American Demon (The Hollows, #14)
Rachel Morgan is back--and The Hollows will never be the same.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.

American Demon (The Hollows, #14) Details

TitleAmerican Demon (The Hollows, #14)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 16th, 2020
PublisherACE
ISBN-139780593101414
Rating
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Demons, Vampires

American Demon (The Hollows, #14) Review

  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    It was fantastic to be reading about "itchy witch" again. Going back to this world after six years made me savor it more.When the book begins Rachel is on the phone planning a park date with Trent, the girls and surprisingly, Ellasbeth too. Rachel is back at her old home/church. She is meeting Jenks and Ivy. They're trying to decide what their future looks like. Can they still work together or is time for one of them to move on? Should they reconstruct their home or find a new place? It look It was fantastic to be reading about "itchy witch" again. Going back to this world after six years made me savor it more.When the book begins Rachel is on the phone planning a park date with Trent, the girls and surprisingly, Ellasbeth too. Rachel is back at her old home/church. She is meeting Jenks and Ivy. They're trying to decide what their future looks like. Can they still work together or is time for one of them to move on? Should they reconstruct their home or find a new place? It looks like Ivy is ready to move on and live with Nina. Rachel understands but can't leave Jenks alone. This reunion is broken up by the appearance of a zombie. The appearance of the zombie is the first clue that something is not right. New cases are popping up where couples are attacking their love ones for past grievances. Someone seems to have manipulated their minds while sleeping. When Al is attacked, Rachel knows this is too close to home. Rachel knows she has her hands full. She is dealing with her relationship with Trent and his ex, the politics between Demons and Elves, a new vampire moving into town affecting Ivy's life and she can sense she is running out of time in stopping the new threat. So many things I loved about American Demon! I love Trent Kalamack. He has grown so much as a character. He likes himself better and it's all due to Rachel. He has made his own sacrifices and lost some of his position of importance as an Elf but he knows it's worth it. Rachel acted so much more mature in American Demon. She lets people help her and she is pausing to think before reacting. Al was adorable all the way around. I wish he was more prominent in this book. He makes me smile every time he shows up.David, Ivy, Jenks and Bis are also so important to the series. It wouldn't be the same without them.I still feel a tug on my heart every time Kisten is mentioned. I will always miss him.So glad Kim Harrison is writing more books in this world. I've only one question, when is the next one out?Cliffhanger: No4/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Ace via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
    more
  • Bradley
    January 1, 1970
    This book is proof that a well-beloved UF series with an official "ending" does not have to End.What am I saying? Nothing much. No ret-cons needed. We just have a new beginning with the same old characters we love.But wait, isn't our witch (ahem) just a LITTLE TOO OVERPOWERED? Especially with that last book going NUTS with the changes, more changes, and even bigger changes?Nope. Because the world moves on. Nothing is so impressive and amazing that others can't s**t all over your parade, deny it This book is proof that a well-beloved UF series with an official "ending" does not have to End.What am I saying? Nothing much. No ret-cons needed. We just have a new beginning with the same old characters we love.But wait, isn't our witch (ahem) just a LITTLE TOO OVERPOWERED? Especially with that last book going NUTS with the changes, more changes, and even bigger changes?Nope. Because the world moves on. Nothing is so impressive and amazing that others can't s**t all over your parade, deny it ever happened, or make your life a living hell just because they're ignorant and/or a jerk.Huh. That kinda sounds like a slice right out of real life, no?And THAT is why this book picks up not too long after the events of book 13 of the Hollows and starts back up with Return to the Hollows with nothing more than a shrug. Our Witchy Morgan is never given the credit she deserves and all these new characters showing up gives the series new life.And YES, Jenks is still his glorious self. Bis, too. And happy time with Trent is quite happy.The novel gives us good mystery, good action, and plenty of smoldering lust and much more in the way of annoyance for certain jerks. In other words, it's a classic return to what made the series special. I love it.
