The Good, The Bad, and The Undead Give-Away

Yay! What a contest this was! I’m still finding a lot of new posters leaving comments, so I hope everyone comes back for the next give-away November 11th. Everyone who posted yesterday and today has been unmoderated and included in the running. I’m generating random numbers right now for the winners and one runner up in case someone doesn’t respond back to me by Friday. Β I’ll have a post later today with the winner names, but watch your email as I’ll be contacting you there first. Also, I’ve heard that not only has EVERY WHICH WAY BUT DEAD gone on sale for 1.99,(U.S. market e-book) Β but FOR A FEW DEMONS MORE as well. And both should have chapter two of THE UNDEAD POOL Β at the back. [my website has the first]

This has been a great give-away! Thanks for all your comments. πŸ™‚

It’s the second of my give-aways in conjunction with the Hollows Read Along. I think GBU is still on sale today, or we might have clicked over to the next book on the list, Every Which Way but Dead. [click for links to multiple platforms]

To enter the contest for the prize pack, all you have to do is drop down to the comment box at the end of the page here and tell me when you figured out what Trent was. Before Rachel? The same time? What clued you in?Β (If you’ve not read the book, then tell me what you think of the cover.)Β Your post is your entry into the random drawing, so please comment only once–on your honor!

Prize pack contains a signed cover flat for Ever After, a hard cover copy of The Good, The Bad, and The Undead, a hard cover copy of Into the Woods, a bunny pin, bus token, and one of the very last of the handcuffs that Harper gave away for the original release. (very hard to find now) One of the prize packs will be getting a book club hard cover of GBU, the rest will be regular release.

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Rules and Regs. I will open the page for comments Monday, 9:00 a.m. EST, and close it Tuesday 9:00 A.M. EST. I will then use a random number generator to choose the four winning comments.

PinAndTokenStuff to know before commenting:

Guy will ship overseas, so international is okay.

Chances of winning are dependent on how many enter.

My decision is final, even if you quibble over it.

I will contact the winners Tuesday afternoon using the email address they used to comment with, so please check it in the next day or so. If you don’t respond to me by email by Friday, I’m giving the prize pack to the runner up, also chosen by the random number generator.

Few other things since I’ve got your ear.

The first of Harper’s sweepstakes where they’re giving away signed copes of the first five books is still going on. Enter here.

HalloweenAnd I’m right in the middle of a Trick-or-Treat give-away that will take place on Halloween. I’m learning how to work a new app to sign e-books for when I go to RT, so you guys win out as Harper and I give away 31 signed e-books on Halloween. To put yourself in the running, follow the link and enter how you will. You don’t have to give up your friend list to enter through FB, and if even that makes you uncomfortable, there are other ways to enter. Harper is trying to build up my contact list with the readers, and this is a fun way to do it. Β 31 lucky people will get a free signed e-book, Ever After. [click image to go to contest]

GBUtI’m starting Every Which Way but Dead tonight. You can take part here at the drama box, or at Goodreads where the threads of conversation tend to hang around a little longer. [click image to go to goodreads]

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TUPhcCoverP.P.S. If you’ve not seen it,Β The Undead Pool has gone up for pre-order! Yay! Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-MillionΒ (ship date is wrong) IndieBound

TUPtourTTour T-shirts are now available for order as well

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  1. megan jeansonne

    I started this epic series in high school, and all the bread crumbs kept me guessing, like why trent was at that sick camp with rachel as well as his abhorrence of pixies. Mostly clued in when my favorite heroine was mink sized, but it definetly hit home near the end of the book.

  2. definitely before Rachel! When she found out I was like ‘yesss~ I was so right!’.
    For me it was his external features that gave him away. Of course his behavior helped me too, And Jenk’s comment was greatly helpful too. However, I couldn’t be sure as I’m not too familiar with elves (LOTR and foggy tales are my only sources) and the species in the Hollows are somewhat different from what I’m used to. LOL

  3. Cass Afrass

    I figured it out with Rachel, though I had an inkling from the pointed ears comment!

  4. Shonagh Henderson

    I had no idea what he was until Rachel did. I just knew he wasn’t anything we had already encountered/.

  5. I think when they were listing the Inderland races and someone – maybe it was Jenks – brought up the elves. Cha-ching!

  6. I was pretty clueless about Trent, but have come to love love love him!!!! Such a wonderfully complex character!

  7. Stefanie

    I read this for the first time years ago so I don’t recall if I had any inkling on Trent’s origins. I most likely found out when Rachael did! πŸ™‚

  8. Lissa

    There were so many clues- info about the elves being extinct, Jenks not recognizing what Trent was by smell, even Trent’s love of maple candy. What’s so fantastic is that while I had an inkling as I read it for the first time, I wasn’t sure until right around the time Rachel knew. Then it was like “The Sixth Sense” all over again- replaying and rehashing info. Well done!!!

  9. SofΓ­a

    I guess I realized the same time Rachel did. I’m not such a wise person about supernatural creatures as to know it with the clues I had πŸ˜› This was the first book of the Series that I read and I loved it completly!

  10. Julie Ray

    Suspected he was before Rachel found out.

  11. When rachel did I was enjoying the story and not trying to think beyond it.

  12. Donna Begley

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. I’m slow I guess. πŸ™‚

  13. Delesha Woodley

    Before. As a lucky guess.

  14. Sarah Robinson

    Honestly it has been awhile since I’ve read the book. But yes, I do recall the hints, but I was the skeptic and didn’t believe it when Rachel figured it out either. I guess its because I was hoping there was more to him than just being an Elf. Bur overall, shall forever love this series and can’t await til the n.ext book.

  15. Michelle Bassett

    I don’t think I completely realized it until I read it on the page. I think it had crossed my mind as a possibility along with other mythological beings though. It was just fun waiting for the big reveal!

  16. Ashley Marie Huerd

    I figured it out with Rachel!

  17. Barbara Walton

    I am one of those people who has it all figured out way to early with books and tv. I did not here. I figured it out just about the time Rachel did. I loved the cookies o let him know she knew.

  18. I think I figured it out when Rachel did. I absolutely love the book covers. It brings the characters a little more to life.

  19. Kate Lewis

    I had no idea until Rachel found out πŸ™‚

  20. Mandy Kimball

    I guess I really found out with Rachel,but thats the best part of the book. You never figure out the end until you get there. πŸ™‚

  21. Melanie Sharp

    It passed through my mind when guessing, but I didn’t know until Rachel found out.

  22. Ana

    I figured it out with Rachel, I didn’t have a clue!!!!!
    loool I would be a very bad detective.. XD

  23. Ana

    I knew he was special, but I figured it out when Rachel did….

  24. I figured it out just before Rachel did.

  25. Not until Rachel figured it out.

  26. I knew he was special with his cinnamon and wine smell/taste/blood, but wasn’t certain until Ivy said it.

  27. Think I knew about the same time as Rachel

  28. Dori

    I knew he was different…but wasn’t sure what he was until Rachel figured it out.

  29. Laura

    I was a dummy and had no Idea until Rachel said what he was!

  30. Kendra

    I figured it out when Jenks couldn’t tell what he was. There had been mentions of elves being extinct, so I figured that if Jenks didn’t know what he was, that had to be it. After all, Jenks is omnipotent, and if Jenks doesn’t know, no one does! LOL.

  31. jaime manning

    havent read that far along, but love the cover! cant wait to find out!!

  32. Robin Hampton

    I didn’t pick up until you told me. Of course, during the re-read I was wondering why it took me so long.

  33. Dave Moran

    I started to suspect shortly after Rachel first met Trent, it was the hair. The descriptiopn in my head translated to elfen.

  34. Heather Webber

    I figured it out when Rachel did

  35. Melissa Durborow

    I figured it out for sure shortly before Rachel, but I had my suspicions since the whole elves are extinct thing and no one know WHAT Trent was lol

  36. Shannon

    I knew he was different, because of Jenks’ comments, but was unsure until Rachel figured it out.

  37. Amie Doughty

    Not sure when I realized. Probably right alongside Rachel.

  38. mindy

    I found out when Rachel did… never picked up on any clues.

  39. Denise

    handcuffs handcuffs handcuffs….oh, didn’t have a clue at all until Rachel said it….did I say handcuffs handcuffs handcuffs??????????????????

  40. Alison

    I had guessed what Trent was before Rachel, but not by a lot. The mention of elves a few times and his unique scent is what tipped me off. πŸ™‚

  41. Heather

    I forgot when I figured it out because it’s been so long since I read the book…..which is why I need to win! ;D

  42. I figured it out when Rachel did.

  43. Sam

    I clued in that he was different, but I didn’t suspect, until Rachel found out.

  44. I had no idea and was surprised

  45. Cameron

    i had my suspicions before but was never quite certain until rachel found out

  46. there were hints here and there but we don’t know for sure that Trent is an elf until chapter 22. It was great the way she let Trent know she had figured it out by sending him cookies lol

  47. Keeping a NOSE for Trent’s cinnamon scent in the Hollows made me realize identifying all living entities there has a “smell” …but THE BOOK COVER NOW THAT HAD MY MIND SPINNING IN ALL DIRECTIONS JUST LIKE RACHEL’S CRAZY LIFE.. This witch runner Rachel supposedly knows what she wants standing in her protective circle with her pentagram pointing her way forwards but look closely and you can see the ONE light source of the candle flames shadow throws both of her legs shadows in opposite directions. They should be pointing all in the same direction but just like Rachel’s inner turmoil is all over the place and she is unsure so is her shadow, not sure which step is the right way to go.As usual she just gets nudged towards something whether right or wrong and she makes do with whatever she has on hand at the moment. Or it just could be the illustrator’s conceptual view and/or drawing screw up. My daughter is at Moore in Phila. for Illustration and she just shook her head at me as if I could even understand the artistic concept. For the hollows the the shadows pointing in every direction may be the normal and is not just the my human normal … now is it?? Applause to the concept artist. Also do they read the literary work before they do a concept drawing for the book covers? curious as always….

  48. Pam Armstrong

    Agree with all the others that I had my suspions from Jenks, but verified that when Rachel found out.

  49. About 2 days after you released the 2nd book. The implication that he was something different than the ambient witches, weres, vamps, and other sundry denizens of the Hollows world. But it was one of those “DOH” head slapping moments when I figured it out.

  50. Shannon

    I found out when Rachel did.

  51. I knew he was something more I just wasn’t sure what until Rachel figured it out.

  52. I would love to say I figured it out befor Rache, but I didn’t. It was about the same time. I had a suspicion but wasn’t sure. And let me just say WOW are all the lurkers finally posting, but then I can’t really point any fingers since so am I.

  53. I was with Rachel. I didn’t know until she found out.

  54. Emma Hopps

    I didn’t work it out till Rachel did as we say in the U.K up north “it was doing my head in” LOL. I felt frustrated for Jenks until he found out. Love all the books.

  55. Sara

    Knew that he was different from how Jenks reacted, but was not sure until Rachel figured it out.

  56. Tine

    I didn’t know until Rachel did but I knew all along that he was not human.!
    Love the series!

  57. While I always knew that Trent wasn’t human, I just couldn’t pin point exactly what he was. I kept having ideas just to find out they were wrong. I finally figured it out with the Keebler cookies and if I remember correctly, (been a bit since I read all the books) that is when Rachel figured it out too.

  58. julia warner

    Between jenks never smelling anything like trent before and trent’s sleeping habits. i knew he was an elf from that. but loved the cookies, when rachel sent them to trent.

  59. Sophie

    I had no idea what Trent was until it was announced in the book. However, I did know pretty early on that he was something other than human considering all of the clues given.

  60. Laurie Lui

    I realized when Rachel did. I totally didn’t see Elf coming.

  61. Nina

    I definitely didn’t know before Rachel and Ivy found out, and actually didn’t really believe it until much later. This was probably because I was reading the Dutch versions back then, and the word elf is translated into ‘kobold’, which translates back to goblin. I couldn’t imagine how this handsome business suit could be a small imp-like creature at the same time, haha! After reading the books in English it all makes much more sense.

  62. Ashley Murray

    It has been awhile but I do recall figuring it out way before Rachel did. I think I figured it out when they kept insisting elves were excinct yet couldn’t figure out what Trent was. Seems to me that if you have a pixie that can’t recognize a smell and a species no one has heard of in ages, the only logical conclusion is that said smell is from the supposedly extint species

  63. Cindy Cox

    I knew all along that something was different, but I think I figured it out at the same time Rachel did.

  64. I didn’t know until Rachel did, I just knew he wasn’t ordinary, lol.

  65. Jessica L.

    I started reading the series about 2 years ago but I blasted through the books so fast because they are amazing!! I devour each one as it comes out. I can’t remember when I figured out Trent was different but it was definitely before Rachel.

  66. Wait! he is an elf? Just kidding it was too long ago to remember when i found out. I lent out the frist few books of the series and never got them back to reread again!

  67. stacie shupe

    I figured out Trent was an evil elf when he put out sticky spray to keep pixies out of his garden. What a jerk! Lol

  68. I am having so much fun rereading the series. Thanks for sharing Rachel and her world.

  69. Deb R

    I figured it out when Rachel told me – I was pretty sure before that Trent was something other than human, but wasn’t sure exactly what. Also, those handcuffs are amazeballs and I would LOVE a pair!

  70. Christina

    WANT THOSE HANDCUFFS.

    Good lord, I’ve been with you since the first edition of DWW, I don’t know if I can even remember where my brain was at the time. But I suspect it was about when there was a mention that elves were gone *after* we’d established that nobody knew what Trent was.

  71. Jessica

    I realized slightly before Rachel did. As soon as they started munching on those cookie I knew.

  72. Donna Salazar

    I didn’t know for sure until Rachel did but I knew for sure he was not human. I really love this series!

  73. Amanda

    I knew he was different than human and other Inderlanders when Rachel bit him as a Mink and said that his blood tasted like Cinnamon. I didn’t peg him as an elf until there was a mention of how the elves and demons used to live in the ever after together. I wasn’t convinced the elves had all died out at this point. I had suspicions that built up leading to when Rachel said that he was an elf. That is when it fully hit me that was right. I wasn’t 100% sure until then. Each piece of news like the blood tasting different, him smelling different, elves and demons from ever after being mentioned and then Trent having a ley line in his office… The ley line I guess was another big indicator to me too. That might be where I became about 95% sure.

  74. Sarah

    The cover is kick-ass! Captivating, dark and awesome πŸ˜€

  75. I think it hit me when racheal and ivy were discussing it and they categorically went through each group and conveniently left out Elves. And only half could use ley lines. I was like, hmmm odd. Plus the love of all things natural.

  76. That his blood tasted of red wine and cinnamon was a good clue he was something “other”. Rachel told me for sure he was an elf.

  77. Claudia

    I was totally clueless of what Trent Kalamack was/is, until it was revealed in the book. I knew that he definitely had to be something mysterious, different, and extremely rare. When Rachel first met him, I thought that maybe he was part human, or superhuman. I also thought that he might’ve been a mix of a few different inderlanders. I was obviously wrong, but it was fun trying to figure out what he actually was/is. I was like, of course that’s what he is!

  78. Jodi

    I knew he was much more than human but wasn’t sure what until Rachael figured it out.

  79. Jenni BW

    I figured it out a bit before Rachel – Trent’s personal space, his smell, not wanting Jenks near were all clues that helped bring it together for me.

  80. I suspected when Jenks commented on his scent. πŸ™‚

  81. Alex S.T

    I figured it out before Rachel did. Things Ceri did, the hatred of pixies,the fact that no one could figure out what he was but there was a species that had been eradicated .. There were a lot of little clues.

  82. A little before Rachel. Started with the taste of his blood when she bit him, added to when she found the ley line in his office, and then it clicked with the cookies in the kitchen.

  83. I totally knew because they mention how they (the elves) were not around, and with Jenks not able to catch his scent, and how Jonathan and Quen interact with him.

  84. Traci

    It’s like this…My husband and I read the series together. One night, after his bath, he came in the bedroom and said; “Jenks doesn’t know what he is, and we’ve already seen all different kinds of people…what could he be?” Then, later on, I read the end of chapter 21. You write; “…Quen reached up to a low branch and swung himself up with the ease of picking a flower, disappearing into the old oak as if he had never existed.” That’s when it hit me. I figured out that both Quen and Trent were elves. I don’t know why. Probably because I’ve been married to a D&D player for 16 years!!!

  85. Wow, that was a while ago, I don’t remember! I think I figured he wasn’t human pretty quickly, but I doubt I figured out what he was until Rachel did.

  86. Sfawnna Corcoran

    I realized when Rachel said it but had a feeling he wasn’t normal before then.

  87. Vicki Martin

    I had a hunch that Trent was an elf when I read the description of him, however, Jenks reaction was really funny to me when he finally got it. I love the book series and cannot wait for the new book.

  88. Whitney Rupp

    I had one of those moments half way through the first book where I thought, wouldn’t it be funny if Trent was an Elf? It was just a random thought that turned out true!

  89. Amber Robinson

    The fact that no one could figure out in the beginning whether he was Interlander or human was a made a pretty big deal of in the first few books that involved him. After that push it was pretty much a process of elimination – didn’t smell like witch, didn’t seem like human (though I suppose he could have been either), was/is not the type to be subordinate to a vampire. Figured it out a bit ahead of Rachel/Ivy when even Jenks couldn’t figure out what he was with that amazing nose of his!

  90. Marianne

    I had a hunch when Jenks said he smelled different but it wasn’t until Rachel actually figured it out that I was like “Of course he is, how could he be anything else.” Ah love the cover too. GBU is my favourite book!

  91. Siobhan Jansen

    I had my suspicions since he was ‘different’ from everyone else and Rachel knew all kinds of interlanders but no elves as they were supposed to be extinct. Yet I wasn’t completly sure untill the moment Rachel found out.
    And I love the cover ^^

  92. I didn’t figure it out til Rachel did but I knew he was something different because Jenks said he smelled different once he got close enough to smell him.

  93. I knew he was diff but not totally sure until Rachael did. I could see where it was heading but didn’t take it for granted.

  94. The title grabbed my attention. The cover sealed the “Want” to read it!

  95. Keltten

    I suspected when Rachel mentioned that no one knew what he was. Most books that have almost all the supernatural soup have to have elfs!!!

  96. Elana

    I knew before Rachel did because of Trent’s smell…cinnamon and wine. Plus, he way he would always push his hair behind his ears and it was always fall back into his eyes. Legolas didn’t have that problem in LOTR! And lastly, because Jenks couldn’t place his smell and he hadn’t smelled an elf because they were “extinct”

  97. Rachel

    I had my suspicions fairly early on, but I wasn’t 100% positive of his particular ‘flavor’ until it was revealed. The fact that he was so wary of pixies certainly piqued my interest.

