Monday, September 14, 2015

Book Review of White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

Goodreads Summary: New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the sinister and seductive Hollows for the newest blockbuster 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.


Goodreads Rating: 4.34 stars with over 35,000 ratings
Genre Listing: Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Witches, Demons, Magic, Fiction, Romance, Supernatural
Get the Book:  AmazonBook Depository
My other reviews for Kim Harrison's Books: For A Few Demons MoreOutlaw Demon WailsBlack Magic Sanction


Edited 12/1/2016
I'm probably going to keep this somewhat condensed, as I'm not feeling well at all. I managed to finish this in my sickly boredom and figured I'd go ahead and write my review while it's fresh in my mind.
This was a little hard for me to get into compared to the others in the series. Usually, I jump right into these books, but with WWBC, I didn't get into it until halfway through. For much of the book, I thought that Rachel was incredibly whiny. It wasn't as action-packed as the other books, and I felt like a lot of it was just her trying to heal. Towards the middle, but closer to the end I started to get into it, and it got me hooked like all of the others. I don't binge on this series too much, so I could just be not as into it because I've read a few in a row now.
I didn't feel like this one had as much character depth as the previous books in the series. Rachel spent half the book trying to deal with a compromised aura and chasing a banshee. I don't feel like anyone grew in this book.
This next thought is tied in with the previous sentiment, but it's going to have spoilers. I wanted to separate it so people can skip over if they want. Anyways. I feel like Rachel being shunned should have been a more significant thing. I felt like the way it all happened was just kind of "Oh, I can't sell you this because you're shunned." And Rachel just went along like it was nothing. In the same regards, I felt like everything dealing with Marshall was just awkward. The going from friends to something more, the breakup. It was all just really uncomfortable. I will say that I'm glad that the whole ordeal with Kisten gets solved. Hopefully, now Rachel and Ivy can both move on with it.
I think the addition of Pierce is going to be interesting, and I'm excited to see where that goes. I will say it's what wants me to read the next book the most. I'm probably going to take a hiatus from this series, though. One I'm getting burnt out on it again, and two this was the last book I had. I'm weird about reading a series in both Kindle and paperback, so I'll probably wait until I can get to a bookstore and buy more in the series in paperback.
Overall, I wasn't in love with it like I was the rest of the series. It had some good moments; it had some bad moments. I'm not sworn off from the series, but I don't feel like I need to rush right out and read the next book either.

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