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Pale Demon

Summary Pale Demon

Condemned and shunned for black magic Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name or be trapped in the demonic ever after forever afterBut a witch an elf a living. Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSo I'm pretty sure that I've said this several times already but just in case you missed it Pale Demon is my FAVORITE book in this seriesThings have been building and Rachel's life has been getting complicated but by the end of the last book it looks like she's finally going to catch a breakOliver the new head of the coven of moral and ethical standards has verbally agreed to remove Rachel's shunning at the upcoming Witch Convention as long as she shows up to said convention and apologizes publicly for her use of black magicSo that's the plan BUT As much as I needed to do this I was so o o o not looking forward to it I mean I'd been accused of being a black witch of doing black magic and consorting with demons both of which I did Do Whatever So yeah life is still complicated and Rachel being Rachel is going to have a hard time apologizing for something that she 1 is still doing and 2 is seeing as less and less of a problem She doesn't deliberately try to make things as difficult for herself as she can but she does have a certain knack for it doesn't sheAnd that's not all bc we soon find out that the coven of moral and ethical standards CoMaES is a bit slippery than anticipated Rachel actually has to get to the convention for the shunning to be removed you see and it's evident that the CoMaES is going to try to prevent that when Rachel is kept from boarding her flight to CA where the convention is being held NOT niceBut not entirely unexpected as Ivy and Jenks took the liberty of packing Rachel's suitcases with old magazines and repacking her things in different bags so that when the airport lost her luggage it wouldn't be a problemDid I mention that Trent is trying to catch a ride with Rachel to the West CoastI didn't Hmmm that's oddTRENT is trying to CATCH A RIDE with RACHEL to the WEST COASTThat's like DAYS in a car with Trent Trent the sexy elf Trent whom I love to hate DAYS With TRENTAnd of course she says NO bc Rachel but of course she changes her mind bc RachelWhy does Trent need to catch a ride with Rachel to the West Coast you ask and that is an excellent uestion It is perhaps the most excellent uestion I have goaded you into asking thus far And when I tell you to READ THE BOOK I mean it in this situation than any other time I've told you to READ THE BOOKTrust me You NEED to know N E E DI can tell you that the Withons Ellasbeth's parents and presumably Ellasbeth herself are doing everything in their power to prevent Trent from getting to the West Coast including but not limited to sending ASSASSINSSo that's funI'm reluctant to say much about the biggest problem they encounter on the road bc it first appears well after the 10% point which is where my cut off is for mentioning specifics but suffice it to say that there is a BIG problem A problem so BIG that it's probably not possible to resolve it entirely in a single installmentAnd then there's the Big Deal The thing that makes Pale Demon my favorite book in the series The thing that makes me go back and read an entire passage over and over and over again Yes the plot is awesome and yes there is awesome character development especially where Al Rachel and Trent are concerned but those things alone are not what push this installment into the 5 star zoneIf you're even remotely interested in this series if you've let yourself fall behind and tell yourself that you'll finish the series eventually if you are either of those things this is the book that makes it all worthwhile and you are doing yourself a MAJOR disservice by not catching up and reading it It's frickin' awesome It's on the same level as Kate Daniels #3 in its epic amazingnessHopefully you're convinced but if you're not well you can lead a horse to water blah blah and all that That is all runs off to read that entire passage one timeMy 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 For a Few Demons More The Hollows #5 The Outlaw Demon Wails The Hollows #6 White Witch Black Curse The Hollows #7 Black Magic Sanction The Hollows #8 The Undead Pool The Hollows #12 Into the Woods Tales from the Hollows and Beyond A Heart Broken (An Everlasting Heart or be trapped in the demonic ever after forever afterBut a witch an elf a living. 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Allgemeines Steuerrecht.Abgabenordnung. Bilanzsteuerrecht. of Charms The Hollows #4 For a Few Demons More The Hollows #5 The Outlaw Demon Wails The Hollows #6 White Witch Black Curse The Hollows #7 Black Magic Sanction The Hollows #8 The Undead Pool The Hollows #12 Into the Woods Tales from the Hollows and Beyond

