Friday, June 17, 2022

Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison

Keep your friends close… and your enemies closer. Now Available. Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison.

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...

Don’t miss our reviews of other books in The Hollows series!
For book #14, American Demon, click HERE.
For book #15, Million Dollar Demon, click HERE.


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Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison

Book 16
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Trouble with the Cursed is the sixteenth installment in The Hollows series. Can it be read as a standalone or out of series order? No, absolutely not. Not only would it cause massive confusion for the reader due to the ever-expanding, complex world building, but it would spoil major plots if the reader had a taste and decided to read the series. Dead Witch Walking is the introduction for our itchy witch, Rachel Morgan, along with her fellow beasties and cohorts.

As always, I savored the newest installment, beyond thrilled to be immersed into the world Rachel and company dwell, after the series had met its conclusion a few years ago. Reading slowly, this series is a homecoming and a meeting of long-lost friends rolled into one.

Rachel is riding herd on the supernatural community in Cincinnati, with all the headaches, responsibilities, and frustrations that ride shotgun.

For this reader, the anticipation of having Ivy back on the pages and in close proximity to Rachel had me turning the pages at a rapid rate, experiencing the chemistry between the partners/roomies/besties. The only problem, Ivy is followed closely by a vampire whose total focus is proving Rachel killed the previous Master of the City so she could take the power and rule the city herself.

Not only is the world building imaginative and original, the connections Rachel has with her friends and made-family is what has kept me coming back for more, rereading to catch the same feels every time. Rachel is a loyal, fierce, protective woman to have at your back, willing to do anything for the people she calls her own. This novel showcases Rachel's tenacity, loyalty, and devotion, along with the zany humor from Rachel failing almost as much as she succeeds, which makes her feel more human than witch-born demon. The sarcastic flavor of her tone of voice and inner monologue is as entertaining as it is endearing.

The plight of reading a novel by Kim Harrison, before I even get to the ending of the novel, I'm already hankering to reread the series from the start. I always crave the desire to immerse myself in the complex characters, riveting world building, the magic systems, and the rich universe that the author has created. Not to mention the fact that I'm still not over the loss of a character, a decade later. Harrison brings the feels.

This series is at the top of my favorites list, recommended to fans of Urban Fantasy. After a few more books and some work to be done, I'm diving back in, already having the first in the series loaded up for yet another reread.



Author Bio

KIM HARRISON is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series, including The Witch with No Name, The Undead Pool, and Ever After. She has published more than two dozen books—from young adult to speculative thriller—has written short fiction for various anthologies, and has scripted two original graphic novels set in the Hollows universe. She has also published traditional fantasy under the name Dawn Cook. Kim was born and raised in Michigan and is currently working on a new Hollows book between other projects.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Trouble with the Cursed (The Hollows #16) by Kim Harrison to read and review.

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