THE OUTLAW DEMON WAILS by Kim Harrison [Review]

After listening to the amazing fifth book in the Rachel Morgan/The Hollows series by Kim Harrison, I couldn’t wait to get the next one, The Outlaw Demon Wails. Unfortunately, unlike books 1-5, book 6 isn’t narrated by the talented Marguerite Gavin. I love her narration so much that she’s become Rachel to me (it’s her voice I hear saying “Crap on toast!”), so I decided to skip the audiobook and read this book.

The Outlaw Demon Wails picks up a few months after For a Few Demons More, and it’s Halloween in the Hollows. As the book begins, Rachel is Halloween costume shopping with her mom, whom she’s been trying to spend more time with. Both for her mom’s sake and for herself, as Rachel is coping with the loss she’s recently suffered. Everything’s great until Al the demon crashes their shopping trip and tries to kill Rachel. It turns out someone has been summoning Al and then letting him loose to go after Rachel. Unless she wants to be trapped on sanctified ground every night, Rachel is going to have to figure out the identity of the demon summoner.

The Outlaw Demon Wails totally lives up to For a Few Demons More; something that I thought was going to be nearly impossible. We find out a lot of new information about Rachel and her family, most of which was of the jaw dropping, OMG variety. Trent, Quen, and Ceri also play a big role in the book, and I love those elves. Well, except for Trent. Every time my feelings for him start to soften, he does something that makes me hate him again. I think that’s a good thing, though, because he makes a perfect adversary for Rachel.

The Hollows series has become one of my favorite urban fantasy series. Non-stop action and awesome characters make these books highly addictive, and I can’t recommend them enough.

Quotes from The Outlaw Demon Wails:

Rachel: “Damn it, I was too busy to learn another freaking life lesson.”

Rachel: “Sometimes it takes a two-by-four across your head to realize what you want isn’t what you’ll end up with if you get it.”

Rachel’s Mom: “Shut your mouth. My daughter just saved your butt. She drove off two demons and bound a third while you hid like a prissy girlie-girl who wouldn’t know the right end of an amulet if it came out of her ass.”

Rachel: “Here, kitty, kitty, stupid kitty. How’s my little chicken-ass feline today? I’m not going to hurt you, you sweet little bundle of asinine, orange-furred, Were-toy of a cat.”

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars | Publisher: Eos | Pages: 544 | Source: Purchased | Buy on Amazon

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