Title: White Witch, Black Curse
Author: Kim Harrison
Series: Rachel Morgan #7
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 stars!
The Overview: 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. Literally.
As I’ve mentioned before in a review of the first book, “Dead Witch Walking,” Kim Harrison is my go-to author for urban fantasy. After finishing this seventh book in the series, she’s still going strong and, if anything, gotten better.
The intrigue and suspense in this particular novel are great. Not only is Rachel trying to help in a case involving an aura-stealing banshee, but she’s also dealing with an ornery demon AND trying to solve a murder case at the same time. As you can see, there are multiple arcs to the story, ones that Harrison manages to blend together seamlessly.
She is also good at delivering great relationships, and not necessarily in a romantic sense. The main character’s friends, acquaintances, and even enemies are what keep the story fresh and vibrant for me. I’m reading to find out how their stories play out, too!
Overall, these books are highly entertaining and memorable – the type you can set down when you’re busy then pick up weeks later without skipping a beat. They’re also incredibly clever – I laugh out loud at least a couple times every time I read them!
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