Monday, August 31, 2015

Review: A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison

Title: A Fistful of Charms
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: Book Four in the Hollows Series
Published By: Harper Torch (June 27, 2006)
Source: Purchased
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!


Book Description:
The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her -- not necessarily in that order.

Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses -- savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.

Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake. 










It's funny how a series can sneak up on you and take you by surprise. How it can worm it's way into your thoughts and you find yourself thinking about it at odd times throughout the day until you can get back to where you left off last and devour it some more.

I think this series has done that to me, wormed it's way into my thoughts and made me completely addicted to it. 

I just love all the characters and even though Rachel can be trying at times with all the danger she knowingly puts herself into, I still can't resist the heart of gold she has that makes her do it. She really is like a moth to a flame. If there is danger, she will be there starring it in the face and trying to figure out how she can piss it off more.

But again, it just works for this series and makes it all the more appealing. And umm, hello hot big Jenks! The very fact that Rachel had to keep reminding herself that he was a married man with fifty-four kids seriously made me smile every single time. I have always loved Jenks but he really stood out and shined in this and it was so fun to let him have his bold brave moments and really “see” him for maybe the first time.


This is such a fun series. It has so many elements that make a series great and really make it stand out. From lovable characters that you can't get enough of (even the ones that are suppose to be bad), to the sometimes non stop action, danger, mystery, and a hot romance that doesn't overwhelm the story to the humor that fills the pages and adds that lighter touch when needed,this really is a series that is worth the time to read and enjoy. 





40 comments:

  1. Hot big jenks was the best!!!!! I love this book. Happy you are loving the series.

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    1. He was! I already liked his character but I think I fell in love after this. ;)

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  2. I really should check this series out since it's based in Cincinnati and I'm right by there! haha Thanks for sharing.

    -lauren

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    1. If you love UF at all you should. It really is worth it!

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  3. This sounds like a great series!! I will definitely check it out! Great review!

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    1. I'm so happy you are going to check it out! I didn't love book one and I just liked book two but now I love it!

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  4. So glad you're enjoying this series Ali, I need to pick it back up. I think this was the last book I read before I got distracted by other things:) Looking forward to your thoughts as the series progresses!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I'm hoping all the others are just as great. :D

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  5. I love that YOU are loving this series right now! It's such a sentimental favorite of mine and I absolutely can't wait until you get further. Grrrrrrr, Nick.... grrrrrrr....

    Hot big Jenks... awwwww.... so awesome!!! Thanks for the memories :)

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! It is always nice to see another fan of a series you love. :D

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  6. Now that this series is over, I think it's time I revisit it. I've just been inducted to KHarrison's writing and I love it! This is certainly a classic and one can't go wrong with that

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    1. If you already like her writing I think you will really love this series then and no, you definitely can't go wrong with it. ;)

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  7. Fifty-four kids?!? Ahem ... seems kind of, um, excessive? Lol, it sounds like a fun series, full of lovable characters. Happy Monday!

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    1. LOL yeah. they have a LOT of kids. *giggles*

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  8. Totally agree, this series worms into you and you become so vested.

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  9. Fifty four kids? Say what?! That's insane. But I like how this sounds like it has some humor in it. You can never laugh too much in my book. Nice review!

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  10. I am glad to see you finally reading this series. This believe it or not was my least favorite in the series. When you hit book eight, I think the series really takes off.

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    1. That is kind of funny Heidi! I can't wait for the 8th book then if you say it gets better. ;)

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  11. I've only read the first book and I still need to devour the rest. I know that it gets good and I'm glad to see you loved the series. Brilly review!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! They definitely get better as they go.

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  12. Hahaha ... that's right, Jenks was big for awhile. So glad you're loving the series. You're seriously making me want to do a reread bad!

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  13. Kim Harrison is one of those authors that I've never read yet but I know I should because her books are so high-rated! I think she's on Scribd too so I have no excuse not to start reading her books! I'm glad you're enjoying this series Kindlemom! I love those surprising favorites!

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    1. *waves* Hey Amir! So happy to see you! Definitely try her books, they are so much fun!

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  14. Ha! This is so true: She really is like a moth to a flame. If there is danger, she will be there starring it in the face and trying to figure out how she can piss it off more.

    I'm so glad you're enjoying this series, Ali! :)

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    1. Glad someone else thinks so as well! :P

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  15. Ha! This is so true: She really is like a moth to a flame. If there is danger, she will be there starring it in the face and trying to figure out how she can piss it off more.

    I'm so glad you're enjoying this series, Ali! :)

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  16. first thing I checked was the publishing date for this book. 2006?! That's how far back I need to go to start this series? Que horror!

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    1. LOL yep but it really isn't that bad! I don't know how many are in the series, maybe 15 or so? I need to check. It is worth it either way and the best part is that they are all out now. :)

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  17. I have the first one of the series on my TBR list. I am glad you have liked them :). Great review, as always Ali :)

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  18. Oh yes I just so love this series so I'm glad to see it's the same for you.

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  19. I read the first one and loved it. I bought the second one from Audible and just haven't listened to it yet. I really should! Jinks is big?? Yep, I need to get reading!

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    1. He is in this one. ;) I hope you like them!

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