A fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison

Book Review: 2 Treasure Boxes
The Hollows, Book 4
Publisher: HarperCollins (Mobi-Pocket July 2006,) 424 KB (544 Pages,) ISBN 0-06-119551-0

Nick, Rachel’s ex, has stolen a priceless were artifac, and in the process has gotten both himselp and Jenks son into big trouble.  It is up to Rachel and Jenks, along with a bit of help from Ivy to save the day. The book continues to show life with Rachel, Jenks and Ivy, including all the ups and downs.

A Fistful of Charms is the third book in the Rachel Morgan/The Hollows series. Currently there are nine books in the series, with another three or four expected to be relaesed in the future. This series is a modern day story that centers around inderlanders: witches, weres, vampires and others including the occasional demon, so it falls into the Contemporary Fantasy or Urban Fantasy genre. It is told in the first person narrative from Rachel Morgan’s point of view, she is the main protagonist.

There were several aspects of this book that I really enjoyed. I also found Rachel to be a bit annoying at times, but overall I liked some of the concepts in the book.I also found the storyline of Rachel being part of a pack, when she is a witch and not a werewolf to be a bit of a stretch (although it has been done in other series.) But of course it is always interesting to read about how Rachel gets out of the situations she puts herself in.  In some ways it is endearing how loyal she is, but in other ways it does not always make a lot of sense.  I found the whole bit about Jenks being upset with Rachel (for not telling him what species Trent belongs to) to be unrealistic and irritating.  I did like how it segued into Jenks and Rachel getting back together to save Jenks son Jax.

It was really fun to read about Jenks as a full sized man.  I also liked how the Nick storyline played out.  The book was a complete story and had a good conclusion. Overall, the book was enjoyable and I will definitely be reading the next book in the series. I reccommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys reading contempory (urban) fantasy with a spunky witch as the main protagonist.

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