Friday, October 5, 2012

Review: A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and 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.
My Thoughts: It took me a bit to get into this book. I don't know why exactly except that I keep thinking that Rahel felt off to me. Which makes sense to me now that I'm thinking about it because she was half the witch/demon person she normally was since she had cut herself off from the ley lines. Still, it took a while to fall back into her world and it made the first part of the book a bit sluggish. On the other hand, once she was back in the thick of things - needling Trent, ditching her security, making things go boom - I was hooked. I have to admit, her interactions with Trent grow more and more intriguing. The two of them are like oil and water at times and yet... they work. I won't lie, I want to see them give into their weird attraction and get naked.

One thing that I'm noticing is that Rachel seems to backslide every so often and decide that she's not going to deal with her issues. In the earlier books, she didn't want to admit that her blood could kindle demon magic. Now, she doesn't want to admit that she is a demon. I get that changing a mindset that's been with her from birth isn't going to happen at the drop of a hat, but she was crippling herself by cutting herself off from the demon side of her magic. I wanted to give her a good shake and tell her to put her dig demon panties on and deal with it.

I liked that we didn't know who to trust or what their intentions were when it came down to the different sides of the investigation. I liked that Rachel is starting to accept the bonds of friendship that have been laid out by people outside her core group. I liked seeing the softer side of Trent offset by the side that's willing to do anything to help someone he's given his word to.

While the beginning felt slow, the introduction of two powerful, opposing factions moved the end along nicely. Here's to hoping that Rachel actually sticks to her plan to fix the mess she left in the Ever After so we can see her doing what she's so good at - kicking ass and taking names - in the next book. And, you know, if she *needs* to get naked with Trent, who am I to argue?

Books in this series
1. Dead Witch Walking
2. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
3. Every Which Way but Dead
4. A Fistful of Charms
5. For a Few Demons MOre
6. The Outlaw Demon Wails
7. White Witch, Black Curse
8. Black Magic Sanction
9. Pale Demon
10. A Perfect Blood - Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
11. Ever After

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  1. " And, you know, if she *needs* to get naked with Trent, who am I to argue?" -- AGREED!

    1. Wouldn't that be FANTASTIC? I all fluttery just thinking about it.

  2. *frowns* This is another series that I know a lot of people like and that I need to read. Maybe it'll have to be a series I start next year...

    1. I have an extra copy of book 1 if you'd like it.

    2. I will add it to my "to be mailed to Amanda pile".

    3. Thank you! (Also, I like that I have my own to-be-mailed-to pile.)

  3. I am so pissed at myself for not reading this book yet, and Kim Harrison is my FAVORITE UF author! I haven't felt motivated to read it though. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO ME?!?!?

    "once she was back in the thick of things - needling Trent, ditching her security, making things go boom - I was hooked" - HA! This made me laugh. I love when things go boom, and I especially love when Trent is needled. I kinda want them to get naked, too.

    1. Awww... don't beat yourself up over it. You can always read it now!

      Trent and Rachel should make things go boom together. In a totally sexy way. Rawr!

  4. I need to start reading some Kim Harrison -- everyone talks about her!! BUT this series is soo long! Why are there so many long series?

    *cries into her coffee*

    1. It's so you have lots of books to read once you get hooked!

      I always say, start with the first book and go from there. If you love it, think of all the wonderful hours of reading you have in front of you! YES!