Book Reviews of A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, Bk 4)

A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, Bk 4)
A Fistful of Charms - The Hollows, Bk 4
Author: Kim Harrison
ISBN-13: 9780060788193
ISBN-10: 0060788194
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 894 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
The forth in the series. Crazy fun! its good to see the girl not fall for the truely bad boy this time. Although, I'm not sure a vampire could be a "good" bad boy... Much fun, much laughs, Much action. Charming as ever.
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Helpful Score: 2
4th in the series. Bounty hunter, witch Rachel Morgan, tackles the weres in this tale. All the weres, not just one clan! Rachel and her cohorts continue chasing the bad guys, Rachel struggles with her conscience, love life and spells. May be the best of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
great series but this is my favorite so far but I have yet to read 'The Outlaw Demon Wails'
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good book. I truly enjoy this series. A little fantasy, thriller, mystery all combined into one book!
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm hooked on this series. It's very well-written and not a bunch of fluff like some other series I've tried to get into. There's some great humor and action and magic that's woven into a book I had a hard time putting down. It's got some great one-liners that had me cracking up and I absolutely get a kick out of Jenks and his family. His "Tink" exclamations are the best!
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Helpful Score: 2
Every book of this series is just better and better ...
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Helpful Score: 1
I'm hooked on this series. It's very well-written and not a bunch of fluff like some other series I've tried to get into. There's some great humor and action and magic that's woven into a book I had a hard time putting down. It's got some great one-liners that had me cracking up and I absolutely get a kick out of Jenks and his family. His "Tink" exclamations are the best!
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this book a little difficult to get through, it dragged a lot in several spots for me, and I consider it the weakest in the series so far. It picked up by the end though, and I enjoyed the events overall.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book first, and it is a continuation on a series, I didn't pay attention. I really enjoyed the book without having read the others, but I don't feel like reading the previous ones, now, like I have the endings of the other books. Moral of the story: read others in series first!
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Fourth in a series. I didn't really like Rachel or Ivy very much in this book. There were characters from the other books that didn't make an appearance and I missed them. Jenks made this one readable. It was fun, but not what I had hoped for.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great Rachel Morgan thriller! Grabs you immediately and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Thrilling, and funny! Can't wait to read her next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
the heroine's guilt kind of drove me crazy. i wanted her to feel a little bit more powerful/kick-butt (she is, but she doesn't think/act like she is). great series, though, and i am chomping at the bit for the next installation.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fourth in a series...love that little Jax and big Jenks!
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Great story, relies on previous book to keep the characters straight tho. Lots of fun and Rachael is a great character.
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three, but it was still a heck of a fun, excitement filled ride! I think the story just stretched out too far in length for me, making it a bit longer of a read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Better than book 2, this installment is darker and much more poignant. Still littered with annoying editing errors, but not quite as many as book 2. No harlequin romance-esque love scenes either, thank goodness. Jenks plays a major role, which is what saves this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was disappointed with A Fistful of Charms and it was an effort for me to finish it. It was slow, boring, and I just didn't care at all what was happening. Rachel was on my nerves the entire time. She was so wishy-washy with all of the decisions she made. It was annoying because she didn't seem to learn from her mistakes and continued to make them. The plot wasn't that great to begin with and the solution to the problem got so convoluted. There didn't seem to be very much progress to the relationships and I wondered what was the point of this book. I have the next two in the series in my TBR, but I doubt I'll read them. It's sad because I really enjoyed books two and three.
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Wonderful. Could not put it down. Rachel is getting more complex as the series goes on. This is book 4 so start with book 1 so you don't miss anything.
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Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better.
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Loved it!
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Great series!
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I love this series. It's the perfect mix of suspense and humor. This time around, Rachel is called on to rescue her ex-boyfriend, Nick. He has stolen something from the Weres and they will do anything to get it back. There is plenty of heart-stopping danger mixed with moments. If you have not read the first three books, many of the interactions will not make sense to you. The complex personalities and relationships of Rachel, Nick, Ivy and Jenks are really explored and developed throughout the story. The only thing I missed was that Trent made no appearance, although he is referenced several times.
