Here's my review of Kim Harrison's just released Ever After (The Hollows #)
Good Reads - Ever After
Fans of The Hollows will love this installation in the series, but as
always with Ms. Harrison at the helm there are no safety nets. Ever
After is a more than worthy follow up to one of my faves in the series, Pale Demon
and gives tons of growth in the Rachel/Trent will they/won't they saga.
I read this thing in one day and now have to wait for next year for
the next one to come out :-/ That's the only truly suckworthy part of
the series IMHO, but it's worth the wait. <3 all the details Kim
Harrison puts into this world. It's amazing the work she puts into
that....it's like the woman can actually SEE the world as she's writing
it. And who knows, maybe she can ;-)
Other thoughts on the general storyline: it does seem as if there will be a pretty significant plot line with the vampires coming up in the last two books. It will be very interesting to see how that goes given that Kisten told Rachel that vampires don't really lose their souls. It seems Rachel is in fair weather again with her demon brethren and may have dubbed herself protector of a new generation of daywalkers.
Okay, SPOILERville coming up, so don't read past this if you've not read the book yet!
Highlight to see the SPOILERS ;-)
douchebag Nick is back and I swear he better meet an untimely end by
the end of the series or I will be royally pissed! (I'm sure I wasn't
the only fan to smile an evil grin when he was given to Newt, but
still...the prick needs to die.)
That safety net I mentioned
earlier? Yeah, what happens is almost, but not quite, as bad as what
happened to Kisten. The only reason it's not as bad IMO is that you
don't have to read the death scenes. But it was awful. Kick in the gut
want to puke awful.
It seems that Jenks is becoming more of a
shoulder to lean on for Rachel as Ivy is slowly becoming less of an
influence in Rachel's life. This seems to be good for both of them as
they're both growing and becoming less dependent on each other, but it's
also slightly painful as the ending of a close relationship can be.
<3 how Jenks is keeping it together both with Rachel & his
kiddos. These two I think will be close throughout the end of the
Okay, I never really or truly thought Al could be a
romantic possibility for Rachel until I read this book. And I still
think if that were to happen it would have to be tempered with another
influence.....Trent. There's this whole bruhaha about Trent getting
back with Ellasbeth (aka Miss Drama Queen) but I don't buy it. Unless
Trent gets what he wants because the man is FINALLY beginning to realize
he has the right to be happy. And I'm starting to lean toward a poly
relationship between Rachel, Al, & Trent. But....we will see what
the next two books bring. I'm really, REALLY hoping to avoid anymore
heart break in the last two books, but with The Hollows there is never
any guarantee of that.