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“Re-reading the series to catch up and remember”Jenn M wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Onwijs spannend, er gebeurt heel erg veel en het is bijna niet bij te houden.
“I love this series. I love the imagination put into the characters, the plots, and the entire world of the Hollows. That said at times I have noticed that the story will drag on for a bit. One spot where the writing was dragging on, for ten pages, that could have been wrapped neatly in one or two pages. That said, I still love the books and don't want anything to change about it.”Syd Knee wrote this review Wednesday, July 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Rachel is faced with solving a series of murders, the victims are all ley-line practitioners. She goes into the case with a suspect already chosen but soon finds things to not be what they seem.
On top of that Ivy is struggling with controlling her true nature, with the deamon bite that mimicked a vampire Rachel is marked for pleasure but unclaimed providing a constant tease to all vampires around her. Nick is dabbling in the dark arts by summoning a powerful deamon in exchange for IOU's.
Rachel is okay although her anger, stupidity and recklessness is sometimes bizarre and ...stupid, the annoyances are not too distracting when compared to the positive aspects of the story besides the story is just getting started. Fun and easy reading - 3/5 I liked it.”
“I'm not going to rate this one, to be fair I didn't finish it and have no intention on doing so. I got to about the 6th chapter and turned it off. I was so bored and my mind kept wandering. I know a lot of the reviews said it was a slow start but finished with a bang, but it's hard to get to the bang when you have to wade through the drivel first.”Lisa D wrote this review Monday, July 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I just cant get into this series. I just dont care about the characters.”Sayra wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is shaping up to be my favorite urban fantasy series. One of the reasons is the complex characters. Although the books tend to be upbeat in tone, there is an underlying darkness that appeals to me.
Rachel, the heroine, is a wonderfully kick-ass heroine, but she's human enough to be real. She makes mistakes, but she also learns from her mistakes. Additionally, the relationship between Rachel and her vampire roommate and Rachel and her human boyfriend really intrigue me. The personal dynamics make the book a fascinating read. I also love Jenks, Rachel's pixie companion. His swagger and ribald humor are wonderful.
The world, too, interests me. Its a cross between post-apocalyptic and modern day, and the mix is interesting. Harrison has done an excellent job of world building, making her setting so realistic that it almost seems as if it could happen.
Finally, I loved how this book built on the themes from the first book in the series. And since the story ended with a few cliffhangers, I'm looking forward to book three as well.
“I really liked this book. A lot of the questions/issues from the first book were resolved for me. I still think Jenks is my favorite character, I just love him. I am really worried about Rachel having a human familiar and then being the familiar of the demon... I am not sure if that has something to do with what's wrong with Nick now or if it really was because of her pulling the black ley line magic. Poor Ivy... and I wonder what will happen with Kisten now. I assume we will eventually learn exactly what Trent is doing, what Piscary was trying to find out from Rachel, that she didn't know.. I guess Trent is the leader of the Elves!!?? We shall see... I will definitely continue with the series. ”Tracyseb wrote this review Sunday, February 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it. I really like the characters, and the world that is being built up around them. ”JD B wrote this review Tuesday, November 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
Rachel Morgan can’t catch a break. Even as she is happily dating a human, Nick and things seem to be going fairly well with her new roomies, Jenks and Ivy. Rachel gets sucked into a witch murderer case. Several witches have been found dead and Rachel has this gut feeling that Trent Kalamack is behind this. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time Trent had tried something mischievous and manipulative to get what he wants.
As Rachel gets to work with Detective Glen, readers come to see a much more passionate side to Rachel. Flipping through the evidence files, the blood and gore is too much for even a witch like her. I loved this part because it not only showed readers a compassionate side to Rachel, but also displayed nicely that she isn’t above all this. I enjoyed seeing her determination and her eager need to take Trent down. It isn’t simply to take revenge on what he did to her in the last book.
Kim Harrison weaves an intricate plot in THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UNDEAD. Though Trent infuriates me sometimes, there’s also something very magnetic about him. Readers can’t help but wanting to know more about him. Who he really is is still up in the air and I love the way that Harrison plays this out.
Each book in the series reveals just enough to keep readers entertained without giving too much away. Nick still makes me nervous. I like him, but there’s something about him that causes me to question everything he says. I’m eager to find out what happens with the human.
The Hollows has become a world that I have been wholly invested in. I can’t wait to find out what happens next! ”