I read a lot of series books. Most I find once the author has finished the series and I binge read. I will go months without touching anything else because I become so obsessed with the series. Other series I will binge read until I get to the current book and patiently wait for the next one to come out. Sometimes I will wait so patiently that I will actually forget that I am reading the series until I find it on the shelf at a store. Which is odd because I am never patient for anything else.
In 2006 I picked up a book at Target. Something about the cover drew me in. It might have been the boots and the promise of a strong female character. The most important thing; it was the cover that drew me in. Even though I could only see the bottom half of the character something just screamed at me. I knew the character was what I wanted to be. I wanted to be sexy, beautiful, strong, and dependent. For some reason this cover said all of that.
Then I read the back of the book. As soon as I saw the word vampire I knew I had to have this book. I am going to be straight up honest, I am so obsessed with vampires that it is probably what is going to get me killed one day. I hear vampires and my ears perk up like a dog who just heard the dinner bell ring a mile away. I can look at a cover of a book and just know that it has something to do with vampires.
After reading “Every Which Way But Dead” I was hooked on this author. Kim Harrison had created a world so far beyond what I was getting from other books. A world where a witch could date a vampire and run her own business. A world where your back up can be a vampire who is after your blood and a pixy that is only 6 inches tall. I wanted to bury myself in this world and I didn’t want to come back up for air.
When I finished the book I researched Kim Harrison and found out that I had just read the third book in a series. Of course there were signs through out the book that it was part of a series and it wasn’t the first book. I didn’t care. I wanted to keep reading. As soon as I found out there were more books I rushed out and bought them, then devoured them like a kid eating Halloween candy. Nothing else in the world mattered, just that world and how amazing Rachel Morgan was.
Then I had to wait a year between books. It was torture. I wanted more. I needed more. I HAD to have MORE!
This year The Hollows fans were surprised with a little treat. On top of the book that was released in February, we would be blessed with another one in September! Only 7 months between books! But there was a catch…
It will be the last book of the Hollows series. *Crying a river of tortured tears*
For the fans it is a bittersweet moment. We will be saying goodbye to our favorite characters. Yes, we can always re-read the series, but it just won’t be the same.
It’s silly, I know, but I am so distraught over the whole thing. These characters have become my friends and role models. Because of Rachel Morgan I know that there is always hope and the power is within myself, I just have to find it. Because of Ivy Tamwood I know that friends are the best gifts in life. Because of Kisten Felps and Trent Kalamack I know that love can come from the most unexpected places. And finally, because of Jenks I know that no matter how small you may be or feel, it doesn’t stop you from doing something big. There are more characters and more lessons, but these were the ones that stood out for me the most.
This series has brought me through some rough times and it’s teaching me one last lesson; good things may come to an end, but the memories are yours forever.
I know that September is a few months away and it will be here before we know it. For the Hollows fans it can’t get her fast enough, but it will be here too soon.
I’m just not ready to say goodbye to such amazing characters and stories. It’s like losing a loved one, it just kind of hurts around the heart area.