The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) by Kim Harrison

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February 25, 2014
Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.

Review –
As I have said before, I am a huge Kim Harrison fan, but I must say this book was confusing for me.
There were so many factions to contend with, such Inderlanders, which are non-human races. These include Elves,Demons,Witches, Pixies and others not dealt with in this book. There are Vampires, living and undead. Living vampires are normal humans who have been infected by the vampire virus. The undead Vampires were born already infected by the virus and are the superior of the two. Another group are the Weres, which are lycanthropes.  In this book all of these factions or groups were being influenced by some wild magic and not in a good way.  I was hard for me to keep everything straight so I finally gave up and just concentrated on the growing relationship between Rachel Morgan and Trent Kalamack.
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Blood Crime (The Hollows Graphic Novel #2) by Kim Harrison

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Publication Date:October 30, 2012

You can’t tell the story of how it all began for supernatural cops Ivy Tamwood and Rachel Morgan without telling how it all nearly ended. The fiery living vampire and erstwhile earth witch never asked to be paired up in the first place. And having to work Inderland Security’s crummiest beat—busting two-bit paranormal street punks—sure didn’t sweeten the deal. But when it counts, Ivy and Rachel always have each other’s backs. They’d better—because someone just hung targets on both of them.

It doesn’t take a hotshot homicide detective to know that nearly getting flattened by a falling gargoyle or impaled by a lead pipe aren’t on-the-job accidents. But it doesn’t seem possible that the class of crooks Ivy and Rachel routinely collar could kill anything but brain cells. So who put Cincinnati’s tough and tender twosome on their “to do in” list? Is Ivy’s vampire master, the powerful and seductive Piscary, jealous of her growing bloodlust (and just plain lust) for Rachel? Or have forces unknown—living or undead—made the partners prey in a deadly witch (and vampire) hunt?

Before this case is cracked, Ivy and Rachel will face down vicious dogs, speeding locomotives, rogue bloodsuckers, and their own dark desires; spells will be cast and blood will be spilled; and Kim Harrison’s hair-raising, heart-racing, dark urban world of magic and monsters will leap howling from the pages of her second electrifying, full-color graphic novel.

Review –

This is the first graphic novel that I have ever read and while it was okay I don’t think it will rank high on my scale of “favorite things to read”.  I love the author, Kim Harrison,  and The Hollows Series but I’ll be sticking to the novels.

A Perfect Blood(The Hollows, Book 10) by Kim Harrison

Book Description

Publication Date: February 21, 2012 | Series: The Hollows (Book 10)

New York Times bestselling 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.

Review –
I’ve read all the books in The Hollows series and this ranks as one of the best for a number of reasons.  First, I found it very hard to put down, second, Rachel’s character, though obnoxious in the beginning  grows to maturity by the end(leading up to something special in the next installment, I hope.) and third Kim Harrison’s book are always entertaining and each plot gets better and better.  If you are looking for a new series to start, I HIGHLY recommend you start The Hollows.

The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison

From Publishers Weekly

Confusion reigns for characters and readers in the complicated seventh urban fantasy outing (after 2008’s The Outlaw Demon Wails) for witch detective Rachel Morgan. Rachel’s reputation is in tatters—to save humanity, she used powers that are considered evil—and she’s still devastated by the mysterious death of her boyfriend six months earlier. Her attempts to solve his murder bleed into a case involving an emotion-sucking banshee, and soon Rachel has to bring in her PI partners—Ivy, a bisexual vampire, and Jenks, a pixie in existential crisis—along with empathic psychiatrist Ford and the banshee victim’s father, Federal Inderland Bureau captain Edden. Harrison’s unique vampire mythology unduly complicates world-building, and newcomers will be desperate for a glossary, but the nearly nonstop action nicely plays off the poignancy of Rachel’s difficult life. (Mar.)
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Review-
If you’vd read any of my reviews  for Kim Harrison’s other books in the Hollows series
then you know that it’s one of my favorites series and that being said Ms. Harrison did not let me down in this installment.  I purchased  an audio version and found it fulfilling  and relaxing to just sit back while the sound of the narrator’s  voice was like the words floating off the written page and into my ears. I loved it.  I am now reading the next book and will  talk more about it later.
If you are a fan of the vampire/paranormal world genre you said give Kim Harrison’s book s a try-you won’t be disappointed.

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison

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The underground population of witches, vampires, werewolves—creatures of dreams and nightmares—has lived beside humans for centuries, hiding their powers. But after a genetically engineered virus wipes out a large part of humanity, many of the “Inderlanders” reveal themselves, changing everything.

Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter with the Inderland Runner Services, is one of the best at apprehending supernatural lawbreakers throughout Cincinnati, but when it comes to following the rules, she falls desperately short. Determined to buck the system, she quits and takes off on the run with an I.S. contract on her head and is reluctantly forced to team up with Ivy, Inderland’s best runner . . . and a living vampire. But this witch is way out of her league, and to clear her name, Rachel must evade shape-changing assassins, outwit a powerful businessman/crime lord, and survive a vicious underground fight-to-the-death . . . not to mention her own roommate.

Review –

 

Looks like I found another great series to read.  This book was fast paced and a great read when all you want to do it step away from the real world for  awhile.