  98. I sort of suspected when elves were mentioned and Jenks was talking about what he smelled like. But only really figured it out juuussstt before Rachel did. I was having a read along with one of my friends at the time.

  99. Niraja Pitts

    I knew he was an interlander, but didn’t figure it out until Rachel did.

  100. Misty Gee

    The cover is awesome and I love it

  101. Elana

    I figured it out before Rachel did….it was all the comments about his smell and how his hair kept falling back when he put it behind his ears….like something was missing πŸ˜‰

  102. Sophie Mahoney

    I had my suspicions when an elf was first described in the book but never really caught on till Rachael did.

  103. At the same time as Rachel. I was clued in by the way Trent smelled of cinnamon and his blood tasted like wine.

  104. alexis

    Had no clue until Rachel figured it all out. As she knew he was other, so I too knew he was other. Wasn’ until she said his race, that i was.

  105. I knew he was different but when Rachel figured it out I was like Oh Facepalm, how did I not know!

    Love the cover too!

  106. jenny

    When Rachel found out:)

  107. When Rachel figured it out.

  108. Right about the time Jenks figured it out, or a couple chapters before Rachael did.

  109. Right about the time Jenks figured it out.

  110. April

    I had no idea until Rachel figured it out. I was totally in the dark.

  111. Erik Nelson

    I was guessing a bit before Rachel, but wasn’t sure and honestly I lose myself in the books so don’t really do any active thinking when I get that immersed.

  112. I had actually thought Trent might be some sort of shape shifter. It honestly never crossed my mind that he might be an elf. Even thought for a while that he could be a witch or warlock however you think of them, personally, I think of them male or female as witches. Don’t think I ever figured it out until Rachel did and even then I wasn’t too sure.

  113. Rebecca

    Just a hair before Jenks… I am a little slow. And those girls won’t tell me anything I want to know either.

  114. Lauren Appling

    I figured it out when Rachel did, though I had my suspicions earlier. Rereading the first to novels I can see signs that I thought was leading to Trent being the an Elf.

  115. I had an inkling when the Kebler cookies showed up but I didn’t truely figure it out until Rachel did. Then I was like “Duh!”.

  116. donna m smith

    I think I figured out Trent when Rachel did. That was so long ago and so much has changed for both of them that I can’t honestly remember. Love all your books and pre order them so I get them asap…can’t wait. ..lol

  117. When Rachel figured it out.

  118. Dawn Faircloth

    The first time it occurred to me was when Jenks and Rachel were in his back garden and Jenks said he didn’t know what his smell was. With elves being long gone, he would have had no frame of reference.

  119. Heather B.

    I figured it out when Rachel did.

  120. Trisha

    I can honestly say that I figured it out when Rachel did. I get so into my books (especially this series) that I tune everything out around me. It’s like I’m living the book with the characters. So, I usually figure it out when they do. I do love your twist on the elven race, though. It’s a nice change from what people usually create them to be.

  121. Christine

    I was completely blindsided. I didn’t figure anything out till Rache did. I felt silly after rereading the book and paying closer attention to Jink’s descriptions. I had a good laugh at myself.

  122. Regina Martinez

    I had no idea he was an elf….I can’t remember if it was here when they were on the bridge and she smelled fresh cut grass and cleanliness when she was near him…and I started to think he had to be an elf or something of that nature by his smells.

  123. Hi! What clued me in was the way you described his gorgeous features, his blonde hair, his green eyes, the graceful of his moves, everything says elf to me, then his connection with nature, the gardens, the odd ancient wood, his horses and the Hunt, which looked like an very old and wild tradition, but what almost convinced me was Quen sneaking and jumping in those trees …. lol πŸ˜€

  124. Rebecca

    I am lame and didn’t figure it out until Rachel told me. 😦

  125. Carolyn Busby

    Totally had no freaking clue until Rachel found out herself. Great surprise!

  126. Millette

    When Jenk’s kids did.

  127. christi everett

    At the same time, it was a hard one to figure out!!!

  128. carrie

    I had no clue till Rachel figured it out.

  129. Jess Garrett

    I guessed that he was an Elf in book one. Jenks couldn’t figure it out and there seemed to be a lot of clues leaning in that direction. I wasn’t sure however until later.

  130. Kelly

    I can’t remember if I knew before Rachel!

  131. Cassie Robertson

    I figured it out shortly before Rachel and was super stoked I was right! Love these books, you are awesome!

  132. Rose Sutton

    I was just so mad at him for the way he treated her that I didn’t see it until she did. I love Rachael so much. I was addicted from the first book. Love the cool names based loosely on Clint Eastwood movies. Thank you.

  133. danetta manos

    I knew that Trent was something special in the DWW and I was a huge fan of Trent from the very beginning and even more as the series progresses. I figured out he was an elf at the same time Rachel did.

    Love this series!

  134. Right around the same time Rachel did. Talk about a shocker!

  135. ashkallabat

    I figured it out just as Rachel did, if not slightly before. Such a long time ago, I barely remember!

  136. Brenda Allen

    I had no clue until Rachel figured it out! Just love this series and the excellent character development and tightly crafted scenes!!

  137. malee smith

    I don’t know Probably about the same time. . There were always little things he said and did. .I thought for a while he might be a witch in hiding

  138. Cat

    I wasn’t entirely sold on the idea when it first started floating around…and I think it was when Rachel finally wrapped her mind around it that I was really into the idea that he was.

  139. Never2old4Glitter

    I didn’t know till Rachel knew. Looking back, all the hints were there….

  140. I think I had a bit of an idea before Rachel knew, but still loved the confirmation all the same!!

  141. I figured it out when he wouldn’t interact with Jenks.

  142. munchkin

    Before Rachel, little hints along the way had me pretty sure πŸ˜‰

  143. Jenny

    I knew he was different with the hints, but I didn’t know how different until Rachel got it.

  144. Jewel Morgan

    Awww…I’d LOVE to win this. It’s been a few years, but it seems like it was right along with Rachel. Such a fabulous series and amazing writing talent & creative genius!

  145. about the time that jenks did, but was so long ago I may be wrong.

  146. Michelle Sorensen

    Before Rachael did. I’m not too knowledgeable of all the various fantasy characters so elf was the only thing I could think of. And of course the Lil clues along the way reinforced the idea. So I guess more of it was guessing and hoping on my part rather than figuring it out lol

  147. Judy-Ree

    I believe it was when Rachel figured it out. I knew something was going on, but not the exacts.

  148. Taylor Emery

    Something was just not right about Trent…too perfect. My epiphany happened with Rachel’s.

  149. Magdalena Preciado

    Omg!! Well I do have to admit that it was quite interesting trying to figure out what Trent was. I had an idea because of his smell (cinnamon) and why he didn’t want to be near Jenks, so maybe I figured it out before Rachel did.

  150. I didn’t know until Rachel figured it out! πŸ™‚

  151. Kristi

    I was pretty suspicious with Jenks’ hints put wasn’t entirely sure until Rachel knew.

  152. Dianna

    I had the suspicion that he was an elf based on the fact that elves were said to be extinct. Why bring them up if they weren’t going to appear somewhere in the story.

  153. Valerie Wetherilt

    I haven’t read any of these books, but have seen the beautiful smokey dark covers and always wanted to read them! I’ve read some of you other books though, and loved them! ❀

  154. Leslie Morelock

    Things kept adding up, Jenk’s comments really helped even though he doesn’t find out for sure until later.
    Really though about the same time as Rachel.

  155. I guessed when jenks couldnt figure it out.. and then it was confirmed when Rachel guessed too πŸ™‚

  156. I had an idea before Rachel.

  157. Amanda

    I knew that there was something not human about Trent, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. πŸ˜›

  158. Jana Leah

    Figured out at the same time as Rachel. Thanks for the giveaway!

  159. Okay so I haven’t joined the read along for this one because A) I don’t have a copy and B) I have a huuuuuuge assignment due on Thursday. So I am going by memory. Please excuse me, my memories not what it used to be so I may have this wrong :p
    So I don’t really remember knowing beforehand that Trent was actually an Elf. But I knew he was weird because right when we first met Trent, Jenks didn’t know what he was, and by that point I kinda knew that Jenks, the know it all lil bugger, was right about everything.. lol I don’t think I actually figured it out until Rachel put it together and then I was like oh DUH. haha. I kinda see the Trent/Rachel attraction back then even.. I still would have liked to see more Kisten though. I still keep waiting for him to come back to life. Ceri too ;-(

  160. Jenks gave it away early on Trent never let pixies and fairies near him because there sense of smell is the best in the interlander species and since Elf’s were supposed to be extinct for 1000 years no one was supposed to know what they smelled like.

  161. Christi Hicks

    Nope I didnt know till Rachel figured it out.

  162. I knew before Rachel…there were just some clues and I think Jenks helped me figure it out. Mostly because no one knew what he was, which meant there weren’t any or very few of whatever he was around.

  163. Tim B

    Great contest, I figured it out about the same time as Rachel! πŸ™‚

  164. Bridgett

    I knew Trent was different and elvish was a possibility but wasn’t sure til Rachel figured it out…. LOVE you books!!!

  165. Susan Rhyne

    Love the whole series! It is so hard waiting for the next book.
    I think I had Trent figured out as soon as you started writing about how he smelled. I knew he was non human early on but the smell description gave it away for me. Even though other descriptions of elves in other books don’t say it I, as a reader get that sense of the idea that elves would smell of earthy things, spices and of wines.
    Oh well I loved reading and following Rachel as she worked to figure it out.

  166. Jaymie

    I had my suspicions, but I second guess myself a lot. Didn’t really know for sure until Rachel found out, but I was always in the back of my mind.

  167. Mitchell Brashier

    Had suspicions in first book, was sure of it just before Rachel figured it out.

  168. Since Jenks was having a hard time nailing him down I figured some kind of half breed or elf…. But I was never truly sure till Rachel figured it out. The series has had me hooked with me not figuring things out exactly till about 3 sentences before it says it in the book. Love that!

  169. Tiffany Gould

    As far as the mysterious Mr. Kalamack is concerned I knew he was a Inderlander from the start. Even with all the clues about him I didn’t know what he was for sure until Rachel found out.

  170. Cynthia Bushman

    I hand my first thought he was in the first book and more so later on. Even more when she was a mink and bit him.

  171. Jey

    It was right around the same time as Rachel. I put the book down to do something and had an aha! moment.

  172. Elizabeth De La Rosa

    It was the hair. His light flowy hair.

  173. Teri Killoran

    I realized Trent was what he is a couple chapters before Rachel but it was sort of a guess. He had certain quirks that you gave out as clues. And a few things Al mentioned too. All very subtle but still he wasn’t what he was trying so hard to be like.

  174. Lisa vellela

    Definitely before Rachel just maybe a little bit DM the secretiveness of his actions and the way that many good things even though they were not always the best thing to do on the way he responded and also look for others and the way they responded without them knowing and it is really an awesome awesome book so I hope it went bye

  175. S Heger

    I think I figured it out about Trent after Rachel told us, but I had some suspicions in the first book.

  176. Sheryl Baird

    When he was first identified as an Inderlander, but that even Inderlanders were not sure what he was, I was guessing that this was a big clue. Then something was said that everyone THOUGHT the elves all died out… my radar went off and I kept looking for more information. I had suspicions that there was more to him than just a good looking adversary…

  177. Shiloh

    I didn’t know until Rachel did, mostly because I was enjoying going along with the mystery. πŸ™‚ (Also apologies if this posts a billion times; the sheer number of comments locked up a phone and a tablet and I had to go to the desktop before I could load the page all the way.)

  178. I wondered if he was an elf as soon as they mentioned that Elves were wiped out and that no one knew what he was. I assumed it would be the best story angle.

  179. Dolores H

    Normally, I can figure out the reveal prior but not this time. Although, I knew the pixes had a history with whatever Trent was.

  180. Danielle V

    Hi! Thanks for the giveaway. I didn’t realize what Trent was until Rachel did. I knew he was different, Jenks always said he smelled different. I didn’t put two and two together though.

  181. Stephanie Martch

    I figured it out about the same time that Rachel did. Trent I knew had to be special from the beginning otherwise he wouldn’t have been in so many parts of the books

  182. Kristin Becraft

    I knew he was different since Jenks couldn’t distinguish his smell but it never crossed my mind elf. Every time I thought I figured something out u put a twist to it that threw me off

  183. Gina N.

    I had no freakin’ clue at all and then BAM, the truth came out, no matter how hard Trent tried to hide it! So in general, I found out the same time as Rachel, all I could surmise was that it was something rare. I was just surprised Jenks didn’t figure it out before Rachel.

  184. I’ve missed a couple of the early books, and this is one of them. The cover really gives sense of the unknown and the dark world Rachel is continually drawn into. Love the candle, because candles are kinda awesome!

  185. Brandi Stapleton

    I guessed a little before Rachel. All the references to the elves and then the fact that they smelled so different to everyone. But it was just a guess.

  186. Amalie Ramcharan

    I guess I had my suspicions but really only agreed with Rachel. So that would be at the same time. He was just too well put together and too sneaky … πŸ™‚

  187. When re-reading it, I couldn’t remember when I figured it out the first time.. most likely around the same time as Rachael.
    But have to admit.. didn’t start re-reading with everyone else initially and then couldn’t stop. I re-read the entire series up to date last week and now am impatiently awaiting the next. lol I can’t help it.. and I’ll re-read it again when it comes out. I’ve read this series possibly, oh, I’d say, 8 times now at least? It’s definitely a go-to series for me. *grin*

  188. I guessed he was Inderlander from the start, but I was never sure enough to come up with Elf until Rachel found out for sure.

  189. Tina Knight

    I figured it out shortly before Rachel. It’s been awhile so I don’t remember the exact moment when everything clicked. But Rachel discovering it confirmed it for me.

  190. Diana Hughes

    I figured it out mere moments before Rachel did, as she biting the head off a fudge cookie.

  191. Karley Wahl

    Honestly I thought so many things when I was reading through pale demon! I always thought Trent was -different- but not specially different (if that makes any sense) When Jenks brought up the thought of elves I somewhat thought that maybe just maybe Trent was but I wasn’t entirely sold on that idea. It wasn’t until Rachel had her big moment πŸ™‚

  192. Lisa Kimberlin

    Hmmm, I really don’t remember when I figured it out. I think I knew he wasn’t one of the usual suspects but I didn’t know until Rachel said it. Then it was head slapping time …. “Duh!”, all the clues were there!

  193. Stephanie A

    I would love to say I caught on early, but I think I was so excited reading it the first time that I missed where the clues were pointing. Reading it again, I wonder how I couldn’t see it- I feel like it was right in front of my (and Rachel’s) nose!

  194. Amanda Quinn

    I had some idea with the background of Elves woven into the story periodically (yet no elf characters…why would they do that?…hmmm). πŸ™‚ But I didn’t fully know until Rachel did!

  195. Robyn Jordan

    I figured it out just before Rachel with Jenk’s help! Not sure which cover you’re asking about but I do want to know why Trent is having such a good hair cover when the one thing we have in common is hair that refuses to cooperate πŸ™‚ Otherwise, the new cover is great even if I’m not convinced Trent is good enough for Rachel. He still needs to earn it because she’s just that good.

  196. I had an inkling while reading. I wasn’t certain until just before Rachel. It was great to see that I was picking up on the little hints you left on the way! Thanks for everything you do for your fans! I eagerly awaiting the next release! Happy Halloween, Kim!

  197. Lexxie

    I figured it out around the same time Rachel did. After the detailed description of the cookie package!

  198. I guessed he was an elf in DWW. I think it was because elves were “extinct”, he “looked ageless” when confronting Francis Percy and the weird sounds/smells that were being pumped into his compound. He couldn’t be a demon so next best guess was elf πŸ™‚

  199. Amanda Dickie

    I knew Trent was something special, but I wasn’t 100% sold on elf until Rachel figured it out.

  200. Hell girl, Jinks couldn’t figure it out, I didn’t even try. I found out when He did.

  201. DeAtHsSwEeTKiSs

    I can’t say I knew for sure before Rachel did but what made me think he might be an elf was the similarities between Trent and Ceri and the fact that Jenks couldn’t tell what he was. Also the little obsession Trent came to have over the fact that Ceri was an elf.

  202. I wasn’t totally sure, but I suspected just before Rachel figured it out. It was still a bit of a shock πŸ™‚

  203. Jillian

    I didn’t put it together until Rachel did. Then it all made sense πŸ™‚

  204. Sara Murphy

    I had an idea what he was but didn’t really know until Rachel did. I liked that it wasn’t obvious (at least to me) and that I was able to find out as if I was there in the story with Rachel the whole time.

  205. Jennifer M. Poteat

    It has been bout quite a long time ago since I read it. I do believe that I had a small hint with how Jenks acted and how Trent acting toward him too. But didn’t fully found out what Trent was until Rachel did. I love this series. I just haven’t gotten around to getting Ever After yet.

  206. Tracie Wood

    I didn’t know what Trent was until Rachel did. I love the cover, but I love them all. Pale Demon just might be my favorite cover so far, though.

  207. Kelly Dabney

    I started rooting for Trent a couple books before Rachel did; sometime around his interrupted almost-marriage to Ellsbeth.

  208. I think I figured it out a bit before Rachel. When Trent’s private spaces were described, I remember thinking that it sounded like somewhere an Elf would prefer to live.

  209. Jenn Reynolds

    I had an idea that he was an elf, the whole never claiming a species thing and almost everything else had been ruled out…. but didn’t know for sure until Rachel proclaimed it.

  210. Evelyn I Vargas

    I figured it out by the way Trent smells and how many times Rachel comments about it even though she refuses to pay attention, notice, or understand Trent.

  211. Mary Rodriguez

    I figured Trent out a little before Rachel did. But as others have already said, I think the biggest clue was Jenks not being able to place his scent. I’m enjoying rereading all the books in time for the next one to come out!!!!

  212. Traci Lynn

    I was pretty sure I had it figured out, but knew for sure when Rachel found out πŸ™‚

  213. I’m rereading the series and caught on to the little hints and clues this time around. It was fun being able to see them and still watch as Rachel put everything together about Trent.

  214. Christyn

    Well, I certainly had the idea in my head that he wasn’t human, but I had no idea at all what the heck he was (although in hindsight I ought to have seen it sooner). I didn’t let my brain realize it until Rachel figured it out and it was right there in black and white!

