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A Perfect Blood

(The Hollows #10)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  34,772 ratings  ·  1,934 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed Pale Demon!

A Perfect Blood

Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the I.S. and FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying t
Kindle Edition, 453 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by Harper Voyager; Reprint edition
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Mmm. Love that silly Elf, Trent.


A Perfect Blood was awesome. Rachel has come a long ways since the first book and has finally learned to embrace who she is. Trent and Rachel's relationship has reached a whole new level. I'm anxious to see where it goes. It's interesting how in the beginning that I used to despise Trent and now I wait impatiently for him to walk onto the pages. I'm hoping Trent and Rachel get another coffee and cherry pie date. *wink*

Jenks, who always cracks
A Perfect Blood - A Near Perfect Blend of Old School and New School Hollows

Can this girl ever catch a break? Even cutting herself off from the demon collective and having a new bodyguard can't save our favorite itchy witch from problems. Rachel tries to adjust to being a borderline civilian (as she still works to solve cases after all) but her secret is out and that has made her the perfect target for a pretty serious hate group, HAPA, led by a group of sadistic humans. Their public enemy #
You know when that sitcom that you’ve been religiously watching for years and years starts advertising its 100th or 200th episode? The hype is heavy and the ads are everywhere, all assuring you that this will be a very special event, not to be missed. You set aside all other plans that night to watch it live, because you can’t even bear to wait for the DVR to finish recording so you can screen the commercials. You sit down with a bowl of Smartfood and a Diet Coke, feeling excited. And then, as t ...more
is mee... kissa
Mar 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Want the extras of the Mass Market Paperback?
Yeah teasers! =D We have a Trent POV scene here! A Trent POV! Trent! Sorry, very excited.


finally! Rachel understands and accepts herself! it only took 10 books is all. the best thing that anyone could have done for that girl is put that silver bracelet on her and it makes me love Trent even more that he knew it was what she needed.
okay, so this wasn't my favourite book in the series, but i definitely loved it
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Rachel. Love her team. Love these books. Already counting down to the next.

That said, this isn't my favorite in the series, but that's okay. Harrison creates a high standard for herself. And the very reasons I didn't like this one as much may be the very reason others think it's the BEST.

My bias is this: I love Ivy and Jenks. Any side characters that infringe on their solidarity get the big ol' hairy eyeball from me. I'm also one of those rarer-than-a-dodo-bird readers who has no interest
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
«Oh, I'm sorry. Did I interrupt some sort of dominance foreplay?»

10th book in the series and still going strong. I wonder what Harrison's secret to success is. Her books are absolutely amazing and never cease to amaze me. A Perfect Blood is a stressful book, I think HAPA is one of the biggest threats our characters have ever had to face and I'm sure we'll see more of them in future books and they'll play a big part too. Ugh.

Trent, what an elf. I'll start with him because he's amazing and I'v
Fiendishly Bookish
Nov 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 5-star

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 wi

Apr 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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I dub thee, Kim Harrison, Queen of Idiom.

I am a sucker for a well-placed idiom. I constantly find myself cracking up when I read this series and this book was no exception.

I really love this series. I feel about the hallows series the same way that I felt about Nancy Drew when I was little. I don’t care if Kim Harrison writes 1000 books, I plan on reading them all.
That being said, this is one of my least favorite books in this series.

I should say right up front that this series is definite
Duchess Nicole
I can't even tell you how excited I am at the direction this series has finally (finally, FINALLY, FINALLY) taken with regards to the romantic elements. Not that there is really any down and dirty here...more of the goofy questioning oneself pre-romance jitters, if I'm reading this right. We got a lot of face time with Trent in the last book on the road trip. We get a lot more Trent here, and while I'll warn you not to expect the stars, I can say that I was left completely stoked to read the nex ...more
July 1, 2020: Still a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read. Love the growth of both Rach and Trent.

