Review – Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison

Posted December 30, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 7 Comments

Review – Trouble with the Cursed by Kim HarrisonTrouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison
Narrator: Marguerite Gavin
Series: The Hollows #16
Published by Penguin Audio on June 14, 2022
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Length: 17 hours 56 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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. . . .

This was great! I have been working on getting caught up with this series for a very long time and it is almost hard to believe that I have finally accomplished that goal. I have had such a fantastic time with my monthly adventures with Rachel, Jenks, Ivy, Trent, and the rest of the gang may feel a little lost while I wait for the next book to be published.

Rachel has more problems to deal with from both vampires and demons. I had no idea how she would be able to get everything to work out but I had faith that she would figure it out. There was a lot to keep up with in this book and a few things happened that should have a significant impact on future installments. I knew that Rachel’s trouble with the master vampire of Cincinnati was far from over and I was quite impressed by how she handled things. I love that we get to see a different side of Al in this book and I was impressed. It is hard to believe that this is the same demon we met at the beginning of the series.

I listened to the audiobook and thought that Marguerite Gavin did a fantastic job with the series once again. She is the voice of these characters and I honestly couldn’t imagine experiencing these books any other way. I love the way she is able to bring the characters to life and the consistency of the character voices. I am certain that her narration added to my overall enjoyment of this book.

I would highly recommend this series to fans of urban fantasy. Since this is the sixteenth book in the series, I wouldn’t recommend that readers start with this one because you will want to read this series from the beginning. I cannot wait to read more books in this fantastic series!

7 responses to “Review – Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison

  1. I love when a long running series always uses the same narrator. The narrator definitely becomes tied to the story in my mind. That’s how I feel about Alexandra Harris and The Others series.

  2. I’ve really enjoyed these post series end books even more than the original ones in some cases. But they are all fun. It feels great to be caught up. Marguerite Gavin is an awesome narrator.

  3. What a lovely review you have for this one here. I am so thrilled that this one worked so well for you here. I love it when narrators just bring the characters to life.

  4. I have been reading this series like crazy the last couple of weeks and I still have a ways to go to catch up to this one. There are parts that I don’t like as much, but overall I’m really enjoying these books.