Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review: White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

Title: White Witch, Black Curse
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: Book Seven in the Hollows Series
Source: Purchased
Published By: EoS (February 24, 2009)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:
New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sinister and seductive Hollows for the newest blockcuster adventure featuring Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter.

White Witch, Black Curse

Some wounds take time to heal...and some scars never fade.

Rachel Morgan, kick-ass witch and bounty hunter, has taken her fair share of hits, and has broken lines she swore she would never cross. But when her lover was murdered, it left a deeper wound than Rachel ever imagined, and now she won't rest until his death is solved...and avenged. Whatever the cost.


Yet the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and when a new predator moves to the apex of the Inderland food chain, Rachel's past comes back to haunt her.










As much as I love the action and adventure in this series, it was nice to take a slight step back and get a bit of a softer side with Rachel and her interactions with her family, specifically, her brother Robbie and her mom, who I absolutely adored. 

And while this book was a touch lighter on the action side it was still packed full of emotion as Ivy and Jenks still have a mystery to solve, memories to retrieve and demons to deal with. 

So very much happens in this book, heck so much has happened in this series and you can't help but want a reprieve for this group of friends but sadly, while there are some short moments of happiness, they never seem to last long for Rachel and gang. 

This book was a bit bittersweet in that we finally are getting some answers to things we have been questioning for awhile now but those answers come at a cost as they always seem to for Rachel and my heart broke numerous times for her. It seems like she gets the raw end of the deal more times than ought to be necessary and yet you can't help admire her because she never lets it get her down for very long. She picks right back up and fights. She is a fighter through and through and I love her for it. She isn't one that gives up easily or who even takes the easy way out of things and I think she is what truly makes this series a great one. Between her Jenks, and Ivy, it is so very hard to resist. 

I'm both excited and nervous to see where it goes from here and even a bit upset with all that transpired and hope that several wrongs will be righted and that this group of friends get their HEA by the time it is all said and done. 






34 comments:

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    1. It really is a fun one, even with the frustrations.

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  2. Definitely clueless about this series but i'll definitely pick it up soon.

    Great review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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    1. It is such a good one but it took me a couple of books to really love it.

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  3. I've heard really good things about this series from long-time fans. It sounds like a rather heartbreaking installment. I hope they all get their HEAs!
    Wonderful review, Ali! :)

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    1. I really hope so too Nick, only about 6 more books to find out LOL!

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  4. "It seems like she gets the raw end of the deal more times than ought to be necessary"

    AGREED! That was hard for me in this series, that and a certain character's death which still haunts me. It's been years since I've read this series though, so I might be over it by now and can try again:) I miss Jenks!

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  5. Great review, Ali. I hope you're having a great summer.

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    1. Thank Tyler, we are and I hope you are as well!

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  6. Yes, I gave up on this series precisely because I didn't like Rachel and I needed to see more from her, a softer, caring side. It didn't come soon enough for me, but I'm glad it did for you and that you enjoyed this one.

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  7. It's been a while since I've read a book in this series or any of her books for that matter. They just weren't enthralling me as much as they had been. But if this series gets better, I might have to start reading it again.

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  8. Oh, I saw this book yesterday! I wish I'd picked it up. I mean, I need to find the other books, but still. LOL. Glad you loved it, Ali!

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  9. Oh, you make me want to go back to this series!!

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  10. Sometimes it's nice to get a book in a series that slows the action down a bit to explore other aspects of the story/character.

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  11. Great review Kindlemom. I've still got The Drafter on my shelf I started it a few months ago and didn't have time to finish. Maybe its time to get it down :)

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    1. I still need to start that one as well.

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  12. Fantastic review Ali. I love this series :)

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    1. Thanks Kim, I really do too. I was hoping I would be able to finish it this summer but I was so far behind it doesn't look like I will, but that's okay. I get to make them last this way and just take my time with them. ;)

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  13. Yup, the only ignorant here when it comes to this series

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    1. No don't feel bad, I only just picked it up last year. ;)

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  14. A little bit of a break from the non stop can be nice. I've still not started these but one day hopefully :)

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    1. I know paranormal isn't really your thing Anna but I really think you would like the romance in them. ;)

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  15. I've only read the first one, but I do have the second waiting for me on audio. Someday I hope to continue. Glad that you are still enjoying the books :)

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    1. I didn't really warm up to it until book three or four but I definitely love it now. Hopefully you can continue and will love them as well.

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  16. I'm glad you enjoyed this installment! I tried reading the first one but couldn't get into it at that time (for whatever reason). When I get into an adult urban fantasy mood I shall try it again.

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    1. It took me until almost book four before I really liked this series so hang in there, they do get so much better!

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  17. Great review! Another author and series I need to start! Do you read any of her other series, too?

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    1. I haven't yet but I plan to start her newer one once I'm doe with these. I've heard great things about all of them.

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