  215. I knew when she did…….then had to pick my jaw up. *lol* I was floored!

  216. I figured it out around the same time as Rachel. I had an inkling while reading along, but wasn’t certain. Thanks for all you do with your books and what you do for your fans! This is the series that pulled me into the genre and I haven’t looked back. I eagerly awaiting the next release! Happy Halloween, Kim!

  217. Gordana

    Not until Rachel found out!

  218. I literally had no clue until Rachel put it together for me πŸ™‚

  219. Holy crap on toast that’s a lot of entries!

    I’d have to say… I don’t remember. Probably about the time that Rachel figured it out and Ivy confirmed it (cinnamon and wine!) but… I honestly don’t remember…

  220. To be honest, when Rachel arrested the leprechaun. From that point forward I figured no one was who they were in the Hollows and boy is was that the truth.

  221. Sara

    Like most everybody else, I knew he wasn’t any of the already covered species, but didn’t know “elf” until Rachel did. Looking (reading) back, the trail of clues was right there!

  222. Brenda R.

    I haven’t been rereading the series yet, but i remember suspecting that Trent was an elf before Rachael figured it out. Claiming they were extinct was a good clue.

  223. To be honest, when Rachel arrested the leprechaun. From that point forward I figured no one was who they were in the Hollows and boy is that the truth!

  224. caroline

    at the same time. I knew he was different but not why.

  225. It was such a long time ago that I can’t remember when I knew what Trent was. I believe (or would like to believe) I figured it out before Rachel but who knows.

  226. Mary Yarbrough

    Thank you, Evil Author, for all you do!

  227. Jordan S

    I think I was putting the little clues together along the way but wasn’t certain until it all came together and Rachel discovered Trent’s secret πŸ™‚

  228. Diana

    I read the book so long ago that I don’t remember when I figure it out. But my guess is it was about the same time that rachel did. You are such a great writer. πŸ™‚

  229. Ashley L

    I think I figured it out a little before Rachel because my mind was telling me he had to be something totally opposite of her. His smell also made me think he had to be something Jenks hadn’t smelled before.

  230. Sandra King

    I figured it out about the same time Rachel did, maybe a little before. I remember when I first got the reference to the cookie maker elves. Oh, fudge stripes and grasshoppers will never be the same. I love the cover of the Undead Pool. I appreciate the time you are taking for your fns, with everything you are doing. It shows you are interested and that speaks volumes. Again, thank you, Kim.

  231. Brooke Pratt

    I knew he had to be something ancient and rare, because no one (especially Jenks) could place his scent, but I don’t remember thinking Elf until Rachel did. Maybe a tiny bit before. You are great with the hints. =o)

  232. elizabeth

    I always found it odd that Jenks couldn’t figure out what Trent was but the closer Rachel got is probably started fitting it together.

  233. Michaela Marineau

    I figured early on there was something off about Trent before Rachel did, but I didn’t quite pin point it til she did. Though Elf was in my running theories at the time as I recall.

  234. I figured it out a little before Rachel. Love, love these books. The only reason I read the first one was because my husband was in the hospital and it was all I had with me. By the time I finished it I was hooked

  235. Michelle Knox

    I was totally in the dark until Rachel had her “aha” moment.

  236. Krista Martin

    I should have figured it out sooner because the clues were all there, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did.

    • Krista Martin

      Crap on toast, I replied twice. Sorry. My computer restarted the moment I hit reply, so I thought it didn’t post the first time 😦

  237. Renee F.

    I figured it out when Rachel did. Loved the Keebler elf cookies- gave me a great chuckle. πŸ™‚

  238. jenro69

    I knew something as different with Trent, mostly because of jenks. But I didn’t know he was an elf until Rachel figures it out.

  239. Laurie Decker

    Jenks was the big hint! I figured it out a little before Rachel, but not by much.

  240. I am not sure exactly when I figured it out but I am so glad it came out.

  241. I knew what Trent was before Rachel. I started to figure it out with the precautions he took in regards to pixies, but I really knew it when Jenks couldn’t place his scent.

  242. It’s been a while since I first read these that I don’t remember, but I fell in love with Trent the moment he asked Rachel to move over so he could drive her car. But I’d have to say, I didn’t know until Rachel figures it out. You have so many characters, human, vampires, witches, leprechauns, I don’t think I had a guess. Good luck to all. And I loved all the books and book covers.

  243. Misty Gee

    I just started the series and I’m loving it so much. Its a great storyline and I’m enjoying it

  244. Justin

    I was fairly sure that Trent was an elf when Jenks couldn’t smell what Trent was (process of elimination) I guess it was when Rachel found out that my suspicions were confirmed. Keep up the good work Kim!

  245. Wendy W

    Second book when they were riding the horses in the Hunt.

  246. I thought he was before Rachel knew. The clues were his office hours, what scent he had, plus that he didn’t like Jenks around.
    Though it was confirmed when Rachel figured it out. πŸ™‚ She is such a smart cookie!

  247. Sarah Marie

    I gotta be honest I had no idea what he was (other then yummy) until you revealed it to me. A wonderful surprise really. Love me some elf hunk πŸ™‚

  248. Keegan

    I had a nagging feeling that he would turn out to be a creature that hadn’t been seen in a while, (especially since the pixies couldn’t place his scent) but I really knew for a fact what he was when Rachael discovered it. I mostly was concerned with if Trent and Rachael would fall in love. I was sitting there dying to know as I read. Haha.
    Also watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

  249. Amy Alemanm

    I knew he was something different but I couldn’t place what he was but I think I figured it out before Rachel did

  250. Meaghann Jackson

    I had no clue, but the floating hair and the wine smell should have given me an inkling. Oh well! Rachel is smarter than me!

  251. Kyla Duhe

    About the same time as Rachel. I knew something was off when Jenks couldn’t figure out his smell, but I had no idea it would be an elf…

  252. leslie

    I had a hunch he might be an elf, but I wasn’t 100% sure until Rachel figured it out : )

  253. Ashly Gottschalk

    Sadly, I didn’t realize what he was until Rachel did.

  254. Ashley

    I cant remember when I first figured it out, I’ve read the series so many times now that I feel like I was born with the knowledge. Lol! Love. Love. Love your books!

  255. One of the things I was looking forward to figuring out was what exactly Trent was. It took me awhile, but Jenks not being able to place his smell meant rare or extinct to me. I remember putting the book down and trying to piece it together a few times, lol. So, I think I figured it out right before Rachel did.

  256. I think when Rachel realized, it was one of those “that’s what it was” moments you have. Where you don’t really know, but something in the back of your mind is whispering to you. That’s the enjoyable part of reading really good books. The bread crumbs that you don’t realize until later what they meant.

  257. I had an inkling really early but can’t remember just where but it was way before Rachel figured it out. I kept going oh why can’t you see it lol

  258. WAPSoltis

    I figured it out ONLY SLIGHTLY before Rachel. Rachel just confirmed it for me 100%!

  259. Brynda Porter

    I have to say i think when Jenks commented on his smelling different and clues on elves sprinkled about… kinda of made the lightbulb click, BUT, i think also like some here the hints were part of the fun of figuring it all out along the way.

  260. Gena Mosley

    I had a hunch Trent was an elf when they were talking about his scent and by how secretive he was. Also his appearance gave me clues, I was still pleasantly suprised when it actually came out that he was elvish.

  261. I figured it out when Jenks couldn’t place him. It could only be something he had never encountered before. Seeing as how he’s met most supernatural species, it could only be the supposedly extinct species. As Sherlock would put it,the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

  262. Maurica Fails

    I actually thought Trent was a dragon up until Jenks made the comments he did about his smell. But i didnt guess elf so i found out when Rachel did

  263. I had an inkling way before but I’m not exactly sure when it was just something clicked at some point and there it was in my head.

  264. I figured it out when Rachel told Ivy that his blood tasted like wine. Ivy’s reaction coupled with Jenk’s attitude towards the little “cookie maker” which should have been a clue in itself is what cinched it for me.

  265. I pretty much knew from the beginning — pretty boy that hasn’t declared his species and elves ‘extinct’? Yeah, that was enough of a clue for me.

  266. Lisa Bobo

    Haven’t read the book yet, but I love the cover! I’ve always liked the cover art for this series of books!

  267. BookLady

    Before Rachel figured it out, I was suspicious of Trent because Jenks could not figure out his smell.

  268. Tomi

    I’m not sure when I figured it out, it was probably after Rachel did, but its hard to tell now because I have read the book at least 3 times and the first time was several years ago, so now its just like watching an old friend try to work things out that you already know.

  269. Crystal Baldini

    Let’s bring it back to where it all began. Love the Hollows πŸ˜€

  270. Lets try this again lol Take 2….I absoloutly love the cover!!!! its awesome!!! I really hope I win…I have been a fan for a long time!!! I lost all my books when I lost my household a couple of months ago…

  271. CrystalHerself

    I can’t wait for The Undead Pool!

  272. John S.

    I figured out when Trent was what he was when Jenks kept on saying he smells different… No One knows what he is etc etc. That gave the clue when you read back to the beginning on what happened to the population of everyone, the lightbulb explodes with light there LoL. So all in all the first book is when you figured it out, when they were snooping around.

  273. Kim Lacey

    Figured it out pretty early given the discussion of “elves are gone” and “gee… I wonder what Trent is” pondering that was always happening.

  274. Becky Phillips

    I did have an inkling that he might be before Rachel discovered it. I kept going back & forth with it. How I love Trent!!

  275. lol.. I’m watching the nightmare before Christmas too!

  276. kelley vain

    I LOVE this series!! All the twist and turns! Great Writing!!

  277. Jill bryan

    I knew what he was before she did. The fact that Jenks didn’t know what he smelled like and the elves were supposedly extinct clued me in.

  278. Melanie

    I still haven’t figured out what Trent is… Is he a good guy or a bad guy? Lol

  279. Ed Sumstine

    A little before Rachel did, but wasn’t really sure. Jenks not knowing was the tip off.

  280. I knew he wasn’t human but I don’t think I put anything together until or maybe just before Rachel Found out.

  281. When the focus shifted to his scent, I really started to get the idea.

  282. Trisha Boyer

    I realized what species Trent was around the same time as Rachel but only because of how secretive he was about everything and he and jonathon having the same scent and not evem jenks could place his scent. The only specie he hadnt smelled was an elf so it just kind of clicked

  283. figured it out about the same time as Rachel

  284. Candice

    I knew Trent was an elf…but I did confirm it until just a little before Rachel found out…

  285. I suspected he was different, but did not know for sure until Rachel figured it out.

  286. Melissa H

    Oh man. I found out when Rachel did and it was great! Re-reading has shown the clues that were there all along. I love it! πŸ™‚

  287. I didn’t know for sure until Rachel did but I guessed he was because I knew he wasn’t human and when there was a mention of the elf/demon war, I figured he had to be a part of that.

  288. Before Rachel did, when Ceri came along.

  289. Stef

    I didn’t find out until Rachel did. πŸ™‚

  290. Krista Martin

    I didn’t find out until Rachel did, but I was disappointed in myself that I hadn’t figured it out. The clues were there!!!

  291. Darcy

    I knew he was different but never thought he would turn out to be what he is.

  292. Kyli Kenyon

    I found out the same time as Rachel. Sometimes I’m quick enough to figure these things out, other times I turn off my mind and live through the characters.

  293. This is one of the first things I figured out about Trent. No one knew what he was and there was a supposedly extinct species. It was pretty much a no brainer that he is an elf. So yeah I definitely figured that out way before Rachel and wondered why it was taking so long for her to get it when to me it was so glaringly obvious.

  294. Sarah

    Omigoodness, I had no idea. I have a bad (or maybe good?) tendency to not look too far past my protagonist’s nose when I’m reading. Likely, if they haven’t figured it out yet, I haven’t figured it out yet πŸ™‚

  295. Jessica Godfrey

    I knew something was up with Trent but I honestly thought it was something along the lines that he was a witch but nothing else made sense because Jenks couldnt smell him. But when I found out, I actually smacked my forehead and said DUH!

  296. Douglas Meyer

    Was just as surprised as Rachel.

  297. Earl Bevins

    I had a sneaking suspicion early on, it occurred right near the time she bit his hand. However, I did not fully know until Rachel also learned the truth.

  298. Rochelle H

    I had an inkling but I didnt really know for sure until Rachel found out. Im kinda obsessed with elves anyway though hehe

  299. Sarah Bevins

    I did not discover what Trent was until Rachel found out and I was pleasantly surprised.

  300. I called it when Jenks could not recognize his smell, and then did a real life happy dance when it was confirmed. My husband laughed at me.

  301. Christian

    I suspected after Jenks mentions that neither pixie nor fairy have been able to smell what he is because we know their life spans aren’t that long and at the start of the first book it’s mentioned that the elves died out before the Turn and knowing the Turn took place in the 50’s then it just made sense that was why Jenk’s couldn’t id him by smell. But I about flipped out with the cookie scene. It was PERFECT and confirmed it!

  302. Donna Fulford

    Didn’t have a clue as to what he was, but knew he was different than the others until Rachael figured him out.

  303. Tara C Boozer

    Before Rachel… I ❀ elves!! And everything about this series πŸ™‚

  304. Kate

    Looking back, it should have been obvious, clues were dropped. I think I just had the keebler elves too at the forefront of my brain to equate Trent with an elf. Now it seems clear. Then, not so much.

  305. Kristin Killingsworth

    I unintentionally started the series with book 5 so I knew what Trent was from that and then went back to book 1 and read the rest of them in order. πŸ™‚ I loooove some Trent!

  306. Jessica

    Before Rachel. About the time Jenks got a smelled him and couldn’t guess what he was.

  307. I had no idea during the first book; honestly I thought he was going to be a warlock like Nicky. During the second, I had niggling suspicions that he might be an elf just because (this is going on memory now as I haven’t re-read it yet) there seemed to be a lot of background being given about the alleged dead species.

  308. Mikaela Wantz

    I figured that Trent was going to be different than the rest but I didn’t realize exactly what he was until Rachel found out

  309. Calli Hoffman

    I began to suspect that Trent was an elf when Jenks couldn’t figure out his scent. But I definitely, was sure until Rachael figured it out.

  310. Christine Rickel

    I had no real clue until Rachel figured it out

  311. Had absolutely no idea until Rachel did!! Learned right along-side her!!

  312. naturallydotty

    I honestly can’t remember when I figured out Trent was an elf, its too long ago. I think I probably figured it out at the same time as Rachel.

  313. Evonna

    I knew something was different with Trent. I think I figured it out with Rachel.

  314. Taylor

    I didn’t know until Rachel did…I don’t remember exactly if I picked up on any of the hints but I remember being shocked!

  315. Melenie

    Well let’s see. I read the beginning books when they first came out. I suspect i’m much older than your average reader and had just picked up on supernat books. I didnt have a clue, not a clue, what Trent was until you spelled it out to Rachel….and then i thought “cool”!!!

  316. Madeline

    I figured it out right along side Rachel!

  317. I figured it out when Rachel kept mentioning his scent was so different.

  318. Debbie

    I knew something was different about Trent, but I honestly had no inkling until Rachel found out that Trent was an elf. He hid it well.

  319. Liz

    I did guess what he was before Rachel, but I’m also the type to always try to figure/guess what’s going to happen next before it comes out (and then bounce up and down and tell my fiance that I was right and knew what was going to happen before it happened – yeah, no fun watching mystery shows with me!) What a cookie maker…. πŸ˜‰

  320. I’ll be completely honest. The first time I read it, I had NO idea what Trent was.

  321. Tonya S

    Haven’t read it yet, love the covers of all the books so far.

  322. I really didn’t know until rachel knew. I was kinda clueless.

  323. When Rachel realised, because I’m smart like that

  324. I honestly had no idea until Racheal did about what Trent was…I actually thought he might be a demon…..

  325. Ashley

    I knew there was something different about him but really didn’t figure it out until Rachel did.

  326. bethany titus

    I figured it out when rachel did. I knew he was something we hadn’t run into yet, but did not see what she figured out.

  327. I don’t even remember now, but I think it was before Rachel did.

  328. Elena

    I didn’t figure it out till Rachel did.

  329. Kathy Scramlin

    When rachel found out

  330. Alayna P

    I had no idea till Rachel did, but I was rather suspicious about him just because Jenks was. Jenks is the best judge of character.

  331. I had an idea but still was surprised. I loved how she told Trent she know what he was! Made my day!

  332. Rob Smith

    I knew he was something different but guessed maybe Elf because of the issues with demons. Then was later confirmed obviously.

  333. Jessica Lyon

    It was same time i think or right before tgere were subtle hints

  334. Brenda Nelson

    I’m clueless, I knew Trent was a supe, but didn’t know he was an elf until Rachel figured it out. I love Rachel and Trent!!

  335. Kathleen

    I don’t really remember, it has been so long since I first read them and subsequent reads I already knew! I’m guessing I had suspicions before Rachel, but didn’t know till she did.

  336. When Jenks couldn’t figure out the smell.

  337. Stephanie H.

    I started reading this series in the summer of 2005 and I’ve re-read it so many times since I’m not sure I can remember exactly when I figured it out. I think I started to figure it out during the second book, shortly before Rachel did, but maybe I’m just trying to give myself too much credit ;).

  338. Jessica Edens

    With her but could see the subtle hints.

  339. Nicole

    Oh man… I read it for the first time so long ago it’s a bit hard to recall when exactly I figured it out! I definitely picked up on the hints, and by the time Rachel was just figuring it out I remember practically yelling out loud “Elf!! He’s gotta be an elf!”

  340. I had an idea Trent was different from other inderlanders but didn’t know for sure until Rachel did.

  341. Janie Marlow

    I’m sure there were clues but I didn’t pick up on them. Didn’t realize till Rachel did. Loved how she sent him some Toll House Coolies. : D

  342. theresa

    Had no ideal till Rachael figured it out. My thoughts did not fit.

  343. Crystal

    Love the cover and I figured it out a little before Rachel did .

  344. Samantha Andrade

    I think I figured it out right before the word elf actually came up. But that was because I read a spoiler 😦

  345. I knew a little earlier than Rachel, the clue in was Jenks and the way he behaved around Trent even though he didn’t know originally.

  346. I knew he was something special from the firs time he was introduced, but was not sure he was an elf till Rachelle found out.

  347. Wally Butterworth

    I was totally surprised.

  348. Lisa Liberty

    I knew he was something “other” but I didn’t realize he was an Elf until Rachel figured it out.

  349. I figured it out, after reading it!

  350. Rado G

    same time as Rachel

  351. Kat Dyer

    Trent was just too cool and secretive. Knew he had to be -something- other than human but didn’t know until Rachel did exactly what.

  352. Eloise Graves

    Would love to say I figured it out first but alas…. I was as surprised as Rachel.

