I picked up the first book on a lark and have now listened to all six back to back. Whew! This is an addicting series & "Fistful" is my favorite of them all. The story is fastpaced and taunt; I couldn't put it down. The dynamic between Rachel and the other characters is really enjoyable. The tension between Ivy and Rachel has me in knots!! I've become an "Adrenaline Junkie" by way of my addiction to these darn audios. And Ms. Gavin is fantastic as narrator. I wish she narrated #6! In fact, I'm listening to this one again & enjoying Gavin all the more for having missed her interpretation in #6.
Not having read the print version it would be unfair to comment; i am a fan of the author, the Hollows story and characters are inviting, exciting and come to life during the reading. I will be reading the next instalment.
This book allowed the readers to learn of the deeper traits of many characters. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite.
The island werewolf encampment, the bridge scene and the return to the hollows were possibly my favourites. I couldn't stop - every free moment a reached for it.
The relationship between Rachel, Ivy and Jinxs. The scenes unfolding throughout gave deeper glimpses into their dynamics.
Don't stop !!
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I feel like the series really hit it stride with this book. Where the first few books felt a little slow in spots, this one was action all the way through. A lot happened, and while the relationships still feel a little over-dramatic at times, I'm enjoying the development of the characters. Looking forward to the next one!
Jenks is quickly becoming my favorite character in this series and the narrator does a fabulous job delivering his snarky, sarcastic comments.
It was nice to see Jenks interactions with his son.
Yet another adventurous,fun filled book by Kim.New fun character's mix it up with the regular's.New twists & turns & hijinx to navigate.Rachel is becoming a source not to be reckoned with.Going into the unknown to gain more abilities & powers.Meeting more people to add to her growing list of enemies & or foes.Finding out there is much more to being "Rachel"than she knows.Bit by bit,these books reveal the mystery behind the question that is"What IS Rachel Morgan".Can't wait to read on to find out.
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JENKS!! Got to love a pixie that uses Tink (Tinkerbell) as a curse.
Rachel and Jenks hit the road in order to save one of Jenks’ sons. Oh and Nick (Pfft).
The last time Rachel saw Nick he was leaving town and wouldn’t tell her the whole reason he was leaving. Jenks’ son, Jax was living at Nick’s place to take care of his plants while he was out-of-town.
Jenks and the rest of his pixie family left the church that Rachel and Ivy share as their home because of a fight he and Rachel got into during the last book, Every Which Way but Dead. It’s been a long winter without the pixies around and Rachel is sick of Jenks not talking to her. So when they get word from Jax that Nick is missing and Jax needs help they drop their difference and hit the road to save them.
In true Rachel form this is no simple road trip. There are vampires and werewolves involved and Rachel fighting for her life but she has her trusty backup, Jenks. And Jenks is very much front and center in a big way.
We didn’t get to see of Trent this time about but my fingers are crossed that he will show up in the next installment, For a Few More Demons. Which that title has me a little nervous. I’m thinking we may get to see more of Al.
Rachel is a kick ass witch but at the same time she boarders on “too stupid to live” but in a funny and endearing way. With the help of her friends, Rachel learns why she makes some of the dumb choices in her personal life. And knowing is half the battle, right?
Jenks is a cocky and snarky pixie that’s always there for his partners Rachel and Ivy. He would die to save Rachel and his family. And I think he feels the same about Ivy but he hides it.
Ivy has it hard being stuck behind wanting to be Rachel’s friend and partner to wanting more from Rachel. Not to mention she is trying to fight off some personal demons.
Nick… is a turd and Rachel’s human ex-boyfriend.
Kisten is a sexy vamp who is dating Rachel and seems to really care for her. He is also Ivy’s ex and friend.
I’m not sure if it’s Gavin’s narration or Harrison’s writing that keeps me coming back. I think it’s a little of both. I can’t picture myself reading this series now that I’m hooked on Gavin’s voice for the series. She does an amazing job for all the characters. Her voice for Rachel and Jenks is the best.
JENKS!! One of the best secondary characters ever! And he summed up my feelings about Nick in this quote… “No one cares little green turds about you.”
Will I continue the series:
Hell ya! It gets better with each book. I’m really enjoying the snarky humor and the building relationships between the characters.
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
I am enjoying this series. But, this was by far the best book yet! In this one you learn what makes a lot of the main characters tick. Now if you have listened the the first 3 books in the series you may have figured Ivy and Rachel out. Well I hadn't! Even Kisten, Nick and Jenks surprised me a little.
Here's my recommendation, if you stopped at book two or three in the series it is worth it to make it to book 4!
The narrator Marguerite Gavin is wonderful. But I will say that the production quality was not great. At one point I had to double check that the speed was not at 2x.
I would say is definitely worth a credit!
One of My Favorite Authors would listen to this one again. I simply love her sense of humor.
The gang is off on an adventure: Rachel, Ivy, Janks, Jacks, and Nick. Rachel is in need of some stronger charms, bordering on black magic. Rachel and Janks experience transformations. There is really a lot of action that takes place in this book. I am relieved that there is none of the vamp seduction like there was in book 2. Janks provides tons of comedy. A powerful ancient item is up for grabs, who will be the finders/keepers? When finally arriving back home at the church, Kisten and Madelina are glad to have them back.
Yes it was entertaining. This far into the series however, it would be great if Rachel actually made some good decisions. Let us see her grow
Rachel never learns. Let her grow some please
The other Rachel Morgan books. She is very good performing this series.
Yes, One in which the statue is destroyed and the issue is put to rest.