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Vampire and a pixy in one car going across the country Talk about a recipe for certain disaster even without being the targets for assassinationFor after centuries of torment a fearsome demon walks in the sunli. wow oh wowi finished it And it Blew My MindHarrison's been saying that this is her favourite one so far and I so get why Pale Demon pretty much starts out with a road trip At this point there's not much going on but it uickly turns into action packed fun The trip goes on for about half of the book Who knew a long drive could be so fun definitely not me They get attacked and find a day walking demon A day walking demon You don't think it's enough Fine There's heaaaaaaaps Plus there was Las Vegas Yes they went to Las VegasI luuuuuuuuuuurved this book Al was in it Trent was in it Enough said DThere was Jenks Ivy of course Rachel Pierce Newt Belle Vivian Bis and the list goes on Pale Demon hits the magic romance humour action and the fun that is a given in Harrison's Hollows series For those such as moi who like their Trent and Al scenes never fear There's lots of them There's heaps of character development when it comes to those two I knew it was in them but Rachel was definitely surprised I guess i paid attention to them than she didAnywho's I am definitely gunning for the next book I want my hands on it now Alas i must wait just as I had to wait for Pale Demon and was driven to near insanity for itTotally worth itI must say though that I can not believe it ended like that Damn I didn't even notice that i'd almost finished it and then i turn the page Grrr I'm sure it's not that bad Ends pretty much exactly how Harrison ends all her other Hollows series books but this one just got to me Not a cliffhanger or anything so although not all the loose ends have been tied up yet there's no strand just blowing in the wind Good for me If she had ended this in a cliffhangerview spoilerTrent baby Al my lovely You both made out with Rachel I knew it would happen eventually but both in the same book whew And i liked so yum Harrison really did kill me when she ended it the way she did The sad thing is I'm not even talking about the whole silver bracelet thing decide your fate I'm talking about letting Trent leave I wanted to hear what he had to say Rachel dammit Why did you let him leave And i didn't get to see Al again pout I want her to go back to the Ever After and see Al again I liked that he started beating everyone when he thought she was dead How weird is that mmmmm they need to be in the next book or i am going to go mad hide spoiler Reason to Wed (Distinguished Rogues, one car going across the country Talk about a recipe for certain disaster even without being the targets for assassinationFor after centuries Africa as a Living Laboratory of torment a fearsome demon walks in the sunli. wow Godspeed oh wowi finished it And it Blew My MindHarrison's been saying that this is her favourite Continence: Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies one so 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character development when it comes to those two I knew it was in them but Rachel was definitely surprised I guess i paid attention to them than she didAnywho's I am definitely gunning for the next book I want my hands Emily Dickinsons Poetry on it now Alas i must wait just as I had to wait for Pale Demon and was driven to near insanity for itTotally worth itI must say though that I can not believe it ended like that Damn I didn't even notice that i'd almost finished it and then i turn the page Grrr I'm sure it's not that bad Ends pretty much exactly how Harrison ends all her Prof. Arnold Ehrets Mucusless Diet Healing System other Hollows series books but this I dreamt I was a nymphomaniac imagining one just got to me Not a cliffhanger Die Forderung des Tages... or anything so although not all the loose ends have been tied up yet there's no strand just blowing in the wind Good for me If she had ended this in a cliffhangerview spoilerTrent baby Al my lovely You both made Christ Across the Disciplines out with Rachel I knew it would happen eventually but both in the same book whew And i liked so yum Harrison really did kill me when she ended it the way she did The sad thing is I'm not even talking about the whole silver bracelet thing decide your fate I'm talking about letting Trent leave I wanted to hear what he had to say Rachel dammit Why did you let him leave And i didn't get to see Al again pout I want her to go back to the Ever After and see Al again I liked that he started beating everyone when he thought she was dead How weird is that mmmmm they need to be in the next book Halbritters Tier Und Pflanzenwelt or i am going to go mad hide spoiler

Kim Harrison ½ 8 review

Ght freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan and in the fight for survival that follows even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save he. uick reviewGrade BRachel finally grows up Her and Trent finally have a moment I actually like Al The demon world is pretty darn cool so was Dali's restaurant and making a new selection for the Juke Box Newt made me laugh Ivy finally realizes her and Rachel are a No Go Jenks gets put out to STUD BIS is the most awesome little gargoyle EVER I want a gargoyle The coven sucks I don't really care about Pierce and where he might be right now at the end of Pale Demon Speaking of the end What the frack and OMG TRENT what he did and what he endured deserved mind you blew my mind I think he really loves Rachel just hasn't figured that out yet I can't wait for the next bookIn ReviewRachel grew a pair and almost stopped being a total doormatTrent is still an asshat but for some reason I'm drawn to him just like RachelIvy said goodbye and is finally happy without RachelJenks is OK after MatalinaBIS rocksPierce is a moronAl is totally cool in a devious demon sort of way Computers for Artificial Intelligence own demonic nature may not be enough to save he. uick reviewGrade BRachel finally grows up Her and Trent finally have a moment I actually like Al The demon world is pretty darn cool so was Dali's restaurant and making a new selection for the Juke Box Newt made me laugh Ivy finally realizes her and Rachel are a No Go Jenks gets put Hallo Japan - Familie Hutzenlaub wandert aus out to STUD BIS is the most awesome little gargoyle EVER I want a gargoyle The coven sucks I don't really care about Pierce and where he might be right now at the end Amber Moment of Pale Demon Speaking Wicketts Remedy of the end What the frack and OMG TRENT what he did and what he endured deserved mind you blew my mind I think he really loves Rachel just hasn't figured that Filter Theory-Design out yet I can't wait for the next bookIn ReviewRachel grew a pair and almost stopped being a total doormatTrent is still an asshat but for some reason I'm drawn to him just like RachelIvy said goodbye and is finally happy without RachelJenks is OK after MatalinaBIS rocksPierce is a moronAl is totally cool in a devious demon sort Hypnotic Writing of way