  353. Linda S

    I think I suspected Trent’s heritage before it was revealed, but I don’t remember for sure. I do remember that I started to make guesses when Jenks couldn’t tell what he was. Love all of the books!

  354. Laura

    I couldn’t have even guessed what Trent was. I totally was like, “an elf huh?” Was a real shocker for me.

  355. Savannah Faulkner

    I figured out after Rachel, but I had my suspicions when Jenx couldn’t figure out what he was and that he always smelt like cinnamon.

  356. Miranda

    I figured it out the same time as Rachael but reading it second time round it’s easier to see the clues you give.

  357. I am ok with Trent and Rachel. But I want Ivy to have her HEA and Jenks too!! πŸ™‚ (I also want to see Cerie back!!!)

  358. Melissa Acquaviva

    I didn’t know he was an elf until Rachel did but i knew he was something similar to pixies.

  359. Meih

    Not until Rachel did.

  360. Heather

    I had my suspicions…and then put the clues together the same time as Rachel

  361. Katrina

    I had an idea that he was something like an Elf. It only made since that Trent would be an Elf since they where talked about in the book , Jenks never smelled on before and he could not figure him out.

  362. The hints clued me in before Rachel. Thnx!

  363. Dawn

    I figured it out right after it was mentioned about elves being extinct and then noone knowing what he was, so first book… Killed me waiting for Rachel to figure out what was right in front of her!

  364. Alex

    While reading about elves I had wondered what had happened to them and if they were going to show up in the story. Then when Rachel figured it out it seemed very obvious, couldn’t believe i didn’t piece it together sooner!

  365. I figured it out before Rachel. I had a feeling from his first interaction with her that he was not a human, but once Elves were mentioned I was pretty sure he was going to end up as one.

  366. Heather .S

    I had an idea he was an elf just before Rachel figured it out and I did a little happy dance when she did.

  367. I knew he wasn’t human but it was Jenks who tipped me off in the end.

  368. Tammie Williams

    I did not figure out what Trent was until after Rachel. I was so caught up in the story I left all the guessing to the characters and was surprised and delighted when all was revealed. live your books and am so sad when I finish one and j miss the characters like I miss my friends and family.

  369. spethel

    I don’t think I figured it out before Rachel did. Love the cookie maker insults, though!

  370. shirley d mccollum

    Found out same time as rachel that trent elf…awesome

  371. Brian Wiedman

    Don’t think I knew until Rachel did.

  372. Andrea Mader

    Elf was the only species left when Jenks couldn’t figure out from the smell and Trent pretty much freaked every time pixies were around so I was suspicious about it. Glad to know I was right!

  373. Kristina

    It was hinted at when Jenks could not figure it out but I did not know for sure until Ceri appeared. The similarities between her and Trent made it obvious.

  374. Bonnie Boucek

    I knew he was an elf before Rachel because of the talk about the war, the factions, and the power players in the story. Since Trent was a power player who wasn’t assigned a group yet it made sense. Did not expect him to keep around Rachel the way he has except that maybe he has a crush on her from when they were kids together and him being an elf and all his pride would not allow that to be true. Ya know?

  375. Pollyanna Bartholomew

    Luv the books…have several in hard cover … but the first ones I purchaced were only available in paperback

  376. Ruth S.

    Same time as Rachel. I love the cover and can’t wait to read The Undead Pool!

  377. Starr

    I think I realized what he was when they were mentioned to be extinct and that Jenks couldn’t tell what he was. It was kinda of an “oh, I would write it that way.” moment and I’m glad I was right. :3 I also love the cookie maker jokes ❀

  378. I can’t remember when I figured out what Trent was, but I think it was before Rachel did.

  379. Susan Bartos

    I think I twigged right before Rachel. Or possibly right at the same time.

  380. Jenks definitely helped tip the scale for me when he was speculating, but hadn’t ever smelled an elf. I definitely figured it had to be, since Trent didn’t fit anything else. This is one of my all time favorite series! I can’t wait for the next book!

  381. Summer Chandler

    I’m not one to try and guess until it happens in the book. I love the suspense. So I figured it out when Rachel did.

  382. heather mottl

    I had my suspicions, but didn’t fully know until she pieced it together.

  383. Alex hadrill

    I had no idea until Rachel figured it out and then I was like oooohhh πŸ˜€

  384. liz cruz

    I kinda figured he was something different, just wasn’t real sure exactly what he was. Lol. But I didn’t reslly want to guess to much. I wanted to be in the moment with Rachel. I love all your books!

  385. Before Rachel. Probably about the time Jenks got a whiff of him and was stumped since he had contact with many other interlanders and humans.

  386. Sherry

    I sorta guess what Trent was when they discuss the similarities of the hours of Jenks and the pixies. I figure it was something similar to the pixies but wasn’t sure he was an elf. But it was there in the back of my mind, because whenever there is a war or a myth or even a story about another race/specie and that the specie is extinct, I felt that somewhere there should still be some left.. especially if hiding from their enemies. I mean, if the other Inderlanders were already hiding in plain sight of the humans, the elfs can do it too!

  387. Michelle

    I knew he was. . .something- I just couldn’t figure out what. So I figured out at the same time as Rachel

  388. Liz Scott

    I figured it out from the clues about elves being gone. I am really enjoying the reread.

  389. chris

    kinda figured he was but wasn’t sure until rachel was

  390. I felt all along that Trent was. . .. AWESOME! I had a pretty good guess that he was an elf but wasn’t certain until Rachel was!

  391. Jamie Phillips

    Ceri helped clue me in.

  392. Melissa Arruda

    I figured it out around the same time Rachel and Jenks were starting to wonder. I got so excited when I was right too! lol

  393. Annie

    The cover signifies a strong confident woman in the mist of chaos and witchery, but her stance indicates that she has total control over the situation at hand.

  394. Xenia Kreuzer

    Always was suspicious about the fact of elves being extinct. But I really did’nt realize that Trent was one of them before Rachel did…. πŸ™‚

  395. Tricia

    I honestly don’t remeber when I figured out what Trent was, but probably not before rachel πŸ™‚ I’m sorta oblivious like that.

  396. I knew he was different but didn’t know what he was. I was anxiously waiting for Rachel to figure it out! πŸ˜‰

  397. blackdragon1134

    I figured out Trent a little after Rachel. His secretive demeanor was a key.

  398. Deliciously Geek

    I’ll admit it, I wasn’t at all sure what Trent was until Rachel found out. However, I knew right away he was NOT human- no one that immoral yet charismatic ever is! πŸ˜‰

  399. Brittany Millard

    I had some suspicions early on that he was something different but I really didn’t get “Elf” until Rachel got it.

  400. I had the idea that Trent was definitely something different when Rachel bit into his hand as a mink, but I didn’t know he was an elf until Ceri came into the picture, immediately love by the pixies just like he was.

  401. Ayesha Ruiz

    I haven’t gotten a chance to read it but the cover looks really cool. I can’t wait to turn the first page when I get it though.

  402. Melinda Wiles

    My college roommate kinda spoiled it for me. She would talk constantly about these characters Tybalt and Trent and how amazing they were. She would just go on and on about witches and elves and cats and fairies, though to her credit she never actually said what Trent was. After a while I just grabbed her and said “GIVE ME THESE BOOKS”
    So I began reading them with ideas of elves floating around my brain so after mentions of the elves and how pixies can smell what some one is Trent’s aversions to pixies I turned to her and said “this handsome, homicidal dude is an elf isn’t he?”

  403. Paula

    I wasn’t certain until Rachel was… then it was like.. duh!!!

  404. Michelle

    I did not figure it out until Rachel did. I also didn’t try too hard as I like to be surprised!

  405. Jaimi

    I suspected while Rachel was imprisoned in his office as a ferret πŸ˜‰

  406. Chelle

    I think I knew what he was when Ceri came into the picture, but i wasn’t quite positive. He could have been a well concealed demon. When he had no Pixie’s or Fae in his garden it tipped him in favor of not being human. Once Rachel truly figured it out, it was a moment where you go DUH I knew that!.

  407. Tracey B

    I knew he was something other than what we had already been introduced to, but was right along for the ride with Rachel.

  408. Shellie Sanders

    When Rachel rescues Ceri.

  409. Michelle K

    I had no clue what Trent was until Rachel did.

  410. Daniel Pipp

    I had an idea of what Trent was from his first discription but it wasn’t untill after Rachel tasted his blood that I figured it out. Cinnimon and wine

  411. Rebecca Fryer

    I had a hunch when Jenks was stumped, knowing that elves were supposedly extinct. Only knew for sure when Rachel found out πŸ™‚

  412. Ken

    I knew Trent was something special but thought demon at first but then when Ceri popped up I kinda figured it out.

  413. Carla

    I wasn’t 100% sure until Rachel figured it out. It had something to do with Jenks and how he reacted around Trent.

  414. Delani Neal

    Hi. I knew he was special but I wasn’t sure on the elf thing, I had been thinking he was some kind of nature spirit like a devea or something. Maybe even half human given how surrounded with corporate edifices and such he was. Then the idea that he was an elf started making sense but not really until we remembered he liked to ride. It was reminiscent of the Fairie Hunt in old Celtic mythology, even though he was an elf I noticed a lot of ties to that.It was great.

  415. Kharen

    I always knew there was something different about him, but I wasn’t sure what till Jenks kept leaving hints. Then, of course, Rachel dropped the bomb to verify my suspicions.

  416. Karen S

    About the same time as Rachel – the writing really didn’t give anything away ;o)

  417. Alice

    I knew only when Rachel learned. I was suspicious of Trent but didn’t know what he was until Rachel knew.

  418. Jacque Greene

    I had a suspicion of what Trent was before Rachel, i have a bad habit of second guessing myself. So I didn’t believe till Rachel figured it out.

  419. Maryanne B

    I figured it out when Rachel and Ivy did.

  420. javacatz1

    I figured it out before Rachel, but just barely! Maybe a few pages before her at most. πŸ™‚

  421. Cathy McGrath

    I knew there was more to him than the “evil businessman”, but had no idea what he was until Rachel figured it out.

  422. I kinda thought he was differant but figured it out when Rachel did.

  423. Elizabetn Bedwell

    before Rachel it was jenks and all the little things just started to add up.

  424. Jen Kaplan

    I don’t actually remember when I figured it out. I think I had an idea he might be an elf before Rachel figured it out, but I wasn’t positive.

  425. kelly

    sadly , being as slow as i am i figured it out the same moment rachael did. funny that huh?

  426. deathangelle69

    I always thought he was something since he didn’t respond to the supernatural people like humans. I figured he was a vampire till jenks mentioned he never smelt something like him. Which lead to different sups just couldn’t guess it. I would say I figured it out at the same time as Rachel but it was fun guessing until then.

  427. amber center

    I found out same time as Rachel, what Trent was.

  428. Heather Delgado

    I figured it out before Rachel did, though I can’t pinpoint exactly when. I will say that it was a leap for the ID, but it totally made sense to me. Lots of little clues that just added up to that one thing.

  429. R Stone

    I figured out what Trent was shortly after Ceri came around.

  430. John Cook

    I also only figured it out when Rachel did. I was wondering if there was yet an unmentioned species that was going to be Trent and his like.

  431. Laura Villnow

    When Jenks could not place what he was.

  432. I was an air head – didn’t figure it out until Rachel did, then smacked myself myself in the head – duh, of course!

  433. I had not the faintest clue what Trent was. I had fully accepted that THAT wasn’t an option. It was a total wow moment for me.

  434. Amanda Hudson

    Jenks talking about his smell is what clued me in. I’m a huge Trent fan :0)

  435. I wondered what species he was, when Jenks couldn’t tell … I just wasn’t sure if he was/wasn’t an elf.

  436. Matthew Baker

    Jinks gave it to me but it was around the same time as rachael

  437. lody

    I got to be honest, I figured it out when Rachel did. I was convinced he was either an altered vampire or demon or something else that hadn’t been mentioned.

  438. Barbara Shook

    Had my suspicions when Jenks didn’t know what he smelled like…but was sold when Rachel found the line right through his office.

  439. Nick Verner mic

    Have to say, didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. Guess the clues were there but just too slow. πŸ™‚
    Loving the series.

  440. I knew he wasn’t human from the get go, Rachel’s reaction to him was a bit stronger than her reaction to others. I loved how even Jenks couldn’t get a bead on him for awhile. I figured it out about the same time Rachel did. I really do love Trent even when he’s the “bad guy”
    .

  441. I had a feeling when his hair was referred to a fine wispy strands, made me think of Legolas from Lord of the Rings.

  442. I had suspicions about Trent being an Elf but there are other races as well, so didnt pre judge, so i found out when Rach did.

  443. Trish Bodine

    I wasn’t sure until Rachel figured it out! I knew he was different, just not the the how! πŸ™‚

  444. Elaine

    I knew he was different from the start but didn’t know what he was until Rachel said it.

  445. Jessica Hacker

    Suspected when Jenks couldnt smell him but confirmed when Rachel did. Loved when she sent him the goodies!!

  446. D_Allen

    Had a suspicion for a while, but wasn’t 100% sure until Rachel figured it out.

  447. Nancy Galdeano

    I knew he wasn’t human before Rachel turned into a Mink. I couldn’t think of any other species, so I figured he had to be an Elf. :0)

  448. rachel sternberg

    I always thought trent was some kind of elf or fairy… Just not sure what he was…

  449. Hello Kim!
    First I want to say you are amazing and I am so greatful and happy to have been on this journey with you, Rachel and the gang. I found out about Trent about the same time as Rachel but rereading it I was like duh lol. It was a great surprise. I love every minute that I’m reading your books.

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  450. Chrissie Schwanhausser

    I honestly did not know until Rachel did. I knew for sure he wasn’t human because of Rachel’s adventures as a mink, but because I believed elves to be a lost species, I never even though twice about Trent as an elf.

  451. Torie Morgan

    I had no idea what Trent was until Rachel figured it out. He seemed a little too cool to be just human, so when that happened I just thought, “Ohhhhhh.” Also, I love that Rachel and Jenks call him a cookie-maker. It cracks me up every time.

  452. Roxanne Trevino

    Just before Rachel did but I like the way she sent Trent the bag of cookies letting him know she knew.

  453. Dellena

    It was a nagging suspicion from the beginning of the series. But it was confirmed when Rachel figured it out.

  454. Tiffany fryman

    i figured it out when jenks didnt know what he smelled like

  455. Christine Burk-Garcia

    I did figure out what Trent was before Rachel though I can’t pin point it exactly. The way jinks reacted around him though and other little clues helped solve the puzzle. I’m hoping in the end Trent and Rachel wind up together! πŸ™‚ never thought I’d say that in the beginning! Also, the covers are always amazing! They are the reason I started reading your books. I was walking by them in Barnes and Noble and the cover of the book jumped out at me!

  456. Amanda Iraca

    I figured it out just before Rachel LOL.

  457. Sarah McKee

    I have read this series maybe 3 time the read along will be the 4th, and after the first time reading it I think i figured out he was an elf around the same time. I knew he was going to be different and I love that he is an elf, making it so much better and giving a different feel to him in the series

  458. Liz

    Figured it out when Rachael did. Clues were there but i wasn’t sure until Rachael was.

  459. Stephanie

    I had no idea until Rachel figured it out!! It was driving me crazy that I couldn’t solve the mystery!

  460. Fran Livingson

    I knew when Jenks kept saying that he smelled different but I did not trust myself and was not for sure until Rachel knew.

  461. Jessica R.

    I am pretty much the same as most. When Jenks got on intrigued buy the new smell and we where told elfs where no more it made me wonder but I didn’t dare put a name to it until Rachel said so.

  462. I found out with Rachel. I had suspicion but didn’t think it was likely.

  463. Jenice Denny

    I knew he was different, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did…but it is sooo much fun rereading the books and seeing her figure it out all over again. I am on my 3rd or 4th reread of the series and every time I get hooked all over again!

  464. Christy Nicholson

    I’m a bit slow, I think, because I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did, and then I wanted to smack myself for not getting it sooner, hahaha! I was ecstatic once I found out, however, because I’ve loved Trent right from the start and knew he had to be something special. πŸ™‚

  465. Trent always had a special place in my heart (Keep your enemies close you know!). I knew there was something, but not until Rachel started ‘talking’ through it all. It was a very ‘AHA!’ movement.

  466. I wondered before hand if he might be an elf, but once Rachel figured it out with the cookie, then I knew for sure!

  467. W Rizzo

    I think i figured it out a little before she did

  468. When it was first mentioned that all the elves were gone and Jenks couldn’t figure out his scent, I suspected he was an elf. However, when Rachel figured it out my suspicions were confirmed.

  469. Lisa Cluff

    Had a hint when Rachel tries to cross out what Trent wasn’t, but defiantly confirmed when Rachel knew for sure.

  470. I found out when Rachel did. It was an amazing suprise.

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  471. I figured it out when they said that the Elves were all dead, but then Jenks couldn’t tell what species Trent and his men were.

  472. Jamie Phelps

    I had no clue, and it was driving me crazy, not knowing! That was one of the things that made the series so addicting.

  473. Vicky Graham

    I think it was when Jenks had no idea…that kinda gave it away. But when Rachel knew, it was like, of course, I knew that!

  474. Kristen Gough

    I had my suspicions, but figured it out when Rachel did. I love the series and can’t wait for Undead Pool!

  475. Cheryl Tanaka

    Re-reading, but slowly, so about 1/2 into GBU. Think the first time around I got what Trent is only after Rachel did. But have believed in elves ever since. And always thought it was a given that Trent would be a contender for Rachel’s heart.

  476. Susan Ray

    My first clue was the description of his hair, I thought fae but wasn’t certain until Rachel figured it out.

  477. Not until Jenks said he couldn’t tell by his smell and then I began to suspect maybe he was an elf. But I was doubting myself for a long time, so when Rachel figured it out, I was “oh yeah, that’s absolutely right!” πŸ™‚

  478. Tara Day

    Honestly, I didn’t realize what he was until Rachel first found out.

  479. jessie lewisz

    About the time you said elves were extinct I thought he might be one but didn’t know for sure till Rachel did.

  480. Shannon berton

    I can’t say I knew exactly but I had a sneaking suspicion when Kim kept mentioning that they were extinct. I was playing around with a process of elimination and I Kept coming back to that but I truly didn’t know for sure until Rachel did. Funny fact on this topic I never got the cookie cutter reference till year’s later cause we don’t have Kebler elf cookies in Australia lol I had to ask year’s later on Kim’s websight and when I re-read the books I had a laugh at each reference as I was now in on the joke.

