Ever After
The Hollows, Book #11
By Kim Harrison
ISBN# 9780061957918
Author’s Website:  http://www.kimharrison.net/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

*Beware of possible Spoilers*

The Ever After is shrinking, slowly leaking from the line that Rachel accidentally created.  But suddenly it’s seeping out at an alarming rate, demons losing inches of their space at a time.  The day-walking demon that Rachel cursed to the Ever After, Ku’Sox, is to blame.  He has done something to Rachel’s line in a scheme to get her killed and out of his way permanently.  The demons know Ku’Sox is to blame, but fear his power too much to stand in Rachel’s defense.  So Rachel must find a way to fix the line and neutralize Ku’Sox once and for all.

But that’s not all that the demon is up to.  Rosewood babies are being kidnapped, with the help of Nick, to create a future army of day-walking demons for Ku’Sox to play with.  And, when Trent’s daughter, Lucy, is also kidnapped he will do anything to get her back, even if it means the end of his species he’s been working so hard to save.

Rachel will have to join forces with some unlikely sources to put an end to Ku’Sox’s latest scheme and to save herself as well.  But with the Ever After quickly disappearing, will the effort come too late?

I’ll be honest with you.  The Hollows series is one that I have really struggled with.  I have always heard how good it is, but most of the books have been mediocre to me.  So I’m really excited to see the more recent books getting better and better.  Ever After is no exception; it does not disappoint!

The storyline flowed so well in this book and there was never a dull moment.  From Rachel learning that her line was tampered with, the Rosewood babies being kidnapped, to Lucy and Ceri disappearing, I quickly knew this book was going to be an exciting ride and in the end, I felt  it was pure magic!

These last few installments of the Hollows series have been pretty good, but it’s bittersweet.  It has the definite feel of a series coming to a close.  The characters are all growing up so to speak and working toward their own HEA (Happily Ever After).  Ivy has finally moved on from her crush on Rachel, Jenks has started to live his life after Matalina’s death, Rachel has finally accepted who and what she is and has really matured over the last few books, and Trent has finally learned what it is to love and is learning what sacrifices love can entail.  I really love the character that Trent is growing into and out of all the characters; I really think he has grown the most.

“Avoiding me, Quen downed a swallow of wine. “Trent is a fine young man,” he said, watching the remaining wine swirl.

“Yes… ” I drawled, cautiously. “If you can call a drug lord and outlawed-medicine manufacturer a fine young man.”

I don’t want to give too much away about what happens in Ever After, but I really enjoyed the ending.  I feel it definitely is a start to Rachel’s HEA (and coincidentally another character’s as well), at least the HEA I was expecting and hoping for her!  I just hope that Harrison is planning to keep going down that path in these final books.  I guess only time will tell, but I will be waiting anxiously to see what happens next!