10 thoughts on “Pale Demon

  1. says:

    Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSo I'm pretty sure that I've said this several times already but just in case you missed it Pale Demon is my FAVORITE book in this seriesThings have been building and Rachel's life has been getting complicated but by the end of the last book it looks like she's finally going to catch a breakOliver the new head of the coven of moral and ethical standards has verbally agreed to remove Rachel's shunning at the upcoming Witch Convention as long as she shows up to said convention and apologizes publicly for her use of black magicSo that's the plan BUT As much as I needed to do this I was so o o o not looking forward to it I mean I'd been accused of being a black witch of doing black magic and consorting with demons both of which I did Do Whatever So yeah life is still complicated and Rachel being Rachel is going to have a hard time apologizing for something that she 1 is still doing and 2 is seeing as less and less of a problem She doesn't deliberately try to make things as difficult for herself as she can but she does have a certain knack for it doesn't she?And that's not all bc we soon find out that the coven of moral and ethical standards CoMaES is a bit slippery than anticipated Rachel actually has to get to the convention for the shunning to be removed you see and it's evident that the CoMaES is going to try to prevent that when Rachel is kept from boarding her flight to CA where the convention is being held NOT niceBut not entirely unexpected as Ivy and Jenks took the liberty of packing Rachel's suitcases with old magazines and repacking her things in different bags so that when the airport lost her luggage it wouldn't be a problemDid I mention that Trent is trying to catch a ride with Rachel to the West Coast?I didn't? Hmmm that's oddTRENT is trying to CATCH A RIDE with RACHEL to the WEST COASTThat's like DAYS in a car with Trent Trent the sexy elf Trent whom I love to hate DAYS With TRENTAnd of course she says NO bc Rachel but of course she changes her mind bc RachelWhy does Trent need to catch a ride with Rachel to the West Coast? you ask and that is an excellent uestion It is perhaps the most excellent uestion I have goaded you into asking thus far And when I tell you to READ THE BOOK I mean it in this situation than any other time I've told you to READ THE BOOKTrust me You NEED to know N E E DI can tell you that the Withons Ellasbeth's parents and presumably Ellasbeth herself are doing everything in their power to prevent Trent from getting to the West Coast including but not limited to sending ASSASSINSSo that's funI'm reluctant to say much about the biggest problem they encounter on the road bc it first appears well after the 10% point which is where my cut off is for mentioning specifics but suffice it to say that there is a BIG problem A problem so BIG that it's probably not possible to resolve it entirely in a single installmentAnd then there's the Big Deal The thing that makes Pale Demon my favorite book in the series The thing that makes me go back and read an entire passage over and over and over again Yes the plot is awesome and yes there is awesome character development especially where Al Rachel and Trent are concerned but those things alone are not what push this installment into the 5 star zoneIf you're even remotely interested in this series if you've let yourself fall behind and tell yourself that you'll finish the series eventually if you are either of those things this is the book that makes it all worthwhile and you are doing yourself a MAJOR disservice by not catching up and reading it It's frickin' awesome It's on the same level as Kate Daniels #3 in its epic amazingnessHopefully you're convinced but if you're not well you can lead a horse to water blah blah and all that That is all runs off to read that entire passage one timeMy 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 For a Few Demons More The Hollows #5 The Outlaw Demon Wails The Hollows #6 White Witch Black Curse The Hollows #7 Black Magic Sanction The Hollows #8 The Undead Pool The Hollows #12 Into the Woods Tales from the Hollows and Beyond


  2. says:

    As only Jenks would say Sweet mother of Tink That book is the epitome of superawesomesaucy The last book had left me somewhat disappointed but this one totally revived all the trill and excitement most of the other books had managed to instill in me This was unlike any other book The entire vibe it gave off The rich plot Ugh absolutely amazing In case you didn't know in this one they go on a road trip Jenks Ivy Rachel and and and and Trent Man I love Trent he's incredible and after this book he became my favorite There's no need to say that during the road trip lots of things go awry but that doesn't stop them from reaching their destination going to hell and back losing some fingers and and So let me think what else was new Hmm witches lots of witches demons some new and some old Vegas burning down a place an unexpected kiss Should I spoil it further for you? No kidding though if you think that these are spoilers go ahead and cuss at me but you know nothingThis series even after so many books never stops surprising me in a very good way Endless action combined with lots of snarky comments from sassy amazing characters And also the fact that Harrison has taken character development to a whole new level The change in every character even secondary ones it is palpable Tink's red thong that was awesome I can only just keep expecting to be surprised and keep loving this series until it's very end It just 4 books sigh


  3. says:

    Come on RachelTrent Lovin' fingersXtoesXcrossed45 starsSo now that I have read the book I will say I am super excited about any future books to come This was one of the best books in the series by far The beginning car trip was a bit of a snore but uickly progressed in to an action packed emotionally charged story rife with reveals that were hopefully meant to stir up the future of this seriesSo many things happened that could change the direction of almost all the charactersits making me crazy right now just thinking about it Rachel Ivy Jenks Trent Bis Al Newt Pierceeven Vivian and Belle my opinion feels have a nicely hinted at storyline as wellI hate giving spoiler reviews so I cannot really say much else but I will admit I was determined to drop this series like a hot potato if it didn’t improve However my love for this series has been renewed like a fully charged battery I want Preferably with RachelTrent but I won’t be too greedy just yetOne uick personal opinion that has spoilery bits about a certain love lifeview spoilerI truly hope the author has been misleading us in blogs and in answering uestions about the future of Rachel’s love life Her and Trent really bonded in such a way that if they don’t progress past trusting friends it will feel as though it was all for nothing I mean that kiss alone Whew fans self with industrial sized fan hide spoiler


  4. says:

    wow oh wowi finished it And it Blew My MindHarrison's been saying that this is her favourite one so far and I so get why Pale Demon pretty much starts out with a road trip At this point there's not much going on but it uickly turns into action packed fun The trip goes on for about half of the book Who knew a long drive could be so fun? definitely not me They get attacked and find a day walking demon A day walking demon You don't think it's enough? Fine There's heaaaaaaaps Plus there was Las Vegas Yes they went to Las VegasI luuuuuuuuuuurved this book Al was in it Trent was in it Enough said DThere was Jenks Ivy of course Rachel Pierce Newt Belle Vivian Bis and the list goes on Pale Demon hits the magic romance humour action and the fun that is a given in Harrison's Hollows series For those such as moi who like their Trent and Al scenes never fear There's lots of them There's heaps of character development when it comes to those two I knew it was in them but Rachel was definitely surprised I guess i paid attention to them than she didAnywho's I am definitely gunning for the next book I want my hands on it now Alas i must wait just as I had to wait for Pale Demon and was driven to near insanity for itTotally worth itI must say though that I can not believe it ended like that Damn I didn't even notice that i'd almost finished it and then i turn the page Grrr I'm sure it's not that bad Ends pretty much exactly how Harrison ends all her other Hollows series books but this one just got to me Not a cliffhanger or anything so although not all the loose ends have been tied up yet there's no strand just blowing in the wind Good for me If she had ended this in a cliffhangerview spoilerTrent baby Al my lovely You both made out with Rachel I knew it would happen eventually but both in the same book? whew And i liked so yum Harrison really did kill me when she ended it the way she did The sad thing is I'm not even talking about the whole silver bracelet thing decide your fate I'm talking about letting Trent leave I wanted to hear what he had to say Rachel dammit Why did you let him leave And i didn't get to see Al again pout I want her to go back to the Ever After and see Al again I liked that he started beating everyone when he thought she was dead How weird is that? mmmmm they need to be in the next book or i am going to go mad hide spoiler


  5. says:

