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A Perfect Blood (The Hollows Book 10) [Kindle Edition]

Kim Harrison
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Book Description

“I wouldn’t miss a Kim Harrison book for anything.”
—Charlaine Harris

There’s nothing more darkly satisfying than time spent in the Hollows—New York Times bestseller Kim Harrison’s alternate urban fantasy Cincinnati where vampires, pixies, and werewolves roam free. Harrison takes us back in A Perfect Blood, as former bounty hunter witch-turned-reluctant daywalking demon Rachel Morgan investigates a series of ritual murders, only to discover to her horror that whomever—or whatever—is responsible is actually seeking her blood.  Rachel’s sexy, supernatural adventures have consistently landed atop bestseller lists from coast-to-coast, and A Perfect Blood is no exception—another supremely satisfying excursion to a deliciously eerie fantasy realm that’s certain to delight Kim Harrison’s voracious army of fans…not to mention Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs, and Stephanie Meyers aficionados, and any reader who craves a walk on the wild, dark side.



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“Harrison’s colorful cast of supporting characters keeps the story moving among the fast-paced action scenes. Longtime fans will obviously be standing in line for this one. However, readers with any interest in urban fantasy can easily jump into the story.” (Library Journal)

“With the end of this popular series coming soon, fans will be savoring the remaining episodes all the more, and those who have delayed entry will begin jumping on board.” (Booklist)

“The pace and tone of A Perfect Blood reflects its protagonist: a little more cautious, reflective and purposeful, and the book is more powerful as a result…Harrison provides the strongest and most self-assured Rachel we’ve seen yet.” (Miami Herald)

“Kim Harrison has created a popular series that captures the imagination.” (North County Times)

From the Back Cover

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other.

Pulled in by the FIB to help investigate, former witch-turned-day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth: others want to create their own demons, and to do so they need her blood.

She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more—but this time Rachel’s toughest challenge might be humanity itself.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1427 KB
  • Print Length: 417 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007497881
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; Reprint edition (February 21, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MPEKF4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,706 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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363 of 409 people found the following review helpful
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*tiny spoiler

At the end of Pale Demon, Trent sagely outlines to Rachel the danger of rendering herself helpless in the midst of so many enemies. Brought back from the brink of death after kicking Ku'Sox's butt, and nearly losing her aura by unwittingly carving out a new ley line that has devastating effects in the everafter, Rachel has some tough choices to make. Will she try to live her life without her demon enhanced abilities? Can she? Can she even go back to being an earth witch?

Harrison smartly leads with this thought in A Perfect Blood where Rachel will reap the consequences of her all decisions...good and bad, to finally realize that with great power, comes great responsibility. With one charmed Elven bracelet, Rachel chooses to effectively cut herself off from the scrutiny of the demon collective, ley lines...even Al thinks she's dead. After the fracas in San Francisco, even the Inderlander government has her declared dead. But has she chosen wisely?

When a deep-seated cell of HAPA (Humans Against Paranormals Association) embarks on a sinister quest to tinker with witch blood carrying the Rosewood syndrome and develop an unearthly weapon against all Inderlander species, Rachel and the gang are up against a foe that will stop at nothing to bring humans back on top of the food chain. While Rachel's past incursions have mostly been personal, HAPA's threat spells doom for all Inderlanders and if they succeed it would make the Elf/Demon war look like a walk in the park compared to the death and destruction that would reign down in the Hollows and everywhere else.

This pronounced intensity rages throughout A Perfect Blood, honing the point home that everything is at risk, and Rachel's final decision about her destiny will be the ultimate game changer.
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43 of 46 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Small Step for Rachel December 14, 2011
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This book takes place about 5 months after Pale Demon. I truly loved Pale Demon I thought it reinvigorated the series really brought in some great ideas and plot lines. However I felt that A Perfect Blood was sort of a staging novel. Kim Harrison used it to set up a bunch of things to come in other books. Things like : Rachel's life once she truly accepts being a demon, a possible new relationship with Trent (what kind we don't know) and conflict (?) with old friends Ivy and Jenks.

