A Perfect Blood (The Hollows) by Kim Harrison
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth--a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can't be done without Rachel's blood, in this latest blockbuster by a "New York Times"-bestselling author.
I love this series. Why? I love the world. There are magical people and non-magical people and there is a whole history that I find fascinating. There is action. Rachel Morgan is basically a magical bounty hunter (she is a witch), but she sort of evolves through the series and we find out more about her. The characters are great. Her best friends are Ivy, a living vampire, and Jenks, a pixy who swears very colorfully and inventively and makes me laugh. There are also various other interesting characters who come and go.
I'm sad that I am finished reading this book because I want more! Usually by the 10th book in a series I am ready for it to be done. There are still plenty of loose ends to be tied up and I am ok with that. I would like to see Rachel end up happy. She's getting there in this book, but she's not there yet.
My Rating: *****
Steam Factor: !