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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Review: The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12) by Kim Harrison




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 this dark necromancy before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and all-out supernatural war breaks out. The only weapon to ensure the peace is ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils. And no one know better than Rachel that no good deed goes unpunished . . .



All characters are so complex and have their own lives and problems. This series has two of my favourite side-characters ever; Ivy who is one awesome vampire and the tiny Pixy Jenks, with a not so tiny attitude and his straightforwardness is hilarious. He just makes my day any time. 

The story is incredibly fast paced, everything takes place in a couple of days and there is so much going on. There are a lot of questions unanswered but there wasn't a big cliffhanger ending. There is a lot of stuff left for the rest of the series, and I can't wait to read those as well. 

I love that Rachel and Trent have realized that they work well together. Trent is a part of Rachel's life. They make strange bedfellows in some respects, but in other's, they couldn't be more compatible. What's great to see is the trust and admiration between them; something we couldn't have ever imagined coming from Rachel. It's an amazing transformation and a fantastic journey Kim Harrison has taken us on. I'm sad to think there's just one book left in this series, but judging by the ending of this book, it's going to be a good one,

I also like the way that she cleaned up and got rid of some of the characters in such a believable  way. This book has a supernatural and magic theme along with a great plot and humor style. I find myself cheering for the characters at parts and wanting to join them which is funny considering the situations they get themselves in.

I would most definitely recommend this book! Each book gets better and better and I wish it was not ending soon. The Hollows series just keeps getting better and better and will definitely keep your interest!