by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #13
Genres: Urban Fantasy
At long last... The final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series by Kim Harrison! Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more. But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now. To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.
My journey with the Hollows series by Kim Harrison has been one of pure joy and maybe a few head-bashing moments. Watching Rachel grow, crying over lost characters and going from loathing an elf to loving him; I took a moment to reminisce over all of the heart-stopping moments and those times where my opinions and affections changed. It has been one hell of a ride, sometimes exhausting, sometimes filled with tears, but always a truly fantastic escape from reality. I was beyond ecstatic when Harper Voyager sent me a finished copy of the final book in the series; Witch With No Name. The hardcover is beautiful and I adored the little butterflies topping each chapter. I was both sad and excited to begin this final novel with Rachel Morgan our beloved day-walking demon and Harrison delivered in spades!
Caffeinated Dates with The Witch With No Name
First Date: Squee! Ok, I need to breathe 512 pages of itchy-witch goodness await me in the Witch With No Name. I need to savor these dates as they will be the last. Right away Harrison throws us into the action, as Rachel finds herself in trouble with the vampires and trying to save Ivy. Trent is by her side and I am loving what he does to her. Things are complicated and sides are being drawn..gads!
Second date: There is so much action and danger I am squealing. We have a few Trent and Rachel moments that melted the pages for me. I am loving the growth in Rachel and her need to save the world. She is tired though, and despite it she wants to make it right for all those she loves. We have the full cast of characters and everyone has page time..I loved it! I love Al, always have and his scenes were delightful. Ivy, Jenks, David, Newt and Elizabeth *I still hate her* all have get wrapped up in this current world-crisis.
Third date: Twists, turns, shuffles for power, the ever-after, ley-lines, danger and spoken moments of tenderness between characters had me flippin’ the pages. I may be crying because the series is ending, but wow was it ever clear that Harrison knew exactly how it was all going to end. Harrison pulled threads together, answered questions and just WoW. Words cannot express how sastifying this final date with the Hollows was. The plot in this tale was clever, and the descriptions delivered in full HD. Fans will delight in how far our itchy-witch has come and I am anxious to re-read the series and experience it all again.
Reunion: Harrison gave us an epilogue of sorts in the final chapter and it left me giddy, full of hope, offered closure and will allow the reader to create a whole imaginary world with the characters in the Hollows. Thank you Kim Harrison for the wonderful journey and fantastic characters. I will miss them, but I cannot wait to see what you bring us next!
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