Book Review:  Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

Source: Review copy provided by publisher

Rating:  5/5

Condemned to death for black magic and shunned, Rachel Morgan has three days to somehow get to the annual witches convention in San Francisco and clear her name. If she fails, the only way she can escape death is to live in the demonic ever after . . . for ever after.

Banned from the flight lists, Rachel teams up with elven tycoon Trent Kalamack, headed for the West Coast for his own mysterious business. But Rachel isn’t the only passenger along for the ride. Can a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car survive for over 2,300 miles? And that’s not counting the assassin on their tail.

A fearsome demon walks the sunlight, freed after centuries of torment to slay the innocent and devour souls. But his ultimate prey is Rachel Morgan. While the powerful witch with nerves of steel will do whatever it takes to stay alive, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:
Just when I thought that the series was losing steam, Kim steps up to the plate and knocks this one out of the ballpark! This has got to be my favorite Rachel Morgan book so far! Very impressed, as I couldn’t put this one down and was on the edge of my seat at times! Very exciting stuff happens, and it will keep you guessing! Can you tell that I really, really love this one? *L*

Rachel is on her way to San Francisco to attend the annual Witches Convention in order to publicly apologize and have her shunning revoked. Her partners, Jenks and Ivy, accompany her. Rachel being Rachel, nothing goes as planned and she can’t even make it past airport security. Trent Kalamack gets involved, and what was supposed to be a quick flight turns into the Great American Road Trip!

And what a trip it turns out to be! Almost non-stop action, with several surprises along the way! Rachel is nothing if not adaptable, and she has an amazing ability to land on her feet no matter what gets thrown at her. She may be scared out of her mind half the time and get hurt both physically and mentally, but she’s always been a survivor. The thing with survivors though is that sooner or later, their luck runs out.

Love, love, love this book! Kim has really outdone herself, in that there were several sections where I was actually holding my breath, waiting to see what happened next! Great action, some of our favorite characters are changing in ways I didn’t expect, and I even found myself warming towards Al (Rachel’s demon teacher)! Gave this one a 5/5 as I couldn’t put it down!

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