Itchy Witch is Back in A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

Posted May 7, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | , , | 7 Comments

Itchy Witch is Back in A Perfect Blood by Kim HarrisonA Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #10
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Published by HarperAudio on 02-21-12
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads

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 truth: a human hate group is trying to create its own demons to destroy all Inderlanders, and to do so, it needs her blood.

She's faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be her toughest challenge yet.

If you’ve not read Pale Demon you may not want to read this review since I talk a little about some of the events at the end of the book. 

So I checked the audio book out from the library but after Jessica from Rabid Reads left a comment on my review for Pale Demon about  a bonus chapter from Trent’s POV so I grabbed the ebook so I could read it. And oh boy it was the best part of the book!!

He froze as the scent of her hair met him. It was touching his cheek, tickling him.
I can’t afford this, he thought, but he didn’t move, watching her finger trace the new line. 

That’s just a bit of Trent’s thoughts on Rachel. I do believe the cookie maker has it bad for our itchy witch. Seriously if haven’t read the edition that has the bonus chapter you NEED to find a copy of it and read it! I’m totally on Trent’s side now where before I wasn’t that sure about him.

I’ve only listened to the books in the series and I wondered if I would enjoy it if I read them. I got my answer with A Perfect Blood. The audio book expired from my library account before I could finish the last four chapters so I had to read them. It took me way too long to read them. I missed Marguerite Gavin’s voice in my head bring Rachel, Jenks, Al and the others to life. 

I like that we got a little break from the drama that has been going on in Rachel’s life. A Perfect Blood is a detour in the series story arc of sorts where Rachel is working a case with the FIB. Which is parallel to the break she has taken from the whole being a demon thing. After Trent gave her the bracelet in Pale Demon that hides her from the demons and cuts off her ley line magic she’s been a pain earth witch for the last 6 months.

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Over all I enjoyed A Perfect Blood and I can’t wait to see how the series changes after this point. But at last I have a list of audios for review I need to work through so I’m taking a little break from The Hollows to do that then I’m back on it and will be ready for the last book, The Witch With No Name when it comes out in September.

Fave Al Quotes:

“Welcome back, my itchy witch.” 

“I didn’t mean now,” he protested. “I’m not going to raise the child. I’m having enough trouble with Rachel.” 





About Marguerite Gavin

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career, and has over four hundred titles to her credit.

About Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison, author of the New York Times #1 best selling Hollows series, was born in Detroit and lived most her her life within an easy drive. After gaining her bachelors in the sciences, she moved to South Carolina, where she remained until recently returning to Michigan because she missed the snow. She’s currently working on the Peri Reed Chronicles, and when not at her desk, Kim is most likely to be found landscaping her new/old Victorian home, in the garden, or out on the links.

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7 responses to “Itchy Witch is Back in A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison

  1. YES! That chapter completely made the book for me. A lot of people really hated this installment, and while I shared their disappointment that Trent and Rachel didn’t make any relationship progress, I still enjoyed the story. LOVE this series!

    • Jennifer (The Book Nympho)

      I love coming to a series near the end so I don’t have to wait to long for the next book. LOL

    • Jennifer (The Book Nympho)

      I think you will. It has some romance which you look for. It has FUNNY humor. The first book might be hard to get through but after that it’s all good. I HIGHLY recommend it on audio. The narration is AWESOME but for one book where it was a different narrator.