A middle-aged romantic who grew up reading Heinlen, Louis L'Amour and Richard Hooker. Expect and honest opinion, even if it's not PC.
I love this series, but am fed up with the inconsistency of the leading character. In one chapter she's a sobbing wimp , and in the next she's a kick-a** super woman. First she can't do anything to chage her situation or save her world, then she suddeny begins to make things happen with no explanation as to what changed to allow this.
Being a Kim Harrison fan is like being in a bad relationship; you just have to finally realize that the other person isn't going to change and say "enough is enough!"
Marguerite Gavin is fantastic as a reader, but this is a good stopping place for me. I've listened to or read the entire series up to this point. While I've enjoyed it, I'm finished with The Hollows after this one, and here's why: Rachel makes the same mistakes she makes in all the other books, and the series has become formulaic.
She knows martial arts but gets into hair pulling fights that don't use her skills; she falls for bad men, berates herself for it, and does it anyway; she doubts her magical abilities even though she's bested... well, the best. She insults quickly and takes offense at perceived slights quickly, and she refuses to think before doing or saying anything. She acts much like an insecure teenager, not like an adult, although I suppose I've met adults who act like teenagers, so maybe that's a moot point. I could tolerate her personality for a while, but it's become exhausting. I don't want to want to smack the main character of a book every other chapter.
The writing itself has become tiresome for me as well. "Crap on toast", "tink's _____", and "if you don't _______ I'll ______" with nothing to back up the threat are just as common here as all the other books. The book starts and ends with a fight, like all the other books. Rachel is left on her own, nearly dies, and finds "strength in her friends" at the end, just like all the other books. She solves some problems and makes some new ones, leaving the series open for sequels... it's never-ending.
It's been a good ride overall though!
Perhaps. I enjoy all of the series!
The Rachel character reminds me vaguely of Sookie Sackhouse
The escape from the Nursery.
I waited a really long time before downloading this book. I always hate when a really good series is coming to an end and I think I was in denial. When I could finally wait no longer I savoured it like the best dessert at the end of a wonderful meal served in the company of really good friends. And Marguerite Gavin is the chocolate fudge and whipped topping on that dessert.
This is one of my all time favorites and will listen to it time and again.
This book is a great addition to the Hollows Series. And of course the end leaves you hanging and waiting for the next book. The narrator, Marguerite Gavin, is AMAZING on this book. I would highly recommend this title!
Intense character development, and the fact that Rachel seems to have matured and knows who she is and accepts the good and the bad with that. The fact that Rachel and Trent seem to be working together to make things better. Learning to trust.
We learn a lot about characters especially Al, and how he really feels, though he can't express it in words that most would like to hear.
There were many, because there are characters who have been in the series for a while who will be lost to us. They were not my favorite but, very moving
I would end up spoiling but just know that even Al has feeling and it shows in this story. Not all Daemons are equal.
This was one of Kim Harrison's best in this series. There will be another, because it was just left that way at the end that there will be more. Marguerite Gavin, has be awesome at narrating this series. The voices of each character both male and female. Also putting the emotions in each. There was a lot of sub stories in this book, but the bottom line is that Rachel and Trent learned to trust each other. Big step.
I love this book. This one by far is the best yet. I'm glad Trent opened up on shared his feelings for Rachel. Can't wait to see where it goes?
Just someone who likes a little bit of everything but mostly Sci-Fi/fantasy & Mystery Thrillers. I love Audiobooks because it makes whatever project I'm working on a little more enjoyable. I only wish I could leave reviews on books that I didn't get from Audible..I need another tb....
There's not a lot to say that hasn't already been said about Rachel Morgan. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the Demons have worn out their welcome....and why can't her and Trent Kalamack just be honest with each other, they have known each other since they were kids...all these jabs and innuendos gets a bit childish after awhile...
If you like the Witches, Fairies, Seelie & UnSeelie etc...Check out Seanan McGuires' "October Day" series. It's a refreshing take that realm....
When I read the first books of this series I had mixed emotions about how well I was going to like it. However, having now read each and every book and short story associated with it, it has become a must-read in my ever growing library! I love Rachel, Jenks, his kids and the ever growing circle of friends and enemies. Marguerite Gavin is a great narrator who makes the stories come alive.
Rachel is accepting being a witch/demon. As always she is fighting against the odds. This book has Rachel and Trent and Al working to save the Ever After. Much more of the Gargoils in this story - get to learn some of Biz's background and family.
Rachel keeps going after men she can't have or who aren't good for her. Wish she'd accept that she has feelings for her roommate and relax. That would make a great next story.