This book is the most personal one yet I mean that it s just that our characters are a family now It s like this tight family that deals with its problems as a team Did they have to get separated Yes Did they have to work alone and make decisions alone Yes But ultimately they d all be affected the same if one of them died.
Should I go back to the death comment No, I don t want to spoil you But the death shattered me I had grown to love this character I hope the next book is fun and less heartbreak even though I m sure that whichever it is, I m going to love it just the same.
Reviewed by Rabid Reads So I don t know if I m using the button correctly, but in my head it s the WTF Elephant Has been since I first laid eyes on it So if that s not what it s supposed to mean, now you know what it means to me Elephant as illustration for WTF WTF WTF squared.
And that is what is going on here And it is fan friggin tastic.
Right So Trent s getting married to Ellasbeth, and he wants Rachel to work security for the wedding blinks I know what you re thinking You re thinking, Why on earth would Trent want Rachel at his wedding Well, b c Lee RVSP ed as his best man, and that s a problem, b c Lee is Al s new familiar in the Ever After so how s he going to pull off being the best man in Trent s wedding That is an excellent question.
It s also a question that has Trent understandably nervous, and as Rachel is the only person to ever hold her own against Al, Trent wants her in place to handle whatever unknown, yet inevitable, shenanigans Al is planning.
Rachel says, Hell NO It s my birthday Trent says, 40k Rachel says, Well, maybe but I better not have to wear an ugly dress B c Rachel isn t just going to be working security from the sidelines in a Quen like capacity, oh no, she s doing it as one of Ellasbeth s BRIDESMAIDS giggle snorts I hadn t really thought about it before, but a fellow fan of The Hollows commented on one of my status updates on Goodreads that this book is a real turning point for the series On the one hand, yeah, obviously b c the Bad Thing happens in this book.
But there is a LOT going on than that Al is in trouble with the demons, and he wants Rachel s help getting out of it Ceri and Trent finally meet Rachel upsets the balance of power between the heavy hitting Supes Skimmer does that other Big Thing.
And don t let ALL THE THINGS scare you, b c unlike True Blood, Season 4 s hodgepodge of overwhelming randomness, For a Few Demons More is wonderfully coherent, and by far the best book in the series up to that point YEP This is where it starts getting REALLY good.
My other reviews for this series Dead Witch Walking The Hollows 1 The Good, the Bad, and the Undead The Hollows 2 Every Which Way But Dead The Hollows 3 A Fistful of Charms The Hollows 4 The Outlaw Demon Wails The Hollows 6 White Witch, Black Curse The Hollows 7 Black Magic Sanction The Hollows 8 Pale Demon The Hollows 9 The Undead Pool The Hollows 12 Into the Woods Tales from the Hollows and Beyond Just too much Rachel Ivy drama for me I suffered through about 12 hours of that until the story got interesting And, I m not seeing any real character growth so I m taking an extended, maybe permanent break It was tiresome seeing Rachel make the same dumb mistakes over and over again through five books On a brighter note, the narration is excellent.
It was so darn good to get back into this world Even though I knew I loved this series, it was a huge reminder just why I love it.
Once again Rachel has gotten herself into a sticky situation One full of danger, lies, and oh yeah, demons The stakes are getting higher and not everyone is going to come out of this one alive There were so many feels with this, I don t even know where to begin So much was revealed and said, and done I can t even begin to express how much I love this series It took me awhile to get into it, in fact three whole books before I completely felt the love but once that love blossomed, it really bloomed I ve seen others say this book was a turning point to the series and I absolutely agree With all the things that happened it was impossible for anyone to come out of it the same To be unchanged in some way or another I don t want to spoil anything but I will say this, these friends, their bond and love for one another, is what makes this series so fantastic I ve always said that sometimes the best family are those we pick to be a part of instead of those we are sometimes born into and that is the case with Ivy, Jenks,and Rachel There are so many good characters in this, great characters and of course even and some it s impossible not to hate with a fiery passion and I couldn t help but love Harrison for her ability to do that If you are hesitating to try this series, don t It s fantastic and even though like me, it might take you a bit to warm up to it, take that chance anyways, I don t think you ll regret it.