    Well I’ve Got a New Favorite Harrison’s better than ever About two years ago Ms Harrison teased her blog followers about an upcoming book involving Rachel Trent and Jenks on a road trip out west Fast forward to now as Book 9 has finally been released If you follow Ms Harrison you know that she touts this particular book as her favorite of the series As a fan since 2005 I can say it's without a doubt my new favorite as well It took six books but Book 3 has finally been overtaken We have Rachel and Jenks heading out west for what she tries to convince herself will be a pardon with the Coven of Moral and Ethical Standards for using black magic Oh yeah and she has her brother’s wedding to attend too Trent Kalamack also needs to get to the west coast though it's for personal reasons He's keeping mum on the details; however he will accompany Rachel to her pardon like her trial as far as he is concerned in an attempt to vouch for her Rachel is banned from flying commercially and Trent is limited to travelling by land Neither can get out west without the other If Trent doesn't make his deadline he’ll miss out on the most important opportunity to help his race If Rachel loses she says hello to Big Al and the Ever After FORever after Joined later by Ivy Pierce a surprise Coven member and a few assassins trying to stop either Trent or Rachel in their tracks we end up with an American Inderlander Road Tripfrom Hell Aside from the banter amongst themselves they later run into a new demon a Pale Demon who can walk in the sun and must eat living souls to sustain himself He’s so dangerous that even the demons sealed him away but upon his unexpected release he causes plenty of ruckus on both sides of the lines in ways than one proving to be a bit too much to handle for our favorite witchdemonessCharacter development magic action comedy drama romance these elements have been what keeps the storyline going and makes it so special for fans of this series Harrison hits all of that in her writing She addresses several particular issues when it comes to Rachel's relationships as well as the relationships between the people around her While not trying to spoil much here feel free to skip this paragraph if you’re worried you're certainly strapped in for a roller coaster ride in terms of Rachel's love life If you thought it was crazy before you’re in for it now While I’ve been a card carrying Trent and Rachel supporter since Book 1 there’s attention given to her relationships with him Pierce Ivy and Al too I doubt that’s too surprising for those who have read the previous books though It's just all uite complicated and I have a hard time imagining how Kim plans to iron out everything Like any fan of course I have certain hopes Relationship dynamics evolve as much as the characters and I think it is for the better Everyone in one way or another is growing in this book even the demons New and important characters are introduced as well You find yourself surprised as you sympathize and even start to like particular characters that you may not have cared for in the beginning Harrison does well with fleshing out their personalities revealing them to be complex than they seem Throughout this book the lines of black and white aren't so clear any though certain characters do finally pay some conseuences for their actions People and I mean species in general are who they are but the issue of nature vs nurture is still there Acceptance is a major theme this this time around along with trust and vulnerability We see Rachel making smarter choices and tapping into her demonic nature She and Trent have to learn to work together and trust one another If you’re a Trent fan he’s here in spades and you’ll never tire of him You can see a mile away any opportunity when Rachel will ogle him which is all in good fun of course New uestions arise for the demons and the Ever After Jenks evolves too and he’s still some of the best comic relief throughout the book You’ll love him per usual if not a little We get Ivy focus with the good old fashioned teamwork that we loved from the beginning of the series and light is shone on her relationship with Rachel Al fans should really enjoy this book as well because we learn a few new things about him as he helps Rachel harness her demonic powers Even Newt’s character improves immensely You can read it yourself to learn why I am not the biggest fan of Pierce but he is slightly bearable this time around too and that’s saying something I found his presence in Black Magic Sanction absolutely smothering almost ruining my enjoyment of that book Overall I thought the book was pretty solid but some instances were a little too convenient MINOR SPOILERSLike in terms of Trent’s uest Realistically why what he was after wasn’t being monitored 247 until his deadline passed was beyond me That needed explanationI also wonder why Harrison doesn’t exploit elven super speed a little considering they can travel really fast from one spot to another END MINOR SPOILERSI read it in 2 evenings However I was breezing along until the last third where all of a sudden it came to a screeching halt It couldn’t have been helped but gears switched a little too suddenly and I had a hard time wanting to follow it It wasn’t that I was uninterested in the subject matter I just wasn’t interested right then Black Magic Sanction in comparison was all over the place but that was easier for me because that was the established pace My annoyance with Pierce was the only thing slowing me down there However after I finished Pale Demon I went back to re read the last third and I found it very engaging after all so if this happens to you while reading it see if that works For other fans who read the book it may be the opposite and the last third will be the easiest to read Regardless I have to say that I found the last 30 40 pages nothing short of epic Harrison is full of surprises alright I have to admit I was a little sad when I finished reading it Loose ends are starting to tie up and this is the first time where I felt the series slightly begin to wind down There are new obstacles and challenges and arguably a new direction for the story to take but you definitely reflect a bit about how far things have come since Dead Witch Walking I look forward to Book 10 but I’m not uite sure it can top Pale Demon so I’m anticipating it slightly less Even still The Hollows is my favorite series and there’s something or another that I enjoy in each book so I expect nothing less in that aspect In the meantime the fan in me is actually pretty sated right now It was worth the wait Kim Review also posted to


  6. says:

    I let out an almighty sueal of excitement when I got my hands on this book I have been hopelessly addicted to this series from page one of Dead Witch Walking There’s always the worry in the back of readers minds that the books there are in a series the harder the author has to work for it to still pack a powerful punch Pale Demon is book nine in the series and BY FAR is THE MOST incredible of them all Please excuse the GUSHFEST you are about to witness I’d suggest maybe sitting back a little from the screen just in case I get a little of my excitement on you LOLWhere to even begin? So much has happened to Rachel throughout the series and seriously the poor girl has to be tired from the trouble she attracts Just wanting to be left alone to live her life free from being hunted and attacked Rachel finds herself heading to San Francisco with the hopes of having her shunning revoked The witches coven have labeled her a black witch because she had performed demon magic and through a series of events a bargain was struck – her shunning removed or she would tell the world the startling truth she discovered haha read the books because it’s a HUGE “shake the world” kind of truth Going in good faith she makes the epic journey with her friends and Trent insert swoon here picking up a coven spy along the way What follows is an amazingly fast paced action packed “OMGSH I can’t believe it” story that far surpassed my expectations This story BLEW ME AWAY This is the kind of book that I wish went on forever because there was just so much to see and soak in The author did an incredible job of giving her readers a closer look at all the beloved characters and had them involved with things I never would have seen coming I’m impressed with her imagination and ability to write a story that even after eight books STILL had the ability to suck me in insert a HUGE gush It never ceases to amaze me just how much I like Rachel She is such a fly by the seat of her pants heroine who is completely flawed and you can’t help but love her This is the girl who REPEATEDLY finds herself knee deep in trouble when all she wants to do is live her life and be a good witch You name it it’s hunted her down and tried to kill her and still she keeps fighting Even in the most desperate of moments when it would be so easy for her to give up Rachel stands up dusts herself digs deep and fights In Pale Demon Rachel is knocked hard So much happens to her that even I was crying “Please just leave her alone” before turning to her and whispering “It’s ok if you want to disappear for a while you need a break from all this” She learns a lot about herself and accepts some things that are difficult to swallow but instead of wallowing whether by bravery or sheer stubbornness she works through it This is all great but when you add in her flaws and the emotionthoughts that flow through her she makes for an incredible character in my mind I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of her because there seems she still surprises me and I can’t help but wonder if we know all there is to know yet Being in a place now where she can fully embrace who she is what will she choose? My heart goes out to her and all I can do is cheerinsert the BIGGEST gush here Being the hopeless romantic I am I can’t help it when I read a book that I try to partner the heroine off with a sexy man Rachel has been involved with a few hunks – Kirsten sob he is so missed Nick no comment and Pierce sigh Each relationship has had its challenges and I’ve always held my breath to see whether it’d last So going into this book I took a look around at the leading men and I could help but hope with my wishful heart that Rachel and Trent would hook up I don’t think I’m the only one who isn’t a little lustful after the sexy bad boy elf ok you can add in murderer and drug lord but I think bad boy sounds better He has always made my heart beat a little faster and right from the beginning I’ve wanted sparks to fly There’s some sexual tension there amongst all the hostility and so I went into Pale Demon crossing my fingers Like the naughty reviewer I am – I’M NOT TELLING YOU ANYTHING mwahahaha but this I will There is A LOT of Trent in here and he is extremely delicious The author gives the reader such a deeper look at him and we get to see him totally out of his element We get a glimpse behind the façade and it is BEAUTIFUL Oh he’s still as sarcastic and “Trent” as ever but there is depth and meaning to him and GUSH GUSH GUSH I’ve waited eight books for this kind of look at him so for all you Trent lovers be prepared to lose your heart all over again to himI really loved the feel of the book and how there seemed to be a emotional approach to it Amongst all the excitement I appreciated seeing some of the characters reveal of themselves to the reader It helped make a deeper connection to them and the storyline and you became invested in the story I’ve already shared about Rachel and Trent but another surprise for me was Al Yes this was the book where I saw him as than a demon and I felt myself falling in love with him There’s always been this image presented of him throughout the series and it honestly felt as if suddenly Al was stripped of everything and we could see a “human” side of him I loved being able to look at him differently to appreciate him better and as much as in freaked Rachel out at times when she saw different sides to him I thought it was about time and fantastic This book really gave the spotlight to some of the characters we’ve been intrigued in and all I can say is a big THAN K YOU to the authorThere is nothing I would change about this book because in my mind it was perfect It was a thrilling experience one that I couldn’t get enough of and had me emotionally absorbed into the characters It’s an amazing urban fantasy series one that I’ll cherish and reread over and over again This is definitely a book I’ll be talking about for months to come and feel anyone who loves the paranormal would absolutely enjoy and devour this bookseries Here’s hoping I can last until the next installment Happy reading this ends the GUSHfest


  7. says:

    I'm going to preface this review by saying that if I hadn't read interviews and blog posts about this and future books then I would've awarded stars Perhaps I'll calm down later and see the light but for now I'm a bull pawing the sand with my head lowered snorting in anger and frustration despite the fact that I uite enjoyed this book It's where we go from now that troubles meThe first half was slow with only a couple of blood pumping action scenes The road trip itself although giving the characters time to bond with Trent was a bit tedious I was beginning to believe the book had been misrepresented to me and was tempted to abandon it And although it got better I was kind of right It's not what I expected at allThis book was supposed to be about two things Trent and Rachel becoming closer and Rachel's fight to get the shunning removed I was in it for the former but couldn't see it happening with Trent becoming criminally dangerous with his arrogance I assumed as I'm guessing many others will that Rachel and Trent would have a fling Trent would ruin things and they both would move on Not so Something serious transpired They learned to trust each other Trent rightfully earned everyone's trust He sacrificed much for Rachel and instead of imposing his will he gave her a choice A very important choice Trent changed in this book partly due to a rather surprising development he'd been keeping secret which now has him tied to Rachel in a way that would have me believing Rachel and Trent will become an item in the next book the last scene backing me up on thisHowever and this is where I get annoyed Harrison has stated that Rachel and Trent will not become long term romantic partners She has even been dropping hints about Rachel's future love interests all current ones except Trent are no longer possible in blog posts This made me angry I feel like I've been manipulated despite knowing all of this going in The writing was so good regarding this that I believed they would become an item Everything points to it becoming a done deal I don't understand why she would do this other than to make Trent Rachel's protector which she now desperately needs to survive All of this makes me wonder what Harrison's long term plan with this series is I'm concerned about repetitiveness at this point Rachel's predicament by the end of PD is a return to one she had at the beginning just replace black witch with demon This is the 9th book It almost read like the last I could happily not read another and not just because I'm disgruntled I can imagine what could come next but it probably doesn't match what Harrison has in store for us I've been uestioning my commitment to this series Kisten's demise led to a break away from it and since then I've missed him Trent iswas someone I could see Rachel settling with because even though he has as she puts it a 'disrespect of innocent lives' and the law they have great chemistry and now they care and perhaps even love at least a little one another Trent has proven he'll do anything and I mean anything to protect what and whom he cares about so I'm failing to understand whyOh never mind This is embarrassing I'm an action fan not a romance ueen I'm whining so it's time to shut up now


