Despite dating one vampire and living with another, Rachel Morgan has always managed to stay just ahead of trouble...until now.
A fiendish serial killer stalks the Hollows, and no one living in or around Cincinnati - human, inhuman, or undead - is safe.
An ancient artifact may be the key to stopping the murderer - a mysterious relic that is now in the hands of Rachel Morgan, fearless independent bounty hunter and reckless witch. But revealing it could ignite a battle to the death among the vast and varied local supernatural races.
Rachel's been lucky so far. But even she can't hide from catastrophe forever.
©2007 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
This is a good, story, but not great like book 4.....the first half of the book drags a bit, but as a true Rachel fan, I knew it would get better...and BAM...the 2nd half of this book was incredibly awesome....
When Rachel tries to make a deal with the artifact...and it turns into a violent blood bath...I felt so bad for her....always trying to do something good, and it backfires....
I love Rachel of course, but then Jenks....and Al....
When they find Kisten....I was so sad....I loved him and he didn't deserve that....
I love this series, but since book 6 is not narrated by Marguerite Gavin, I will be reading it the old fashioned way on My Kindle....lol then I will go back to audio for book 7!
For the 5th book in the series, Rachel is another heroin that the character doesn't seem to grow as books progress, she seems suck in this whiney teenage girl that is a hippocrate. As far as being a hunter, she really hasn't done ANY hunting in the past 5 books. She has gotten her ass handed to her many times and saved by others many many times.
Marguerite Gavin is the perfect narrator for this book. Rachel and Jenks are spot on. The next book in this series is narrated by someone else and it's a huge disappointment. Piscary's isn't pronounced correctly and the narrator sounds like a child. Bring back Marguerite for all future books, please!
Say something about yourself!
I was originally reading the paperback copy of this book, got about half-way through it, got bored and put it aside for about a year. However, I did like the series and wanted to finish it so when I discovered Audible, I figured I'd purchase this book and re-fresh myself with what I previously read and finally finish the book. It was an excellent decision!!
Marguerite Gavin is a phenomenal narrator who brings each character to life with a distinctive voice and personality. My favorite is Al's voice although Jinx is also really well done.
This isn't the best book of the series, but I see it as a bridge between early Rachel and the final destination of her journey. We also start to see Trent as more then a two-bit villain. Overall, the plot is so-so but we start to see some important character development. I also really loved the ending of how the plot arc is solved. This last 1/3 of the book made the first dragging 2/3 worth it.
Male haram with some cool story.
So I tried this series again since I really couldn’t find anything new and good and I did like the overall story.
And what I found was that if you go into this with the mindset that it is not a story which is suppose to develop important aspect but instead an haram, with some good story elements in, then it is actually pretty good.
There is an extreme amount of sexsual frustration coming from the author, and it can be distracting.
The main character seems to want to fuck anything and anyone with a pulse, and she cant lay her eyes on a character that is introduced without instantly going to “uhh that’s hot I could fuck that”, which gets old and removes the whole idea of attractive people.
But look at it as a male haram and you will be used to this (if you read manga or watch anime at least).
The overall story is really interesting and the bi-characters around the main is interesting.
The story have more plotholes than a ceiling after it was hit with a tornado, and the auther seems to forget what she just stated 3 hours earlier and ignoring the outcome of this.
As an example: SPOILER!! (will try not to, so no names).
A character gets bitting by a vampire in the throat and she tells how the vampire bites down deep and RIPS its teeth out, then tells how the main looks at the damage and explicitly explain that because of how the hole is RIPPED up there is no way the character will survive.
1 hours later in the story the author then tells how the holes is was done so precise with surgically that they are now healing nicely….
Yer that happened…. The author seems to not remember what she wrote which is annoying, and it happens A LOT!.
On top of that the author constantly forgets how her own magic system works and it seems like magic is apparently only used in the “because plot needs it” and is not used when “plot needs you to forget that you got an awesome arsenal of magic that would 100% totally solve this problem with ZERO downsides”.
The worst thing about this book and what actually made me sad was how at the end the author takes a GIANT leap and does something AWESOME! And AMAZING that can REALLY explode the mains development but then 30min later in the story and 100% “by the power of PLOT” completely negates what was done and puts it back to “status qou” even though it makes zero chance to the storyline neither is it possible to do following all rules that have been established -.-
It truly feels like the author is stealing someone else’s story and just writing it here. Because the overall story ark and some of the setups are truly too good to be written/made by the same person that can’t even remember how the story and rules of the story have been made :/
It makes me sad because I would much rather hear the story told from the person who actually came up with the overall story ark, instead of the watered down version we get here.
When all that is said I did enjoy it even though I many times had to tell myself that I should ignore the complete lack of consistency in the world that was made, and ignore all the moments which made zero sense for the story.
I'm a 30-something paranormal, mystery, and humor enthusiast. For me, the main character is the most important part of a book.
I honestly don't know why I finished reading this book. Rachel Morgan makes me angrier than any other fictional character ever has. EVER. There are a lot of reasons TOO read this book, Jenks of course, Trent, all of the other characters that make The Hollows enjoyable. However, the main character is stupid, irrational, ridiculous, ignorant and a bunch of other words that infuriate me. I'm sure you can actually see steam coming from my ears.
I had to admit, this story had a painfully slow start. I found myself asking - what's the plot and how is everything connected. There were times where it was almost a stuggle to keep going since I was still trying to find out what was suppose to happen. And then BAM - out of no where, the story hit a high point, making it now hard to turn it off! Marguerite Gavin, lovely as always, did a super job narrating this book. There was one point where in the story where I am glad to be a Audible person or I wouldn't have understood! I don't think I'm going to grab the next Audible for this book since the narrator has changed. I am a fan of the book just as much as Marguerite Gavin.
I would listen again after I complete the series.
It is a stand alone.
I have fallen in love with the way she has captured Rachel's voice and Jenks - it is amazing how many characters Kim has written into the story line but somehow Marguerite manages to give each one an individual voice.
Kim's books always have off handed laughter written into them.
A prayer to the universe that may this series never end and may Marguerite Gavin never loose her voice!
The story is amazingly complex which keeps me coming back. Rachel is just a hot headed twit. Thank goodness she has people who care enough about her to save her from herself. Sad about Kisten though. Hope Rachel will mature and smarten up before anyone else gets killed
I am easily amused!
I loved this book but hated parts of it. Once again the book is nonstop action that leaves your head spinning and your heart reeling. There is a particularly steamy scene, which is the first in the series that I remember, that made quite an impression with me. The world building continues and The Hollows becomes more complicated and intriguing.
I would warn folks that it you are a big Rachel fan you may want to make sure that you finish the book in private because there are some heart wrenching events that are better read uninterrupted. A great book.
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