ACLARACI N Aunque esta rese a tiene marcado spoilers despu s de cada tem, no suelo spoilear nada Es decir, no escribo nada que arruine la trama principal En caso de hacerlo, lo advierto previamente con una nueva marca de spoiler O sea, te encajo un spoiler adentro del spoiler, porque estoy muy jugada, y soy re heavy y re jodida Rese a para leer escuchando CobrastyleY no me pregunten porqu , me pint ese tema nom sDe qu trata Rachel Morgan, pol gama en potencia, que nunca se olvida de dar su opini n sobre la belleza masculina femenina ni siquiera en momentos de vida o muerte, le mira la cara al peligro y le dice Show me your teeth, esta vez perseguida por m s demonios de los que puede manejar sola, y una cadena de cr menes sin resolver que pueden o no involucrar a alguien cercano a ella Ah, y , encima de todo, UNA BODA G nero Fantas a Urbana Joss Whedon estar a pidiendo que le paguen derechos de autor La historia en cuesti n, Se adapta correctamente a su g nero view spoiler Esta quinta parte es la que mejor representa al g nero en la serie Mucho drama, mucha acci n, burocracia m gica en la ciudad, nombres impronunciables y un panorama que s lo trae desenlaces tristes hide spoiler Currently working my way through the requisite hundred or so pages of relationship angsting that has to happen before the plot starts That may sound tedious, and frankly it is But it s Harrison s pattern, and once the plot kicks into gear it s a fantastic ride You just have to slog through that introductory angst first And now that I m finished, I m not sure what I think The story itself was pretty darned exciting, but I m getting a little sick of Rachel, and most of the people around her Her friends don t really seem to be her friends, they seem to be Ivy s friends, for all they worry about Ivy and how Ivy s going to react to this or that I understand that Ivy s supposedly been through some crap in the past, but all her whining and moping, while everyone else tiptoes around her, has gotten really really old I may be done with this series.
Poor Rachel, she s a witch whose only desire was to become as good of a runner a combination of investigator and bounty hunter as her late father But political machinations forced her to leave the I.
S and go it on her own When she left she unknowingly took with her two new friends, Ivy Tamwood the last living Tamwood vampire and Jenks a temperamental pixie with a large family to care for Throughout the series we ve watched the friendship between this trio bloom as they overcame numerous obstacles set in their paths Schemes were unraveled, trust betrayed and yet through it all they stuck it out and weathered the storm.
Now in the fifth book the numerous conflicts that have been simmering beneath the surface all come to a boil Newt, the powerful demon who strikes fear in the demon Al and the elf Ceri alike, and the same demon whose mark Rachel now carries as a price for being carried over the ley lines, comes after Rachel seeking something that she has and that Newt wants back Problem is Newt can t remember what it is she s looking for If a crazy demon isn t scary enough add to that the fact that this demon can blasphemy the holy ground she walks on without a conscious effort There is no safe hiding place from this demon The trio suspect Newt wants the Focus, the werewolf artifact that Rachel got stuck with in the previous book, which means now they have to guard the artifact that could cause a war from the werewolves, the vampires, and a demon.
At the same time the powerful and dangerous Trent Kalamack is getting married and wants Rachel to play bodyguard After Newt s visit she s in dire need of money to fix the church and it s really no surprise that she eventually caves and accepts Trent s offer We ve seen that pattern before folks, her morals and ethics cause Rachel to tell Trent what he can do with his offers but in the end a combination of guilt over their father s shared friendship, Trent s father s kindness, and sheer need usually force Rachel to give in Maybe someday she ll learn to save herself time and just accept the offer up front After what happened in this book that s not likely though.
So Trent is getting married, Newt makes an appearance, and everyone is fighting for control of the focus, that alone is enough to make a good fifth installment But Kim Harrison wouldn t be the author she is today if she decided to do things half way Every villain Rachel and company have had to contend with puts in an appearance From a walking in the sun Al to a free and clear Piscary, they re all back and there is a murder mystery to solve to boot Just reading the book had my mind boggling at the stress and my nerves became frayed at the thought of dealing with everything Rachel had to contend with Fans will be pleasantly surprised to see how Harrison wraps everything up, it s not exactly what you would anticipate but it s far from a let down Yet again, my review is too long You can read the full review here.
Sometimes, though you know it to be true, nature will remind you of what a bitch it is.
Like, for example, if you come to Australia and manage to avoid the myriad of poisonous spiders, snakes, scorpions, jelly fish, stone fish and some frogs Then you manage to not get killed or viciously maimed by the crocodiles, koalas, cassowary, dingos, sharks, sting rays and locals do you have any idea of how many tourists go missing and get murdered in Australia Then you survive the outback with its intense heat, freezing nights, lack of water, flash floods, raging forest fires and travelling transvestites on a mystical journey of self discovery Or you make it to the ocean where you narrowly avoid our rips and hurricanes and over zealous childrenOnly to find yourself brushing up against the Gympie Gympie tree or its five closely related cousins and finding yourself in such intense pain that you understand why horses and dogs and men have been known to throw themselves off cliff edges to make it stop Then of course, you survive that but find the tiny, almost invisible barbs that pierced your skin weren t properly removed and for pretty much the rest of your life, you re likely to be in pain any time that skin comes in contact with water.
Fuck you nature image error Why Nobody warned me about Kisten This was a good edition to series but definitely left me sad.