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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed Pale Demon!

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and the 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.

©2012 Kim Harrison (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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  • Gayle
  • Auburn, IL, United States
  • 04-15-12

Always Evolving & Always Enjoyable

When I first started reading this series, I was skeptical I would like it in the long run. But Rachel's character (and her friends) are always changing. This is a very enjoyable series for the paranormal genre. Jenks is my favorite! I highly recommend this audiobook - the whole series. Marguerite Gavin is a fantastic narrator and is a definite plus for Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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2 Credits, and for What?

What did you like best about A Perfect Blood? What did you like least?

I usually like this series. But, this book didn't move the story at all. It felt like the author was just filling the pages with words. And those words were, ANNOYING.

The main character was really throwing herself a pity party. She was happy for her friends, but not really. You know the type.

What could Kim Harrison have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Well, for one thing, it would be nice if she didn't keep repeating the same thoughts over and over again. It felt like she was trying to make the book longer, so instead of coming up with new material, she just found different ways of saying the same thing over and over again.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

During the second half of the recording, the narrator was slurring her words. She got it back together by the end of the book.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

This book won't ever be a movie. Maybe the first book in the series, but not this one.

Any additional comments?

I hate it when an author has a long running series and in order to make more money, she/he throws in a book where nothing really happens. And then I really hate it when, said author and or her/his publisher charges 2 credits for that book.I have a feeling that I am not the only person that is put off by this practice. :)

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • r
  • irving, TX, United States
  • 02-23-12

jumped the shark

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Doing a 20k road march in a heavy rain with 10pounds of mud on your boots,would have a faster pace and less painful. Couldnt wait for Al to show than waited than waited more . WTF ! This is by far the worse book in the series . I feel insulted . The hollows graphic novel was better than this.

Would you ever listen to anything by Kim Harrison again?

Maybe . This realy let me down.

Have you listened to any of Marguerite Gavin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Brillant as always

Was A Perfect Blood worth the listening time?

At a bus stop , or drive into work

Any additional comments?

Seems kim lost the passion for the hollows . She might need to take a break.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Another great read by Kim Harrison

I loved this book! Hearing Rachel’s and Trent’s relationship evolve was everything! Can’t wait to start the next book!!
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Why is Rachel the main character?

So I haven't been reviewing every book in this series. I feel like I'd be saying the same thing over and over. Rachel is the main character of this series and sometimes I really wonder why. Jinx and AL are the better characters. And half of this book didn't involve either of them.

Rachel's character is stunted. She makes the same dumb mistakes repeatedly. She is a nempho with the worst sex scenes. She complains and makes the same bad decisions. it's Insanity. And not in the awesome way. At this point, I'm annoyed and I've broken up with tgee idea of even liking her. I'm really just reading to see what happens with Jinx and to see if AL finds some sneaky way to become rich again.

This is the first time I've wanted a POV change. If I could call the author up and tell her to switch it up I would. Rachel is one of the worst characters I've read about this long. Has she mastered her magic in 10 books?NOPE. Has she fixed her original problem? NOPE. Love? NOPE. Better all around fighter? NOPE. Grown/Developed? NOPE.

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Story, yes! Performance, not this time around :(

Exciting and fun story, a wonderful addition to the series!
Marguerite Gavin's performance was lackluster at best. Normally, she rocks The Hollows. This time it was as if they recorded the cold read and called it a day! Countless times I noticed pauses between words as if she didn't realize the sentence continued or had difficulty turning the page to get to the next word. It was annoying for me and broke the mood several times. Then, during chapter 18 (or 19), she sounded either drunk or exhausted as she slurred her way through the story. This one took me a while to listen to because of the poor narration.

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Good book

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Very good series and book! Plenty of witchy and vampire action. Character development and world building is phenomenal. The narrator did a great job too!

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Some humans against everyone else

Would you listen to A Perfect Blood again? Why?

I listen to my books over and over again. This is one of my favorite authors. I also have copies in book for and e-reader.

What did you like best about this story?

The growing relationship of Rachel Morgan and Trenton. You can see the other characters changing and growing. Rachel spends most of this book with her powers bounded by Trenton to keep her off the radar.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the bad humans use Rachel's blood to change a witch into a demon.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Action packed. I like when the fairy made a coat for Jenk and he did not appreciate the time. I felt like crying for the Fairy and laughing at Jenk.

Any additional comments?

Awesome book with all kinds of sub plots.

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Rachel must be spellbound

I think Trent put a spell on her with that bracelet from the previous book. She was completely clueless and not herself at all. She depending way too much on Trent. It was crazy, she was crazy. I found myself fussing at her out loud for the obvious craziness of how she was thinking. Rachel is not herself in this story.

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Great story, slurring narrator

Would you listen to A Perfect Blood again? Why?

Maybe, story is good and would read but the narrator sounds drunk in several places. It is annoying.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Perfect Blood?

Interactions with AL and Trent

Which character – as performed by Marguerite Gavin – was your favorite?

N/A

Any additional comments?

The drunken like speech was so annoying that I may be returning the other books in the series that I haven't listened to yet. It was that annoying, the narrator does good most of the time but then all of a sudden a chapter or two will be a mess of unarticulated words and slurs.