Review: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison

September 9, 2014 4 stars, Book Review 9 ★★★★

Review: The Witch With No Name by Kim HarrisonThe Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #13
Published by Harper Voyager on September 9, 2014
Genres: Adult SFF, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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My Reviews in this series: A Perfect Blood, Ever After, The Undead Pool

*This book was provided by the Publisher for review. No compensation was provided and all opinions are strictly my own.

At long last... The final book in the New York Times bestselling Hollows series by Kim Harrison!

Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the clutzy runner of Dead Witch Walking. She's faced vampires and werewolves, banshees, witches, and soul-eating demons. She's crossed worlds, channeled gods, and accepted her place as a day-walking demon. She's lost friends and lovers and family, and an old enemy has become something much more.

But power demands responsibility, and world-changers must always pay a price. That time is now.

To save Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever after and our own world from destruction, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

four-stars

Things wrapping up but I still have lingering questions

The Witch with No Name draws to a close Kim Harrison’s long running fabulous urban fantasy series The Hollows, featuring witch Rachel Morgan. It’s been a long fun filled ride and I’m both sad and excited to see it end. But of course with any ending I seem to always have lingering unanswered questions. What those questions are might be different for each reader because I think we each definitely take some different away from every book we read but I do think there were a few plot threads that appeared over the course of the last few books that seem to be left unfinished. Perhaps they never were meant to be much and I just read more into them then was actually there. It was still a great ending and definitely tied up nicely all of the big plot lines for each of the main characters.

Rachel sure does like to beat herself up emotionally

You ever have one of those friends that just likes to dwell and fester on a particular point and they just keep circling back to the same self deprecating or hurtful mantra in their head. Pretty much just being a Debbie Downer whenever they have something good going for them? Well Rachel sure did that A LOT in this book. So much so that I felt like she started off so many chapters that way that I started to get really annoyed by her little mini pity parties she was throwing at herself. That’s just one of my things I hate when a person just keeps getting down on themselves. But hey it’s Rachel and we gotta love her, she’s always got some sort of quirk going, but then don’t we all.

Where do we go from here?

I love how things ended but didn’t really end. That to me is the best kind of ending when you are left with a “and this is where the next phase of life begins” but even though we don’t get to experience all of it with these character we know or hope that it’s going to go in a great direction and we have enough to go on now that we can just imagine it. It was a great way to end things off and I applaud Kim Harrison for a series well written and one that I know I will definitely reread again in the coming years.

What you thought I was going to tell you something about the actual book’s plot and how it ends? I wouldn’t want to ruin your fun! Read it, turn the last page and give a contented sigh.

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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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9 Responses to “Review: The Witch With No Name by Kim Harrison”

  1. Danya @ Fine Print

    Open-ended series conclusions are the best because you can still think fondly on your old favourite characters and think up new scenarios for them, without a cheesy epilogue ruining it. I’m SO GLAD that you really like this, Tabitha! I know that the Rachel Morgan books are one of your favourite UF series so a strong finish is important. I’m actually planning to start this series in October, I think! I’m excited!!!!
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  2. kim { Book Swoon }

    I’m glad you enjoyed this last excursion with Rachel and that the ending left you with that “life-will-go-on” feeling. I’m a few books behind – so thanks for no spoilers as well 🙂