    more
  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    January 1, 1970
    [4.5/5 stars] If you can just mentally delete the epilogue that ended the series at book #13, American Demon is a fantastic continuation to the Hollows series.I kind of like that American Demon is an (initially) unplanned continuation because otherwise the series might have felt too drawn out. Now it’s moving forward with a fresh intention, and that’s exciting. The book dealt with the aftermath of the crazy things that went down in the first series, and it truly felt like a new beginning in this [4.5/5 stars] If you can just mentally delete the epilogue that ended the series at book #13, American Demon is a fantastic continuation to the Hollows series.I kind of like that American Demon is an (initially) unplanned continuation because otherwise the series might have felt too drawn out. Now it’s moving forward with a fresh intention, and that’s exciting. The book dealt with the aftermath of the crazy things that went down in the first series, and it truly felt like a new beginning in this world. Harrison did an excellent job expanding the playing field by adding a bunch of new characters, and the demon Hodin became an instant favorite (I love characters with duality). But the best part is that this new installment is still filled with the characters we’ve built connections with over the first 13 books, so it already has that developed depth that makes longtime fans like me fawn over every page.I was enjoying the story for all the things listed above, but what really set this book apart as a strong addition to the series was the inclusion of a lot of complicated spellwork. It was awesome! I remember Rachel spelling in previous books, but I don’t recall it ever being quite this involved. She was trying to develop a new spell, and I found every stage of the process absolutely fascinating. I hope this leveled-up component continues in the next book.The Hollows is one of my top urban fantasy series. It’s not my overall favorite, precisely, but it is responsible for a couple of my single favorite scenes across any genre. Harrison really knows how to build momentum, and she has truly dazzled me with some of her most epic moments. But that gradual momentum that always leads to amazing payoffs takes time to develop. And so, as we’re just beginning another story arc in American Demon, the pacing is rather casual throughout most of the story. Which is just fine, because when a series touches you like this one has me, even the slower parts have a lot of merit. It was a great way to ease back into the world.Recommendations: this is a must-read for fans of the series – the story quality continues as strong as ever. With that in mind, I wouldn’t recommend new readers diving in without first reading the main Hollows series. Also, Harrison published a really good prequel novel (The Turn) that she referenced often in American Demon, so if you haven’t had a chance to read that one yet, I think it added a lot to the experience.I want to thank Berkley Publishing Group, Kim Harrison, and Netgalley for allowing me access to an early copy of American Demon – you made my year!Via The Obsessive Bookseller at www.NikiHawkes.comOther books you might like:
    more
  • Steven
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.I am so happy to be delving back into the world of the Hollows. Don't get me wrong. I like Kim Harrison's Peri Reed, the palate cleanser she worked on to give herself a break from the "finished" Hollows. I'm really sad that she didn't publish the third one. I didn't care much for her standalone Perfunctory Affection. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't her best work either. I hate to say it, because I kno Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.I am so happy to be delving back into the world of the Hollows. Don't get me wrong. I like Kim Harrison's Peri Reed, the palate cleanser she worked on to give herself a break from the "finished" Hollows. I'm really sad that she didn't publish the third one. I didn't care much for her standalone Perfunctory Affection. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't her best work either. I hate to say it, because I know authors need to write other things to keep themselves happy and fresh-minded, but Hollows is where she shines the most. It's where she's at the top of her game.This one opens, luckily, with a quick recap of characters and recent events, which is a blessing. I tried hard to complete my reread of the series before I needed to read this one. Alas, my reading mojo hasn't been nearly as big as in previous years, so I finished up through book five (gasp, that ending is so hard) and wasn't able to finish more.I'm so glad we're back in Rachel's life. Jenks is one of my favorite characters, and I love Al. Sadly, Al takes a backseat in this one due to a VERY dangerous enemy, but that turns out to be okay. A few new characters are introduced that I really, really like, and Cincinatti's shaken up yet again with new leadership on multiple fronts.All in all, I loved this one very much, but I did have to deduct half a star and go with 4.5, strictly because of something at the end. It would have been a whole star, but luckily, Harrison hinted that there will be a revisiting of this specific thing. (Can't and won't spoil it for you, sorry-not-sorry)Looking forward to the next book, The Rule, already. Hope it releases next year and we get a little extra resolution and a lot more of Rachel and gang. Keep 'em coming, Harrison!
    more
  • Rune Oflynne
    January 1, 1970
    Kim Harrison takes us back to our beloved Hollows with American Demon and fans will not be disappointed!We join up once again with Rachel Morgan right before the epilogue in The Witch With No Name. Harrison introduces two new characters into the book whom I think Hollows fans will love. They bring a breath of fresh air to the series after laying dormant for 3 years. And if you are worried that the story will totally re-write the epilogue of The Witch With No Name, don’t be. The girls are still t Kim Harrison takes us back to our beloved Hollows with American Demon and fans will not be disappointed!We join up once again with Rachel Morgan right before the epilogue in The Witch With No Name. Harrison introduces two new characters into the book whom I think Hollows fans will love. They bring a breath of fresh air to the series after laying dormant for 3 years. And if you are worried that the story will totally re-write the epilogue of The Witch With No Name, don’t be. The girls are still toddlers, Rachel is still about 30, and Ivy and Nina are still navigating their developing relationship.There is, however, a new predator on the hunt and Rachel is on the menu as she plays a high stakes shell game. Losing is not an option when someone she loves is being targeted. With elf/demon dynamics at critical mass the delicate balance of species is hanging by a thread. When tolerance and hate play tug of war in the Hollows, someone is bound to lose a soul.What I would have liked to see with American Demon was more appearances from staple characters, however, the book is setting the stage for the Hollows Returns series and it would get too crowded if everyone showed up for the party.I loved the feeling of coming home as I delved into the book and revisited old friends and familiar places. It felt comfortable, yet still gave an exciting new vibe with the story line. The church crew dynamic is evolving and there will be growing pains, but it didn’t feel like an ending, just a new beginning.American Demon fills in gaps while keeping the timeline true. It is worth noting that the next book in the series, The Rule, is shooting for a not too distant publishing date and I can't wait!
