I received this book for free from the Library, Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.American Demon by Kim Harrison
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: The Hollows #14
Published by Penguin Audio on June 16, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 18 hours 53 minutes
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Library, Publisher
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A thrilling return to the #1 New York Times bestselling urban fantasy series, continuing Rachel Morgan's story.
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.
This is my favorite book set in the Hollows so far! Don’t get me wrong, I have been loving the entire series but this book just clicked with me for some reason. This book picks up just after the events of the last book (minus the epilogue) and I must say that I am glad that I just finished the original books so they were fresh in my mind. I thought that this book was the perfect blend of action, excitement, humor, and romance.
Things are changing for Rachel and the gang. The church is trashed and the group is moving on. Ivy has been living with her girlfriend, Nina. Rachel spends most of her time with Trent and Jenks is looking at options. The action starts pretty quickly when Rachel is asked to help with a case where something is causing individuals in the supernatural community to attack their loved ones for reasons nobody understands. If that wasn’t interesting enough, the elven community is going through some big changes, zombies are showing up all over town, Trent takes on the responsibility of a young elf, and there is a new demon in town.
This book was such an exciting story. For me, Rachel and Trent’s relationship really shined in this book. They sure have come a long way since that first book, haven’t they? I thought that the pacing of the book was incredibly well done and I found that it was almost impossible to set this book aside. The mystery itself kept me guessing until the book came to a heartbreaking climax. I really liked the new characters introduced and I hope to see more of them in future installments.
I listened to the audiobook and thought that Marguerite Gavin did a fantastic job with this book. She really is the voice of this series for me at this point and I couldn’t imagine experiencing it in any other way. I love the character voices that she uses and I think that she is able to add a lot of emotion and excitement to her reading.
I would recommend this series to fans of urban fantasy. This is the fourteenth book in the Hollows series which I would highly recommend reading in order since each book builds on the events of the previous installments. I cannot wait to dive into the next book in this amazing series.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group and borrowed a copy of the audiobook from my local library.