July 11, 2019: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

December 26, 2011: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Woohoo, lets get out some champagne and celebrate because the girl is finally behaving like she has a head on her shoulders and is actually using it! Yes, I am talking about Rachel. Our girl is finally growing up. The story is every bit as good as Pale Demon. Ivy and Jenks are progressing wonderfully. Al fans will be happy too because he makes several appearances.
Feb 27, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Rachel hunts a hate group determined to create its own demon, and she faces changes in both her abilities and her personal life.

The first half of the book gets back into an old-school Hollows investigation, but it also emphasizes Rachel's unfortunate tendency to be miserable about whatever circumstances she's in. We get some much-needed separation from Ivy, but a good bit of that time is devoted to conflict with yet another attractive new guy.

It's not that I'm against the introduction of new ch
Nov 25, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The coven has recognized that Rachel Morgan is a demon. Al and those in the ever-after believe she's dead and she's wearing a spelled bracelet made by Trent that prevents her from doing ley line magic and keeps her out of the demon collective. But all is not well. As far as the government is concerned Rachel is dead, so she can't even get a driver's license or her car registered in her name. And it turns out that since demons don't live in this reality, there aren't any laws protecting their rig ...more
Jen Davis
Dec 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ever since I finished the amazing and phenomenal Pale Demon, I have been counting the days until I could get my hands on this book. Pale Demon was epic: huge action, major personal developments, and a sweeping array of the major characters in the Hollows universe. A Perfect Blood went in a decidedly different direction.

The first half of the book was hard for me to connect with. Rachel is being very introspective about the events of the last book and attempting to live her life without the benefi

Lately I've become accustomed to a certain irregularity in the latest volumes of this series. From time to time a great story appears, but then one has to drag himself through some pretty boring ones.
I loved "Pale Demon" but unfortunately this one wasn't on the same level.

First of all, this series has a lot of "crutches" and the author keeps using and abusing them: in all books there's always some level of repetition regarding some aspects. For instance:
Rachel's hormones live on constant ov
Apr 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so looking forward to reading this book. Most of the characters have really annoyed me in this series but I find myself really caring about the outcome - Trent in particular has been spectacularly douchy but I still kind of want him to end up with Rachel but I just don't think she could ever, EVER trust the self serving, manipulative, pointy eared little fruit. I'm for a Rachel/AL pairing - at least he has redeeming moments that seem genuine rather than planned.

All in all this series is bri
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Nov 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy, magic, urban fantasy, paranormal readers
UPDATE:: 1/21/2013 - Doing a re-read in prep for tomorrows release of Ever After! YAY! Doing a serious happy dance! I've been waiting all year!

First Time Read Through: February 21-23, 2012:
A Perfect Blood is the tenth book in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. It's been almost eight hours since I finished reading this one and I’m still reeling from how much I LOVED this book!!! This series just keeps getting better and better!

Warning: This review is full of spoils so read only if you don’t mind
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Wow! What a fantastic read!

A PERFECT BLOOD has absolutely everything you have come to expect from a Hollows novel: humour, mystery, magic, romantic elements, danger, adventure, friendships and so much more.

A lot of series would be losing steam and momentum by their tenth book. Not so for The Hollows. Instead, it feels more like Kim is finally getting to have a bit of fun by letting some of the seeds she's been sewing come into fruition and it marks some exciting changes on the horizon, as well
Leather before sundown is tacky.

In Kim Harrison's tenth installment of her wildly popular Hollows series, Rachel Morgan is dealing with the consequences of the previous book, Pale Demon. At the end of Pale Demon, Trent gave Rachel a bracelet made of charmed silver to give her a chance to recover without Algaliarept finding her. While the bracelet is able to hide Rachel from Al, it also cuts her off from all of her ley line magic. A good portion of this book is Rachel trying to live her life with
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**4.5 stars**

Rachel's finally owned up to what she is and is going around trying to get her life back on track. In the meantime, a human hate group called HAPA are trying to turn witches into demons with horrific results. The I.S. and FIB are not cooperating with each other and one is coercing Rachel into working for them or they will blame her for HAPA's crimes. Rachel's all too willing to help, the only problem? She put that darn charmed bracelet on. Will she be brave enough to take it off?

