Monday, January 21, 2013

Most Anticipated (17)

Ever After (The Hollows, #11)

This week my Most Anticipated Release of the Week is, Ever After by Kim Harrison. Though I liked A Perfect Blood I was a little upset with how whinny Rachel was for the first half of the book. The second half of the story was able to redeem the book for me and I completely devoured it. I, like many other Kim Harrison fans have been eagerly awaiting the next book in The Hollows series. I'm really looking forward to reading about Rachel and Trent's evolving relationship. Will they move past friends or not? I don't mind if they do, I think it would be good for both characters. Plus, I'm hoping to get more of Jenks as he's one of my favorite characters. He's insightful but full of crazy sayings that make me laugh. I'm also wondering how Rachel will fix the mess she made in the ever after. It seems like it's going to be an exciting book, and I can't  wait to get my hands on it!
The ever after, the demonic realm that parallels the human world, is shrinking. If it disappears completely, so does all magic. It's up to witch-turned-daywalking-demon Rachel Morgan to avert catastrophe and keep life from changing... for the worse.

While saving the world is important, it isn't Rachel's only motivation. There's also the small fact that she caused the ley line to rip in the first place, setting off a chain reaction of unfortunate events. That little mistake has made her life forfeit unless she can fix it. It's also made her more than a few enemies, including the most powerful demon in the ever after—a terrifying entity who eats souls and now has an insatiable appetite for her. He's already kidnapped her friend and goddaughter to lure her out, and if Rachel doesn't give herself up soon, they'll die.

But Rachel has more than a few impressive and frightening skills of her own, and she isn't going to hand over her soul and her life without one hell of a fight. She's also got a surprise: elven tycoon Trent Kalamack. With this unlikely ally beside her—a prospect both thrilling and unnerving—she's going to return to the ever after, kick some demon butt, rescue her loved ones... and prevent an apocalypse before it's too late. Or, at least that's the plan. (Goodreads)

Ever After (The Hollows #11), Kim Harrison. Expected Publication: January 22, 2013: Harper Voyager. Hardcover 512 pgs.

That's what I'm looking forward to this week. Any books that you are Anticipating this week?

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