Tuesday, January 22, 2013

ARC Review: Ever After [Hardcover]

I've finished "Ever After" the book in her Hollows series by Kim Harrison.

Product Description

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sexy, supernatural adventures of Rachel Morgan with the eleventh book in the Hollows series

Ever After

The ever-after, the demonic realm that parallels our own, is shrinking, and if it disappears, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to fix the ever-after before the fragile balance between magic users and humans falls apart.

Of course, there's also the small fact that Rachel is the one who caused the ley line to rip in the first place, and her life is forfeit unless she can fix it. Not to mention the most powerful demon in the ever-after — the soul-eater Ku'Sox Sha-Ku'ru — has vowed to destroy her, and has kidnapped her friend and her goddaughter as leverage. If Rachel doesn't give herself up, they will die.

Forced by circumstance, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack — a partnership fraught with dangers of the heart as well as betrayal of the soul — to return to the ever-after and rescue those she loves. One world teeters on the brink of interspecies war, the other on the brink of its very demise — and it's up to Rachel to keep them both from being destroyed.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison was born and raised in Michigan and has recently returned there to escape the South Carolina heat. Her bestselling Hollows novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, the Bad, and the Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; The Outlaw Demon Wails; White Witch, Black Curse; Black Magic Sanction; Pale Demon; and A Perfect Blood plus the graphic novel Blood Work. She also writes the bestselling Madison Avery series for young adults, including Once Dead, Twice Shy and Early to Death, Early to Rise.

Product Details
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager (January 22, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061957917
ISBN-13: 978-0061957918

My Review:

We don't see much of Ivy until near the end of the book because she is on a trip.

The fey lines aren't working properly because there is a huge leak in one of them.  Rachel is being accused of causing the ever after to shrink since she caused the first tear.  She knows that Ku'Sox is responsible but she doesn't have the proof to back her theory.

Someone has been kidnapping Rosewood Syndrome babies and Rachel finds out Ku'Sox is the one responsible.  We find out if the ever after is destroyed the demons would be free to do whatever with the babies.  Then Ku'Sox kidnaps Trent's daughter Lucy and Ceri and he agrees to let Rachel and Lucy go if Trent helps him with the formula to treat the babies so they will live longer and Rachel unbinds him from the curse she bestowed on him. To ensure she won't double cross him he kidnaps Bis her gargoyle friend so she can't jump fey lines.

There were some sexual tension scenes between Trent and Rachel and they finally understand one another. The relationship between Al and Rachel is more caring and they try to help each other out.  Some funny Jenk moments and an interesting conversion between Rachel and Belle.


Thanks HarperCollins Canada for sending me this ARC to review, greatly appreciated!

Books in series:

1.  Dead Witch Walking
2.  The Good, The Bad, and the Undead
3.  Every Which Way but Dead
4.  A Fistful of Charm
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
11. Ever After

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