Bruxa Endiabrada (Rachel Morgan, #5) By Kim Harrison


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    Em Hollows os vampiros são apenas o início...

    Apesar de namorar com um vampiro e viver com outro, Rachel Morgan conseguiu sempre manter-se um passo à frente dos problemas… até agora. Um tenebroso assassino em série fez das ruas de Cincinnati o seu terreno de caça e ninguém está a salvo, seja humano, Inderlander ou morto-vivo. Talvez a única maneira de parar esse assassino seja uma misteriosa relíquia que se encontra nas mãos de Rachel Morgan, destemida caçadora de recompensas e bruxa temerária. Mas revelar tal artefacto poderá dar início a uma batalha apocalíptica entre as diversas raças sobrenaturais de Hollows. A decisão pode salvar vidas… ou matar muitas mais! Mais uma vez, Rachel não pode falhar pois o preço a pagar é alto de mais. Bruxa Endiabrada (Rachel Morgan, #5)

    Just too much Rachel/Ivy drama for me. I suffered through about 12 hours of that until the story got interesting. And, I'm not seeing any real character growth so I'm taking an extended, maybe permanent break. It was tiresome seeing Rachel make the same dumb mistakes over and over again through five books.

    On a brighter note, the narration is excellent. Portuguese I gave the book 3.5 score but rounded it to 3 stars. I love giving 3 stars to books that I think deserve so, yet I feel that I'm underestimating them. 3 star books are mercurial in their very being. I happen to think that the author is her own worst enemy.

    Whenever a clash is about to occur, or when there's tension and drama and pathos in the present reading of a particular chapter, The author changes the scene and I am left with the feeling that nothing is resolved.

    There is a large cast of characters in the book. Some of them are drawn with hasty, economic lines, and I thought it was a shame that the author cannot do justice to all. Finally I thought that the climax was fascinating, but not epic. There is a power struggle going on in the book, and it will temporarily resolve itself after each book. Then it's back to square one. I have a lot to say about this book, but I must conclude that the flaws cannot be ignored. Portuguese Sometimes, though you know it to be true, nature will remind you of what a bitch it is.

    Like, for example, if you come to Australia and manage to avoid the myriad of poisonous spiders, snakes, scorpions, jelly fish, stone fish and some frogs.

    Then you manage to not get killed or viciously maimed by the crocodiles, koalas, cassowary, dingos, sharks, sting-rays and locals (do you have any idea of how many tourists go missing and get murdered in Australia?)

    Then you survive the outback with its intense heat, freezing nights, lack of water, flash floods, raging forest fires and travelling transvestites on a mystical journey of self-discovery. Or you make it to the ocean where you narrowly avoid our rips and hurricanes and over-zealous children...

    Only to find yourself brushing up against the Gympie-Gympie tree or its five closely related cousins and finding yourself in such intense pain that you understand why horses and dogs and men have been known to throw themselves off cliff edges to make it stop. Then of course, you survive that but find the tiny, almost invisible barbs that pierced your skin weren’t properly removed and for pretty much the rest of your life, you’re likely to be in pain any time that skin comes in contact with water.

    Fuck you nature!

    [image error] Portuguese Reviewed by: Rabid Reads


    So I don't know if I'm using the @!?# button correctly, but in my head it's the WTF?! Elephant. Has been since I first laid eyes on it. So if that's not what it's supposed to mean, now you know what it means to me:

    Elephant as illustration for WTF?! + @!?# (WTF?!) = WTF?! squared.

    And that is what is going on here. And it is fan-friggin'-tastic.

    Right. So Trent's getting married to Ellasbeth, and he wants Rachel to work security for the wedding.

    *blinks*

    I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, Why on earth would Trent want Rachel at his wedding?

    Well, b/c Lee RVSP-ed as his best man, and that's a problem, b/c Lee is Al's new familiar in the Ever After . . . so how's he going to pull off being the best man in Trent's wedding?

    That is an excellent question.

    It's also a question that has Trent understandably nervous, and as Rachel is the only person to ever hold her own against Al, Trent wants her in place to handle whatever unknown, yet inevitable, shenanigans Al is planning.

