The Hollows #10
Published February 2012 by Harper Voyager
Narrated by Marguerite Gavin | Blackstone Audio
438 pages | 16:49:00 duration
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Series: 1. Dead Witch Walking 2. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead 3. Every Witch Way But Dead 4. A Fistful of Charms 5. For A Few Demons More 6. The Outlaw Demon Wails 7. White Witch, Black Curse 8. Black Magic Sanction 9. Pale Demons 10. A Perfect Blood*
Challenge: All Series, All Summer
Rating: Really Liked It
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.
She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet. (Source: Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this one. It has very little re-hashing of the past, which makes me happy. Rachel starts off the book without her powers. Trent convinces her that she needs to embrace who she is and that too many people, including herself, are getting hurt in her denial. Rachel unleashes her full fury on the humans that are committing horrific atrocities. This book has all the things that the fans of the series have come to love: action, snarkiness, and a rich paranormal world. The reward or cherry on top is Trent. He plays a more intimate role with Rachel. He helps her with Al, offers her Elf Magic and a partnership on the run. He respects her wishes and doesn’t doubt her abilities. Rachel’s mind plays with the idea of REALLY trusting him and a few bonus unpure thoughts. Harrison has me anxiously awaiting to see how their relationship develops.
Gavin continues to do a great job as the voice of The Hollows.
Rachel is like The Terminator. You can beat her, shoot her, magic her…BUT she’ll just get back up and keep coming.