  481. Melissa Bobe

    I didn’t know until Rachel did. And then everything made sense lol

  482. I suspected he was an elf when it was mentioned of how all the elves were extinct. Then when Jenks had never smelled anything like Trent before made me wonder more. But I didnt fully get it till Rachel had her holy crap moment!

  483. emily

    I knew Trent was an Elf in DWW, as soon as it was said he was different and no one could figure it out and his blood tasted like cinnamon AND most importantly that elves were all died out. He had to be an elf because he is obviously special.

  484. Mirja

    Hmmm, I think I knew when Rachel did, I’m not sure anymore! After that it seemed pretty obvious! πŸ™‚

  485. Megs

    I knew that there was something about him…that seemed off and I clued in just before Rachel did πŸ™‚

  486. Christy

    I knew that he wasn’t human but didn’t learn he was an elf until Rachael did.

  487. Kat Tarr

    I figured out he was an elf in the first book. Mostly because you never mention anything unless it’s important and you kept mentioning that all the elves were thought to have gone extinct. It wouldn’t matter if they all were really dead after all.

  488. Vanessa

    i figured out what Trent was shortly after we first meet him….hes not human and clearly not related to anything else.I am like poised, blonde good looking what else could he be

  489. Samantha M.

    I didn’t realize what he was exactly until they said it; I’m always so into the story that I pretty much feel like Rachel 99% of the time!

  490. John Creamer

    I figured it out when they said the elves were all dead, but then Jenks couldn’t ID Trent’s species.

  491. Charles Walker

    I did not spot it coming until Rachael did, but then it was obvious

  492. i knew a few pages before Rachel because 1. we all knew he wasn’t human, that was sorta a given, 2. Jenks couldn’t smell him, 3. the ley line on his property and 5. if he wasn’t human, witch, vamp, werewolf, pixie etc..that left?? yeah you got it..elf! Besides every time i’ve read a book that says a species has been eliminated, you just know that is gonna bite back. thanks for the great stories! i have re-read your series over and over and never get tired of them. they are my never-ending stories.

  493. well it’s been so dang long since i read the book, that i feel really really REALLY bad because i just honestly don’t remember. lol. but i DO remember that i knew he was something different from everyone else. Jenks’ not recognizing the scent was a huge clue. but there was always just this THING about him. it drove me bonkers trying to figure it out! lol. but yeah. i had my “AHA! I KNEW IT!!” moment along with Rachel. i had my suspicions. but she confirmed it!

  494. Melissa Jones

    Same time as Rachel. Love this series!

  495. Lisa

    I always knew he was something supernatural but I didn’t hone in onto elven until about the same time Rachel did. I had a very good suspicion given Jenks’ comments though.

  496. Sabrina Morgan

    Jenks roused my suspicions. I was hoping that he was an elf!

  497. Cara Hann

    I didn’t know until Rachel did, and I was KICKING myself for not realising sooner! I’m the elfy one amongst my friends so it felt like a blight on my honour that I hadn’t worked it out myself! Especially after re-reading, cos it all just seems so obvious then ( but clearly wasn’t!).

  498. Brianna

    I didn’t know till Rachel did. I was slow to catch on

  499. RJ F

    I had a strong suspicion what he was but wasn’t sure until Rachel figured it out

  500. Tamsyn

    I knew there was something and ran through many possibilities through in my mind, but the belief that elves were extinct sort of pushed me in that direction and I got there just before Rachel.

  501. Cristy

    I figured out Trent was an elf when Jenks couldn’t figure him out.

  502. I had a really strong feeling about it before Rachel pin-pointed it. I knew Trent wasn’t human, and he didn’t fit the characteristics of any of the other Inderlanders. I didn’t start to think elf until Rachel mentions something about them being only Inderland species that didn’t make it through the Turn because they went extinct beforehand.

    I remember thinking it would probably be quite interesting if we found out that elves didn’t really disappear off the face of the planet, and who better to prove such than our favorite drug-dealing, murdering cookie-maker.

    Granted, I didn’t know for sure until Rachel found out.

  503. Tracey

    Nope! Well, I thought I had it all figured out but, I was waaaayyyyyy wrong!

  504. Douglas C. De Metz

    I figure it out early. It was a lot of clues that built upon one another. His Office/home, the grounds around it (all that nature, to much for a normal human), the way Jenks could not get a read on him but know something was wrong and last of all I guess, he just did not feel right.

  505. Kristen Springer

    I had no clue until Rachel figured it out… Surprise!!!

  506. I thought he might have been a demon since we really hadn’t had much contact with them up to this point, and from Al’s terrifying attack on Rachel in the library we had established they could not only take different forms, but take on those traits as well – so why not leave certain things out (like scent, etc.) However, I did suspect elf simply because the species was too swiftly “discarded” as extinct in passing mention. It was a vague suspicion but I wasn’t entirely shocked either when the big “two and two together” moment happened. I liked it…especially since later on the “big three” make for some pretty powerful players in the species-pool: Elves, Demons, Witches (and each party can count some very interesting players in their ranks).

  507. Joy

    Hi Kim,

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel found out. You are sooo good. Looking forward to the next book, but am also anxiously awaiting your next sereies.

    You are my number one favorite author next to Madelaine L’Engle.

  508. Megan Baxter

    I figured out what Trent was before Rachel. Well, I *thought* I knew what he was. And I was hoping I was right because it would be awesome and because I desperately wanted him to be a good person and have a good reason for everything. Nothing in particular clued me in. Just mainly that he hid basically everything from everyone, wouldn’t admit to being a part of any race, and got so mad at Rachel for snooping. All of that added up to something big being hidden. Nobody puts that much energy into keeping their lives private unless they have a good reason. And Trent being what he is, he has a very good reason. (Guessing/finding out what Trent is was something I loved about this series so I don’t want to elaborate and spoil it for anyone that hasn’t read it.)

    Thank you for an awesome series that I couldn’t put down, and probably wouldn’t have if I didn’t have a child. πŸ™‚ I CANNOT WAIT for the next book!

  509. Sara Kline

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel put the pieces together. i knew he was definitely different, but hadn’t pegged it quite yet!

  510. I had an inkling due to the way Jenks would act. But wasn’t sure until Rachel figured it out. Love the Books!!

  511. Jennifer Sellek

    Before Rachel when Jenks was stumped trying to figure out what he was. I absolutely LOVED Rachel’s “gift” to him to let him know she figured it out. Awesome!

  512. Jake Hill

    I pretty much work everything out when Rachel does. The fact that Trent didn’t like having pixies around totally through me off any possibility he was an elf. I was hoping for a Werefox to be entirely honest. What’s not to like about Werefoxes? Or leprechauns for that matter….. My gosh I love that little leprechaun lady =P

  513. Catherine

    I knew he was something different, but not having any idea as to what was generally considered “elves”, I never would have guessed that until Rachel got it.

  514. Patrick

    Jenks not being able to tell what Trent was gave me a huge clue that he wasn’t normal. All the talk about Elves being extent lead me to believe they went underground, thus being the reason Pixies couldn’t read Trent.

  515. Amber Schweitzer

    If I recall correctly, I think I figured it out shortly before Rachel did. I like how Trent’s species fits so deliciously into the story, and I think he and Rachel should just get together. They really should.

  516. Rachel

    I knew what he was before she did. The fact that Jenks didn’t know what he smelled like and the elves were supposedly extinct clued me in.

  517. Suzanne Jamison

    I thought he might be when the hunt was brought into it, wish she would have just told Jenks right away though…

  518. Kara Bohnet

    I found out when Rachel did, but I knew he was not human.

  519. The fact that Jenks ‘spidey-sense’ was tingling gave away that something was up-but since he had docked ears it kept throwing me off! It wasn’t until Rachel figured it out that I really knew for sure. I wanted him to be an elf though!!! Sexy sexy elf! ;D

  520. Library Lady

    I haven’t been able to do a reread so I don’t remember exactly what it was that made me figure it out, but it was before Rachel did. I do remember that! πŸ™‚

  521. Mags Morrison

    Nope, not a flicker until Rachael figured it out πŸ™‚

  522. Rachel Vale

    I had a feeling pretty early, just because I figured since everybody thought they were extinct it made sense.

  523. Katafer

    I knew early on – definitely before Rachel. He was “off”.

  524. Kim

    I like to read your books in the moment. Sometimes I can see what Rachel can’t but mostly I just read along with her. In this case, I thought there was something off about him because of Jenks, but not that he was an elf, er, cookie maker.

  525. Valerie Archambeau

    I definitely knew before Rachel. The wispy blond hair was a big clue for me.

  526. beverly

    i figured it out befor i cant rememebr when it was but i do rememebr it was befor

  527. Cynthia Chan Reynolds

    I think I realized before Rachel -thanks to all the clues. Definitely figured he wasn’t human early on – love your series!!!!!

  528. Gemma Short

    I dont think i can remember when i figured it out it was so long ago

  529. I figured it out a bit before Rachel mainly because jenks couldn’t figure him out. And with his nose it had to been something unusual. The ley line in his office sealed it for me. Especially when quen ran in very upset.

  530. At the same time as Rachel. Guess I didn’t pick up the hints before.

  531. Kerry

    Jenks’ nose senses were tingling! So I definitely knew he was something other than human, but did not pinpoint it to elf until Rachel did….

  532. Lisa P.

    I didn’t realize that Trent was an elf until Rachel did. The hints about him not having a smell that Jenks could recognize and the mentioning of the taste of cinnamon and wine in his blood were sure signs that he was something different.

  533. Colleen M

    About the time Rachel figured it out but knew there was something about him, just couldn’t pin it down.:-)

  534. Heather S

    I can’t remember when I figured it out, I know there was something different about him from the very beginning, and Jenks gave quite a few clues about it too.

  535. Megan Crow

    Finding out Trent was an elf?! Man, that was a shock! With so many choices (mixed blood between human and some other interlander was my bet) it was hard to choose. But the more the story developed, the more it made sense.

  536. Jessica Henry

    I had some major suspicions about him being an elf because of all the little clues and the foreshadowing. But to be honest, I didn’t truely know he was till she found out πŸ™‚ and it definitely suits him.. And makes him all the more alluring πŸ˜‰

  537. Sanna

    I knew something was up with him, especially when his hair kept floating. I thought elf was a possibility, but I wasn’t sure until she figured it out.

  538. I realised probably before Rachel, probably some subliminal clue dropping by Ms Harrison!! Still was lovely revelation though!!

  539. A.N.

    The same time as Rachel.

  540. Lori Joyce Parker

    I just “knew” after that first seen with Jonathan and Trent. It was the respect. Trent wasn’t a vamp (obviously) and he loved the outdoors. Add in Rachel’s remembrances of the horses at camp… But it was the respect, like I said. You don’t get that kind of honor in the paranormal community without being able to back up your bark.

  541. Deb Welch

    Like a lot of people here I knew he wasn’t human but had no idea until Rachel found out. Gotta love the chemistry!!!

  542. Hmm…Trent an elf? I knew something was off about him. He wasn’t human I knew that! But, didn’t think he was an elf, well also I don’t remember when Rachel found out he was an elf either πŸ˜› If not before, probably same time as she did!
    But, like I said, I knew he wasn’t human and was definitely up to something shifty.

  543. Jessica

    I didn’t figure out what Trent was until Rachel did although it was obvious he was more than human. Love the series!

  544. Kelli Kohrherr

    I hate to admit it, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did

  545. Emily Cox

    I figured out “what” he was the same time as Rachel. I figured he was some kind in Inderlander just wasn’t sure what.

  546. It was when Rachel discovered the ley line in Trent’s office AND Quen came busting into Trent’s office, and I Knew… He couldn’t be human and he certainly wasn’t a witch (and both Quen and Jonathon were the same) — He had to be a troll! (Later on, Rachel confirmed just how stupid I was.. – but he wasn’t human!)

  547. theresa ramcharan

    I never figured it out, didn’t know until told in the book.

  548. I honestly knew he was more than human, but I didn’t figure out he was an elf until Rachel did. I thought he was some sort of demon hybrid. Turns out, Rachel is.

  549. Tara Sanders-Vanover

    I was pretty sure he was an elf when he didn’t like being around Jenks and didn’t want pixies on his property. But I also questioned my guess because you aren’t very predictable and I figured knowing you he would be something else entirely. It was excited to know that my guess was correct since most guesses while reading were wrong! Thx for having such an awesome giveaway for your fans ❀

  550. Laura Fiore

    I was suspicious for a while, but I didn’t really “know” he was an elf until right before Rachel. We love this series, and I am sad it is ending. *sniff, sniff*

  551. jonnie

    I didn’t, you had to tell me. Knew there was something unique about him, so rachael had to clue me in.

  552. Katherine Jenks

    I figured it out the same time Rachel did. It took me completely by surprise.

  553. I had a good idea he was something different. I thought he may be Fae. I discovered he was an Elf along with Rachel. I am sure I missed some hints during my first read.

  554. Becky Daresh

    I had been thinking that I knew what Trent was for a bit before Rachel. Jenks was a big help…as always!

  555. Javinder

    I can’t count how many times I’ve read the series. It’s definitely my go to when I’m not sure what I want to read! I didn’t figure out what he was until Rachel did. I knew he was something, but didn’t clue in to him being an elf since everyone thought they’d died out.

  556. Stephanie

    It has been a long time on the details for me. And Jenks is who I look to for many of my clues because Rachel doesn’t always parse information the quite the same way (often going around John Brown’s barn and through her *ahem* leather pants). I’ve always been fond of Trent, even when he wasn’t kind, I felt there was something deeper to him that deserved waiting on and once those tiny acts began happening, I knew he was special and worthy of so much to come. Because he must be working for or towards something unimaginable as his goal, to all of us, at that point. And ironically I never trusted Nick and he always tried to present as, well you know. So, once the extinction of elves became more frequently talked about, I felt sure he was an elf before Rachel figured it out.

  557. Kylie

    I figured it out before Rachel, but only just barely. I can’t remember what clued me in.

  558. Ellen Hotchkiss

    I have read the series Twice now.. read along will be the third time. I wasnt sure but had suspcions just before about same time as Rachel the first time through. But reading the second time through and knowing how he would be different in later books was delicious with foreshadowing (even if it was unintentional or maybe it was intentional). I cant not wait to see what is in store for the next book. preordered it a long long long time ago.

  559. Sam

    I knew he was an elf before Rachel. He was an unknown species and Jenks’ nose helped tip me off.

  560. Hehe…before Rachel…thanks to Jenks!

  561. Debbie Collinsmuse82

    Rachel and I figured out what Trent is at about the same time. I agreed with the decision not to tell Jenks. It’s haunted me.

  562. Lacey Smith

    I was hoping that he was an elf! Jenks roused my suspicions even more! FANTASTIC SERIES!!!

  563. Sasha

    I knew he was something other than human but I didn’t figure out he was an elf before Rachel did.

  564. I did have a pretty good idea that Trent was an elf after all the clues that were left for us πŸ™‚ It was still a great story line though.

  565. Maranda Smith

    Nope, I hadn’t a clue until Rachel figured it out. And then I was all grins!

  566. Charlcie Ackarie

    I think I remember figuring it out before Rachel. Now it seems obvious but then it was a complete aha moment.

  567. Aaron Jeffries

    I figured it out with Rachel. Trent has always been one of favorite characters in the series. I’m stoked seeing him on The Undead Pool cover!

  568. CF

    I knew he was something else because Jenks couldn’t tell what he was just was sure what until Rachel found out.

  569. Kym

    OK, it’s been about 3 years since I first read GBU, but I have always been scarily dense when it comes to figuring things out! I don’t think I knew any sooner than Rachel did, and I must say, I am glad to see that I am not alone in that! πŸ˜‰

  570. Charles Taylorc

    Cover is excellent! Would make a great poster!

  571. Katie Milkey

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did!!!!!

  572. kittybelle103108

    I didn’t know until – as usual – I was walloped with it. πŸ™‚ I knew there was something going on, but until Rachel figured it out, I wasn’t quite sure…

  573. Jessica Little

    I had an idea he was a elf of Jenks but was not sure until Rachel was sure. I like the surprises you always have in every book.

  574. Morgan

    I found out the same time Rachel did, but I was so sure Jenks would have been able to sniff him out!

  575. Denise

    I’m a huge fan of the series, but it’s been a while since I’ve read this one, so I’ll have to comment on the cover instead. I love *all* of the covers for this series. They’re always sexy, but also, seriously grrrl-power.

    I know I’m not cut out to walk even an hour in Rachel’s shoes, but I’d really love to borrow a pair of her gorgeous boots sometime. *grin*

  576. Bobbie Barber

    Jenks’ reaction gave it away. Love all the books.

  577. lavinia68

    I figured it out right before Rachel did, when she was thinking about the ever-after and the elf-demon war that caused the Witches to leave

  578. Yodamom

    I did not figure it out before Rachel. i thought he was some highbred something but really didn’t have a clue. He was too, irritated by her otherness not to be other himself, and then there was his powerful presence. I always loved him, even when he was the biggest jerk around. LOL

  579. Andrew Harris

    To be honest, I didn’t even try to figure out what Trent was. I paid for ride, and just strapped in to see what exciting things and people you’d show me. And I’ve kept getting back in line each time you’ve come out with a new ride in your series.

  580. Heather

    I figured it out when they were talking about elves being extinct and then they didn’t know what Trent was and I went ‘Ah ha!’ πŸ™‚

  581. G. McKenney

    Ah, I knew going into the series what Trent was because my sister had talked about him (and Jenks) in her enthusiasm to make me pick up the series. But I am certain I would have figured it out–or very strongly suspected it–pretty quickly because of the clues mentioned in posts above. I also knew about Kisten and his fate, which I don’t know if that hurt or helped as I was reading (I really, really, really liked Kisten).

  582. jeannie Platt

    I had an idea of what he was but wasn’t sure due to the way you write you had me guessing right up till Rachel figured it out. Love your books and this series btw.

  583. Kelly Pirson

    Before Rachel, Jenks couldn’t figure out what he was.

  584. Kathy Brookes

    I don’t remember when I figured it out… It’s been a while since I read it. But I do remember thinking “of course he’s an elf”

  585. Karla crosby

    When I started reading about this race of extinct species I suspected that was what Trent was, because right from the start he was always gonna be something unique

  586. GK

    I don’t remember when I realized what Trent was, I read that one so long ago. I do remember laughing at the “cookie maker” insult!

  587. Alexis

    Honestly, I had no clue as to what Trent was until Rachel figured it out. Truth be told, I like to be surprised, and was stopping myself from thinking on it too much.

    Trent being an elf is so perfect. I couldn’t see him as any other type of Inderlander.

  588. I figured it out when Rachel was in her cage as a mink!…. but it was fun watching Rachel and Ivy figure it out together.

