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Publisher's Summary

The second novel in the addictive, best-selling supernatural series begun with Dead Witch Walking

To save herself and her vampire roommate, former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan must confront six feet of sheer supernatural seduction - the vampire master - and dark secrets she’s hidden even from herself. 

©2009 Kim Harrison (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Uhmmmmm, maybe average, 3 stars.

Well, I am disappointed I didn't like this more. I enjoyed some of it rather a lot. Then again there were more than a few places where I was not charmed at all. Credulity over-strained.

SPOILERS: The insistence by Rachel to remain with Ivy at the old church, roomies to the end, seems really counterintuitive. Attack after attack by Ivy... In fact I'd have to say it seems stupid and considering how Rachel freaks out and blames herself, then Ivy, then herself, then...makes no sense at all to stay. I mean, surely Rachel has some common sense, right? Some inkling of self-preservation?

The Universe doesn't seem to make sense. It feels like it trips over its unwieldiness.

Might not listen to the rest, getting really close to NO. I am half way through. Groan. Having less and less fun listening.

I've re-listened to parts to make sure I'm not misunderstanding. I do try to give books a fair shot. All in all, I'd not rate it even remotely close to, First Fangs Club, The Forty Proof Series, Anita Blake(which I agree has too much sex but is otherwise a wonderful series), Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson, The Soulwood series, Merry Gentry(again too much sex, but very good), Sookie Stackhouse, Dresden Files, etc. All of those can be listened to via audible BTW.

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just my opinion

I hate the main character. I think ivy would have been a much better protagonists. again just my opinion.

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fabulous tell that will hold your interest

i have read all the books but the last 2. Rachel is a stunningly warm and fun character that grows and matures throughout the series. you will become attached to the characters and dive right in to become a citizen of The Hollows

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Disappointed

I can’t believe that the main character could become stupid from the /st book to the 2nd book . She goes off on tangents, makes wild and stupid assumptions. As a friend she suck’s she places them in danger. I’m so disappointed with the second book!!! I was expecting the main character to improve in her thinking what a disappointment. Hopeful !!!!

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The narrator sounds like she had stuffed nose

Wish I could maker her blow her nose or something. She sounded as if she had stuffed nose and was disgusting as she gurgled

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THE EVER AFTER

"Once a runner always a runner" should be the theme for this novell as Rachael never quit gets away from being manipulated into doing just that. Th characterization of each individuals are well defined to the plot of the storyline and keeps me wanting to know what twist and turn is coming and how will the heroine fair in surviving another supernatural onslaught. I love the narrator's performance for the story and excellent vocal skills.

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Bad narrator

The narrator is god awful in my opinion. I can't even listen to the book.

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Even when Harrison isn't at her best, she's pretty darn good

This book is not my favorite in the series, but I enjoyed it, and it does make some very important world building, so it's non-missable, if you're a first time listener, you will be fine, but look forward to more character humor and elaborate story down the road.

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Great Story with Some Minor Problems

My biggest complaint with the last book was the narrator choice, but I have to say that Marguerite has really grown on me. Listening to the series is no longer a labor of love but a welcome reprieve from my day. I feel like she really found the voices of the characters, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Now for the story. Having read the original series as it came out, I know where the story is headed and why certain choices had to be made for how Rachel handled certain situations. That being said, I'll echo the sentiments of another reviewer who brought into question whether or not her decisions made sense as how one friend would treat another. Sometimes her actions feel a bit heavy-handed in their stubbornness and shockingly devoid of self-awareness of how her actions affect other people (and their legal cases- that debacle and the resulting tantrum is a great example). However, I think these character flaws help humanize (for lack of a better word) her character as a whole and provide room for growth.

All in all, this continues to be one of my favorite series, and I'm excited to continue the story in book three.

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Better than last book!!!

More substance! I'm glad that they developed the characters more this time. The storyline is getting really good!