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American Demon

(The Hollows #14)

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Rachel Morgan is back--and The Hollows will never be the same.

What happens after you've saved the world? Well, if you're Rachel Mariana Morgan, witch-born demon, you quickly discover that something might have gone just a little bit wrong. That the very same acts you and your friends took to forge new powers may have released something bound by the old. With a rash of zombi
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Hardcover, 473 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by ACE
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Sheyla ✎


It was fantastic to be reading about "itchy witch" again. Going back to this world after six years made me savor it more.

When the book begins Rachel is on the phone planning a park date with Trent, the girls and surprisingly, Ellasbeth too. Rachel is back at her old home/church. She is meeting Jenks and Ivy. They're trying to decide what their future looks like. Can they still work together or is time for one of them to move on? Should they reconstruct their home or find a new place? It look
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Bradley
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great Hollows Re-read 4/25/21:

Now, I just read this book last year, but it still deserves a good re-read on the heels of the rest of the series.

And frankly? It works as well as the rest of the series -- which is to say, it's fun as hell and exciting and unfair and delicious and heartbreaking all over again.

Zombies, crappy Elves, Demons in daylight, and murderous dreamers are all pretty great, and I'm a big fan of the new magical Balance, but it's always the characters that make these books shine
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Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
[4.5/5 stars] If you can just mentally delete the epilogue that ended the series at book #13, American Demon is a fantastic continuation to the Hollows series.

I kind of like that American Demon is an (initially) unplanned continuation because otherwise the series might have felt too drawn out. Now it’s moving forward with a fresh intention, and that’s exciting. The book dealt with the aftermath of the crazy things that went down in the first series, and it truly felt like a new beginning in this
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Steven
Thanks to Berkley and Netgalley for providing me an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

I am so happy to be delving back into the world of the Hollows. Don't get me wrong. I like Kim Harrison's Peri Reed, the palate cleanser she worked on to give herself a break from the "finished" Hollows. I'm really sad that she didn't publish the third one. I didn't care much for her standalone Perfunctory Affection. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't her best work either. I hate to say it, because I kno
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Rune Oflynne
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kim Harrison takes us back to our beloved Hollows with American Demon and fans will not be disappointed!

We join up once again with Rachel Morgan right before the epilogue in The Witch With No Name. Harrison introduces two new characters into the book whom I think Hollows fans will love. They bring a breath of fresh air to the series after laying dormant for 3 years. And if you are worried that the story will totally re-write the epilogue of The Witch With No Name, don’t be. The girls are still t
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Jen Davis
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s been a while since I read The Witch With No Name. Long enough that I was worried I would have a hard time jumping back into this world. It’s a complicated one but one I loved dearly and invested in fully for many years. I even considered a full series reread of the Hollows. It would not have been a hardship. Those books were phenomenal. But I opted to go in with just a brief glance over my old reviews. It worked out fine.

Because Kim Harrison is just that good.

If you’re wondering whether thi
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VampireNovelFan
Happy Hollows Day! Damn it feels good to say that again!

Well if there were ever the perfect occasion to dust off the old blog, this is it!! It’s been six years since we said “see you later” to Rachel and the gang, but that later is NOW and I am so glad to have The Hollows back. It was my flagship series for many years and honestly when the series ended, I was feeling a bit of urban fantasy burnout? I also went to get a masters degree so I had to table reading for fun for a few years and it never
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Rachel Reads Ravenously
3 stars

I kind of wish I had just stopped reading the series at book 13. Harrison ended it so perfectly. While I was excited to get back into The Hollows, my mind is screaming “not like this”. When I started this book it felt really good to be back in The Hollows with Rachel and the gang, but halfway through I realized this book was waaaayyyy too long winded and the plot was all over. I ended up kind of skimming until the end, which I also somewhat hated. Not sure if I will continue this series
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Beth
Rache, Bis, Jenks, and Trent are back in an all-new series that brings are favorite Hollow characters front and center once again.