  589. Melicent Stossel

    I don’t really remember anymore! But I knew he had to be SOMETHING, because he went to so much trouble to never identify himself as anything. Huge red flag.

  590. Christina

    I figured it out at about the same time as Rachel. lol, I knew something was up, just not sure EXACTLY what IT was!

  591. Vicky

    I had an inkling early on but I was never completely sure until Rachel found out.

  592. paula bibbee

    I thought Trent was going to turn out to be like her brother for a while..but i was wrong love reading to see how wrong i had guessed

  593. Stephanie F.

    I suspected it but was never sure. I became positive about the same time Rachel did and was very happy with the outcome.

  594. josefina sinclair

    I knew Trent was an elf when they were first mentioned. When jenks couldn’t tell what he was and then we hear about a race of people who are supposedly extinct so I just assumed.

  595. Sandy

    I didn’t know until rachel did

  596. I knew Trent was not human because of Jenks, but I did not know what he was until Rachel figured it out. I thought he might be an elf because of certain clues dropped throughout, and the fact that each Inderlander has a different smell and Jenks could recognize each, but it took Rachel knowing for me to really know.

  597. Alex

    I hate to say I didn’t figure it out before Rachel. I knew he was not human but not sure what he really was.

  598. Tracey Sommers

    I didn’t know for sure till Rachel clued me in. Re-reading the series now and I can’t believe I missed it. There were so many cookie crumbs.

  599. Lisa Klaus

    I will admit that it did not click until it Rachel mentioned in the book.

  600. Carol

    I knew he was awesome but didn’t know how cool of awesome until Rachel knew

  601. Marcie

    I honestly do not remember when I figured it out since it was so many rereads ago. I do remember saying “ah HAH, I was right!” when Rachel figured it out. Now I have to finish my costume so I can get back to rereading!

  602. Krystal

    It’s been a long time but I think I remember strongly suspecting it out sometime in the first book. Especially went he tried to hunt her. Then of course I knew for sure in the second. The humans didn’t all die out so why should hybrid elves?

  603. Heather Lawson

    I Was GuessinG Up Until The Last Minute.. And When Rachel Finally FigurEd It Out. It Was A Real A Ha Moment For Me. But Then Out LoOked Out To Be The Only Logical Answer. Lol

    • sky

      I was thinking maybe dragon or elf but really wasn’t sure. I just know I didn’t like him at first, and now he has grown on me. :j

  604. Stephanie Dujnic

    Honestly I can’t remember, but knowing me I probably didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. I think I knew something was different but with so many types of species to choose from it is hard to make a knowing guess. I’m still trying to like him – though changing opinions is very hard on me, the fact that I no longer hate him is saying a lot.

  605. Michelle Kirby

    I didn’t know what he was until Rachel told me. I knew he was different, I just wasn’t sure what kind of different!

  606. Wendy P.

    I figured it out a little bit before Rachel did, it was awesome to have my suspicions confirmed,lol

  607. I suspected he was an elf based on Jenk’s reactions to him. Love me some handsome elfs.

  608. Anja

    I honestly don’t know any more… I guess I knew he was something entirely different, because of the hints from Jenks, but I was never sure…

  609. purrfectkatus

    With so many ways to do magic it was hard to tell what he was. I finally got it just before Rachel did. I just wish I could remember what originally clued me in those few years ago.

  610. Lara Cox

    I had no idea what Trent was! I didn’t figure out until Rachel did – I am such a visceral reader, that I actually try NOT to figure out what is going to happen and spoil things for myself! πŸ™‚

  611. It was a real suprise for me. A nice one ! Thank you for your books, it’s such a great serie

  612. Tiffany Mix

    I figured it out before Rachel that Trent was an elf. Jenks hepled me make my assumption. You had mentioned it earlier in the book. Just made sense.

  613. maria

    I figured out he was more than human when you introduced him. Figured him for an elf, but was unsure. Love your books and this series is awesome.

  614. Samantha Noblit

    I started thinking that Trent could be an elf when they were first mentioned. It was always stated that no one knew what he was, even pixies couldn’t tell. Then we hear about a race of people who are supposedly extinct so I just connected the dots because why else work the elf race so heavily in to the history of the ever after.

  615. Jennifer B

    Honestly I think I had inklings for some time based off small things like Jenks’s reaction to him and how secretive he was.

  616. david dumanski

    I figured out Trent was an Elf shortly before Rachel and was very excited when i found out i was right πŸ™‚

  617. I thought he was a sorcerer/witch hybrid, I disliked him he grew on me

  618. Verra

    I knew Trent wasn’t a human right away, but it wasn’t until right before Rachel knew the truth, did I figure it all out.

  619. Katie L

    I can’t remember the exact moment, but I know that it was something with Ceri that gave me the ah ha moment about Trent. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

  620. With your books I learned early on to not guess too much, or even try to anticipate what the outcome will be because the results are better than my imagination! Once it was figured out I loved the changes that the series had to do to deal with him being an elf! Oh, and I am still crossing my fingers for a new baby! Lots and lots of magic!

  621. Kesha

    I figured it out before Rachael. Jenks had no clue what he was and I figured that it was because he had never knowingly smelled an elf since they were supposedly extinct, so he would have no reference to base Trent’s origins.

  622. To be honest it’s been so long since I read it that I can’t remember what facts clued me in but I do remember I figured it out slightly before Rachael had it all figured out.

  623. Tiffany Mix

    I figured it out before Rachel because you had already mentioned trolls and it just made sense. Love your writing style though. You are a genious.

  624. Pierre Tremblay

    I think it was about the same time as Rachel, but I had some doubts.

  625. Ale

    I had no idea Tent was an elf until Rachel figured it out but I knew he was something special and important to the story πŸ™‚

  626. At the same time she did.

  627. Carissa

    I had suspicions from the early descriptions and I think it was Ceri that hammered that in for me. When Trent and Rachel finally get down to business is still keeping me guessing though. Of course I still miss Kist!

  628. I knew there was something up with Trent. First off i started to like him. Second was little things Jenks said. Then when Rachel found out I was like I knew it was something lol. So that being said I found out with our girl Rachel.

  629. Desiree Franklin

    Didn’t know until Rachel did…i’m slow…

  630. I figured it out when you wrote the they were extinct. I figured you put that information in because it was important.

  631. Amanda

    It’s been a long time, but I’m pretty sure I figured it out before Rachel.

  632. Regan Hinson

    I figured it out when she was smelling the earthly smells.

  633. Christa

    I knew he wasn’t human, but wasn’t completely sure what he was until Rachel figured it out

  634. Brittney Kurtz

    I knew there was something unusual about him but honestly had no idea Trent was an elf until Rachel found out, then everything clicked in place.

  635. Jen

    I think I figured it out in the first book, between Rachel talks about the elves dying out, and when she’s in Trent’s garden musing about the absolute lack of pixies and faeries. Elf was the only thing that made sense, since it was the only race that had “died off” and why would anyone else want to hide what they are from the rest of the world?

    It was the cinnamon flavored blood that really convinced me I was right, but confirmation in book two made my day.

  636. Kayla

    I never had the chance to figure it out because my mom spoiled it for me in her desperation to make me try reading them. (And it worked, I absolutely love elves so tried the series and I think within ten pages I absolutely loved Rachel and couldn’t care less about an elf dude coming into the books later on!)

  637. Christine Bowden

    I had a feeling that there was something more to Trent. I found myself sort of liking him as well oops lol. Jenks was dropping some serious clues. When Rachel figured it out I was like I knew it was something. So I guess in the end I found out with our girl Rachel.

  638. Cindy Lou

    Wish I could say I figured it out before Rachael, but I didn’t figure it out until she did, lol πŸ™‚

  639. Victoria

    I didn’t know for sure until Rachel knew.

  640. Cyndy Vaughn

    I didn’t figure it out before Rachel found out but thought he was something just didn’t know what.

    Thank you for keeping them exciting and letting us watch these characters grow into who they are today.. can’t wait til Feb!!

  641. Lindsey

    Love the cover can’t wait to finish reading about Rachel and Trent. Hope I win!!’

  642. Elise

    Immediately thought he’d be an elf based on his secrecy regarding species and the assumption that elves were extinct; it was nice to watch Rachel confirm suspicions in her very Rachel way. πŸ™‚

  643. Faith

    I had my suspensions but shortly before Rachel figured it out. I knew he was something because Jinx couldn’t figure out what his smell was.

  644. I realy supposed it…First i thought he could be a human or a unknown inderlander race but for me it was 100% clear when rachel figured it out.. πŸ˜‰

  645. Lisa

    I figured it out before Rachel but just barely. πŸ˜‰

  646. Stef S.

    I guessed it when the history of the elves was first mentioned in correlation to Trent not specifically named as another one of the major species.

  647. I’m so dense! I didn’t know until Rachel knew.

  648. Hunter

    My mom was the one who introduced this series to me, I’m pretty sure she was on The Outlaw Demon Wails when I started Dead Witch Walking, so she gave me additional hints about Trent until I figured it out (If my memory is correct I was actually just a page or two away from when Rachel figured it out.) I thought it was an amazing twist!

  649. Justyn

    Im still trying to find out what Trent is! as i’m only 2 books in, as I just found your wonderful series! I have an idea what he is…. but i’m crazy excited to find out! Also the new cover is ridiculous! so Beautiful! I am so Happy to found you and your style Kim, the way you have created the World of the Hollows is amazing! You reignited my spark of reading!!

  650. shirley traynor

    Have not read it yet…. so behind in my books! 😦 But your cover is very intriguing and sexy with those long legs! As always, I am many times attracted to books by the covers and yours just draw me in!

  651. Kelly Harrison

    The first time I correctly guessed was when Rachel bit Trent and he tasted like wine and cinnamon.

  652. Amy

    I haven’t read the book, but love the series!

  653. Elizabeth Eyre Braun

    I suspected there was something strange and yet to be discovered, but did not really find out until Rachael did.The way Jenks acted around him and the way he smelled…. Strong clues and I was suspicious.

  654. Kelly

    I suspected early on but wasn’t certain til Rachel knew.

  655. Bethany Frear

    I think I may have skipped ahead to find out- looks guilty- so when Rachel did. Great give-away, thanks.

  656. Gail Sparhawk-Shull

    I think I discovered his identity about the same time as Rachel. I knew it would be different since Jenks had such a hard time trying to figure it out too. Boy was he pissed when he found out she knew and didn’t tell him.

  657. Mindy

    I knew when Jenks said he had no smell…

  658. Porsha Mills

    I thought he was going to be either an Elf or part demon like Rachel with all that mystical floaty hair. Then I noticed his Saan around him and the elf thing clicked.

  659. Krista

    I am horrible at guessing this stuff so I didn’t know for sure until Rachel knew.

  660. Manda

    I kind of figured he was different especially with Jenks mentioning the way he smells and stuff, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachael.

  661. Dee

    I think I figured it out just before Rachel, because there were only a few species talked about and I knew he wasn’t a witch or vampire. When Rachel got it I was sure.

  662. I suspected it but was not totally sure until Rachel found out!

  663. Katrina Ortensie

    It wasn’t until Rachael figured it out

  664. Gwenllian Viant

    Had an idea he was gonna be an elf – blonde hair and superior attitude were big hints.

  665. Aylah O'Connell

    I figured out the same time as Rachel, had run through a list of possibilities in my head and completely forgot elves! Keebler cookies was definitely a clever way to let Trent know Rachel knew,
    Loved it.

  666. Dawn

    I was unsure until Rachel knew for sure!

  667. Ailsa Richardson

    Think I figured it out by the end of the first book, but I remember debating with my sister in law as to all the options. I figured there was too much mystery surrounding him for him to be anything else plus the way Jonathan responded to him meant something big! Totally loved how it clicked with Rachel and I actually shouted out loud “I knew it!” much to my husbands confusion!

  668. Renee

    I believe I thought he might be an elf a bit before Rachel realized it, but I was not sure until she also figured it out. I can’t recall what tipped me off, but it was clear he was something, and we knew that elves once existed…

  669. Ria

    It has been so long with so many re-reads I don’t really remember.

  670. adelle medberry

    Jeez I can’t remember? Been a while since I read this one! Gotta dig it out and READ, I’m usually a book junkie, but have been putting myself to shame with my lack of current reading. Getting worried that I’m broken lol.

  671. I tried so hard to figure out what Trent was from the very beginning! I actually had a little notepad and wrote every single supernatural being I could think of, and cross out the ones that did not convince me. I think I discovered it (though it was more of a hunch, or suspicion, rather than a firm knowing) just a bit before Rachel. When Rachel bit him though and she mentioned what he tasted like…that was a tip. Once again, thank you Kim for letting us be part of your wonderful world!

  672. Jennifer

    I don’t know that I ever figured it out; I was simply reading along. However, I honestly can’t remember since I’ve read the whole series so many times.

  673. Teresa Larson

    The cover for Ever After is pretty cool πŸ™‚

  674. xsarahxundeadx

    I haven’t gotten far enough to figure out what Trent is yet but I can’t wait to. I love this series!!

  675. Angie

    I didn’t know until Rachel figured it out

  676. I’d like to say I figured it out early on…but I know that I didn’t get it until Rachel did. I think I might have figured it out a sentence or two before she did, but pretty much the same time. It was fun discovering it with her the first time. Re-reading it I realize it was pretty obvious when you see the clues. Why else go out of the way to mention a race that has disappeared…unless it was relevant later?

  677. Anwenn

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did because I was so sure that all elves were extinct that I didn’t consider elves.

  678. Megan

    Same time as Rachel.

  679. socialkim

    I figured it out about the same time Rachel did!

  680. Jenah

    I kind of figured it out before Rachel. Something about the idea that the elves were extinct set off bells.

  681. Chelsea

    I have gone through the series so many times it ia hard to say. I don’t think I knew until juat before she was working it out with Ivy.

  682. Tammie

    I had a feeling Trent was an elf when Jenks smelled something but not vampire. Then Rachel proved me right! πŸ™‚

  683. Dora

    Although I’ve read the books I’d like to comment on the cover. The first time I’ve read “The midnight kiss” (that’s the italian name) the cover really baffled me because it pictured a girl with black curly hair… While Rachel is a red-head! But when I saw the US one I was like “wow”! Ahah it totally has a different atmosphere!
    (Sorry for the bad english, not my first language πŸ˜› )

  684. Amanda Waite

    I think I figured it out about the same time as Rachel the first time I read it. Rereading it I saw all the clues and wondered how I didn’t notice sooner

  685. Ashley Woods

    I knew he would be something we had not seen yet, but I wasn’t sure until Rachel found out.

  686. Brandy Martinez

    I knew Trent was going to be something cool but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. Then it all made sense.

  687. Danielle DePietro

    I knew there was something different about him, but I didn’t know what it was until Rachel found out.

  688. LeAnne B

    I found out the same time as Rachel. Doing the re-read has made me think… I should have picked up on the hints πŸ™‚

  689. Meredith

    Unfortunately I didn’t figure out what Trent was until you told us in the book!!!!

  690. Karen Nicholson

    I knew he was something different, but had no idea he was an elf, so I totally found out when Rachel did πŸ™‚

  691. AmyRieschl

    I had NO idea until Rachel did!

  692. Deborah Metheny

    When Rachel did. but think back there were hints of a big difference. and i loved jenks reaction.

  693. Brenda Rorie-Baety

    I didn’t know either, my hubby plays a lot of online multiplayer games and knew he was an elf right away..I hadn’t a clue! Then I said “ahhh I get it now!!” See you in March!! BJR

  694. Jamie

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did!

  695. Amy B

    hmmm… been a while – I have to re-read. Love the cover of Ever After….

  696. Abigail Boyle

    I love all the Hollows books and how Rachel has changed and grown! So excited for the next one!

  697. When Jenks could not place Trent’s scent, I knew he had to be a dead or thought dead species. Then the wild magic that Rachel encountered at his estate made me think he had to be an elf. What a nice twist things πŸ™‚

  698. Caitlin V.

    I honestly had no clue what he was until Rachel figured it out. Obviously I knew he was different, since Jenks didn’t know what he was, but I didn’t know exactly what until Rachel said it.

  699. Jose Angel

    i didnt see it coming, i found out the same time Rachel did.

  700. Paula smith

    I think I figured it out a few chapters before. His described features reminded me of the elf in lord of the rings. Just finished ever after and loved it. I have really enjoyed your books over the last few years. Thank you! I still think it would make a great tv series. Just saying! πŸ˜‰

  701. Tanya Rosenbalm

    I realized it a bit before Rachel so I found myself yelling at the book while she was trying to piece everything together like “he’s an elf Rachel!!!!” It was still awesome how she and Jenks figure it out and a bit funny to picture Jenks tantrum when he founds out she kept it a secret from him. πŸ™‚

  702. Diana

    I wasn’t certain until Rachel said it but I was suspicious due to the history clues and of course, Jenks.

  703. Krystle Streight

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel although looking back the hints were there lol

  704. Chelsea S.

    I remember having my suspicions that he was an elf before Rachel, but not very much before.

  705. xsarahxundeadx

    I have not read far enough to know what Trent is yet but I can’t wait to find out. I love this book series!

  706. liz

    I figured it out some where between the first mention of elves having died out during the turn and Jenks not being able to tell what he was from his smell.

  707. Eric Taynor

    I was too engrossed in the story to figure it out.

  708. Harlena Dyer

    I suspected that Trent was an elf after Jenks couldn’t tell what he was & it was stated that elves were extinct. My brain said β€œnu-uh”

  709. Randy

    I hadn’t placed what he was until it came down to crunch time for Rachael but knew something was up with him.

  710. Sarah M.

    I’m trying to remember that far back!! Trent is just Trent, though I think I didn’t figure him out until Rachel did. I have a vague recollection of being surprised that I didn’t deduce it earlier…

  711. Kacy

    When Rachel kept saying he smelled like cinnamon I figured it out… For some reason I kept associating cinnamon with a Keebler elf!! Lol

  712. Lacy

    When she picked up on the scent of cinnamon and wine. It was so different than the scents of vampires or witches, and as each scent of their blood encompasses who they are- I knew with that bit of spice he had to be what it was eventually revealed that he was πŸ™‚ Love it!

  713. Nicole

    When rachel did

  714. In love with Trent from the beginning.Didn’t matter what he was just that he was. He is the perfect counter to Rachel and they are so alike in so many ways

  715. Christy McDowell

    I didn’t figure out what Trent was until Rachel did.

  716. Susan S.

    Rachel figured it out before me.

  717. Jer

    I had my suspicions but just wasn’t sure what Trent was until Rachel said it..