    more
  • Ja Ella
    January 1, 1970
    WoooWWW!My favorite series releases a new book :D
  • Jen Davis
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been a while since I read The Witch With No Name. Long enough that I was worried I would have a hard time jumping back into this world. It’s a complicated one but one I loved dearly and invested in fully for many years. I even considered a full series reread of the Hollows. It would not have been a hardship. Those books were phenomenal. But I opted to go in with just a brief glance over my old reviews. It worked out fine.Because Kim Harrison is just that good.If you’re wondering whether thi It’s been a while since I read The Witch With No Name. Long enough that I was worried I would have a hard time jumping back into this world. It’s a complicated one but one I loved dearly and invested in fully for many years. I even considered a full series reread of the Hollows. It would not have been a hardship. Those books were phenomenal. But I opted to go in with just a brief glance over my old reviews. It worked out fine.Because Kim Harrison is just that good.If you’re wondering whether this picks up after the epilogue from TWWNN, the answer is no. It’s just a few months after the main events of the series came to a close. I will get back to that epilogue in a minute though.Demons now walk around in our reality, though only Dali and Al live openly. Ivy has separated herself a bit from Rachel and Jenks, working again with law enforcement and trying to make her new bond with Nina work. Jenks and Rachel are living on Kirsten's boat while the church gets repaired from its damage in the last big battle. And Rachel and Trent are trying to make a go of things. Unfortunately, she's still feeling pretty insecure on that front, not about their love, but whether he would be better off marrying Ellsbeth and taking his rightful place among the elves.The world kind of grudgingly accepts Rachel, seeing as how she saved magic and everything. But everyone holds some kind of grudge, too, mostly about the demon thing. So it’s hard to find work... But when a zombie winds up in her own backyard, she gets pulled into an investigation involving supernaturals who are attacking their loved ones, seemingly without cause. She meets a mysterious new demon named Hodin. And at the same time, is trying to help Trent hold on to his power against Landon (who I am embarrassed to say I did not remember at all) as he vies to take control of the elves by trashing Trent to the world.I loved this book. I was afraid it would feel forced, but it didn’t. It felt like coming back to a favorite TV show after a hiatus or a spot-on sequel to a favorite movie franchise. It does not skip a beat. Kisten, Piscary, Ceri, even the old guy that used to give Rachel advice in her neighborhood— they are all gone, but not forgotten. Same with Trent‘s parents, although that’s more exciting if you read that prequel book a couple of years ago. If you are a huge Ivy fan, you may be a little disappointed. She has a largely reduced role here, but she is around and it makes sense in the context of the book. Jenks is his normal trash talking self. And I just love his friendship with Rachel. I adored Rachel with Trent and I really enjoyed seeing him try to navigate his weak footing for the first time. This is a guy who has always been large and in charge and it’s interesting to see him as an underdog for a change.These are still the same characters I have always loved, but they are still evolving and the story is still fresh, and I could not ask for more than that.Ask for that epilogue mentioned above… (view spoiler)[I’m reading it as though it was a dream. None of the other reviews I read at this point are saying that, but as Rachel references the dreams she’s had that related to this storyline, one of them was about Ray getting married and while I can’t find my old TWWNN book to compare it, it sounded a heck of a lot like that epilogue to me. And some people might think that’s a little easy, but I kind of like the fact that it reopens the series for anything to happen. (hide spoiler)] That epilogue worked for me when I thought I would never see these characters again, but I like not knowing what is going to happen. It’s what keeps me on the edge of my seat. Lord knows, this author does not shy away from bold moves. (view spoiler)[So yeah, dream. (hide spoiler)]There is a little sucker punch at the end, in true Harrison style. I am optimistic, though, that it’s something that can be fixed. Yes, she's killed off a lot of characters I loved in the past, but let’s not dwell on it. (*sniff* I'm still not over Kisten.)If you were a fan of this series and you’re on the fence about coming back, I promise, the magic is still there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.*ARC provided by publisher
    more
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Rache, Bis, Jenks, and Trent are back in an all-new series that brings are favorite Hollow characters front and center once again.Something is plaguing people while they sleep, making them attack the ones they love most with tortured nightmares from hurts of the past. Rache will do whatever she can to unravel the plot before the demons are blamed. But then the attacks hit home and Rache, battling with all Trent has given up for her, realizes that together they make a much stronger team...but at Rache, Bis, Jenks, and Trent are back in an all-new series that brings are favorite Hollow characters front and center once again.Something is plaguing people while they sleep, making them attack the ones they love most with tortured nightmares from hurts of the past. Rache will do whatever she can to unravel the plot before the demons are blamed. But then the attacks hit home and Rache, battling with all Trent has given up for her, realizes that together they make a much stronger team...but at what cost.Along with the evil plaguing dreams, other things have now been realized. Deciding if they are friend or foe can cost everything to the Hollows gang.I L o v e d American Demon. Harrison has captured everything we loved in the Hollows series but brought as an entirely new series to devour! If you are a fan of the Hollows, you are going to love it. If you are jumping right into Return to the Hollows, you can read it without the Hollows but I highly recommend reading the Hollows first. Harrison does a good job giving some background but nothing compared to the connections you will gain reading both series.I received this ARC copy of American Demon from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review.My Rating: 5 starsWritten by: Kim HarrisonSeries: Hollows (Book 14)Hardcover: 496 pagesPublisher: Ace (June 16, 2020)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0593101413ISBN-13: 978-0593101414Genre: Urban FantasyAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/American-Demon...Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amer... Want more check us out on Tome Tender Book Blog or on Facebook
