty Unfortunately all of the characters that I know and love seem to have taken a back seat in this installment including Rachel herself So much of my enjoyment in this series comes from Jenks teasing Rachel about her love life or Al needling her deviously about her powers or Trent bickering with her like a child or Ivy weathering her indecisiveness with a steadiness that can only come from real commitment What makes these books so special is how these wonderful characters interact as a family something that I felt was largely missing from this installmentHowever I’m definitely not giving up on this series Thanks to the wonderful A page that Ms Harrison kindly participates in with the release of each and every one of these books I’ve learned that the next book will be called Ever After And will take place almost completely in theEVER AFTER With AL And the demons I can’t waitPerfect Musical PairingOtis Redding I've Been Lovin' You Too LongBecause when it comes down to it I have so much history with Rachel Ivy Jenks Trent and Al that there's no way I'm giving up on this series I don't care if Rachel discovers that she's 12 elf marries Bis in a non traditional Ever After wedding loses her mind and kills all the humans and then turns herself pixie sized and lives underground I'm in this until the endStop by The Readventurer where I speculate wildly about Rachel's love life and spend far too much time on the internet watching The Hollows fantasy casting videos


  4. says:

    Want the extras of the Mass Market Paperback? teasers D We have a Trent POV scene here A Trent POV Trent Sorry very excitedfinally Rachel understands and accepts herself it only took 10 books is all the best thing that anyone could have done for that girl is put that silver bracelet on her and it makes me love Trent even that he knew it was what she neededokay so this wasn't my favourite book in the series but i definitely loved it Like the previous book I'd say that Rachel's relationship with Trent and Al has progressed some which is great because it probably means that there'll be Trent and Al scenes in book 11 the investigation part what with the whole 'making demons' part is pretty interesting too i love Harrison's imagination and how she's able to put everything together so that it fits so perfectly Once again she's managed to create an awesome Hollows book weaving in the usual humour action epic Trent ness and Al ness and unexpectedness that makes The Hollows series so addictive plus Jenks' phrases were as weird and funny as ever Tink’s little pink dildo – come on where does he get this stuff?oh and I loved loved loved the Trent scenes the scenes with Al too damn i love those two characters i don't know what i'd do if Harrison gets rid of them fingers crossed she won't whatever book it is i might have to pull a star off if she did since it would most definitely be a deciding factor in my star ratings I'd love me a helluva lot of Trent and Al in this bookWow I love the cover So dark And it's black and red hmmm maybe there's gonna be some kind of seduction thing in here oh With Al Or Trent Either of those and I'll be fine or maybe there's just gonna be a lot of death and darkness Whatever I can deal with that too love this seriesooooh and check that out there's someone in the background veeeeeery mysterious


  5. says:

    Love Rachel Love her team Love these books Already counting down to the next That said this isn't my favorite in the series but that's okay Harrison creates a high standard for herself And the very reasons I didn't like this one as much may be the very reason others think it's the BEST My bias is this I love Ivy and Jenks Any side characters that infringe on their solidarity get the big ol' hairy eyeball from me I'm also one of those rarer than a dodo bird readers who has no interest in seeing Rachel together with Trent Do I want them to be close? Yes Do I want them to have an up and down slightly uncertain relationship? Totally But the chemistry between them just feels so forcedIs it wrong that I want Trent to stay somewhat shady and mysterious and not watch him morph into Rachel's lapdog and personal bodyguard? Is it wrong that I want him to be a person who helps Rachel grow by openly using her weakness against her and her strengths for him to her utter frustration? That's the Trent I like For the two of them to become a couple they both have to give up too much of themselves and become two washed out hybrids of each other No thanksMy secret wish braces self for incoming projectiles is that Trent will hook up with another elf have unabashedly elf alicious kids I mean he is basically part of an endangered species It's like asking a Tazmanian Tiger to mate with a Siberian Tiger just because they have frisky play sessionsYes you may cast stones at me I understand that Team Trent is large and powerful but seeing Rachel start to consider him in that way makes me panic a bit I don't see it ending well or being a good roller coaster for either party What I can tell you though is that the book in this series that will undoubtedly be my favorite and have the biggest sigh of satisfaction from me is not the book where Rachel finds a man to love and the big ol' HEA but it will be the book where Rachel actually learns how to be a best friend We know from a banshee what Rachel fears most and Ivy is the person who can definitively show Rachel that her deepest fear is smoke and mirrors Instead the two of them always seem to be trying to prove that they don't need each other when the fact is that they are a kick butt team They're both deeply flawed but when they stand together they can take on anything I LOVE THIS And no matter how many men Rachel falls for Ivy is her person Grey's Anatomy reference Rachel can marry and love someone else but that other relationship will be directly impacted by how she deals with Ivy Rachel needs to get over her excuses for pushing Ivy away until it's a life or death situation and just get right with her person As long as Rachel locks Ivy out Rachel locks the world out and no relationship with Trent or otherwise is ever going to a serious non self sabotaging place And I will stop my preaching thereCan you tell I love this series? Love ItSo when that book comes out that will be my favorite book in the series with a gazillion stars The book where Rachel decides it becomes a true fearless friend and goes out and fulfills her destiny standing back to back with her team not with them scattered and in different spots trying to prove they can stand on their own Just imagine Rachel Jenks Ivy Trent David and maybe even Ceri uen or the new bodyguard back to back in a circle facing off against the baddies working together without second guessing each otherI get chills just thinking about it Sooo hope it happens sigh


