Trouble With the Cursed by Kim Harrison is the sixteenth novel in The Hollows. This urban fantasy series features Rachel Morgan, a witch-born demon living in Cincinnati. Ivy is coming home and with her comes trouble.
by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #16
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Rachel Morgan must keep her friends close—and her enemies closer—in the next Hollows novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.
Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, has one unspoken rule: take chances, but pay for them yourself. With it, she has turned enemies into allies, found her place with her demon kin, and stepped up as the subrosa of Cincinnati—responsible for keeping the paranormal community at peace and in line.
Life is . . . good? Even better, her best friend, Ivy Tamwood, is returning home. Nothing’s simple, though, and Ivy’s not coming alone. The vampires’ ruling council insists she escort one of the long undead, hell-bent on proving that Rachel killed Cincy’s master vampire to take over the city. Which, of course, Rachel totally did not do. She only transformed her a little.
With Rachel’s friends distracted by their own lives and problems, she reaches out to a new ally for help—the demon Hodin. But this trickster has his own agenda. In the end, the only way for Rachel to save herself and the city may be to forge a new understanding with her estranged demon teacher, Al. There’s just one problem: Al would sell his own soul to be rid of her. . . .
I will be the first to admit I am happy for more of Rachel and the gang. There were some threads I needed closure too, and it’s always good to check in on everyone. After the intensity of the last story, I should preface my review with the warning that this series should be read in the order of its release. You are emotionally cheating yourself if you do otherwise.
With one nasty vampire in a cage, and Rachel accepting her role as subrosa of Cincinnati, she and vampire Pike Welroe have the city running smoothly. However, the D.C. undead believe Rachel murdered one of their own and they send Finnis along with Ivy to investigate. Now, this is trouble enough, but it seems some demons have decided that rules and agreements are stupid and humans are going missing. Then there is Hodin. Is he practicing dark magic? Was Al right?
Trouble is Rachel’s middle name, and I had a blast devouring this from the demons to the vampires I wanted to stake. Jenks is dealing with a problem in his garden, Ivy is under Finnis’s thumb and something is keeping Trent occupied, so it’s up to Rachel and Pike to handle everything.
I loved seeing Al back in the picture, and quickly became caught up in all the threads, trouble and ideas Rachel bounced around. It was brilliant, fun and a little suspenseful.
I wept at the end. Not gonna lie. You’ll have to read it for yourself to discover why. Not sure if this was the last book, but I enjoyed slipping back into this world. Now I am craving a tomato pizza from Piscary’s.Trouble With the Cursed by Kim Harrison has Rachel and the gang dealing with trouble on mutiple fronts. #SummerMustRead #TheHollows #BookReview #UrbanFantasy Click To Tweet
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