Something is plaguing people while they sleep, making them attack the ones they love most with tortured nightmares from hurts of the past. Rache will do whatever she can to unravel the plot before the demons are blamed. But then the attacks hit home and Rache, battling with all Trent has given up for her, realizes that together they make a much stronger team...but at
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Dianne
It was like coming home to visit with dear friends, quirky, determined, earnest and slightly otherworldly and sometimes, demonic, good friends! Kim Harrison’s AMERICAN DEMON kicks off a new series that also is a continuation of the original and I was right back there, in the moment and loving it! It just proves, "You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone!"

There’s a new demon in town and evil is lurking in the shadows. Once again, Rachel is on the job, protecting those she loves at any cost.
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SnoopyDoo's Book Reviews
Jun 30, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

The hollows series always has a spot in my heart. It was the series that got my passion for reading back. That being said, I was super excited to go back to the hollows and see Rachel, Jenks, Trent, Al and hell even Ivy again.  I was curious to see how she would start it up again after the epilogue we got in The Witch With No Name, It was okay …. Even a bit of a cop out in my opinion, but I can overlook it.


The books start shortly where The Witch With No Name ended and it was so nice to see them

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☕️Kimberly
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The world has changed for our team. Ivy has Nina, the church is badly in need of repair, Jenks needs a new home, and Demons are enjoying coffee that doesn’t taste like burnt amber.

Things are tense between Trent and the elves, but a young elf seeking him may change things as Rachel embraces all sides. Ivy wasn’t present as much as I would have liked, but Jenks is his usually charming self. It was delightful to be back solving problems as the gang faces a deadly enemy with harmful intent.

Romance,
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Katyana
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did.

First, a little background. I didn't know that Harrison was picking this series back up, so I found out about it when Amazon sent me a release notice. I was excited, because it is one of my favorites, and snapped it right up. Had I known about it with more lead time, I probably would have re-read the series just to refamiliarize myself with all the secondary characters, but since I was late to the party, I just decided to jump in. So I haven't re-read
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Shelley
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Urban Fantasy / Romance
*Rating* 3.5-4

*Thoughts*

American Demon is the surprising 14th installment in author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series. This story takes place two months after the Goddess battle and before the final chapter in The Witch With No Name. Also, I want thank Kim Harrison for the awesome preface at the very beginning with all you need to know to refresh your memory of the previous storylines. But, if you haven't read any of these books yet, buyer beware
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Carolyn F.
I'm glad this series wasn't finished like I thought it was. Everyone is moving in different directions but some are trying to keep it the same. Rachel's angst with Trent was a little much. I know things would be different if you weren't in the picture but to constantly think about it doesn't help anything. Leave or stay but stop second guessing yourself woman! One of my favorite series.

I saw the author in person when her last book came out in the days of in person book signings and readings. I
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Yodamom
Mar 31, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: won-it
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Kira
Jun 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

It picks up a few months after the end of The Witch with No Name minus the last chapter. People hate it that demons aren't stuck in the ever after. The vampires are trying to figure out how to handle things now that Rachel can alter the relationship between undead and living vampires. There is lots of chaos and division among the elves.

I loved the new characters! Zach is an elf whose motives are unknown but wants to get close to Trent. Hodin is a demon and is very different from the ot
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Trisha
Jun 22, 2020 rated it liked it
I LOVED being back with Rachel and the gang! But, sadly, after a few chapters my heart was paining for the old days.
This book took too long for me to finish. I felt no excitement to get to the end or anything compelling story wise, barely anything interesting happened until the last quarter of the book. It all read like filler, with way too many repetitive descriptions, pages and pages and pages of spell craft details. Lots of familiar characters pop in the story, some with nothing but a blurb.
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Karma♥Bites ^.~
YES!! Kept wishing & wondering...So damn ready for this NOW. Happy Jumping

*pls be good pls have lots of Al, Jenks, Bis & gang ohplsplspls*

ETA: Just learned that Kim Harrison set up GR group = Hollows Read-along to AMERICAN DEMON. Assume read schedule spread out to coincide w/ June 2020 release of AMERICAN DEMON.

ETA2: Also, each book may get temp price drop or KU inclusion during read-along? Frex, #1 & 3-4 currently showing as p/o KU. So if you've never tried or have dusty memories...

