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For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison

Book Review: 1 Treasure Box
The Hollows, Book 5
Publisher: HarperCollins (Mobi-Pocket February 2007,) 420 KB (560 Pages,) ISBN 978-0-06-128921-7

Rachel has a lot on her plate and with the help of her friends is kept busy fighting off werewolves and demons while at the same time trying to solve a murder.  This is the continuing story of Rachel-the witch, Ivy-the living vampire and Jenks-the pixie as they work together fighting against evil and helping their friends.

For a Few Demons More is the fifth book in The Rachel Morgan/The Hollows Series. Currently there are nine books in the series, with another three or four expected to be released in the future. This series is a modern day story that centers around inderlanders: witches, weres, vampires and others including the occasional demon, so it falls into the Contemporary Fantasy or Urban Fantasy genre. It is told in the first person narrative from Rachel Morgan’s point of view, she is the main protagonist.

I liked how this book began but I felt that as the book progressed the quality of the story declined. I thought the writing in the opening sequence was exciting, even though it did not make a lot of sense that Newt would know that Rachel had the Focus. I thought the story first fell apart when Rachel made arrangements to meet with both werewolf groups at the same time. I thought it was very unprofessional and rather stupid, considering she thought they were behind the murders currently taking place.  The fact that doing so resolved several issues and brought much to light seemed just a bit too convenient. And it was very unrealistic that no one died in the process.

I get a little tired of Rachel berating herself. How could I be so stupid bla, bla, bla. The book goes on too long about Ivy leaving for some unknown reason.  Also what kind of friend is Jenks to blab to Cheri that Rachel bit Kisten.  No wonder Rachel didn’t trust Jenks in the previous book with the knowledge of what Trent is which was also painful reading.

The story seems to jump around a lot, from weres being killed, the Focus, Trent’s wedding, and Ivy disappearing without really solving anything. But the story does slowly progress and eventually Rachel is able to resolve all of the outstanding issues.  There are a few sad spots in the story as well.

I always enjoy reading the parts concerning the demons, I find these parts are the most interesting and exciting. I am also curious to see where this series is going so I will probably read the next book in the series, although I felt this was not as good as the other books in the series.