  6. says:

    «Oh I'm sorry Did I interrupt some sort of dominance foreplay?» 10th book in the series and still going strong I wonder what Harrison's secret to success is Her books are absolutely amazing and never cease to amaze me A Perfect Blood is a stressful book I think HAPA is one of the biggest threats our characters have ever had to face and I'm sure we'll see of them in future books and they'll play a big part too UghTrent what an elf I'll start with him because he's amazing and I've always known ever since he first appeared on the books that eventually he and Rachel would have little something going on I'm not entirely sure what it is but that flirt and how it's working up really slow I just love it The tension is there and so is the passionRachel has finally come to the realization of what she is and she's embraced it but that's just the beginning she can be really powerful and partially her accepting what she is is because of Trent Another reason to love him and I'm certain he'll give me reasons to do soHAPA hmm are a hate group they are humans fighting against the Inderlanders and yes that's just as frustrating as it sounds They think of Inderlanders as cockroaches that have to be eradicated from the face of earth The entire book was focused on them and how they'd use Rachel's blood to exterminate every monster walking on earthThis book was a such a nice follow up to the previous one despite being stressful like every book in this seriesthis was a little bit laid back than its predecessor and we went back to the entire homie feeling There is also a new character No two new characters actually I'm sure you'll like them Especially Wayde So this surely is the longest series I've ever attempted to read and I'm actually through with the 10th book which means that there are only a handful left before I finish this series Ugh just the thought makes me shiver


  7. says:

    At the end of Pale Demon Trent sagely outlines to Rachel the danger of rendering herself helpless in the midst of so many enemies Brought back from the brink of death after kicking Ku'Sox's butt and nearly losing her aura by unwittingly carving out a new ley line that has devastating effects in the everafter Rachel has some tough choices to make Will she try to live her life without her demon enhanced abilities? Can she? Can she even go back to being an earth witch?Harrison smartly leads with this thought in A Perfect Blood where Rachel will reap the conseuences of her all decisionsgood and bad to finally realize that with great power comes great responsibility With one charmed Elven bracelet Rachel chooses to effectively cut herself off from the scrutiny of the demon collective ley lineseven Al thinks she's dead After the fracas in San Francisco even the Inderlander government has her declared dead But has she chosen wisely?When a deep seated cell of HAPA Humans Against Paranormals Association embarks on a sinister uest to tinker with witch blood carrying the Rosewood syndrome and develop an unearthly weapon against all Inderlander species Rachel and the gang are up against a foe that will stop at nothing to bring humans back on top of the food chain While Rachel's past incursions have mostly been personal HAPA's threat spells doom for all Inderlanders and if they succeed it would make the ElfDemon war look like a walk in the park compared to the death and destruction that would reign down in the Hollows and everywhere elseThis pronounced intensity rages throughout A Perfect Blood honing the point home that everything is at risk and Rachel's final decision about her destiny will be the ultimate game changer Even the schisms between the IS and FIB have to be put to rights inter agency cooperation is absolutely essential in combating HAPAIn order to make this happen Harrison has introduced a few peripheral characters and situations that makes the mix interesting the mysterious vamp Felix head of the IS who creatively borrows Nina's body reminiscent of Ghastek in Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels series and Wayde Rachel's new were bodyguard makes an appearance bringing the were contingent into battle by proxy Even Glenn has a hidden agenda but is playing nice And there is also the suspicion that HAPA might already be entrenched in either the IS or FIBor bothA Perfect Blood is also about integrating normality into Rachel's rather abnormal life Harrison sets a few homey scenes in between battles that relieve some of the tension and we get a few appearances of Ceri her new daughter Ray and Trent's daughter Lucy a billiard scene with Wayde Ivy and Jenks have even seemed to move out of their transitional phaseIvy now in a relationship and Jenks interestingly enough could be enad by Belle Sidereal's daughter the fairy from Black Magic Sanction This only puts the focus on Rachel as she tries to suss out her romantic life and its uncertain futureThough fans might have been expecting a love connection with one particular character Trent instead we find a true burgeoning friendship developing between them that doesn't disappoint To what endwe shall see Rather it than whetted my appetite Harrison is smokingly seductive as she taunts us page after page with their interactionsFirst Trent and Rachel must learn to be friends learn to trust before anything else can happen and that means that Rachel has to forgive Trent and drop the animosity she has for himThe newfound playfulness between Rachel and Trent is refreshing and intensely appealing Rachel finds herself musing and about Trent and his hair unable or unwilling to recognize what those feelings really mean He continues to prove himself yet again as he protects her from Al HAPA and even herself He is instrumental absolutely key in helping Rachel grow into who she is he admits it to her and Al He even alludes that he is her S'han Come onhe made her a ley line pinky ringthere is obviously there than meets the eye but Harrison is playing it close to the vestBesides Trent being absolutely fantastic in A Perfect Bloodsexysingle minded and just plain delicious I honestly don't think Harrison is going to abandon this yummy loose end There's too much invested in it and it seems pretty clear that Harrison is building a foundationwill Rachel end up taking the plunge? I would have definitely liked to have seen a repeat of that smoldering kiss in Pale Demon but still readers will raise eyebrows over and over again at the delicious hints that Harrison scatters throughout the book It's simply tantalizing but looks like we'll have to wait to see what happens in Book #11Once again Kim Harrison stole my sleep because I simply could not put it down Was it worth it? Hell yeah Harrison never disappoints and the uality of A Perfect Blood was consistent with all her previous novels energetic and romantically charged Hands downI loved itA Fiendishly Bookish Review


  8. says:

    Ok so I finally finished it like right now My initial off the cuff thoughts I'm tired of watching Rachel get put through the wringer with little to no happy and lets be honest Rachel gets a LOT of wringer We're so close to the end of the series and I'm thinking the HEA we've been promised is going to be a fade to black kind of thing with us never getting to see the good bits that make you heave a deep sigh and want to hug the book I want to have a Hollows book end in which I'm so happy for Rachel that I want to hug the damned book not take a breath and feel like I need a vacation or a therapist I don't think one book in 10 like that is too much to ask forNext what happened to Rachel while she was wearing that bracelet? Before she put it on she was a bad ass witch that had been studying with a bad ass demon and could sling some bad ass spells and had kind of left the earth magic pea shooter in the dust long ago Suddenly she's back to relying completely on the pea shooter and she's too unprofessional to test the accuracy of a weapon she's never shot and she pilfered off of a failed assassin before she takes it into a field op? Since when? This is but one of several large holes in this particular book that made getting through it difficult for me than usual with this series Rachel is one of the baddest magic users around she's one of a kind she sees things nobody else does and yet she lets anyone and everyone walk all over her and she's too much of a pussy to to hurt people who are trying to kill her That trope is tired retire it for god sakesA NEW villain? An entire group of well funded villains that are taking people away and we don't get to find out how that ended for Ivy? We spend an entire book watching the Ivy Glen romance and then get told instead of shown how it's blowing up as a cluster fuck? Not kewlIt feels like a Rachel is going to be alone forever set up to me The domestic arrangements with Ceri and Trent confuse me and when it comes to alternative domestic arrangements I am a VERY difficult woman to confuseI'm sick of the dribbles here and there with Trent Shit or get off the pot already How many series do we have to watch people dance around each other for a damned decade?What exactly was the purpose of Wayde and why in the hell did she put up with him for so long? More in the school of who is this person and what did Kim Harrison do with Rachel Morgan? And as long as we're on the subject what happened to him at the end after he got his head bashed in? Did he just get left in the lobby or did they finally send his stupid ass packing?The book had all the standards we love Jenks was foul mouthed Rachel was hated and blamed by everyone and for everything Jenks and Ivy jumped to Rachel's defense Rachel bagged some bad guys Rachel and Trent had a moment or two but nothing you could honestly make any kind of bank or bet on or extrapolate anything significant fromNot my favorite offering in the series It felt scattered and unfinished to me