    Rachel says, Hell NO. It's my birthday.

    Trent says, 40k.

    Rachel says, Well, maybe . . . but I better not have to wear an ugly dress.

    B/c Rachel isn't just going to be working security from the sidelines in a Quen-like capacity, oh no, she's doing it as one of Ellasbeth's BRIDESMAIDS.

    *giggle snorts*

    I hadn't really thought about it before, but a fellow fan of The Hollows commented on one of my status updates on Goodreads that this book is a real turning point for the series. On the one hand, yeah, obviously (b/c the Bad Thing happens in this book).

    But there is a LOT more going on than that. Al is in trouble with the demons, and he wants Rachel's help getting out of it. Ceri and Trent finally meet. Rachel upsets the balance of power between the heavy hitting Supes. Skimmer does that other Big Thing . . .

    And don't let ALL THE THINGS scare you, b/c unlike True Blood, Season 4's hodgepodge of overwhelming randomness, For a Few Demons More is wonderfully coherent, and by far the best book in the series up to that point. YEP. This is where it starts getting REALLY good.



    My other reviews for this series:

    Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows #1)
    The Good, the Bad, and the Undead (The Hollows #2)
    Every Which Way But Dead (The Hollows #3)
    A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows #4)
    The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6)
    White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows #7)
    Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8)
    Pale Demon (The Hollows #9)
    The Undead Pool (The Hollows #12)
    Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond Portuguese
    “There were no more choices, no more options, no more clever ways out of a tough situation. And the rush, I realized in a brutal wash of despair, is a false god I’ve chased my entire life. One that cost me everything in the blind search for sensation. My entire existence amounted to nothing.”


    I have no idea how I found the courage to read this book until it's very end. This one was full of suspense and a constant stress and a feeling that someone wouldn't come out of this alive, and for once, I was right.. Someone did not get out alive..

    Of course, I have to praise other elements in this novel as well, like the fact that by each book of this series I read I'm struck by how much character development there is. In a way, I'm reminded of those children books I've read where we grow up along with the characters. This series is like that, only it's not for kids, it's for grown-ups and it's targetting a more mature audience. I love how intertwined this is with real life elements but at the same time it's kept grounded to the paranormal.

    Rachel has grown so much on me since the first book. She's a great character and she's so caring. There's no boundaries where her friends' lives are concerned. No lengths she wouldn't go to for them in order to keep them alive and breathing.

    Ivy is one of the most powerful vampires, she's still a person though and she has feelings and she hurts and I'm sure by now that she is the most sensitive of our characters and I feel for her on so many levels. She is my favorite and I don't even have to justify myself.

    This book is the most personal one yet. I mean that it's just that our characters are a family now. It's like this tight family that deals with its problems as a team. Did they have to get separated? Yes. Did they have to work alone and make decisions alone? Yes. But ultimately they'd all be affected the same if one of them died.

    Should I go back to the death comment? No, I don't want to spoil you.. But the death shattered me.. I had grown to love this character.

    I hope the next book is more fun and less heartbreak even though I'm sure that whichever it is, I'm going to love it just the same. Portuguese

    For A Few Demons More (The Hollows #5) by Kim Harrison is the best book in the series so far. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Jenks is the real MVP. It's so cool to see Harrison's alternate Cincinnati. By the way, the short story included at the end of the novel called The Bridges of Eden Park was particularly brutal to read because of how the novel ended. How could Kim Harrison do that to us? I can't wait to continue this series. The Outlaw Demon Wails, here I come! Portuguese Sadness. Great book but umph did it hit me right in the feels?!?! Portuguese Ahhh, Harrison.

    I'm returning to the Hollows on my great re-reading adventure feeling absolutely trepidatious while reading this, book 5, knowing full well what was to come.

    But, once again, I'm lulled into a sense of grand not-so-insecure security despite all the little hints here and there that things are NOT going as planned, that powerful eyes are upon her.

    And then there is the wonderful murder investigation and how Rachel's all wrapped up in it.