  718. Troy Gilliland

    I’m not sure exactly when I picked up on what Trent really was(besides a jerk),but I know it was before Rachael. She did confirm it for me,though.

  719. Danielle Reilly

    I think I had my suspicions but wasn’t sure and when Rachel realised it was like a light bulb going on lol! Fabulous books I love them, thanks

  720. Jasmien

    Although I’m one of those people who’ve figured out everything a long time before it is written down, the Hollows series seem to test me since I always get too carried away by the story so that I’m really not puzzling things together.
    I found out when Rachel did, but I always thought he was probably a known species and just covered his scent so he wouldn’t be favoured or hated by some just because of his species. I’d never guessed Quen would be the same species though.

  721. Brittany

    Love this series!! I never want it to end! P.S please please come to Florida! πŸ™‚

  722. Aya

    His dislike of Fairies, and Jenks freaking out tipped it off for me.

  723. To be honest i had an inkling of what he might be. Everything about his was slightly off. i ruled out quite a bit. I was hoping for Elf since rarely do you see a book that has one with in it’s bindings, that isn’t other worldly. Trent is pretty but not girly pretty. However it was not confirmed until Rachel found out. I was quite happy with the outcome, i love Trent.

  724. Kate Cooper

    I knew there was something but I figured I out when Rachel did

  725. As soon as Rachel started figuring it out, my brain caught on too. The increasing elf chatter helped as well.

  726. Samantha M Perkins

    I started to realize what he was when he was described but it wasn’t confirmed until Rachel figured it out.

  727. Trisha Conry

    I started to suspect in the first book

  728. kalyn mccall

    I had my suspicions that he was fey from the moment he was introduced. However it wasn’t confirmed until Rachel of course came to the conclusion, though Jenks did help me out.

  729. Amanda Higbie

    I started to suspect with Jenks (not being able to tell what he smelled like) and how he and his parents had never put the species down. I was pretty much certain but wasn’t 100% until she figured it out.

  730. Chelsea mcauliffe

    When jenks didn’t know what he was based on smelling him.

  731. maureen lockhart

    I knew he was different just didn’t figure out elf until Rachel did…..although I was thinking some kind of faery. I love all the covers. Looking at them then reading the books to see how it fits into the story and they all do…….

  732. Lorrie Palmer

    Been a while since I read this book, But sure I figured it out when Rachael did. Jenks not knowing his scent, no pixies…..should have known. Love these books, thank you!

  733. Stephanie Thompson

    I found out Trent was an Elf before Rachel, and when she found out it just confirmed my suspicions.

  734. Kim Vankirk

    I knew something was up when Jenks couldn’t figure it out. That pixie nose was confused, do I had a feeling he was going to be something no one had seen in a while!

  735. Laura K Thorpe

    I thought he was a hybrid of some sort….but I had no idea what he was until Rachel did! πŸ™‚ *Interesting that she turned out to be the hybrid!* [I tried posting here this morning from my Blackberry but it looks like my comment didn’t take.]

  736. Kim

    I believe clues had been laid, but I try to follow the story and not read to much into it, just let it develope naturally…..so I would say I had my suspicions before Rach, but I waited for her to verify.

  737. Loving Jenks, when he knew something was up, and confirmed when Racael knew
    Love The Hollows

  738. Patty McClellan

    right before Rachel.. his description gave the hint & jenks helped

  739. Loving Jenks, I suspected when he knew and confirmed it when Rachael did
    Love The Hollows

  740. I have to admit that I did not know exactly what Trent was until Rachel did.

  741. Kasey Eaton

    Wow.. that was so long ago! I can’t even remember! Guess I’m going to have to go back and re-read everything. It’s about that time anyway. πŸ™‚ I think it was before Rachel.

  742. Courtney Durham

    I think i figured it out with Rachel. Love you books

  743. Jacquelyn Martin-Hruban

    Before Rachel

  744. Hannah

    I didn’t know for sure until Rachel did but I had a hunch due to all the hints (spider silk, Jenks not knowing his scent, and everything else). Love this series!

  745. I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. I loved this book!

  746. Many suspicions before Rachel figured it out, it was nice to have her confirm it.

  747. Melanie Jarvis

    I couldn’t figure it out until Rachel did. I knew he was different because Jenks couldn’t figure it out, but I didn’t know what he was until then.

  748. danica krewsky

    I had a good idea he was different, just didn’t know what flavor of different until Rachael figured it out.

  749. Nevenka

    You know I didn’t start the read along, although … Wait. I can’t remember which book it was, let alone when. Surely not the first. Okay. I gave a friend my copies of the first books. I will get another copy and start the reread. I should be caught up to you by the end of the week. πŸ™‚

  750. Heather Kranick

    I knew when Rachel figured ig out but I knew something was up when Jenks couldnt figure him out.

  751. I knew he was an Elf when he was described, and I don’t know why. Maybe because I imagined Orlando Bloom as he looked in the LOTR books, so it was already “there” in my head. πŸ˜€ (besides, it seems that when the characters are described, all other species do NOT have blond hair, but BLACK. So that sort of gave it away. Read it and see – the elves are all blond, Rachel and her family are redheads, but everyone else has “black” hair. hmmmmm….. (except MAYBE Marshall, but I can’t figure it out. no one has “brown” or “brunette” hair)

  752. Brett christensen

    I was’nt sure until Rachel found out. I love the series!

  753. Wendy Bailey

    It has been a while since my 1st read but I think it was when Rachel did.

  754. ThaΓ­s Balthazar

    I was guessing he was some other type of Inderlander than the ones we were accustomed to seeing. Jenks not been able to recognize him and all. But I really didn’t figured out he was an elf, Since I though they were extinct. So I think it was when Rachel did.

  755. Cheryl Kesner

    I figured it out before Rachel. Just on how he acted and what he looked like. He’s one of my favorite characters!

  756. I honestly don’t remember if I figured it out before or after. I read them up so fast that sometimes it just becomes Hollows soup in my head – doesn’t help that I’ll go on a marathon read and the sleep deprivation delirium sets in πŸ™‚
    #lovemybooks

  757. amy Hetrick

    When Rachel Did…

  758. Heather

    I don’t think I figured out out until she did. I was too caught up in everything else. πŸ™‚

  759. It’s been awhile since I read this the first time. I don’t remember when I figured it out, but I’ll look forward to re-reading the series to remind myself.

  760. I had started to suspect in the first book, but knew a little before Rachel. Of course the only reason I figured it out is because I spend entirely too much time reading.

  761. Amy Anderson

    Gawd, I love your books!

  762. Laura J

    I remember figuring it out before she did, but not long before. Lots of little clues added up. πŸ™‚

  763. When Jenks said he couldn’t figure out what Trent smelled like.

  764. Jill McKnight

    I knew there was something unusual about Trent, but I thought he might be a demon, based on his hostility and the level of danger their interactions entailed.

    Thanks for your creativity! Love these books!

  765. MissB2U

    I started to suspect when Jenks let on, but not for sure until Rachel did.

  766. Evie

    Just about the same moment Rachel did. Obviously something was up with him, but I didn’t quite know what until it actually unfolded.

  767. Susan

    Jenks did it for me! Honestly I always was curious about his character, too much hidden but still too much that was “public”

  768. Jennie

    I didn’t know until Rachel and Ivy figured it out. I loved how the scene played out though. The cookies were an awesome idea πŸ™‚

  769. I didn’t have a clue until Rachel figured it out πŸ™‚

  770. Christine Hansen

    I found out the same time as Rachel did!

  771. I’m behind but have the first on my tbr. Going to get to it soon! Now I have to know what this is about. πŸ˜€

  772. sarah wood

    i didnt know until rachel did

  773. I knew about Trent before Rachel did. Jenks helped wit his sneaky attempts to smell Trent but I kind of guessed about his Elfish heritage because Elves had not been mentioned in the series yet and they are a magical, old world species which was hinted at by how Trent worked his magic.

  774. John Mueller

    I was fairly sure he was an elf before Rachel, but I try to to jump to conclusions after I got led down a path by a writer, then suddenly it was all misdirection. Once Rachel confirmed it I felt vindicated.

  775. Tabea GlΓ€ser

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did but i knew that there is something strange with him! πŸ™‚ I loooove your books…sorry for my bad english…maybe i have do read the books in english…so that my skill is getting better πŸ™‚

  776. Becky

    Oh man tough question! So early in the series to think back! I figured him out when Rachel did, but only because she let me in on it. I had no clue elves could be the answer, but I knew he wasn’t evil before Rachel. I love his personality too much, if he was evil that’d mean I am too…love your books Kim, keep them coming!

  777. You are one of my favorite authors, and I always look forward to seeing what Rachel is up to next.

  778. Michelle

    By process of elimination. Elves were extinct but Jenks didn’t know what he was.

  779. I didn’t have a clue until Rachel figured it out!

  780. salem smith

    I remember thinking “wouldn’t it be awesome if he was an Elf!” and then the next page she figured it out.

  781. Michele Phelps

    I figured it out at the same time that Rachel did even though I knew that he wasn’t human. I just wasn’t sure exactly what he was.

  782. Lisa Mankin

    Jenks was your main clue-giver…and I ran neck and neck with Rachel.

  783. I was aware there was something different about Trent, but I did not figure it out until shortly before Rachel did. I was quite pleasantly surprised when I found out.

  784. Kristy Davidson

    It was just before Rachel. The fact that Jenks didn’t know helped. Ya shoulda heard me at 10 pm screaming & doing a happy dance. My husband thought I’d gone a little more mad than usual.

  785. Figured he was something with all the little clues- narrowed it down to a couple thoughts but it was confirmed with Rachael’s realization

  786. Kelly L.

    I had it niggling in the back of my mind when it was first stated that the elves had died out, but kept being mentioned here and there. Someone with Trents’ means an wealth would have protected his identity, something that was very much expressed as a preference of his. How sweet it was to discover that nothing is as it seems in The Hollows world!

  787. I’ve not read the book yet,but the cover art is awesome,that would catch my attention…I truly love the Hollows…. Thanks for the awesome giveaway……

  788. Heather Wicks

    I knew he was different but didn’t really get it until Rachel figured it out. Although I’m not nearly close to the most recent release in the series, I love the new cover…I am curious as to why she’s blonde. Love the books!!

  789. Jessica Hamilton

    I was thinking elf but never really was convicted until Rachel found out at the the same.

  790. Christopher Kaylor

    Had an idea he was different because he seemed to like woods and forests more than the other interlanders

  791. Camille

    I was clueless! I had no idea until Rachel told me! I probably wondered once, when they mentioned that elves were gone, but you had me guessing!

  792. It has been a while since I read this book, but I remember I didn’t figure it out before Rachel.

  793. Cassandra Bryson

    I knew before Rachel did. Not only did his appearence speak Fae but his mannerisms. Being a trickster himself, telling half truths at times which Fae are known for. Also with Jenks not being able to figure him out and knowing the Elven population was almost wiped out and that Trent was so secretive about aspects of himself. It was my guess.

  794. Laura

    I had the thought in the back of my head in the first book when Rachel explains the tomato disaster and mentions that all the elves were wiped out. However, it was only an afterthought when Rachel figures it out. I didn’t put the clues together before her. But I remember thinking in the first book that elves would have been a cool and interesting addition.

  795. rinib

    Had a feeling he was not regular human, but will have to say I figured it at the same time as Rachel – I was too busy following the story πŸ™‚

  796. Before. I love Rachel, but she’s not always the quickest to catch one. I would have to go back and read the books again. It’s been a year or 2.

  797. Tasha

    I had no idea until Rachel figured it out, if there were clues to it, i completely missed it :-S

  798. Jenks definately tipped me off that Trent was an elf!!!

    LOVE your books!!!!

  799. Nicole G.

    I realized the same time as Rachel. Elves aren’t really mentioned much before that and it wasn’t even on my radar as a possibility.

  800. Janet

    When Jenks couldn’t figure him out, I knew he wasn’t any species already defined; but when Rachel figured it out, I think I yelled “AHA!!!” and then apologized to my husband for waking him up.

  801. Yolanda

    I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. I figured he was some kind of Fae but couldn’t put my finger on it.

  802. Julie

    Same time as Rachel!

  803. Meredith Moore

    I don’t really remember how I found out what Trent was. I guess it was around the time that Rachel did. I am pretty sure that I had figured it out before her, but not by much. I do however remember when Jenks found out. Poor Jenks had to be the last to know.

  804. Rebecca H

    I had no idea what he was exactly until Rachel figured it out! πŸ™‚ I only knew that he was different.

  805. Kellie

    when Rachel did…

  806. Laura M

    I suspected something was different but had no idea as to what until Rachel figured it out! LOVE the cover!!!

  807. I wasn’t sure until Rachel said so. Was surprised that Jenks didn’t know earlier, but then maybe he never smelled Elf. Loved the surprise tho.

  808. It seemed like I realized he was different fairly early on because of Jenks, but I dont think I actually knew what he was until Rachel did.

  809. Gavi

    I did not know who Trent was until Rachel knew.

  810. Katherine

    I have to tell on myself. I never figured out what Trent was until it was obvious *blush*. I don’t know why I didn’t consider ******. (no spoiler). BTW, I just love this read along idea it has been great fun so far. Thanks Kim for all the inside info too. It makes the stories that much more enjoyable.

  811. I knew that he was something of the sort when he would not allow pixies in his gardens. I didn’t know for sure, for sure until Rachel did though I had my suspicions.

  812. Ginger Harden

    The descriptions of Trent along with every supe i can think of gave it away for me.

  813. I remember that I figured it out before Rachel, largely because Jenks couldn’t get his scent. I figured that he had to be a mixed breed elf–definitely wasn’t human! I don’t think it was a LONG time before Rachel, but a bit before.

  814. I figured it out before Rachel. There were a lot of subtle hints in the books and the most obvious was the sticky silk. There is no reason for someone with a massive garden to keep pixies away unless they have something to hide.

  815. Carrie Danford

    Love love love your books and Rachel!
    I was slow on this one and figured it out about the same time Rachel did. The new cover rocks.

  816. Cristine

    I did wonder, but was not sure before Ceri arrived =) So i guess i found out a long with Rachel. Reread them all this summer, again. Almost can’t wait for february! =)

  817. Jacqueline BΓΆge

    I thought he is a fairy or sth. cuase he have such a big garden… and then with the tea always i came to the conclusion tha he isnt a fairy :d so i gigured ozut at the same time as rachel..i didnt thought about elfs πŸ˜€ totally forgotten πŸ˜›

  818. Tara Craig

    I’m so bad at trying to figure things out lol so I would have to say the same time as Rachel 😁

  819. I remember thinking that he was going to be different… it’s a fine line between love and hate, and she REALLY hated him. I think I realized it fully when Rachel did tho.

  820. Something was a bit …. off. Jenks confirmed what I had been thinking. Glad to know I was right when Rachel figured it out! Way to go, Kim!!! You rock! Thanks for the great reads – looking forward to many more!

  821. Jessica Zmitrovitch

    I figured something was up, but I had no idea he was going to be an elf. Great surprise. I think its about time for me to reread them again.

  822. Amy Claflin

    Same time Rachel did

  823. I didnt actually realize until Rachel did, but I had a feeling he was a elf

  824. Trudy

    Before Rachel. We knew Trent was something, but Jenks didn’t recognize the scent indicating he was something long thought extinct. Elves, pixies and fairies always seem to go together and yet only fairies and pixies existed in the stories.

  825. Megan

    Didn’t know what he was until Rachel figured it out.

  826. Absolutely knew when Rachel did

  827. Michelle Witt

    I suspected and then I knew before Rachel. All the clues just came together all at once.

  828. Heather Mullenberg

    Not confirmed until Rachel knew. I figured he was something fae. πŸ™‚

  829. Wade

    I figured if out quite a while before Rachel.

  830. Daniel Pearce

    I hope I win!! Love your books, looking forward to the new adventure.

  831. Kim, thank you so much for the amazing giveaway. Been following on Goodreads too under Erin over there in there group. I think I also figured it out around the same time as Rachel. It was a mystery for me most of the book, Ceri helped me solve it some but I wasn’t certain.

  832. kirsten parsons

    When Rachel did!

  833. Just before Rachel, While watching LOTR’s lol, before that I thought he was Tuath de Danna.

  834. Janet S

    I figured it out the same time Rachel did.

  835. shannan morgan

    Bout the Same time rachel did….although I had my suspicions !

  836. kirsten parsons

    With Rachel really.

  837. Riquita Wagner

    I thought he might be elf after the hunt but I was not sure until Rache figured it out.

  838. Ronda

    I guessed it before Rachel but only because Jenks gave it away.

  839. Kathryn Henry

    I figured it out when both Rachel and Jenks pretty much ran down the list of what Inlander he wasn’t and since he wasn’t human..well it gets you thinking πŸ™‚

  840. Kristin Threlkeld

    I knew before Rachael, but don’t remember how I knew. Great books!

  841. Bev

    I think Jenks kind of gave it away for me, I put together the fact that Elves were supposedly an extinct race and how Jenks couldn’t determine what Trent was by his scent.

  842. Sarah New

    I actually realized it when Rachel started to I believe!!! I remember thinking how it made great sense he was an elf. (I was thinking his sorry ass was a troll!) His story of course made you come to mostly love him. Especially his relationship with Jenks! I want those books!

    ❀ Sarah your loyal reader

  843. Justine DeClerck

    I had an awesome English teacher that gave a great lesson on foreshadowing. So the comments about what happened to each species triggered a red flag. Then the comments about pixies knowing scents, their life spans, and Jinx NOT knowing raised another. When the reveal happened I had a “hah, i knew it” cheer and kept right on reading. You did a great job at keeping me guessing till that point. So in all honesty, I wasn’t absolutely sure till Rachel knew.

  844. Diana SΓ‘nchez

    I think I did it at the same time with Rachel. All the mystery around him and Rachel clever as a fox, connecting the dots.
    God! I remember I hate Nick. And I miss Kisten. 😦

  845. Teresa

    Rachel didn’t put it all together until she encountered Ceri. I love it that she lovingly refers to him as a cookie-maker.

  846. Kaala myers

    Rachel definitely knew before i did as to what trent was, but i had figured he was somethig that hadnt really been introduced yet.

  847. Abigail Craig

    I figured it out when Rachel (Jenks maybe…) first made mention of elves…maybe just a little after that, when she talks about Trent some more, but way before Rachel figured it out herself!

  848. Joanna D

    I hadn’t figured out what Trent was until Rachel did, I knew he was different because Jenks couldn’t detect it but hadn’t figured him for….(well I’ll not say, to spare those who haven’t found out yet! No spoiler alerts from this reader!)

