Sara's Review: Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: HarperAudio RELEASED: January 22, 2013 GENRE: paranormal, fantasy LENGTH: 18 hours and 36 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible
The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing... for the worse. While saving the world is important, it isn't Rachel's only motivation. There's also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It's also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He's already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn't give herself up soon, they'll die. But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frightening skills of her own, and she isn't going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She's also got a surprise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she's going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones... and prevent an apocalypse before it's too late. Or, at least that's the plan...
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
This was my least favorite book out of all of them and by far the least memorable. Huge and I do mean huge changes take place in this book, but main characters weren’t given a proper end in my opinion. I understand why Harrison killed them off because it makes room for her the final story arc, but I don’t feel like their end did them justice. They deserved better. I wanted better for them. Rachel is once again forced to face Ku’Sox who is a genuinely evil Demon worth the name unlike all of the other Demons who seem to cower and live boring lives of inaction in the Ever After. However, I do still like Al, and this book shows more of his depth. In Ever After I found that Rachel could be so frustrating, it seemed like she caused most of her problems especially problems like Nick who is like a bad penny. But I guess that’s what makes Rachel, Rachel. She doesn’t compromise her morals to do what is easy. There is a lot of Trent in the book, and it’s the story pics up the pace towards the end. However, weird decisions are made on everyone's account that just seem to fit Harrisons whim instead of making any real sense. Overall I am giving this one 4 Boundless Stars, it is still a great installment to the series, and the narration is fantastic.