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iam
Dec 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
New Rachel Morgan series, wHAT?!?!
Not sure how I feel about this, since I liked the epilogue of the Hollows series a lot, but on the other hand we get to revisit all these characters....
The cover is 🔥🔥🔥 either way!
I'll be waiting👀
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Dianne
3.5 Stars rounded down due to repetitiveness, uber angst, overdramatic descriptions, and lack of character growth.

And here I was thinking that for the last 6 years that this series was over. Silly me. I grabbed this as an ARC thinking it was going to be something new and fresh and what I got was pretty much the same old stuff.

There were so many plots going on and loose ends to tie up that I kept getting distracted. Yes, it was nice and comforting to revisit old friends and to make some new ones,
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Annie
Oct 14, 2019 marked it as forthcoming
On the one hand I’m super excited for this, but on the other I’m scared... please be everything and more!
Diamond L
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tink's titties, but I've missed this series! Kim Harrison brings us back to the Hollows and the story picks up right where she left us. When Rachel gained an enormous amount of power and Bis helped her to remake the Ever-after, she brought the demons into the fold; making them citizens with actual rights. While doing that she also released an ancient sentient, but non-corporeal being that attacks souls when they are most vulnerable that even the demons steer clear of. But when this entity zeros ...more
Annie
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Kim Harrison delights fans by returning to her most prolific series, The Hollows. AMERICAN DEMON is the fourteenth book in the series and since it marks the return of everyone’s favorite witch-born demon, I would highly suggest reading the series in order.

The question that many readers probably have about this book is what more could happen if you’ve already saved the world? Harrison has her work cut out for her because readers' expectations will be high after
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Charlie
Kim Harrison has done it again!

This was just incredible! I was very apprehensive going in since the last book ended perfectly, but this succeeded all my expectations. I think this may be my favourite book in the series.

I loved Rachel and Trent together. They were adorable! The girls too, are so sweet, they're perfect, the family Rachel deserves.

Trent really is a better man than he ever was and I'm rooting for him!

Rachel really showed her skill in this one, she is powerful, bloody hell.

Jenks and
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Monica Hills
Aug 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I am so happy for the return of this book. My rating is really a 4.5 but I will round up for the sake of how much I love this series. It has been years since I read the last book and I loved how the author had a recap at the beginning. Most things did come back to me but I really feel like I needed to reread some books. I liked the introduction of Hodin but I wish Al was in the book more. I also was a little disappointed in the ending but hopefully it just means that she will be writing more boo ...more
Marzie
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-paper
3.75 Stars

American Demon continues author Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, her decade-long, popular paranormal romance/urban fantasy series that completed in 2014. After some struggles to capture the same popularity with her new series (Peri Reed) and a crossover novelette Waylaid between the two worlds, Harrison has returned to The Hollows with a story that picks up immediately after the end of the main story of The Witch with No Name. Rachel Morgan and Trent Kalamack are trying to ba
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Jeanny
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audible version. Fantastic narration.

This was great, I'm incrediably happy to have read it but it wasn't all sunshine. Rachel thinking Trent should be with Ellasbeth & how she’s unworthy was tiresome. I was also tired of the barren angle. Rachel isn’t barren, she’s just not compatible with an elf. I liked Hoodin & Rachel together. The time spent in labs experimenting with new spells was fantastic. Al was fabulous as usual & I even liked Trent. I barely tolerated Trent prior to this book, he rea
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Soo
Jul 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
07/08/2020 Notes:

- Glad to have more books in the Hollows because I felt that too many things were left undone when it "ended".
- There are a couple of plot holes that I'd like to resolve but I'm not sure if that will happen if I re-read the series or as the series continues.
- I totally get it when some of my friends think of Rachel as being TSTL. Heh
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Regina De Los Reyes
I don't know where to begin. I have loved this series since the beginning and I was not disappointed at this latest installment. It was like being with old friends again and I was so very happy to be with them. When the series ended, I was sad, but it was fitting to end at that time and I understand why Kim Harrison revisited them again so many years later. With everything going on in the world currently, Rachel, Ivy, Jenks and Trent have brought a wonderful respite to my nerves and depression. ...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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