I love the Hollows books. The series is in my top five favorites. Kim Harrison is a wonderful writer, the stories draw me in, and when they are over...moreI love the Hollows books. The series is in my top five favorites. Kim Harrison is a wonderful writer, the stories draw me in, and when they are over I am left kind of sad that I have to wait a year for another one. A Perfect Blood was no exception. I can't say Rachel hasn't changed through the series, as she has. She has changed in a lot of ways. But the ways she hasn't are the things that drove me crazy in this book.
Why does everyone put her down? And why is she okay with it? Her best friends. Everyone. And she is always like, 'and so and so is right, but I didn't care.' I guess I was okay with it in the previous book because she was making changes, but now she is getting better, and they are still doing it. I feel like her needing to 'grow up' is really just getting to the point of letting certain people walk all over her.
Another thing, why does she make these stupid mistakes? Wh hasn't she learned. The catching of the bad guys in this one was plain ridiculous. Her involvement was completely unnecessary, and actually hindered the other guys doing their jobs. And Trent had to save her over and over again. I don't like that. She goes in trying to kick ass and gets hers kicked instead. She only makes it out alive because someone else gets her out alive. In this book it all comes back to Trent.
I don't like what is happening between her, Ivy and Jinx. The 'moving on' theme really is just leaving Rachel in the dust. They are still supposed to be her friends. Aside from putting her down, they aren't around much. They are leaving her out of things, keeping things from her. It feels like the friendships are coming to an end. Rachel is what brought everyone together. I'm sad the series will be ending soon.
It sounds like a lot of complaints, but the good far outweighs the bad. Though Rachel is constantly thinking how good-looking someone is, she isn't adding another notch to her bed post. She spends a lot of time with Trent, though. She is holding back a lot, and I think she might just snap soon. The bad guys introduced in this give me hope for more excitement in the next book. I loved the action in this, though I don't know why Rachel has to be hurt so badly all the dang time. The story flowed so well that I didn't want to put it down. But I never want to put a Rachel Morgan book down. The action was great and never forced. Only one dreaded ex encounter and it was a little sad. I do feel like she is growing up. I can't wait for the next book.(less)