The Undead Pool
Author: Kim Harrison
Release Date: October 14, 2014
The Hollows Book #12
Genre: Urban FantasyReview Copy Source: Publisher/Edelweiss
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 the occurrences before the undead vampire masters who keep the rest of the undead under control are lost and it becomes all-out supernatural war. However, the only way to do so is through the ancient elven wild magic, which carries its own perils.
Rachel has gotten herself into many pickles since the beginning of this series but the pickle she gets into in THE UNDEAD POOL is right up there at the top of the list. The vampires have lost their minds. Seriously. Rachel kicks butt as usual but we have some heart pounding situations and a huge run in with the Goddess that will leave you with your mouth hanging open
Even though Ivy and Jenks are still very much in this book they are continuing to begin their life on their own that has been coming for the past few books. Its sad but it is going in a way that truly makes sense and I know that no matter what the three of them will always be there for each other. I absolutely love Trent's little girls. I love their personalities, I love the way they interact with Trent and I love the way that Rachel has made it into their lives and the way they act towards her. Kim should do a spin off with them when they are older. I just know those two are going to be hand fulls of entertainment. Ellasbeth continues to be the bitch we all know and hate. There were plenty of interesting moments that she was involved in and although she sucks they were entertaining so I can't hate her that much and hey, she gets what she deserves. Another great thing about THE UNDEAD POOL is that we get to understand Newt a whole lot more. I understand why she is like she is and I kinda like her more for it.
If you have already read EVER AFTER you have an idea of the relationship turn between Rachel and Trent. If you have not read EVER AFTER I suggest you go directly to the store, buy it and devour it as fast as you can because you wont want to miss THE UNDEAD POOL! I can't even begin to describe the amount of sexual tension that is involved in THE UNDEAD POOL. It seriously is out of this world and I refuse to tell you anything more because you must suffer like I did!
The ending leaves us off in a way that we have NO CLUE as to what could possibly happen in the last book of The Hollows Series. Sure we have a few things in play but they could go ANY WAY and I didn't pick up on any clues to help me come to any conclusions which makes me want the last book even worse than I would normally want it. The Hollows Series is seriously a slam dunk and I am so glad to have been on this journey with Rachel and her gang of friends. Bring on book 13 before I explode!
I gave it 5/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.