    more
  • VampireNovelFan
    January 1, 1970
    Happy Hollows Day! Damn it feels good to say that again!Well if there were ever the perfect occasion to dust off the old blog, this is it!! It’s been six years since we said “see you later” to Rachel and the gang, but that later is NOW and I am so glad to have The Hollows back. It was my flagship series for many years and honestly when the series ended, I was feeling a bit of urban fantasy burnout? I also went to get a masters degree so I had to table reading for fun for a few years and it never Happy Hollows Day! Damn it feels good to say that again!Well if there were ever the perfect occasion to dust off the old blog, this is it!! It’s been six years since we said “see you later” to Rachel and the gang, but that later is NOW and I am so glad to have The Hollows back. It was my flagship series for many years and honestly when the series ended, I was feeling a bit of urban fantasy burnout? I also went to get a masters degree so I had to table reading for fun for a few years and it never really quite picked back up to what it used to be even after I was done with school. So is this the time to reel me back in? The short answer: YES! You would think, after a baker's dozen or so of books that the Hollows well of ideas may have run dry. But really it doesn’t. The book comes in at a hefty near 500 pages so there is plenty to chew on. Kim threw in just about everything and the kitchen sink from the previous books to show that, indeed, the Hollows can be a gift that keeps on giving. Everything feels so fresh! The cover alone is probably my favorite Hollows cover ever as the colors and atmosphere are beautiful! Thankfully the book is more than just a pretty cover. The world building and imagery are truly top notch and the characterization is as strong as ever. We learn about what’s happening with our old friends while making some new ones in the process, too. Certain dynamics are changing, but they are what feels like a natural course in Rachel’s life if you base it off how the prior book ended before the epilogue. In terms of the new friends (or foes?), I really enjoyed their addition to the story. I think there is potential for even more character development for them as the series continues and I’m really looking forward to it. While it’s still a great read, I do think there are a couple of faves that some readers are going to miss this go ‘round, but it allowed for our new additions to get the proper introduction and development. I care about them in just one book because of it. I’ve been a Trent/Rachel shipper since basically the dawn of time so there is ample development in their relationship. Kim doesn’t shy away from addressing their checkered past. She faces it head on but the question is, will they be better off or worse off for it? Just when we thought we knew all there was to know about the Kalamacks and the elves, we’re in for more fascinating surprises. We take a deeper dive into demon and elf magic. The neverending war of which type is truly superior keeps you glued to the pages. I really don’t know where Kim comes up with all of this stuff! Honestly it’s definitely worth a reread to digest the science behind magic itself. If there is one downside, it’s my own fault. I hadn’t read this series in years and if there’s one thing I wish, it’s that I took part in the reread leading up to this release. This book builds so much off the prior books without giving you too much backstory (which I do appreciate as I really dislike it when stories give you overly long summaries of prior books). I didn’t feel lost as I remembered what happened, but a reread would have been beneficial to put me back into Hollow’s mode from the start. Overall, it’s a great ride and The Hollows proves it still has a lot to offer in this genre. The possibilities are truly endless, so I am already looking forward to the next entry. Welcome back, Rachel and friends!
    more
  • Dianne
    January 1, 1970
    It was like coming home to visit with dear friends, quirky, determined, earnest and slightly otherworldly and sometimes, demonic, good friends! Kim Harrison’s AMERICAN DEMON kicks off a new series that also is a continuation of the original and I was right back there, in the moment and loving it! It just proves, "You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone!"There’s a new demon in town and evil is lurking in the shadows. Once again, Rachel is on the job, protecting those she loves at any cost. It was like coming home to visit with dear friends, quirky, determined, earnest and slightly otherworldly and sometimes, demonic, good friends! Kim Harrison’s AMERICAN DEMON kicks off a new series that also is a continuation of the original and I was right back there, in the moment and loving it! It just proves, "You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone!"There’s a new demon in town and evil is lurking in the shadows. Once again, Rachel is on the job, protecting those she loves at any cost. Sometimes it’s scary to go blindly where an author takes you, part in fear of disappointment, part because, what if everyone has changed just a little too much? No worries! Kim Harrison has kept us on the straight and narrow, keeping true to her characters, her unique style and most of all, her readers! I loved it and can’t wait for more!I received a complimentary ARC edition from ACE/Berkley Publishing! This is my honest and voluntary review.Series: The Hollows - Book 14 /Return to the Hollows - Book 1Publisher: Ace (June 16, 2020)Publication Date: June 16, 2020Genre: Urban FantasyPrint Length: 496 pagesAvailable from: Amazon | Barnes & NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow: http://tometender.blogspot.com
    more
  • ☕️Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    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, 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 is working 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. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer
    more
  • Kira