  9. says:

    I dub thee Kim Harrison ueen of Idiom I am a sucker for a well placed idiom I constantly find myself cracking up when I read this series and this book was no exception I really love this series I feel about the hallows series the same way that I felt about Nancy Drew when I was little I don’t care if Kim Harrison writes 1000 books I plan on reading them all That being said this is one of my least favorite books in this series I should say right up front that this series is definitely not for everyone If you don’t like borderline cheesy fantasy characters or urban fantasy in general you won’t like this book If you are not a fan of cursing literal and figurative you won’t like these books So what didn’t I like about this book?My biggest issue; I wanted AL Yes I hated the demon in the first couple books but I kind of like him now like a lot There was a lot of nothingness going on A lot of running around not actually accomplishing anything Rachel had a bracelet of charmed silver around her wrist for at least half of the book that prevented her from using magic at all I don’t know about you guys but the whole reason I love this series is BECAUSE OF Rachel her magic And sadly there is not a whole lot of epic magic in this book The plot was ok but it didn’t have that big “ta daaa” at the end that I am used to with the other books I guess I was just kind of left going “oh that was it?” I think that this book is leading into something though Hopefully something with lots of demons and smoke and sparkles and magic Even though this is one of my least favorite books in the series I still had a good time reading it I love the world that Harrison creates that is The Hallows and “post turn” Cinci and I can’t wait until another installment is released so that I can go back there I think the fact that I am in love with this world coupled with my fondness for the characters is what really saved this particular book for me In my opinion Harrison could do no wrong with this series aside from killing off Ivy or Jenks or Rachel To sum up I liked A Perfect Blood but it wasn’t my favorite If you are a fan of the series don’t miss it but if you have not read any of the other books definitely don’t start with this one3 ½ Stars


  10. says:

    I can't even tell you how excited I am at the direction this series has finally finally FINALLY FINALLY taken with regards to the romantic elements Not that there is really any down and dirty here of the goofy uestioning oneself pre romance jitters if I'm reading this right We got a lot of face time with Trent in the last book on the road trip We get a lot Trent here and while I'll warn you not to expect the stars I can say that I was left completely stoked to read the next one Please PLEASE tell me Rachel will eventually get it on with this damned elf PLEASE “You are pathetic Rache Jenks said and my eyes darted to the top of the rack and I saw him standing there hands on his hips and frowning at me his wings a silver blur Rachel and Trent sitting in a tree K I S S I N G No wait it was a hospital room and he had his hands on your ass and you had your tongue down his throat I can see why you might be confused” I know I focus on the romance too much Sue meit's my nature The story here is ongoing crazy with regards to Rachel's identityshe's now officially a demon not a witch And boy does that cause a ruckus Everyone wants the demon blood Powerful magic there Also Al is unaware that Rachel is alive still and since she's wearing Trent's charmed bracelet Rachel remains hidden from the demon world That also means that she's completely cut off from magic which poses a major problem for her Magic has always been such a huge part of her lifeSo many many different species coming together and befriending Rachel I can't help but anticipate a major show down eventually Pixies fairies elves witches vampires weres demons gargoylesI know I'm missing some But boy don't you just FEEL it coming? One thing that has finally finally FINALLY FINALLY happened Ivy and Rachel no longer have that weird sexual attraction for each othergah that went on for way too longnearly the entire series and it skeeved me out Likeeither do it or don't but get on with it already They noved on and I'm ever so thankfulI listened to the audiobooksthis series is amazing on audiothe narrator flat out rulesThis series is so multi layered and well doneany fans of Urban Fantasy should absolutely read it It's funny at times with characters that end up feeling like family By the way does anyone know where all of these Trent Kalamack uotes are coming from? Am I missing some extras or some teasers or something? I want inside Trent's head