  8. says:

    uick reviewGrade BRachel finally grows up Her and Trent finally have a moment I actually like Al The demon world is pretty darn cool so was Dali's restaurant and making a new selection for the Juke Box Newt made me laugh Ivy finally realizes her and Rachel are a No Go Jenks gets put out to STUD BIS is the most awesome little gargoyle EVER I want a gargoyle The coven sucks I don't really care about Pierce and where he might be right now at the end of Pale Demon Speaking of the end What the frack and OMG TRENT what he did and what he endured deserved mind you blew my mind I think he really loves Rachel just hasn't figured that out yet I can't wait for the next bookIn ReviewRachel grew a pair and almost stopped being a total doormatTrent is still an asshat but for some reason I'm drawn to him just like RachelIvy said goodbye and is finally happy without RachelJenks is OK after MatalinaBIS rocksPierce is a moronAl is totally cool in a devious demon sort of way


  9. says:

    Spoilers ahead Wow what a ride Exceptional The best of the seriesI don't remember when I last cried so much over a book There were so many heart breaking moments and so many goodbyesand so many kissesI think the whole Rachel Ivy drama can be described in Rachel's saying That's what I love about her If she bends I walk away If I bend she gets nothing but a shell Ivy was the first person Rachel let go Just when I had started to like herbut anyway life goes onAND the most heart breaking moment for me in this book and in the last one AND I WILL CRY WHEN I GO BECAUSE I COULD LOVE YOU FOREVER Omg Pierce why did you have to be such a dick? I liked you then I hated you then I loved you Your self sacrifice and going against your beliefs to save Rachel for one last time was so much for me I can't evenMy heart breaks and I can't stop crying every time I read the above declaration I wished things could work between them but the heart wants what the heart wantsAnd then Trent I don't know how things between Trent and Rachel are going to be but I don't like them together I hope they have just something small and be over with it I'm trying to like Trent but I can't make myself to I think he doesn't deserve Rachel She is too much for him He is a politician and I know he helped Rachel and saved her but she wouldn't need being saved if it wasn't for him He put her in that situation in the first place I just don't trust him Rachel deserves a lot she has had enough of weak menbut it's just my opinion And finally AL I love Al although he is a demon I want him to be the one for Rachel but I don't think that is going to happen He has balls than Trent will ever haveLITERALLY xD I think he loves Rachel but doesn't force it He lets her decide and take her own chances I'm so curios to know what will happen when he finds out she's still alive At least I hope they have some Hot Time together Overall you must know by now that I just loved this book I can't wait to read the others In the end it looks like everything was the same but it wasn't As Rachel says It was what I wanted What I had always wanted So why did it feel so empty? Because you said so many goodbyes dearest Rachel We were home and though everything had changed we were still solid Better even I don't know how long this will last but I can't wait to find out5 million stars


  10. says:

    SPOILER ALERT Before I dive into my review please be advised that this review is going to be almost all spoilers If you have not read the book it might be a good idea to stop here Alright then So this book I think it's fair to note that I got Kim Harrison's entire Hollows series in soft copy on my Nook so I basically read the entire series up to the latest book back to back to back I wish I hadn't Because doing so really brought how terrible this book was into sharp focus Most reviews spend a lot of time fleshing out the plot of this book Instead of doing so I will focus on its issues which I'll break down for you in a serious of bullet points Most glaringly this book reads as some sort of fan fiction tribute to the Rachel character where they took everything that was good about the first five or six books and then just did as fanfic trash does skewed everything and then added sex Rachel has a sexual encountergets turned on by absolutely every guy she sees oh and Ivy Trent Pierce and Al all have moments with her Of course Al's momentnah I'll get into that in another bullet point There's a rape scene with Rachel's pet demon Al Let me say that again There's a rape scene with Rachel's pet demon Al remember what I said about fanfic? AFTER which Newt shows up because she seems to have a personal need to butt into Al's personal affairs and during the scene Rachel isn't screaming bloody murder or in a corner shivering she's standing there in a pissy irritated moodwhat? Now I'm a guy I've never been raped I know women who have however and not a single one of them ever told me that they were merely annoyed by an attempted rape They weren't irritated They were VIOLATED even worse when the rapist was someone they had known and considered an acuaintance They wouldn't have sat there next to the would be rapist directly afterwards and stared at the guy's unit under his robe and made comments on itas Rachel does in this scene It was entirely unrealistic unbelievable and was incredibly poor writing I got the distinct impression that Harrison hasn't ever even spoken to a rape victim Period It was the beginning of the end of being a fan of Harrison's Hollows books for me Ivy is just background noise at this point except of course for the steamy kiss I guess the female fans of this series have been clamoring for She exists solely as an emotional blanket for Rachel This is most apparent by the fact that Ivy the archetypical one note hot sexy female vampire could be replaced by anyone and nothing about the story would change At all Al has gone from being a menacing evil demon earlier in the series to a regular guy with muscular shoulders and goat slitted eyes Rachel can say whatever she wants and he just goes with it where three books ago it would have earned her a backhand My issue here is that he went from an inhuman demon totally without morals or scruples to just a regular guy who cares about Rachel which really is par for the course in the continuing fanfic comparison where the lead character has to become the absolute center of the universe for the entire cast of a series Speaking of which Everyone else's needs desires or wants become absolutely transparent or disappear entirely in the face of Rachel's needs Everyone becomes a backdrop a blank tapestry which is a shame because some of these characters had really had a lot of development in earlier books only now to be relegated to scene dressing A shame Let's run through them As I said Ivy emotional blanket Al the worried friend who wishes they were dating Pierce himself an absolutely pulled out of Harrison's ass fabrication in WWBC had a bit of backstory which culminated in a sexual encounter in a dirty little hole in the ground covered by a grimy blanket again something that would happen in trashy fanfic garbage nowhere else a book or two ago is now just the hat wearing black magic ball shooting sidekick Jenks always good for a one liner as he chastises Rachel for something trivial And then there's Trent Trent This is the worst part of the entire series Ok all I can say is WHAAAATTT? Trent Kalamack is a murderer druglord who runs Brimstone and has dealings in illegal bio technology We know this because it's mentioned verbatim many many times throughout the first what six or seven books? This same guy has tried to kill not hurt injure or even annoy in a minor way but KILL Rachel multiple times MULTIPLE times She HATES him for and because of this He is a scumbag This was established canon Or at least it was until the author decided to listen to her fans who apparently demanded that Rachel be physically attracted to every single other male character in the series and completely and totally downplay Trent the murdering millionaire into some garbage that culminates with him telling her I've trusted you since camp WHAT? WHAAAAAT? I almost threw my Nook into the trash at that point because I was so disgusted You've always trusted her? Dude you told her point blank If you don't remove my familiar mark I will try to kill you again This after you smashed her head into a tombstone This after you caged her and entered her into illegal rat fights where she could have been killed ThisI could go on but I think the point is made This has just become poor sloppy writing The author could have introduced a new character to become Rachel's interest choosing instead to undo several books worth of characterization with one poorly written book that completely does not reflect the character she created Trent is a condescending rich jerk who sees Rachel is a foolish chimp who can be bought for an envelope full of money to be sent off to do whatever dirty handed errand he wants her to do and who can be manipulated into doing so relatively easily All of a sudden by the end of this book he's suddenly infatuated with her and they made out albeit in Rachel's hallucination caused by her soul re entering her body Last but not least BLACK MAGIC In the first several books Rachel was an earth witch who accidentally learned she could do ley line magic In the last few books however the earth witch thing has fallen completely by the wayside along with a lot of the previously established characterization as I've mentioned already Now she spindles ley line energy into her head and walks right into whatever and she's fine because she can and will use black magic at the drop of a hat now In fact it doesn't even bother her any In the first few books she twisted a few demon curses and took the smut and it was this world ending OMG DEMON SMUT ON MY AURA I'M FOREVER TAINTED moment each time Now using black magic is a regular occurrence And she's completely fine with it I'm aware that some of it is this scrabbled together sub sub subplot about how maybe black magic users aren't all bad but seriously? She's no longer an earth witch which is contrary to how she used to see herself And it wasn't even an evolution which is the problem Somewhere around book five or six she went from being an earth witch who could spindle ley line energy into a ley line witch who feels naked if she doesn't have a headful of ever after saved up ready to throw at someone And worse it was a plot point in book three or four where she felt she was a novice and not good enough at ley line magic but of course all that fell by the wayside and now she's a master ley line witch who can pull lines through people and hold energy than anyone else in history and blast people and and and and basically whatever other ability Harrison comes up with on the fly to explain why Rachel doesn't get killed at that point by whatever she's facing It's just sloppy Case in point that ridiculous scene where she creates a virtual reality memory for the demons to enjoy in that restaurant scene in the Ever after with Al What kind of contrived BS was that? GahIn conclusion there are several plot points that were totally rushed that came out of nowhere or that didn't match up with previous characterization or laid out groundwork of this book's universe Let me be honest I hate to put up an in depth slam of this book because I HAVE enjoyed most of this series But really that's the problem How can Kim Harrison go from writing some heart wrenching scenes like the death of Matalina and Rachel twisting the curse to shrink down so she can be there to comfort Jenks or the discovery of Kisten's death and the slow reconstruction of her memoryto total slammed together garbage like this book? I was disappointed frankly I am hoping that the next book somehow realigns what I enjoy about the series and that Ms Harrison goes back and rereads her own earlier books so she remembers what it is about these characters that drew so many fans in the first place This book effectively ends with Rachel having a clean slate with all of her current major issues solved The next book will make or break my continued interest in this series as I do not have an issue with dropping a series cold I've done it before