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsIt picks up a few months after the end of The Witch with No Name minus the last chapter. People hate it that demons aren't stuck in the ever after. The vampires are trying to figure out how to handle things now that Rachel can alter the relationship between undead and living vampires. There is lots of chaos and division among the elves. I loved the new characters! Zach is an elf whose motives are unknown but wants to get close to Trent. Hodin is a demon and is very different from the ot 3.5 starsIt picks up a few months after the end of The Witch with No Name minus the last chapter. People hate it that demons aren't stuck in the ever after. The vampires are trying to figure out how to handle things now that Rachel can alter the relationship between undead and living vampires. There is lots of chaos and division among the elves. I loved the new characters! Zach is an elf whose motives are unknown but wants to get close to Trent. Hodin is a demon and is very different from the other demons. Mainly he's much nicer and has different skills. Due to problems from his past which weren't fully explored, he's hiding from the other demons. He was great, and Rachel could learn a lot from him.Trent still came off as weak. He has to be the good guy all the time and is screwing stuff up for himself and potentially the elves to protect Rachel. He's going through a rough time, but with his skills it should be considerably easier for him to weather this storm. He appears weak to the degree that Rachel constantly questions if she's good for him or not, which is annoying as hell. Trent needs to find a way to better but still be his old ruthless self and be with Rachel. It was interesting to learn more about Trent's past.The vampires are in turmoil while trying to figure out how to move forward. It didn't cause any big issues in this book but hinted at big problems to come. Rynn Cormel flaked out after not getting his soul, so he's not an effective leader anymore. I didn't like it that he was a powerful villain in the last book and became weak and ineffectual off page. Some new vampire will be coming to stir up trouble, and it's already a storyline I don't give a shit about.It wasn't a great addition to the series, but I hope there are more books to follow this one since not everything was resolved.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for giving me this in exchange for an honest review!
    more
  • iam
    January 1, 1970
    New Rachel Morgan series, wHAT?!?!Not sure how I feel about this, since I liked the epilogue of the Hollows series a lot, but on the other hand we get to revisit all these characters....The cover is 🔥🔥🔥 either way!I'll be waiting👀
  • Yodamom
    January 1, 1970
    I win a copy from GR I win a copy from GR
  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy / Romance*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*American Demon is the surprising 14th installment in author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. This story takes place two months after the Goddess battle and before the final chapter in The Witch With No Name. Also, I want thank Kim Harrison for the awesome preface at the very beginning with all you need to know to refresh your memory of the previous storylines. But, if you haven't read any of these books yet, buyer beware *Source* Publisher*Genre* Urban Fantasy / Romance*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*American Demon is the surprising 14th installment in author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. This story takes place two months after the Goddess battle and before the final chapter in The Witch With No Name. Also, I want thank Kim Harrison for the awesome preface at the very beginning with all you need to know to refresh your memory of the previous storylines. But, if you haven't read any of these books yet, buyer beware of spoilers! There, I have done my due diligence in getting the facts out to my followers. *Full Review @ Gizmos Reviews*https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...
    more
  • Karma♥Bites ^.~
    January 1, 1970
    YES!! Kept wishing & wondering...So damn ready for this NOW. *pls be good pls have lots of Al, Jenks, Bis & gang ohplsplspls*ETA: Just learned that Kim Harrison set up GR group = Hollows Read-along to AMERICAN DEMON. Assume read schedule spread out to coincide w/ June 2020 release of AMERICAN DEMON.ETA2: Also, each book may get temp price drop or KU inclusion during read-along? Frex, #1 & 3-4 currently showing as p/o KU. So if you've never tried or have dusty memories...ETA3: adjust gif size YES!! Kept wishing & wondering...So damn ready for this NOW. *pls be good pls have lots of Al, Jenks, Bis & gang ohplsplspls*ETA: Just learned that Kim Harrison set up GR group = Hollows Read-along to AMERICAN DEMON. Assume read schedule spread out to coincide w/ June 2020 release of AMERICAN DEMON.ETA2: Also, each book may get temp price drop or KU inclusion during read-along? Frex, #1 & 3-4 currently showing as p/o KU. So if you've never tried or have dusty memories...ETA3: adjust gif size b/c freakin' huge on app >.<
    more
  • Annie
    January 1, 1970
    On the one hand I’m super excited for this, but on the other I’m scared... please be everything and more!
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    review to come
  • Diamond L
    January 1, 1970
    Tink's titties, but I've missed this series! Kim Harrison brings us back to the Hollows and the story picks up right where she left us. When Rachel gained an enormous amount of power and Bis helped her to remake the Ever-after, she brought the demons into the fold; making them citizens with actual rights. While doing that she also released an ancient sentient, but non-corporeal being that attacks souls when they are most vulnerable that even the demons steer clear of. But when this entity zeros Tink's titties, but I've missed this series! Kim Harrison brings us back to the Hollows and the story picks up right where she left us. When Rachel gained an enormous amount of power and Bis helped her to remake the Ever-after, she brought the demons into the fold; making them citizens with actual rights. While doing that she also released an ancient sentient, but non-corporeal being that attacks souls when they are most vulnerable that even the demons steer clear of. But when this entity zeros in on someone she loves, Rachel and the gang are willing to take up the challenge.Rachel and Trent are dealing with the aftermath of the demons being made citizens. Demons and Elves have always been enemies and the fact that Rachel and Trent are in a relationship throws a wrench in both of their lives. But their character development has been amazing and I'm happy to see that they have both matured and made a true partnership. The secondary characters are as awesome as ever. Ivy, Jenks, Bis, and Al are the same foul-mouthed, sarcastic, and loyal friends that we've grown to know and love. Some old friends rejoin the gang and some rather interesting new characters have made themselves known as well. I can't wait to see what comes of them and what troubles they will cause in the next books. I wasn't lying when I said I missed the Hollows. Kim Harrison has built a world that I gladly find myself immersed within. I've loved, laughed, and mourned with these characters. I still can't forgive the paths that she took with Kisten and Matalina. I cried. Ugly tears. I cried in this book as well, but this time I didn't mourn for long. I chose instead to grasp that thin rope of hope that she dangled in front of me with an iron fist. Harrison once again played with my emotions and left me wanting more. I cannot wait for the next installment to come out. Special thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for releasing this ARC to me in exchange for an honest review.
