Friday, June 19, 2020

American Demon by Kim Harrison

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.

Book 14
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

5 Welcome Back Stars.

Be forewarned: American Demon is the 14th installment in The Hollows series. It is a continuation from book #13 and those before it. I would recommend against reading out of series order. Ordinarily, it's easy to jump around in an Urban Fantasy series, as long as you have a firm grasp of the world building. However, the story is a progression, both with plot and character development, best read in order.

One of the biggest fears I had when I saw that Kim Harrison was releasing another novel in our beloved Hollows series, was whether or not it would feel different. The vibe. After the conclusion six years ago, I felt satisfied with the ending, yet also longed to hear from characters that I'd been on a 13-book journey.

American Demon felt as if Kim Harrison didn't miss a step from one book to the next. The same voices rang in my head, both the author's voice and those of the characters. They sounded the same, as if six years hadn't passed, where if you didn't know better, when reading one book to the next, you wouldn't have even realized the series had been completed. Like friends, who even if you only speak to them every few years, the conversation flows as if you're picking it up from yesterday.

Rachel was her messy self, but filled with more confidence and determination. The ragtag group was all assembled, bringing the camaraderie, hijinks, one-liners, and the feels. Still to this day, I miss Kist as much as Rachel does – that's the only character death out of all the books I've read that impacted me the hardest, mimicking true grief.

Itchy Witch and our Cookie Maker, the children, and baby-momma drama. Rachel is back on her sacred ground at the infamous church. Rachel, Jenks, and Ivy are trying to determine if they should work together or move forward in their lives in a different direction. Elves and Demon politics. There is drama, and something simmering in the background that needs attention ASAP.

There's no need to rehash the plot, because readers just want to know what to expect. Classic Kim Harrison Rachel and Co. at its finest. You can feel confident that you're going to get what the 13 past books delivered and then some.

American Demon was like coming home again to find your favorite people sitting around the living room with smiles of welcome on their faces.

I read the previous 13 books in The Hollow series by Kim Harrison and I can’t express how excited I was to see American Demon (book #14) pop up in my newsfeed on Goodreads! The final book in the series was The Witch with No Name and released back in 2014, and I was not expecting another book that just kind of picks up shortly after the last one left off. I did have to go back and reread the last two book in the series to get a refresher because it’s been so long and when I started to read American Demon, I felt a few holes in my memory of what had previously just transpired.

I was completely thrilled to return to The Hollows and Rachel Morgan’s story in the exciting new addition with American Demon. I love that the gang’s all back together and working to solve this new mystery. It turns out that after saving the world, things didn’t turn out quite so perfect for Rachel Morgan. A recent string of mysterious murders and an influx in zombies lead Rachel and her friends to question if something may have been released that was once bound by the old.

I thoroughly enjoyed American Demon by Kim Harrison. I was more than excited to revisit the world of the Hollows and check in with all our favorite demons, elves, pixies, gargoyles, and vampires! The way The Witch with No Name finished and then was explained in American Demon was kind of lame, but I’ll take it if it means we get more adventures of Rachel Morgan! All in all, solid addition to The Hollow series and I’m excited to see what happens next!

5 stars for American Demon by Kim Harrison.

Kim Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, including The Witch with No Name, The Undead Pool, and Ever After. She has published more than two dozen books—from young adult to speculative thriller—has written short fiction for various anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels set in the Hollows universe. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and is currently working on a new Hollows book between other projects.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of American Demon (Hollows #14) by Kim Harrison to read and review.

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