Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Review: The Outlaw Demon Wails

 photo outlawdemon.jpgThe Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison
#6 Hollows Series

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Book Blurb

To save the lives of her friends, Rachel did the unthinkable: she willingly trafficked in forbidden demon magic. And now her sins are coming home to haunt her.

As Rachel searches for the truth behind a terrifying murder, an even greater menace threatens, for the demon Algaliarept will stop at nothing to claim her, and the discovery of a shocking family secret throws Rachel's entire life into question. If she is ever to live free, Rachel must first walk willingly into the demonic ever-after in search of long-lost ancient knowledge.

But when you dance with demons, you lay your soul on the line...and there are some lines that should never be crossed.

My Thoughts

Where do I start, this is by far my favorite book in The Hollows Series so far. It's an Urban Fantasy and nothing like anything I've read in the genre before. I always look forward to reading this series because I love reading about the characters and seeing where they'll go next.

Rachel Morgan is at it again in this one. Working with Ivy and Jenks, while trying to live with them (which is always interesting when the pixies move into the church during the cold.. haha). Trent, Al, Marshall and Rachel's Mom all have rather big parts in The Outlaw Demon Wails also. Al is trying to kill Rachel which isn't a huge surprise he has never really liked her. Trent seems to think it is Rachel's job to save the Elf species and wants her to into the Ever-After to help him. With all this going on it results in a fast-pasted story that just keeps you coming back for more. I can honestly say with this series I didn't just have one favorite character. It was like being pulled in multiple directions.. I enjoyed learning more about them all.

There were a couple scenes that seemed to have a really big impact. Rachel and Ivy came to a turning point in their relationship and I was actually happy when it happened because I never really cared for that part of the story anyways. Also Rachel found out something about her parents that helped her understand why she could do what she was can. I'm loving where this series is going. All of the twists thrown into this book were interesting. I look forward to reading where it leads the characters.

Kim Harrison's writing style is really smooth and seems to have a natural flow to it. There isn't anything about her style that I don't like. I was a little shocked while reading with all the twists and such, but it's a good shocked. i will for sure continue with The Hollows. Rachel is a very interesting character and I can't wait to see what happens next. I would recommend The Outlaw Demon Wails to anyone that loves a well built world chalk full of supernatural elements.


  1. I have to start reading Kim Harrison's titles at some point, I know that... Sigh.
    Great review, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Hi there! Congrats!!! I nominated you for the Liebster Awards! You deserve it! I hope you’ll accept the nomination.
    My questions are in the post below!:)