Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10)
by Kim Harrison
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.
This is a biased review; I gave it 5 Sheep before it came out. You know the next book in this series? Yeah, it is getting 5 Sheep too. Why? Because The Hollows series was the first urban fantasy I read and at this point it is so near and dear to my heart it can do no wrong. You have been warned.
This is book #10, and if you have read books 1-9 you will be reading Perfect Blood regardless of reviews. If you haven’t read any of the previous books, you shouldn't be starting with this one. I recommend you go buy the first book Dead Witch Walking. So I am pretty much just preaching to the choir here, but that is okay c'ause I love to share my love of Rachel Morgan and her world.
Perfect Blood introduces us to a new threat Rachel hasn’t met before. A hate group called HAPA (Humans Against Paranormals Association) has decided to fight fire with fire, or in this case magic with magic, to wipe out the paranormal community. These are some truly bad zealots who see Inderlanders as nothing more than animals to be experimented upon and disposed. We also discover there is a new special-ops organization whose allegiance is still unknown and I expect to see more of them in the next book.
There is a big debate over Rachel’s love life. She has been matched up throughout the series with several people, but all her relationships pretty much end in disaster. Harrison can still bring tears to my eyes when Rachel remembers Kisten, but I am team Trent and this book made me very happy. There is no romance between them in this book, but they are building a new relationship based on trust. We see a new side to Trent and I like where his story might go. Thank goodness Al is back, I love that jerk of a demon. He adds humor and makes life interesting for Rachel. Ivy and Jenks seem to moving forward with their lives and Rachel is forced to deal with what that might mean for her.
I have no idea where Rachel’s story is going. We only have a few more books left before it is all over, and when it is I will be sad, but I am going to enjoy the ride while I can and convince new readers to give this series a try.
5 Perfect Sheep
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