So a lot of you have probably already gotten this book in your hot little hands (I’m looking at you, Roger :-)), but if you haven’t and would like to win a copy of Book 10 in Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, read on.
THE OFFICIAL BLURB: Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth--a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can't be done without Rachel's blood.
MY THOUGHTS: Well, I’m a big fan of this series, right? So it’s hard for me to be too objective. I have a fuller review running over at Tor.com, but for this site, let me say that while I loved the book—loved loved loved—it also made me kind of sad. Without spoilers, I feel Kim Harrison is adeptly continuing the process of bringing the series to a gradual close. She’s said in interviews that she anticipates the series ending with book twelve. Then again, Charlaine Harris changed her mind about when the Sookie series would end, so Kim might as well? Wishful thinking?
We saw a little resolution get underway in last year’s Pale Demon, but where Pale Demon had so much of the over-the-top humor we expect from Rachel and the gang, A Perfect Blood is darker, the stakes higher. Oh, Jenks is still funny, Rachel still gets in ridiculous situations (the opening where she’s at the DMV is hilarious—she’s trying to get her driver’s license reinstated and the DMV folks keep telling her she’s legally dead), and Trent’s still intriguing and morally ambiguous. But I do get a sense of things building to a big wrapup.
THE GIVEAWAY: Want to win A Perfect Blood? If you’ve already devoured it, what do you think (no spoilers, please)? If you haven’t read it yet, what do you think Rachel’s happy ending will be by the time the series is over—will she end up with Trent? Will Kisten come back (Kim says no, but she could always change her mind). Will she end up in the ever-after with Al? I'm guessing she'll end up with Trent--which in itself would make a hilarious spinoff series. Four entries possible: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Go!