Review – A Perfect Blood
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  • January 31, 2012
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I’m feeling a touch disconnected from The Hollows books at this point in time… or maybe it was just this particular entrant into the series. Kim Harrison’s latest book, A Perfect Blood, marks the tenth book in the series. Ten… out of a possible twelve, and this was very much a middle book. Unfortunately.

The premise is interesting enough – Rachel an co. are called in to help investigate a rash of ritually altered corpses that are appearing in Cincinnati. During this time Rachel realizes that her friends are beginning to drift from her; to form their own lives without her. This brings a level of bittersweet sadness to the book, as Rachel understands that they are changing and she is staying the same. But, through it all, she must do what she can to get this run done without access to many of her demonic powers.

The book was ok. That’s it, just ok. I found myself skimming the latter part of it. It felt like it was one great big set up book and, if my feelings are correct, the next book is going to be goooood. However, set up books have there drawbacks, and this one dragged. And my attention waned.

I’m still dubious about some of the character dynamics I think Harrison is setting up. I don’t know how to feel about them. That said, I am looking forward to this series being at an end. I want to see what Harrison comes up with next.

3.5 out of 5 stars.

– BP

* A Perfect Blood releases February 21, 2012.

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