    This time, I got to analyze all the hints and the foreshadowing, the hail-mary's and the emotional bombardment from another viewpoint, and let me just say: it's still hard-hitting. So many big things come to pass, it left me breathless.

    If I recall correctly, this was approximately the point in my first reading of the series where I huffed and puffed and called myself a real fan. It's the writing. Fast, fun, and then the stakes are sooo bloody good.



    Portuguese Currently working my way through the requisite hundred or so pages of relationship angsting that has to happen before the plot starts. That may sound tedious, and frankly it is. But it's Harrison's pattern, and once the plot kicks into gear it's a fantastic ride. You just have to slog through that introductory angst first.

    ***

    And now that I'm finished, I'm not sure what I think. The story itself was pretty darned exciting, but I'm getting a little sick of Rachel, and most of the people around her. Her friends don't really seem to be her friends, they seem to be Ivy's friends, for all they worry about Ivy and how Ivy's going to react to this or that. I understand that Ivy's supposedly been through some crap in the past, but all her whining and moping, while everyone else tiptoes around her, has gotten really really old. I may be done with this series. Portuguese

    ACLARACIÓN: Aunque esta reseña tiene marcado 'spoilers' después de cada ítem, no suelo spoilear nada. Es decir, no escribo nada que arruine la trama principal. (En caso de hacerlo, lo advierto previamente con una nueva marca de spoiler!! O sea, te encajo un spoiler adentro del spoiler, porque estoy muy jugada, y soy re heavy y re jodida.)

    Reseña para leer escuchando: Cobrastyle (Y no me pregunten porqué, me pintó ese tema nomás.)

    ¿De qué trata? Rachel Morgan, polígama en potencia, que nunca se olvida de dar su opinión sobre la belleza masculina/femenina ni siquiera en momentos de vida o muerte, le mira la cara al peligro y le dice Show me your teeth, esta vez perseguida por más demonios de los que puede manejar sola, y una cadena de crímenes sin resolver que pueden o no involucrar a alguien cercano a ella. Ah, y , encima de todo, UNA BODA.



    Género: Fantasía Urbana (Joss Whedon estaría pidiendo que le paguen derechos de autor)

    La historia en cuestión, ¿Se adapta correctamente a su género ?

    Punto de vista:

    ¿Es parte de una serie? Sep.

    En caso de serlo, ¿es necesario leer los libros que lo preceden?

    ¿Hay romance?

    En caso de haberlo, ¿entorpece la trama?:

    Personajes: ¿Están bien desarrollados? ¿Son creíbles?

    Personaje favorito:
    Personaje a jubilar:

    Narración: ¿Cómo está escrito? De ahora en adelante, considerenme una fan más de THE HOLLOWS.

    ¿Presenta situaciones realistas?

    Clichés:
    Nivel de Originalidad
    Puede causar gracia (sin intención del autor/a)



    Urban Fantasy

    ¿Qué podemos esperar?

    ¿Escenas hot?

    Posibles bajones (puede variar según el lector)

    Credibilidad del world-building: Del 1 al 10

    ¿Ofensas? ( Ya sea el autor, quien narra la historia, o desde comentarios de personajes secundarios…)



    ¿Me gustó?Lo amé.
    ¿Hay cosas peores?
    ¿Libros peores?
    ¿Libros mejores? De nuevo, ya va al gusto del consumidor.
    Lo recomendaría a quienes les gusta.. A cualquiera que le guste la fantasía urbana y lea a Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, etc.

    TL;DR: Un libro a la mitad de la serie que se lee como una culminación. Lágrimas, acción a puro pelo colorado, palabras, palabras, palabras, una bruja al filo del ever-after cada cuatro capítulos, múltiples intereses amorosos en potencia, gente beiia y misterios que siguen sin explicación. Lectura ideal para las vacaciones.

    Puntaje final: 5+++

    Tema para terminar el libro: We'll meet again....


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    Pre Reseña:

    El mejor libro de la serie hasta ahora.
    No pude parar de leer hasta que al fin lo terminé.
    OUTSTANDING. Portuguese

    Bruxa