My one complaint, that I've found in all of these books, is frequent editing errors. There are many typos. Most are meaningless, but some are confusing. For example, at one point, "Walter" is written as "Water". Another time, it reads as Jenks handing something to Jenks, instead of his son Jax. While I still love the series, the typos are frequent enough that I find it distracting.
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Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison
As Ive been trying to read 50 books in one year I have slowly been working my way through Kim Harrisons The Hollows (Rachel Morgan) series, and I just completed the fourth book, Fistful of Charms. The series follows the adventures of Rachel Morgan, a witch and independent runner, which is kind of like a private investigator/bounty hunter.
In the last books Jenks has been on the outs with Ivy and Rachel, but when Jenks son Jax disappears and then calls for help Jenks and Rachel rush to Michigan to pick him up.
Jax tells them that Rachels ex-boyfriend Nick the thief is being held on an island populated by Weres because he double crossed them after finding an artifact that has gone missing for centuries.
After using a spell, actually a curse but shes not splitting hairs, to shift into a wolf form so she can fight an alpha were for their freedom, she wins the battle and they manage to escape the island.
However Nick has the artifact and the Weres will do anything to retrieve it. Somehow, Jenks, Rachel and Ivy who joins them later must find a way to elude the Weres and stop Nick from stealing the artifact otherwise a vampire/Were power struggle will break out with many people injured in what eventually will become a war.
I liked this book, along with the others in the series that I have read. Harrison gives her characters real and messy lives, which can be hard in a sci-fi setting. There is,however, quite a lot of introspection on Rachels part in this book making her kind of whinny. It was good to see some of the reasoning behind some of the characters choices, but it did get a little annoying. I will still read the next book, which is coming to me via paperback swap.
So a little more than a month to go (33 days) and five books still to finish. . . Im not sure Im gonna make this but I am really proud of how far Ive come.
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As Usual Ms Harrison keeps me entertained and wanting more!
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Great series. Love the pixie.
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Some detective Rachel is to not have realized that her own Mother has been making charms. I just didn't find that a reasonable storyline. Rachel is a butt kicking detective and her pixie sidekick and family are fun
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The book has good moments and a lot of slow moments. I enjoy the characters, but the author takes a long time to get to the action.
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A great series! A mix between Laurell K Hamilton and Rachel Marie Moning that makes you want to read them over agin! I still own all of these books and am re-reading them now.
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I love these books!!!! They are so good. They are very easy reading and keep you interested in the book. I recommend them for everyone.
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Great series. . .loved every one so far.
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I was engrossed!
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Rachel Morgan is one sexy witch. Such a fun novel with lots of entertainment value.
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My favorite book so far. I loved having Jenks back. He had me laughing out loud again. I liked the wolf pack involvement. I was also happy to finally see something happen between Rachel and Ivy. It hasn't solved their issues, but I think they are on their way to getting over the weirdness and tension in their friendship. I was really irritated with Nick in this, but loved how Rachel ended the book with him. I was glad for a break with the demons in this one, but did miss Trent.
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Rachel Morgan, witch and bounty hunter, in her fourth adventure. If you are a fan of this series, you will not be disappointed. Very edgy, fast-paced. Just a very good read.
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I'm hooked on this series. It's very well-written and not a bunch of fluff like some other series I've tried to get into. There's some great humor and action and magic that's woven into a book I had a hard time putting down. It's got some great one-liners that had me cracking up and I absolutely get a kick out of Jenks and his family. His "Tink" exclamations are the best!
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I would have to say that this was one of her best to date. I couldn't put it down. Kim Harrison seamlessly keeps the story line flowing.
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Great addition to the series!
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Another great chapter in the history of 'the Hollows', that part of Cincinnati where those who aren't quite human congregate. 'Aren't quite human'...? Vampires, witches, werewolves, pixies---things like that! Ever since a laboratory accident killed off the majority of humans, the not-quite-humans have come out of the closet, and life has gotten a lot more interesting on earth.
Oh, and did I mention that there are some demons who don't much like our heroine?

