Review: A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison

A Fistful of CharmsAuthor: Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #4
Publisher: Harpertouch
Released: June 27th, 2006
Received: Own
Rating: 4 1/2 kitties

A Fistful of Charms is the fourth novel in The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. The whole series follows Rachel Morga, a witch for hire with a serious talent for getting herself into massive amounts of trouble.

It’s been almost a year since Rachel left her old job and became a magical bounty hunter. And while she doesn’t regret the transition one bit, she’s got to admit that in some ways it has made her life more complicated.

To add to all of the changes in her life, Rachel is now forced to admit that her ex-boyfriend has done an excellent job of putting her in harm’s way. But she can just add that to the list alongside being a human alpha to a werewolf pack and being actively hunted by an angry demon. So yeah, no time for vacation in her future.

I should probably mention that I’ve already read The Hollows series (several times), but I recently noticed that I never actually reviewed them. So in preparation for the next Hollows book (so excited!) I’m going to do a reread and review run. But since this is one of my favorite series, I have no problem doing just that. So let’s begin!


“’What’s the matter, grandma,’ I panted, flipping my braid out of the way. ‘Can’t get Little Red Riding Hood down your throat?’”

Spoiler Warning

A Fistful of Charms was another fun and charming read from the mind of Kim Harrison. Though I’m obviously quite a bit biased, since I love this series and all. There’s just so much that happens in this novel, it’s hard not to get wrapped up in it all.

Honestly, I’m not even sure where to start, because there was so much to love about this book. Should I talk about Kisten (my preferred ship for Rachel)? Or how about all of the werewolf politics we got to see? Because that was pretty awesome.

Or how about the fact that Rachel had the perfect excuse to go after her scummy ex-boyfriend. Because that was mighty satisfying. Anybody who has ever faced a rough breakup can probably see a bit of their ex in Nick, and that makes the whole situation with him all the more infuriating (whenever he talks or does something stupid) and satisfying (whenever he gets something he deserves). It’s an odd mixture, but it works out well here.

Oh! And let’s not forget that whole subplot involving Jenks. Holy cow. I had completely forgotten about that whole series of events (even though it ends up being fairly important to his character arc later on).

In short, I loved A Fistful of Charms as much in this read through as any of my previous takes. Perhaps even a bit more, since I know where a lot of these plots are going to lead in the end.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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