American Demon by Kim Harrison

June 16th, 2020 Kimberly Review 13 Comments

16th Jun
American Demon by Kim Harrison
American Demon
by Kim Harrison
Series: Return to the Hollows #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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A thrilling return to the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, continuing Rachel Morgan's story.


What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombies, some strange new murders, and an exceedingly mysterious new demon in town, it will take everything Rachel has to counter this new threat to the world--and it may demand the sacrifice of what she holds most dear.

urban magical Mythology friends

American Demon, the first novel in the Return to the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, totally rocked. Fresh, familiar and tomato free….


It was so wonderful to slip back into this world. Rachel is planning to meet Trent, the kids and Ellasbeth at the park. If all goes well, Ellasbeth will get the kids for the weekend. A meeting with Jenks and Ivy at the church delays her when a zombie shows up in the courtyard. Life is never boring when you name is Rachel Morgan!

The world has changed for our team. Ivy has Nina, the church is badly in need of repair, Jenks needs a new home, and Demons are enjoying coffee that doesn’t taste like burnt amber.

Things are tense between Trent and the elves, but a young elf seeking him may change things as Rachel embraces all sides. Ivy wasn’t present as much as I would have liked, but Jenks is his usually charming self. It was delightful to be back solving problems as the gang faces a deadly enemy with harmful intent.

Romance, new friends, powerful discoveries and magic await you in this addictive first installment. I am so happy to be back in the Hollows. I loved seeing Al and you won’t believe who works as a barista in our favorite coffee shop! Trent has mellowed and seeing him with Rachel and the children is answer enough.

The trouble and conflict in American Demon was a scary one, and Rachel can’t rest until she stops them because someone she cares for is at risk. Harrison delivered a fresh spin on a mythical lore.

A new “friend” Morgan encounters come to her aid but has others on high alert. I loved getting to know them, making all the connections and learning the unique histories. Watching things unfold was delightful and of course Rachel never listens to advice and needs to find her own answers. It’s something I love about her, even if it also makes me crazy. ?

Harrison brought twists, particularly when it comes to the Goddess. It felt right. We get hints of trouble ahead, and some developments that have me excited. The ending left me crying but hopeful.

Fans will want to add this to their bookshelves because it’s a keeper. If you haven’t read the Hollows, you could technically begin with American Demon. But as a member of the fandom, I recommend started at the beginning.

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13 Responses to “American Demon by Kim Harrison”

  1. Nicci @ Sunny Buzzy Books

    I loved returning to the Hollows! I was super nervous that returning to the Hollows would ruin the epilogue we were given at the end of the original series but now I’m excited for more Rachel and Trent adventures! Not to mention the rest of the gang… Jenks, David, Ivy… I missed them all!

  2. Ailyn Koay

    oh nice, so I am assuming it’s a continuation of the previous series and I will have to start from book one?

  3. Katherine

    This is the first novel in a series? I’ve been wanting to read Harrison for ages but the series county always scared me off a bit so I never have. Need to track this one down!

  4. sjhigbee

    I must track this one down! I loved this world and reading your lovely review has aroused withdrawal symptoms for Jenks and Rachel:)).

  5. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    I’m glad Rachel and the gang are back, but I am having difficulty with Rachel. I think it is something that is coming back from when I was reading the previous books near the end. So glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Anne - Books of My Heart

    Excellent review! I enjoyed this a lot and look forward to more in the series. I do hope Trent and Rachel make a bit more of a partnership in things going forward but otherwise it was great to be back in the Hollows.

  7. verushka

    Your love for this series is so infectious! I will definitely check this out — I’m so glad I can try oiut this series with this one!