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Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, Bk 3)
Every Which Way But Dead - The Hollows, Bk 3 Author:Kim Harrison Some days, you just can't win. Witch and former bounty hunter Rachel Morgan's managed to escape her corrupt company, survive living with a vampire, start her own runner service, and face down a vampire master. — But her vampire roommate Ivy is off the wagon, her human boyfriend Nick is out of town indefinitely and doesn't sound like he's coming b... more »ack while the far-too-seductive vampire Kisten is looking way too tempting, and there's a turf war erupting in Cincinnati's underworld.
And there's a greater evil still. To put the vampire master behind bars and save her family, Rachel made a desperate bargain and now there's hell to pay--literally. For if Rachel cannot stop him, the archdemon Algaliarept will pull her into the sorcerous ever-after to forfeit her soul as his slave. Forever.« less
I really liked this book. I’ve enjoyed watching Rachel’s character become more proficient in her magick throughout the 3 books of this series. And mmmm… yummy Kisten… I’m glad he’s playing a more prominent role in this book too, and we get to learn more about him as a person. (And that Rachel is finally ready to kick Nick to the curb as she turns an admiring eye towards Kisten. But I won’t say too much there and ruin it for you.)
Ivy is no longer vamping out all the time over Rachel, and their relationship, while still very platonic, is less stressed than it was in the previous book.
That said, I think I still liked the 2nd book the best so far of these three, although this is still a very close 2nd, tied with the first one.
#3 Rachel Morgan paranormal romance though I'd call it more of a mystery. There is some sex in it, but not that much. Thank goodness! That's one of the things I like about this series, actually. Continues in the series where Rachel tries to get out of the deal she made with the demon Al whereby she becomes his familiar. Meanwhile, Rachel's love life does a 360 when Nick leaves and she finds herself attracted to Kisten, the undead vamp Piscary's scion. Enjoyable read with plenty of torment and darkness to go along with the fun.
Rachel Morgan kicks butt once gain in this wonderful follow-up to DEAD WITCH WALKING amd THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UNDEAD. Dealing with Piscary, master vampire, Algaliarept, an insane demon named Newt, puts a person to biting nails till the very last page. Wonderful series, wonderful writer. Long live The Hollows!!
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm all for a good urban fantasy, but this book had too many story lines. It was difficult to determine the main plot to the point that I lost interest in the story. I've only read this book, and it became obvious early on that it's more important to begin with the first book. That way, you'll understand the many terms, such as ley line, everafter, tapping a line, etc.
Hmmm, this book was very underwhelming for me. It seemed to drag on and on and the story and characters never grabbed me. This time around Rachel has love life problems, demon troubles, elf woes, pixie-man friction and the usual vampire struggles with her roommate/business partner Ivy who wants to be more than friends. She also has to face up to her deal with the demon Al that she made in the last book. And then there's the master vampire and other assorted issues she must deal with here. Honestly, there was so much going on that I found myself lost for much of it. My focusing problems weren't helping matters out either. I feel the same way about this book as I did the last. It needs humor (I keep reading reviews calling it "light, fun, funny, etc. but I'm not seeing it . . . ) and more emotional ties to get me to care about the characters. I don't know if I'll bother to continue with the series at this point.