Early Review: Pale Demon By Kim Harrison

Pale Demon (The Hollows, Book 9)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardcover , 448pp
  • Sales Rank: 357

Synopsis

Witches always look forward to their annual convention, but none of them are more eager to attend this year’s annual San Francisco shindig than Rachel Morgan. Condemned to death for black magic, this likeable spellbinder knows that she has only three days to get to Frisco to clear her very bad name. Banned by airport security, she is forced to improvise, which in this case means tagging along with a disturbingly live vampire and an elven tycoon on a secret mission. High-spirited fright nights await readers; bound to be a bestseller.

My Ideas:

This is by far one of my favorite series so I could not believe it when I got an early review copy from NetGalley!!  As all of these books have, it hooked me in.  I was kind of disappointed that I started this book in the middle of a week and then had a crazy weekend because all I really wanted to do was sit down and read it all at once.  Now if you have not read any of the books prior to this one do not start here, you will be so confused that you will not enjoy the read.  This is really one that you need to read in order and grow with Rachel Morgan, Ivy and Jenks, plus all that come along the way.

I was pleased that this book picked up right where Black Magic Sanction left off.  Rachel Morgan knows that she is running out of time before she is executed for her black magic practices, even if she only uses them when someone is trying to kill her.  She is due on the West Coast in just three days for her brother’s wedding just before the annual witches’ convention in San Francisco when she is approached by Trent Kalamack, the elf who is kind of an enemy, to help him get to the West Coast for an “elf adventure” that he will not discuss with her.  They end up travelling together as Rachel is not allowed to fly and Trent must travel by land.  So off they go Trent, the elf, Ivy, living vampire, Jenks, pixie and Rachel.  The adventures along the way are not to be missed. 

There are a tons of surprises in this books, things I just did not see coming.  As always, Kim Harrison writing is great!  We get to know each person even more.  While I thought that I knew them, I was proven wrong.  I love the wit and banter in the books.  Great sense of humor and also great handling of difficult situations and tasks. 

I was thrilled with this book.  If you have not read this series, I highly recommend you start it right away.  My rating is 5/5 stars a must read!

–This books was provided to me in e-book format from NetGalley for review.  All opinions and thoughts are my own and no further compensation was provided.

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