    more
  • Lyndi W.
    January 1, 1970
    *not amused* It took 75 fucking books for Kim Harrison to get to the end of Rachel's story and here we are again? Girl.
  • Melliane
    January 1, 1970
    Mon avis en Français My English reviewI loved that series, and when it ended, I was sad. So I was all the more curious to get into this new volume and this continuation of the adventures of our favorite characters.Rachel has new problems and not the least. A new demon comes to town and wants our heroine’s help, Al is no longer available, some kind of entity seems to be after her and Trent. In addition, Ellasbeth is here to get back into her daughter’s life and hopefully Trent’s as well.A whole Mon avis en Français My English reviewI loved that series, and when it ended, I was sad. So I was all the more curious to get into this new volume and this continuation of the adventures of our favorite characters.Rachel has new problems and not the least. A new demon comes to town and wants our heroine’s help, Al is no longer available, some kind of entity seems to be after her and Trent. In addition, Ellasbeth is here to get back into her daughter’s life and hopefully Trent’s as well.A whole new era has been created with the arrival of the demons on Earth and it has become very difficult for Rachel and Trent to deal with the anger of the people because they are being held responsible for everything that happened by Landon. And then of course, there’s always Jenks and Ivy, even though Ivy is less present and has a lot to deal with on her side.I was a little afraid to go back to the series after all this time, because it was possible that the author might have been a little bit below the others, but that wasn’t the case. I can tell you that I’m really thrilled and I can’t wait to read the new volumes.Fans of the series, don’t hesitate, you won’t be disappointed!
    more
  • Elizabeth Tabler
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a E-ARC to review in exchange for my open and honest opinion. Sometimes the end of something is just the beginning of a new chapter. Things don't have to end. Characters don't have to stop because, with some, there is so much more story to tell—case in point, American Demon, the first book in the extended Hallows universe. I am so happy they are back. Kim Harrison has brought back our favorite "itchy witch" as well as many of our other fa Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me a E-ARC to review in exchange for my open and honest opinion. Sometimes the end of something is just the beginning of a new chapter. Things don't have to end. Characters don't have to stop because, with some, there is so much more story to tell—case in point, American Demon, the first book in the extended Hallows universe. I am so happy they are back. Kim Harrison has brought back our favorite "itchy witch" as well as many of our other favorite characters. I am looking at you, Bis. Things are a bit different, and people are moving on with their lives; some are moving into new phases. But Rachel is Rachel, and where there are mischief and catastrophe, you know, she will be right there righting the wrongs and sticking up for her friends. In this story, someone has sent an entity called a Bacu after Rachel and her friends. It is a creature that strips your aura level by level, eventually driving you mad. Who sent it and why are they doing these things is the big mystery. We have a few new characters to enjoy and learn about. One is an elf. The other is a demon; both seem like a lot of fun and should prove more important as new books and stories are written. The action is fun, the banter is standard for The Hollows, and Trent and Rachel are lovely as ever together. I Recommend to lovers of The Hallows, or if you want to get into a new world to read, get into The Hallows. You won't be disappointed.
    more
  • Dianne
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars rounded down due to repetitiveness, uber angst, overdramatic descriptions, and lack of character growth.And here I was thinking that for the last 6 years that this series was over. Silly me. I grabbed this as an ARC thinking it was going to be something new and fresh and what I got was pretty much the same old stuff.There were so many plots going on and loose ends to tie up that I kept getting distracted. Yes, it was nice and comforting to revisit old friends and to make some new ones, 3.5 Stars rounded down due to repetitiveness, uber angst, overdramatic descriptions, and lack of character growth.And here I was thinking that for the last 6 years that this series was over. Silly me. I grabbed this as an ARC thinking it was going to be something new and fresh and what I got was pretty much the same old stuff.There were so many plots going on and loose ends to tie up that I kept getting distracted. Yes, it was nice and comforting to revisit old friends and to make some new ones, but this book feels more to me like the entire series is going to start up again. That perhaps the author just doesn't have it in her to create something fresh and new.It was creative with all of the spell casting but it was kind of boring listening to them being invoked and discussed ad nauseam.There is a tiny cliff hanger.*ARC supplied by the publisher.
    more
  • Audrey
    January 1, 1970
    Love it, love it, love it!!! So happy to be back in Rachel's world.