From back cover: The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her--not necessarily in that order.
Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses--savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.
Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake.
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The fourth book in the Rachel Morgan series. I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first three.
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I love this series! The latest is a little..hrm...annoying at times - Rachel has kind of a whiny bent in this one. Overall a good read, and I can't wait for the next one to come out!
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Deeper character development of Ivy, Rachel & Nick. Jenks is always entertaining, but angst over his age (pixies only live to 20) introduces sadness to storyline. Love this series! Highly recommended.
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I think this is the best Rachel Mariana Morgan i've read so far. Really really good. I love this character and Jenks is really growing on me.
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This book was great and moved fast. Rachel has ALOT of surprises for you here and Jenks gets a taste of bigger things.
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Another great book from Kim Harrison - :-) Looking forward to more books from Kim Harrison
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Harrison adds to her Rachel Morgan mythos with #4 in a kind of series. This one is as good or better than the others. Kim Harrison is cooking!
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I keep enjoying each of her books more. I really like that all the characters grow in each book.
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This book is just as good as Harrison's other 3 in the series!
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This is the 4th Rachel Morgan boo and it has taken the most surprising turns! Great read. I would recommend you read those that preceded it in order or a good bit of it won't really make sense.
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Great action, but there is a slow spot. Too much introspection of by the main character.
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love this series!
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Kim Harrison is a master, and this book is the best of the bunch!!!
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Bounty Hunter/Witch Rachel Morgan at it again. This is a great read.
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Awesome, Kim Harrison knows how to draw you in and leave you wanting more....
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You cannot go wrong with a book by Kim Harrison if you are a vampire, supernatural lover! In this book, we pick up with Rachel Morgan again as she faces a vengeful demon who is after her. Harrison never lets you down!
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great paranormal......
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I read this one first in the series, then went and bought all the rest of them. This is good imaginative thinking. Complicated, busy all the way through, a truly absorbing read.
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Great book!
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Simply another enjoyable book from Kim Harrison. Well-developed and interesting.
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The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her - not necessarily in that order.

Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses - savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.

Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake.
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Book four of Kim Harrison's The Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan. Entertaining series.
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very boring...... never got past first 30 pages....just like book 2 & 3....not sure why bought # 4. Did enjoy first book in series...interesting variation on vamps/weres/etc.
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Great series.
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The evil night things that prowl Cincinnati despise witch and bounty hunter Rachel Morgan. Her new reputation for the dark arts is turning human and undead heads alike with the intent to possess, bed, and kill her -- not necessarily in that order.

Now a mortal lover who abandoned Rachel has returned, haunted by his secret past. And there are those who covet what Nick possesses -- savage beasts willing to destroy the Hollows and everyone in it if necessary.

Forced to keep a low profile or eternally suffer the wrath of a vengeful demon, Rachel must nevertheless act quickly. For the pack is gathering for the first time in millennia to ravage and to rule. And suddenly more than Rachel's soul is at stake.
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In book 4 of The Hollow Series, Rachel and a supersized Jenks head to Michigan to rescue Nick and Jax. Nick has stolen an artifact that the Weres want but Rachel knows that it will be a war between the Vampires and Weres like never before. After rescuing Nick and Jax, Rachel plots to make it appear like the focus is destroy and Nick has died so the Weres will leave her peace and Nick will be saved. She finds out Nick has betrayed her in more way than one.

Harrison has become one of my favorite urban fantasy authors. Rachel is funny, flawed and believable. Jenks is just a riot. Along with Ivy and Kisten, they make a good family. The story was nicely paced and interesting enough to keep me reading. Harrison does a nice job of blending the everyday into the fantasy world she's created. Looking forward to Book 5.