However Rachel is still Rachel. Untrusting, leading with her gut not her head, lonely, and still getting beat up all the time (actually that is kind of amusing). I really want Rachel to grow out of the "woe is me" phase and doing things that just don't make any sense. She should group up a little (which admittedly she does a tiny tiny bit in this book)

I gave this book 3 stars b/c although there was some action and plot there really wasn't too much advancement it was all just set up for the future. The Hollows fans will still enjoy it but don't expect it to be as good as Pale Demon.
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119 of 140 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of frustration to get through to the good stuff! November 24, 2011
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I have to admit that I was rather disenchanted with the repetition the series was taking on for the first 6 or 7 books. After reading Pale Demon, five stars in my opinion, I was completely reinvigorated and couldn't wait to see where A Perfect Blood was going to take us, and after reading it, I guess my answer is actually, not very far. After everything that went down in the 9th book, I was dying to see if Rachel and Trent would finally develop a friendship or how Al would react if he finds out Rachel is alive, or if she was going to embrace her powers and try to save Pierce, or even what the impact would be when Ivy acknowledged that they were on different paths, and to be fair, some of this is addressed, but the way it was addressed was either frustrating or somewhat anticlimactic and the book as a whole took a completely different direction.

Several months after defeating Kusox, Rachel is struggling to adjust with her new life as a demon. Declared deceased, she has no laws to protect her, she can't get her new car registered or her driver's license renewed, and she needs a body guard since she's wearing a bracelet that strips her of her demonic power. When Interlander Security recruits Rachel for an investigation that hits a little too close to home, Rachel takes it personally. A group called HAPA, Humans Against Paranormal Association, are trying to genetically create demons for their blood to spell the supernatural world into extinction and they're modeling Rachel to do this, targeting witches who are carriers of Rosewood Syndrome. Even though Rachel is nearly defenseless, not having her witch or demon powers, she stubbornly gets involved, forcing two agencies to work together, and learns some very hard lessons along the way.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lost its mojo big time March 29, 2012
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I've been a big fan of this series and have read every installment. This will likely be my last. Here's why:

1) First and foremost, the main character has become completely annoying. There is no longer a hero here that we can cheer for or empathize with.
Rachel Morgan is a completely self-absorbed psychotic. She analyzes every word of dialogue, every thought, and how it relates to her feelings and self-centered morality. One might expect some growth after all these chapters and books, and self-discovery, but no. RM is clearly neurotic and her
mood is mirrored by her companions as well.

2) This leaves us with a slow and uninteresting plot. The book crawls, nothing much advances, and there are numerous contrived scenes and situations.
With the overblown emotional symphony and the randomness of the plot, which seems to advance without merit, I could barely finish this book.

3) Besides the vapid plot, all the supporting characters have become almost as weak as the main character. All have become utterly inept and unable to
perform as one would expect of experienced, powerful, urban fantasy operatives. Wow, it was almost like the keystone kops, except with more tears. I really didn't enjoy reading about a bunch of incompetent, bungling players.

For some of the 5 star reviews above, I have to really wonder which book they were reading. I have been a long standing fan of this series, but
this book, its plot and its characters all deserve the dustbin.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Kim Harrison is a great writer!
What can I say. Vampires, demons, witches and whatever are interesting to me. Kim Harrison is a great writer!
Published 1 day ago by David Renay Adkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
wonderful. Can't wait for the next one.
Published 1 day ago by susan porter
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I Liked it!
Published 2 days ago by Barbara Thompson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun!
Loving this series. I think I'll stay away from the TV series though. Too many ways my minds vision could be ruined.
Published 10 days ago by mindyeva7
5.0 out of 5 stars this whole series has been awesome!!
Its Kim Harrison!! this whole series has been awesome!!
Published 11 days ago by Renee M. Brinkhous-Mccombs
4.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
I was hoping for a little more but I wasnt dissappointed.
Published 11 days ago by Travis Neil Coontz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another strong installment of this series. Can't wait to read the next one!
Published 20 days ago by Kimberly Parilese Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
As always the best
Published 20 days ago by R. Stockman
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Blood
I have started at the beginning, and sailed my way thru to my latest read; A Perfect Blood. I have loved every one for different reasons. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Amazing chapter in the hollows series, probably the best book up to this point in a series full of good books.
Published 23 days ago by inhumation
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New York Times bestselling Kim Harrison was born and raised in the upper Midwest, and she has since returned there to better enjoy the snow. When not at work in the Hollows series, she spends her time tending orchids, landscaping her new/old Victorian home, and learning how to golf with her mom. Her current vices include good chocolate, and exquisite sushi. Her bestselling novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; and Ever After.

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