  • keikii Eats Books
    January 1, 1970
    To read more reviews, check out my blog keikii eats books! Quote: "I'm impressed," he finally said, and Jenks nearly choked, inking a startled silver. "Will you show me your ideas, Rachel?" Review: I really liked American Demon. I found it fun and interesting, and a great nostalgia trip because I remember waiting for the previous book, too. And it didn't feel restarted for no reason at all. I have had a lot of problems in the past with authors returning to old, completed series. American Demon d To read more reviews, check out my blog keikii eats books! Quote: "I'm impressed," he finally said, and Jenks nearly choked, inking a startled silver. "Will you show me your ideas, Rachel?" Review: I really liked American Demon. I found it fun and interesting, and a great nostalgia trip because I remember waiting for the previous book, too. And it didn't feel restarted for no reason at all. I have had a lot of problems in the past with authors returning to old, completed series. American Demon did not make me regret reading it one bit.I did not realize just how much I missed the world of The Hollows. My last reread was back in December 2017, so I don't have any other reviews save this one, may go back someday. I've reread the series so many times that reading American Demon was like returning to old friends I just saw yesterday. Which is a coincidence because American Demon takes up only a few months (I think) after the main events of The Witch With No Name ends, before the epilogue.So, nothing has changed. And in a way, everything has. The events of The Witch With No Name has changed things. The demons are no longer tied to the Ever After, they're free to live on Earth and do whatever they want, as long as they follow the rules. And now there is something causing a spat of domestic violence in Cincinnati, but no one knows what. It is a bad time for something unknown to be happening.I loved American Demon for a lot of reasons. I loved how the characters worked together. I loved how the investigation went. I loved how the actual magic in the story was used, and how there was so much more of it than we normally got. I loved the new characters we met - and that Rachel has made a new friend in at least one of them. I hope he will stick around for a long time to come. If Trent weren't in the picture, I think Rachel could have gotten together with our new friend eventually.And Trent! Oh my god I loved Trent this book so much. Their relationship has turned domestic. CRAZY! I was chewing through pages as fast as I could just to see more of Trent and Rachel together, to see how they worked together, how they function as an almost-family unit. Especially with Ellasbeth around.However, most of the reasons centered around Rachel herself. About midway through the book, I remarked how weird this book was compared to the rest. And it took me a moment to realize why. RACHEL IS COMPETENT. Not just competent, she has learned lessons from previous books! People are actually looking to Rachel as a source, and she doesn't mess everything up. I almost expected this to be a fever dream because of how much Rachel has improved. She only flew off the handle and went off script once, and it made the situation better not worse! I'm in awe.I had so much fun reading this, I didn't want it to end. This is a great restart to the series, and I'm looking forward to more. Even if we already got the "epilogue" set years and years in the future. But American Demon wasn't all fun and nostalgia. Things get serious, quickly. There are high stakes and danger. But also good times and good times, too.If you're on the fence about restarting the series, I really recommend doing so. I didn't regret it.ARC received from ACE books on Edelweiss. This did not affect my review.
    more
  • Marzie
    January 1, 1970
    3.75 StarsAmerican Demon continues author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, her decade-long, popular paranormal romance/urban fantasy series that completed in 2014. After some struggles to capture the same popularity with her new series (Peri Reed) and a crossover novelette Waylaid between the two worlds, Harrison has returned to The Hollows with a story that picks up immediately after the end of the main story of The Witch with No Name. Rachel Morgan and Trent Kalamack are trying to ba 3.75 StarsAmerican Demon continues author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, her decade-long, popular paranormal romance/urban fantasy series that completed in 2014. After some struggles to capture the same popularity with her new series (Peri Reed) and a crossover novelette Waylaid between the two worlds, Harrison has returned to The Hollows with a story that picks up immediately after the end of the main story of The Witch with No Name. Rachel Morgan and Trent Kalamack are trying to balance their two worlds, with Rachel continuing to work investigating the paranormal and Trent trying to repair his social standing. They also continue to try to deftly manage their parenting triangle with Trent's former lover Ellasbeth, for the benefit of their daughter Lucy, who is being raised with Ray as a sort of adopted sibling. In this outing, Rachel is trying to get to the bottom of a series of murders and near-fatal attacks perpetrated by companions/marital partners. While one partner sleeps, something seems to take them over and stir up old hurts and grievances, causing them to become angry and attack (sometimes fatally) their unwitting partner. Rachel herself has been having nightmares, and Al, her mentor/demon father figure, hasn't been very responsive of late. Then a new demon (who is actually a very old demon) who is not part of the Collective shows up. Who is he and what's the deal with his fascination with Rachel? Rachel, Trent, Ivy, Jenks, and Bis will have to work to solve the mystery of the murders and keep themselves safe from being attacked.Stepping into the world of The Hollows again was an interesting experience. On the one hand, the characters felt warm and familiar, and on the other, the plot structure of the novel reminds me of the popular style of this type of genre fiction in the early 2000's. There is the problem to solve, the heroine's self-doubt, and in this particular series, the same struggles to balance demon, elf, witch, and vampire-bitten states while battling either something the demons did or something the elves did. While I understand trying to recapture the feel of the formula that made the series successful, the lack of pronounced growth in the narrative, and especially in Rachel herself is frustrating to me as a reader. We are sixteen years into the series, and to be honest, I felt as if we were tracing spelling circle Venn diagrams where overlapping elements of previous outings were revisited, which disappointed me. I also missed Al in this novel, as his presence was, as mentioned above, minimal. I'm hoping that we will see more of Al and Hodin interacting with one another in future books, and more of Rachel evolving further. If Trent is the right partner for her, his presence in her life should help her grow beyond where she has been for the last five books or so, right?I received a paper review copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
