YMMV: The Hollows

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Nick. Is he a bumbling Smug Snake egoist who used Rachel solely to have an in to demons and magic, or does he only appear that way because it's all we can see from Rachel's narrative? There may be a lot more to Nick and his motives than the reader sees, because Rachel does not see every aspect of his life.
  • Designated Villain: Lee and Piscary, though Lee seems to have retired from this role.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Kisten, Trent, and Nick.
    • Piscary and other dead vampires could be considered an in-universe version of this as no matter what evil they preform their underlings will forgive them.
  • Estrogen Brigade: Several characters have these most notably Trent and Kisten even after Kisten died.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Al, Trent, most vampires.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Several. Rachel/Ivy is a favorite but Rachel/Kisten and Rachel/Trent are also common pairings. Less common but present are Rachel/Jenks and Rachel/Al pairings.
  • Fetish Fuel: Rachel bites Kisten with "caps", fake vampire teeth, to make the sex kinkier. Rachel is also passionately fond of high-heeled boots.
  • Internet Backdraft: The revelation that 'Kim Harrison' is a pen name for Dawn Cook has created an odd amount of backlash among some fans on various forums. Whether or not this is large enough to create a Broken Base has yet to be seen
  • Les Yay Rachel/Ivy and Ivy/Skimmer
  • Magnificent Bastard: Al
  • Moral Event Horizon: Many for the villains including Piscary's off-screen rape of Ivy and Lee allowing several innocent people to die in an explosion on his boat. For some fans Trent's murder of Brett also evokes this trope. Kisten originally setting the bomb on Lee's boat to begin with seems to have avoided this because to most fans Beauty Means Goodness.
    • As if we needed more proof that Ku'Sox is a complete bastard, in his latest exploits he kills an infant. Keep in mind, this infant would've even been useful to his plans at the moment since it had Rosewood Syndrome. He just did it to mess with Rachel cause she was rescuing the nursery of terminal babies he stole. Guess Kim needed to stress that yes, in a world of grey and grey morality he has absolutly no redeeming qualities.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The infamous 'van scene' may be this to some, Fetish Fuel for others.
  • Squick: A few examples in the series including the fact werewolves are the result of demons in wolf form raping human women in the middle ages and Ivy's play by play of her own rape
    • Al's insights into the jaded excess of demons is a generator of squicky concepts even though most of it is Off Stage Villainy.