White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

The Hollows, Book 7

Synopsis: Kick-ass bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan has crossed forbidden lines, taken demonic hits, and still stands. But the death of her lover struck her harder than she ever thought possible. She won’t rest until his murder is solved . . . and avenged.

But a new predator is moving to the apex of the Inderlander food chain—and now Rachel’s past is coming back to haunt her.


Review: It’s been a while since I told myself that I should return to the series. Lexxie and Jessica’s reviews really made me want to go back to the stories, not that I needed that, because I really enjoyed all the novels. But it is true that with the release of the last volume, and given the great reviews, I was even more curious to get into the novels. Want to know why I did not read it sooner? Because I knew perfectly well that at the end of this book I was going to rush and order the next one. And you know what I did? Yes! Right on!

The summary does not say a lot but yet Rachel will be at the heart of many problems. She is trying first of all to live with the death of Kisten on her consciousness, something which is also very difficult to do. Indeed, the young woman is determined to understand what happened to her lover and wants to remember his last moments to find the killer. But this is not an easy thing to do. If the death of a loved one was not already difficult enough, our witch must also manage Al and the worries that come along. Her reputation as a black witch pursues her and it has many consequences on her  life. Yet she does not expect that the repercussions would be that important. Some implications that could change her life. On top of that (yes, there is more), Rachel and Ivy must find a Banshee, a woman who seems to kill without remorse and whose baby also has strange abilities. But the whole thing looks much more difficult than expected and could put their life in danger many times. Anything else? Oh yes, because we will not stop there! Marshal will take an important place in the Rachel’s life and yet all could soon be in Jeopardy. Many things and it is true that I am very curious to see what will happen afterwards.

Did I forget to mention that a character introduced in a novella is being rediscovered here? I enjoyed learning more about Pierce and to understand what he was trying to do. But it’s not just him because Rachel’s brother is also present throughout the novel, and it’s true that it will not be easy for her. Judged, misunderstood, alone, nothing will be easy because she will face her brother who does not accept her lifestyle choices.

I was curious to find out the truth about the Kisten’s murder, and even if the whole process is very difficult, I admit that I was excited to discover everything. Yet it is true that I shed a few tears reading what actually happened on that boat. In any case, it was a good novel, more focused on the story surrounding our heroine that on the action but it’s really not a problem. I was curious to see if Trent would be present, if he would make an appearance, and even if he finally doesn’t have an impact on the story, I hope we’ll have the opportunity to see him a bit more in the next volume.

Rachel is changing dramatically in the novels and it’s true that she’s trying to do her best even if nothing is easy and that she does not really know how to resolve everything. But it’s certainly always interesting to follow her and see what she is going to do.



23 thoughts on “White Witch, Black Curse by Kim Harrison

  1. I skimmed your review because I have plans to read this series in the near future 😀 Rachel sounds like such a kick-ass and endearing character. She sounds like she has gone through so much, and her resilience is something to emulate. I don’t know if I would be as strong as her if I were in her shoes!

    Faye at The Social Potato

  2. I am glad to see you are returning to this series. I think I struggled a bit with books 5-7 but I assure book 8 is outstanding and the series really matures and gets better from here on out.

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