Series: Hollows

Mini-Audiobook Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison

Posted November 11, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 4 Comments

Mini-Audiobook Review: Ever After by Kim Harrison
Ever After by Kim Harrison
Series: Hollows #11
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by HarperAudio on January 22nd, 2013
Format: Audiobook
Source: Personal Copy

Also in this series: Black Magic Sanction
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Book Description:

Book Description:
The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic in our own. It’s up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix this, before life utterly changes for the worse.

Of course, there’s also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. And that the most powerful demon in the ever after--one who eats souls--has vowed to destroy Rachel, and kidnapped her friend and goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn’t give herself up, they will die.

Rachel must team up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack--a prospect both thrilling and dismaying--to return to the ever after and rescue the hostages, then keep both worlds from being destroyed.


Sherri’s Mini-Review:
Tink’s Little Green Apples – This series continues to be one of my favorites. Although Ivy is sparse in the story; Rachel, Jenks, Algaliarept, Newt and Trent are all present and didn’t disappoint. I am going to be so sorry when this series ends!!

Rachel and Trent’s relationship continues to develop and for all their differences they combine to bring out the best of each other. I don’t want to say too much about the story; because there is a lot going on and this is one book you just need to read without knowing a lot of spoilers beforehand. But I can say that Harrison’s world building is at finest in Ever After and the threads she has laid in the precursors to Ever After are now woven into a complex and rich story; which hopefully will resolved as I hope in the series finale. Best read in order to truly appreciate the depth of the series, jumping into the middle is not recommended.

Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison

Posted July 18, 2010 by Sherri in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

Review: Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
Black Magic Sanction by Kim Harrison
Series: Hollows #8
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Published by EOS on February 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 487
Source: Library Copy

Also in this series: Ever After
Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
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Book Description:

Book Description:
Rachel Morgan has fought and hunted vampires, werewolves, banshees, demons, and other supernatural dangers as both witch and bounty hunter--and lived to tell the tale. But she's never faced off against her own kind . . . until now. Denounced and shunned for dealing with demons and black magic, her best hope is life imprisonment--at worst, a forced lobotomy and genetic slavery.Only her enemies are strong enough to help her win her freedom, but trust comes hard when it hinges on the unscrupulous tycoon Trent Kalamack, the demon Algaliarept, and an ex-boyfriend turned thief.


Sherri’s Review:
Another wonderful effort from Kim Harrison. I keep waiting for the quality and depth of writing that I’ve come to expect from this series to decline with the number of books published, but it hasn’t!  Rachel still remains a fresh character, with her numerous foibles, along with her cohorts Ivy and Jinx. Ivy doesn’t have as significant role in this book as she has had in other ones, but Jinx’s storyline is heart wrenching and wonderfully written and Rachel’s relationship with Al is front and center in the book and is such fun.

In this book Rachel deals with her being shunned as witch that occurred in White Witch, Black Curse, continues to deal with her inner demon, begins a budding relationship with Pierce, confronts her past with Trent, and deals with her old ex –boyfriend Nick. There are so many threads and storylines in the book but none of them feel rushed or forced and Kim Harrison handles them with deftly.  All in all, just another day for Rachel.

I thoroughly enjoy Kim Harrison’s Rachel Morgan series. This is a must read book series and author for me.  If you haven’t read this series, I would strongly recommend them, but they should be read in order.