  849. Dom

    When Rachel but him when she was a mink. I thought, wouldn’t it be something if he was an elf. Then when Rachel knew, I kind of did a mini happy dance.

  850. lovelaughmusiclife

    Nope, didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. Totally clueless and glad- made for a great surprise!

  851. I had no idea what he was, but I definitely knew he was different! I figured it out right along with Rachel.

  852. DCE

    I didn’t try, really. I waited and wanted the story to reveal it to me, as Rachael discovered it. By the way, with this many books in the series now, I have to ask: when are all of those cocked hips going to go off? πŸ™‚

  853. Right from the get-go I knew he had to be some kind of “fae”. When Jenks could not identify his species and knowing that elves were considered to be extinct, it all slid into place for me. I did keep myself prepared to be wrong. An author always has the ability to throw something new in the ring at ANY time. When it was actually confirmed in the books, I actually baked a cake for my nieces and nephew. They thought it was for no reason,but I knew.

  854. STEPHANIE H.

    I knew he was different, didn’t figure it out until Rachel what he was exactly.

  855. Thelma Lewis

    I figured it out when Rachel. bit him on the finger when she was changed and locked in his office.

  856. Ria Kuhnert

    when Jinx wasn’t allowed close to Trent, but the floating hair was a give away to him not being human, as well as the cinnamon and wine smell.

  857. Phil Lyall

    I pretty much knew Trent was an elf way before Rachel figured it out. There were hints along the way. The fact that elves had been mentioned several times and that they were all gone just didn’t seem right. And since even Jenks couldn’t tell I was sure that was what Trent and company were.

  858. Suzie

    I have not got to that book yet. I am about to start the second book. The good bad the undead is the first book i got from a book club i belonged to not realizing it was a series. When i got the book i went out right away and looked for the first book and fell in love with the storyline. I showed my mom the first story, and she was off buying the next four and let me borrow them when she was done. Loved the cover of the book very well done.

  859. Thought maybe an elf, but I thought it was just as likely he was some sort of demon up until Rachael figured it out… I’ve been thrilled to see how his character has grown over the series!

  860. Catrina Brown

    I knew he wasn’t a human, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did.

  861. Megan Siegel

    I didn’t figure it out! I thought he was something else but I didn’t know what! But I should have figured it out. Lol πŸ™‚

  862. Michelle Colon

    Ilove all the covers – they show Rachel’s progression as she grows into her powers and becomes the confident women she needs to be to protect the ones she loves.

  863. Barb W.

    On the first read, I think had in my mind what he was. There was enough doubt that I was never sure. I didn’t know for sure until Rachel found out. πŸ™‚

  864. Erin Michelle

    I figured it out with Rachel, but I think I suspected it before she found out for sure. I’ve been hooked on this series since the beginning. Thanks for the great reads ❀

  865. sugardragon1214

    I had suspicion when Trent was first introduced as he seemed try far to hard to dislike Rachel even though he ddidn’t truly dislike her. He always kept close in his weird way. It was a nice slow reveal and evolution of character and their interactions.

  866. Jennie Mannings

    Around the same time Rachel did.. πŸ™‚

  867. Pamela Martini

    I knew there was something about him that made him not quite human, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did.

  868. I figured it out the same time as Rachel. There were several clues, so I suspected earlier.

  869. Honestly, I always thought he was something other than human. However, I did not know what exactly he was until Rachael found out.

  870. I was almost there when she looked at the cookie wrapper.

  871. Micheala Black

    I thought he was different, but I really started to ‘elf’ about the same time Rachel did. Awesome book!

  872. Tammy Kenney

    Haven’t read it yet but the cover looks good and it looks like a story I would enjoy.

  873. Suzie

    I think I figured it out when Jenks couldn’t figure out his scent. I know it was before Rachel did, but it’s been a while since I read that book so I’m not sure.

  874. It’s been a while since I read GBU, but probably the same time as Rachel. She has great instincts! Back then she just needed to trust them.

  875. OMG I need to just go back and reread. I love the cover mostly for Rachel’s provocative stance…and I still marvel at the build up of Rachel’s power in the covers as the series progresses…sad I didn’t figure it out myself.

  876. Lisa Mays

    I pretty much had it figured out before Rachel figured it out. Love all the series!

  877. Rasha

    I knew something was off early on, and thinking to myself that he could be an elf, but dismissed hat thought. I stopped thinking about and went along for the ride and I remember jumping up from the couch when Rachel figured it out, yelling “I knew it” I freaked out my family for sure.

  878. Martha Houston

    I knew he was different because of his smell … I wasn’t exactly sure if he would be an elf or a leprechaun or something completely different!

  879. When Rachel did but I thought elvish after the hunt.

  880. I thought he was an elf earlier from the hints but didn’t know for sure until Rachel did.

  881. vampedchik

    I figured that he was Inderland but I didnt know exactly until Rachel figured it out.

  882. I figured it out the same time rachel did

  883. I knew that Trent was different. I found out the same time as Rachel!

  884. Diane Bragg

    I had no clue he was an elf. At least not till Rachel figured it out.

  885. spunionring

    The same time as rachel. Until then I had thought he was going to be some kind of dark angel half breed as the opposite of the witch race

  886. Clarissa Williamson

    I figured it out as Rachael did…I never could put my finger on it exactly until she figured it out…lol

  887. Brittany

    Jenks helped tip me off, but I found out exactly what Trent was with Rachel.

  888. Michelle

    I didn’t figure it out, until Rachel did. But then, loved going back and finding the clues.

  889. Kristine Clarey

    I always had a feeling that he wasn’t human, I just wasn’t sure what flavour. I think I figured it out about the same time as Rachel

  890. Jessica Wooldridge

    I thought he might have been an elf by the way he reacted to Jenks, but wasn’t 100 percent until Rachel discovered it.
    Also I love the new cover!!

  891. artgecko1

    I was suspicious about elf because of the descriptions of Quen and the comments about elf interbreeding.

  892. Jim Staton

    Just before Rachel bit the cookie.

  893. Matt Wheeler

    i didn’t figure it out. but it was a pleasant surprise.

  894. Kim H.

    I remember figuring it out really early on and thinking… “No. That can’t be it, can it? That’s too easy.” It was Jenk’s obsession with him smelling different. Everything else had a certain type of smell, but as soon as he didn’t smell like something Jenk’s recognized and we found out there were elves I made my guess.

  895. Renee Meister

    I think I figured out when Jenks first mentioned that he was like nothing he’d ever smelled and then when he left Rachel the pandora’s braid, espeically if they weren’t that popular other than with elves.

  896. Julia

    It’s sad that I didn’t really pick up on the clues, but it wasn’t until Rachael figured it out that I did. Plain and simple, Trent’s a sneaky monkey.

  897. Charli Dean

    I knew pretty early because he could do magic and he didn’t smell like a witch. I’m going to say before Rachel.

  898. Joyce

    Before, I kept willing her to just get it!

  899. Teresa Brandon

    I thought Trent was an elf probably right before Rachel because of Jenks.

  900. Barely before Rachel. I was more hoping elf than positive was elf because I wanted elves in the mix. I had also thought it might have also been fallen angel to be polar opposite of demon, a grim reaper, an incubus, hobgoblin, spirit guide/walker, or some less well known supernatural from Native American or Norse (blonde) lore.

  901. Jessica Bates

    I figured he was an interlander but wasn’t quite sure which. Was cool finding out

  902. Errin Singleton

    I knew he was different because of the way he was written, but I didn’t know he was an elf until Rachel. The cover was what drew me into the series.

  903. I suspected something he was Inderland, but not until Rachel figured it out did I get it.

  904. Skye Brighton

    Same time as Rachel, in a little slow on figuring things out sometimes!! πŸ™‚

  905. James Waterhouse

    I’m a long time d&d gamer. You gave alot of hints in describing how he looked, moved and acted. It still took a bit, but I figured it about the time Jenks commented on it.

  906. Not until Rachel figured it out…..wonderful stories…..thank you

  907. Dawn D'Arrigo

    It was quite a while ago, but I think I figured it out right before Rachel did… around when it was mentioned that he covered his ears

  908. Jessica Meyers

    I haven’t read the books in a while but I knew something was up from the very beginning. I think I figured it out just barely before Rachel, but I don’t really remember. And I absolutely LOVE all your books covers! Mysterious, exciting, sexy, they just look great :))

  909. KatieV

    I had an idea but did not know for sure until Rachel found out!

  910. Angela

    Same as Rachel: It was the cookie!

  911. PATTY PERRINE

    I love the Rachel and Trent story line. Didn’t figure out what he was until Rachel did but love Jenk’s reaction to him and now the story line with him and Rachel in the new books.

  912. I kept trying to figure it out, but until Rache said it, I hadn’t known. You’re great at keeping me guessing! πŸ˜€

  913. Naomi

    I thought he might be, but didn’t think I was right. Lol

  914. I think I found out at the same time as Rachael.

  915. Alana Cummings

    I love all the books, I was a little surprised that Trent was an elf. There is so much to this world, you just never know. Thanks for keeping us guessing Kim πŸ™‚

  916. I have to confess that I figured he was something different, but I would never have guesses an elf. Only found that out after Rachel did.

  917. Anna Hoskinson

    I knew Trent was something other than human pretty early on. It took a bit to realize exactly what though.

  918. SMH

    Figured it out arounf the same time Rachel did. I am just as good as her in reading the clues.

  919. I figured it out when Rachel did though I knew he was something scary (his wild magic freaks me out, see later books)

  920. Kim Watring

    Trent was a bit too proper from the beginning and that made me wonder. Jenks also kinda gave it away after a while. Rachel just confirmed my suspicions.

  921. Danielle Walton

    I had an idea that Trent wasn’t human I figured it out very shortly before Rachael did,

  922. LaDondra

    Trent’s arrogance, physical appearance and Quen’s deference to him, made me think elves.

    • artgecko1

      yeah that was my thought as well…all the talk about interbreeding and Quen’s appearance kind of sealed

  923. Marielle

    At the same time as Rachel. Other than not being 100 %human, I’m not sure what I thought he was. Maybe some sort of hybrid?

  924. Jimena

    knew he was different but i didn’t know what he was but when Rachel figured it out it all made sense

  925. Kyla Schraeder

    I thought that he may be because if the secretive ways about him, but I wasnt for sure until Rachel was. -Ky

  926. PixieGirl

    There were just too many clues not to suspect Trent of being an elf pretty early on, in my opinion! I was pretty sure of it going into GBU, but it was nice to get the confirmation.

  927. Matthew Ryan

    I had a feeling that Trent was an Elf early on, but wasn’t sure until it was revealed by Rachel.

  928. Crystal Quiroz

    I was sure that he was an elf when Jenks said he smelled different and Trent never wanted him near him. As for the elf thing it was a guess on my part that turned out to be true!

  929. I did not think elf and was pleasantly surprised at the notion.

  930. candice yeomans

    At same time 😦

  931. Shelley Morrison

    I knew there was something about him that made him not quite human, but I didn’t figure it out until Rachel did. Then I had to slap myself in the head for not seeing it sooner!

  932. Casey Spratlin

    I knew when Jenks hadn’t smelled anything like him.

  933. Joy Zelikovsky

    I think I figured it out right before Rachel did, but it’s been a while since I read the books!

  934. Heather

    I really really love this series, it is one of my top fav’s and I will be sad to see it end when it does. But everything has to come to an end sooner or later.
    Now on to Trent…. I had no idea, new he was something, just not what.

  935. lori

    I would have to say I started thinking more about trent and what he was when Jenks knew something was amiss. Then the clues started falling into place.

  936. I knew what Trent was when Jenks couldn’t figure out his smell. I had it figured before Rachel, but I still jumped for joy when Rachel found out, but was upset for Jenks……

  937. Tanja

    I knew Trent couldn’t possibly be a human by his behavior and the way he was described. Although I wasn’t really sure about the elf-thing until Rachel discovered it (and then again I thought: damned how didn’t I get this earlier πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ )

  938. I figured it out reading For A Few Demons More. I picked the book out for my first shipment to Science Fiction Book club (thought it was a cool title). Loved it so I researched and read the whole series from start to finish.

  939. Steffanie

    I had ideas about what he was but was not 100% sure.

  940. I did not know what he was until the reveal, I had an idea but was not sure!!!

  941. george wingfield

    it actually never occurred to me that Trent was an elf. i guess if i had been thinking about it then his fine blonde, almost transparent, hair & a love for the outdoors & his gardens then i should’ve at least had a suspicion. with no mention of elves before Trent’s species being revealed i guess i thought he was some kind of highbred or maybe with the genetics tampering from his dad maybe that he could’ve been the start of a new species.

  942. Darlene Rose

    Knew he was different but had no clue it was Elf!

  943. Nicole graham

    i had my suspicions but wasn’t 100% until Rachel found out. Those sneaky sneaky elves

  944. It’s been so long that I don’t really remember. I’m pretty sure that it clicked once elves were brought up.

  945. Michelle

    I knew something was different about Trent but i wasn’t sure what. I think I found out around the same time as Rachel

  946. Sandra Butler

    I thought Demon until Jenks got close enough to smell him. Jenks didnt know and neither did I! Elf actually came as a surprise…I thought him many things, including Elf, but I just kept going back to Demon. I mean he is a “bad guy” that can justify all his “bad” deeds in such a way that you wind up loving him and seeing him as a “good guy”…I dont know but I had him pegged as a Demon!

  947. Paula Lupi

    It would have been around the time Rachel did. I knew he was different but couldn’t figure out how.

  948. Marissa Gregorwich

    I wasn’t sure until Rachel figured it out, but at one time, I thought he was a demon familiar (because of his blood tasting/smelling different).

  949. Latricia Markle

    I suspected before Rachel revealed it. First clearly there was the fact that Jenks didn’t know his scent, then it was the odd schedule he seemed to keep and someone in the story mentioned that the activity level of elves fluctuated. I kept wavering though and second guessing myself until the true reveal.

  950. Daphne bibby

    I knew that Trent wasn’t a witch, pixie or vampire but didn’t know what he was until it was revealed!

  951. Sarah Connor

    Before Rachel, there was only going to be one species Jenks wouldn’t be able to identify by smell.

  952. Aubra Smithson

    If I remember correctly…I figured it out WITH Rachel. I remember thinking “What? Wait….what?” I know at one point it crossed my mind but they were extinct…lol…and that shut the possibility out. It was a VERY long time ago that I discovered this but I think this is how it went… ;0)

  953. It was so
    Long ago I don’t remember… Lol I think I found out when Rachel did.

  954. Stephanie Planck

    I had a feeling early on but couldn’t be sure until Rachel figured it out.

  955. Kim Martin

    I had an idea that he was going to be something different based on Jenks’ suspicions but I ddin’t know how different until Rachel said it out loud. I would make a terrible detective.

  956. Michelle Potocki

    I figured it out when Rachel bit Trent while caged in his office. His blood tasted like wine and cinnamon. Something she never associated with anyone else.

  957. Meredith Lewis

    Not til Rachel figured it out. enjoying rereading the series to catch up

  958. Kayla

    I was late to the party. lol I didn’t know what he was until it was spelled out on the page.

  959. Jessica

    I had it figured out before Rachel. I don’t remember when….it’s been so long. Maybe I should read them all again πŸ˜‰

  960. Claire

    I mean, his aversion to like faeries and stuff makes it obvious that he’s trying to hide something, but I didn’t know what until you told me. I try not to think about books to hard, it ruins the fun of discovery!

  961. Terri Licht

    Think it was the fact Jenks was having hard time figuring him out. Your books are so well written that its always hard to guess what the next piece of the puzzle will be! Love Rachel!!

  962. Kellie Cabbage

    Figured it out around the same time Rachel did. Makes me want to read them all over again!

  963. Before Rachel. She should have paid more attention to Jenk’s behavior πŸ™‚

  964. I knew he was something different, but wasn’t sure it was an Elf until you revealed it.

  965. Crysta

    I need to reread but I knew he wasn’t human! I love your books!

  966. myriam miller

    Been a while since i read this book but i think i was faster to catch on than rachel. She was busy with other stuffs

  967. Liz

    I knew he wasn’t human but I wasn’t sure what he was especially because of how Rachel reacted to him. She knew he smelled different, I love how she describes his scent today – sounds yummy πŸ™‚

  968. James Clocksin

    I think the cover of this one is way cool my ex has all your others

  969. Kim

    There were enough clues that I kind of guessed that he was before Rachel figured it out, but I wasn’t sure up until then.

  970. Mark Del Vecchio

    Felt Trent was something “otherly”….hints from Jenks tipped me off….didn’t “know know” until Rachel sussed it out, though….

  971. Julia

    Not until Rachel did! I’m not very good at thinking “outside the box”…

  972. Andrea MacSweyn

    Thought he was something, but didn’t know what for sure until Rachael found out….. πŸ™‚

  973. Jean-Marie Holgate

    What gave it away in my perspective when Jenks couldn’t place Trent’s scent or even his aura. Then later it talked about how elves were extinct, when Rachel finally pieced it all together I freaking stood up in the food place and yelled, “I freaking knew he was an elf!” A lot of people stared at me.

  974. Jen

    I knew there was something funky with Trent, with all the secrecy and his weird behavior. And I knew he had to be somethingehen Jenks couldn’t figure out what he was by gis smell. Great books! So addicting!

  975. Judy Murphy

    I suspected but didn’t know until Rachel firgured it out.

  976. Crystal W Smirh

    I had suspicions but they were confirmed when Rachael found out!

  977. Bobbi Vernon

    I would have to say I had my ideas of what trent was but was surprised all the same. I love these books. I have to thank my sister for telling me about your books. Hope to read more great books by you thank you.

  978. Well someone as slimy as him had to be something other than human, I read the book a few years ago so i dont know exactly when i figured it out prob just the same time as rachel, although i did know he was some sort of supernatural, i was actualy thinking Demon to be honest but was pleasantly surprised when it turned out he was an elf, as soon it was out i kinda gathered he would turn into a “good guy” :0)

  979. CONNIE

    I knew something was different about him but didn’t figure it out before Rachael.

  980. Jer

    I had my suspicions early on he was some type of species -clearly not 100% human – but Rachel filled in the blank…

  981. Kathleen Bauer

    I don’t try to figure things out ahead of the book, like to be surprised! πŸ™‚

  982. The cover looks fab! I can’t wait for it to come out! One of my favorite series πŸ™‚ I figured out before Rachel, but I haven’t reread the books, so I can’t remember exactly when. I was glad when Rachel finally figured it out though πŸ™‚

  983. I wondered if he was going to be an elf but wasn’t sure until just before Rachel confirmed it.

  984. Amanda Rinke