Deea (Andreea)
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf, uf
*Re-Read July 2015*

Okay, I think I got over my melancholy. These books are going by so damn fast! *sniff* I'm still not ready to finish the entire series. Maybe if I drag out the remaining three books for, say, yet another year? *sigh* Yeah... Maybe I didn't get over my melancholy after all.

Anyway. I think I loved this book more now than the first time I read it. Maybe I got older and wiser too and I could see it in a different light, or whatever. :)) Despite the scary action Rachel and the gan
Pretty solid book. Entertaining, still funny and I love Rachel's interactions with the other characters.

In, A Perfect Blood, Rachel, Ivy and Jenks must work with the FIB and the I.S to find a human hate group who were conducting magical crimes against witches in order to make Demon blood. This book is filled with interactions and adventures with Trent, which is becoming the cornerstone of the books, replacing Ivy and Jenks as Rachel's main partners, which is interesting.

My only problem with the
Nov 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-releases
I was starting to get a little disenchanted with the Hollows series a few books ago. It just seemed like the story lines were starting to become repetitive, took readers in a circle and didn't seem to be moving toward anything. However, things started to turn around in past couple of installments, with the return of Harrison's signature humor and sparks and excitement and action that made the Hollows such a fun place to visit. A Perfect Blood keeps the spark going and the action-packed awesome r ...more
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of this series and urban fantasy
Recommended to Katy by: Vine
You may see my original review by clicking here.

Please note: Originally read in January 2012 from a copy received from Amazon Vine in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Trigger Warnings: Hate group, hate speech.

My Synopsis: Rachel has had her shunning reversed by the coven, but since she has also officially declared herself a demon, things aren't exactly going her way - she has no official or legal standing as a citizen and that is making her life difficult. She can't get a l
Feb 17, 2012 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I don't care what happens, as long as there's lots of Trent in it. ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this book, but Rachel really needs to think before going into stupid situations.
Perfect Blood is more a collage of ‘SITUATIONS’ as opposed to a fresh cohesive UF novel. I won’t say I was disappointed, it was more like resolved. I like this series but I have never really trusted it. What do I mean by trust? I mean that Rachael doesn’t seem to change or grow unless the people around her do so. I am also disenchanted with how Rachael’s love life is portrayed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay for a UF hero/heroine to go it alone, example Harry Dresden. It’s also okay to find love ...more
Rachel is out of the closet but finding that having been declared dead and being the only Demon this side of the ley lines has added a whole level of frustrating complications to her life. But life is going to get even tougher - someone is killing witches and the reason is connected to the dirty little secret that Rachel's outing exposed. Having seen the brutal results of those 'someones' handiwork Rachel is determined to be the one to bring them down, even though she is magically hobbled and he ...more
It's coming down to the wire now, folks. After this book there's only 2 more books left to the series, with the potential of a bonus book afterwards. I ended up getting this through eBay and I have to say, it was money well spent. Harrison is worth spending money on.

Things are heating up in this book and I mean that in multiple ways. First off, the tensions between the Inderlanders and certain factions of humanity are heating up. There's always been a portion of humanity that hated the Inderland
Jul 10, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
OK, NOW I'm done with this series. Seriously, I thought that Kim Harrison had finally started to take the main story seriously, but as she started off the book by introducing ANOTHER new male character for the lead to fawn over, I guess I was wrong. You know what I don't get after slogging through 10 volumes of this series? Why in the name of creation, is Kim Harrison bloody sabotaging a wonderful story with a, pardon my language, "WONDERSLUT" character. She HAS to have sex with EVERY male chara ...more
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Kim Harrison is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, but she has written more than urban fantasy and has published over two-dozen books spanning the gamut from young adult, thriller, several anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim is currently working on a new Hollo ...more

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The Hollows (1 - 10 of 15 books)
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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows, #2)
  • Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows, #3)
  • A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4)
  • For a Few Demons More (The Hollows, #5)
  • The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows, #6)
  • White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows, #7)
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