Thursday Review: The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison


The Blurb: Witch and day-walking demon Rachel Morgan has managed to save the demonic ever after from shrinking, but at a high cost. Now strange magic is attacking Cincinnati and the Hollows, causing spells to backfire or go horribly wrong, and the truce between the races, between Inderlander and human, is shattering.

Rachel must stop the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.

My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book, but I was kind of surprised that it isn’t the end of The Hollows series. I know there are some loose ends still, but when I finished the book it felt final, and I was happy with it. Great feeling if it is the end of the series, not so great if you want to urge readers to get your next book. But I love this series so I will absolutely get the next one. Random funny note, I totally thought the title Ever After would be best for the last book too, I guess I’m just anxious to see how the series ends!

Rachel/Trent fans will end this book happy, and man is it a trip if you ever re-read book one. I love the way Harrison’s world grows as Rachel’s knowledge increases. It feels very realistic. It’s like reading history. When you’re all young events happened a certain way. There was clear lines of good guys and bad guys. Then as you go through school the layers of the fairytale you’ve come to accept as reality gets pulled away and you realize history is much bigger, much more complex, and oh so much darker than you ever imagined, and everything that was once black and white has bled to grey.

Good book, not as amazing as Ever After but still a great read. I’m curious how The Hollows is going to end.

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