    more
  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.So,   The Hollows series was the very first Read-along I hosted in my early days of blogging at Yummy Men & KickAss Chicks .  I  chose it because I had heard so many great things about it but never read the series. It was also 2014 and the year the "final" book was released, Witch with No Name.  I wrote longer and a This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.So,   The Hollows series was the very first Read-along I hosted in my early days of blogging at Yummy Men & KickAss Chicks .  I  chose it because I had heard so many great things about it but never read the series. It was also 2014 and the year the "final" book was released, Witch with No Name.  I wrote longer and a bit more spoilery reviews then.I do really enjoy this world and was excited to see what would happen now, even with the epilogue of sorts. If you read my 2014 review, I had many questions and some frustrations. I have not read The Turn and it may help with some of those questions. American Demon begins right after the WWNN. It felt amazing to be with them again.I still love these characters and they still have some flaws. I suppose that makes them more believable but it also makes me want to smack them. Rachel and Jenks are a team with Ivy moving into her own deal at I.S.  David and the werewolves are absent.  The vampires are barely mentioned. Nick was a no-show, praise the Goddess.  So that leaves the elves and demons trying to wrap their head around the new world.The demons are trying to stay out of the limelight with only Rachel being well-known.  The elves are being run by Landon, the evil elf, and his goal is to get rid of Rachel and Trent.The FIB is not really involved with the situation.  The villain is sort of a back-door thing because it involves a lot of magic which seems like the world's best not-kept secret. I mean it's illegal but everyone wants it; most use some type and everyone looks the other way. The Order is trying to handle it and push out everyone else, but they don't really have all the skills.Rachel, as usual, ends up working to save the world at great risk to herself and her friends.  Rachel seems to be the only one with witch, demon and elf magic.  I didn't like her insecurities and her tendency to not confide in Trent and Jenks.  They were with her throughout, but not as closely as I wanted. I need her to trust and build on her relationship with them.I like how she cultivates some new strays, Hodin and Zack.  She doesn't trust them completely, but she works with them to contain the threat and protect her loved ones.  I have high hopes for her to further her relationship with Trent, even figuring out how to have a child. I also see Trent and Rachel, maybe with help from Ivy, Jenks, Al, Hodin, and Zack to unify the world and reduce the prejudice.
    more
  • Linda
    January 1, 1970
    A welcome return to the world of the Hollows.After what was meant to be the last book in the series came out years ago, I never thought we’d see Rachel, Jenks, and the gang again. But Harrison brings them back and, a few months after the events of that last book, things still are crazy for Rachel and her friends. Rachel and Trent still are working through their relationship and their strong feelings for each other. Ivy has left their business to attend to vampire matters and her own relationship A welcome return to the world of the Hollows.After what was meant to be the last book in the series came out years ago, I never thought we’d see Rachel, Jenks, and the gang again. But Harrison brings them back and, a few months after the events of that last book, things still are crazy for Rachel and her friends. Rachel and Trent still are working through their relationship and their strong feelings for each other. Ivy has left their business to attend to vampire matters and her own relationship. And despite having saved the day for demons and elves, both Rachel and Trent remain shunned by and the subjects of suspicion from other supernaturals. But when a powerful being is taking over the will of others and targeting Rachel and Trent as well, Rachel does what she always does: throws herself into the fight to save everyone else, even at cost to herself.There is plenty of action, some of the expected missteps, some satisfying personal interactions, an interesting new character, and some heartache, too. All in all, it’s a wonderful return with some beloved characters and high stakes, and I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens next.
    more
  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    American Demon picks up just about when we last saw Rachel & the gang. So effing happy to be back in the Hollows! Oh, how I missed it! This is one of my all time favorite series. Now all my favorite characters are back and kicking a$$. Rachel, Trent, Jenks, and Ivey are bringing the laughs, suspense, romance, and mystery that I love. We also get some new characters that you’ll love and hate. Kim Harrison did not disappoint and I can’t wait for more! American Demon picks up just about when we last saw Rachel & the gang. So effing happy to be back in the Hollows! Oh, how I missed it! This is one of my all time favorite series. Now all my favorite characters are back and kicking a$$. Rachel, Trent, Jenks, and Ivey are bringing the laughs, suspense, romance, and mystery that I love. We also get some new characters that you’ll love and hate. Kim Harrison did not disappoint and I can’t wait for more!
    more
  • Rike @ RikeRandom
    January 1, 1970
    So unsure about this … but I'm probably gonna read it anyway XD
Write a review