Series: The Hollows #5
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: March 2007
Reviewed by: Amber R.
This series is always fast paced. No one can say that there is a dull moment in these books. The fifth book in The Hollows series is no different. From the first page of this book Rachel is in over her head. Apparently a demon crossed over the ever after and attempted to possess her body. Luckily she was able to get out of it. The demon who tried to possess her is literally insane, off her rocker. Ceri helped Rachel call the demons familiar over in order to get her under control but even that came with some backlash. There are an odd string of murders happening that the FIB pull her in on. Not too surprisingly the IS is trying to pin the murders on Rachel, simply because her old boss is a complete asshole.
From there the story just continues on, Skimmer is still trying to weasel her way between Rachel and Ivy and she's no longer playing nice. Not only that but Trent is around and he's trying to convince Rachel to be in his wedding as a bridesmaid but also security. Rachel still wants to work out some kind of blood balance with Ivy but it's not working. Kisten and Rachel's relationship gets amped up when a little blood is exchanged. And she's still trying to get rid of the focus. Which all leads up to the last few chapters of this book being completely shocking and an emotional roller coaster.
Rachel is such a tormented heroine. She wants the best for all of her friends but somehow can't see clearly enough to figure out what's best for herself. She's a bad ass witch, a great friend, and almost completely selfless. She blindly protects her friends, no matter the cost to her own life and limb. I really admire that about her. Plus she's just so majorly "screwed up". I use that loosely because I don't really see anything wrong with the way she acts but she's hurting herself in the process and there is a definite problem with that.
I love this series. For some reason the first book didn't do it for me but not continuing on in this series would have been a grave mistake. There is just such a good story in each book that keeps getting bigger and bigger with each new installment. I really can't wait to see what happens to Rachel, Ivy, and Jenks next. Easily coming out to be one of my favorite series ever.