Speed Date with Rachel: End of the Itchy Witch

Posted 25 September, 2014 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Review | 16 Comments

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Speed Date with Rachel: End of the Itchy WitchThe Witch with No Name by Kim Harrison
Series: The Hollows #13
Published by Harper Collins on Sept. 9, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Urban
Pages: 480

All good things must end . . .

After ten years and thirteen adventures, at last the triumphant conclusion to Kim Harrison's #1 New York Times bestselling Hollows series!The Witch with No Name In 2004, Kim Harrison made her debut with Dead Witch Walking, an electrifying urban fantasy novel full of action, mystery, romance, and humor, which introduced bounty hunter and witch Rachel Morgan.

Over the course of twelve books, Rachel confronted numerous threats, vanquished a range of cunning and powerful enemies, risked her heart, suffered haunting loss, and nearly lost her life. Now, in The Witch with No Name, Kim Harrison brings back her wildly popular heroine for one final, epic battle.Rachel Morgan's come a long way from the klutzy runner fleeing a bad job. 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 her best friend Ivy's soul and the rest of the living vampires, to keep the demonic ever-after and our own world from utter destruction at the hands of fanatics, Rachel Morgan will risk everything.

FIRST DATE: I go on this first date with a heavy heart. While this is the 13th book in The Hollows series, it’s also the last one. That’s it. No more after this. So, instead of picking this book up as soon as it arrived on my doorstep, I put it on my bedside table…but didn’t open it. I’d look at it, pet it even, but I couldn’t bring myself to open in, knowing that it is the end of an era. The end of the Itchy Witch’s story. *sigh* (God, I’m such a book nerd.) And then, finally, I could bear it no longer. Hello, Rachel. Cheers, Jenks. Feels weird to say but good to see you again, Trent. *pets cover* *cracks spine*

SECOND DATE: And, of course, Rachel’s deep in it. Cormel’s threatening her and everyone she loves unless she restores all the vamps’ souls. Trent’s lost pretty much all his power and his money. Al wants nothing to do with his itchy witch. Ivy’s involved with Nina, who I hate (okay, that’s not completely Rachel’s problem, though she should be more concerned with this chick). Bad, bad things happen and continue to happen until I was questioning whether Rachel really was going to get her well-deserved happily ever after. Ā I enjoyed every single minute of it.

THIRD DATE: WHY DOES IT HAVE TO END??? *flings self on bed and sobs* Rachel! I’m going to miss you so much! But you’ve found your HEA. You even got a totally awesome epilogue that tied everything up and made me a very happy camper. But I’m still going to miss you, your crazy friends (ah, Jenks. You will always be one of my very favorite sidekicks ever.) and all your shenanigans. Lots and lots of shenanigans (and some even involved some smexytimes. Lucky girl.).

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16 Responses to “Speed Date with Rachel: End of the Itchy Witch”

  1. Now that the this series is out in its entirety, I need to get caught up! I made it to book four of five before I had to set it aside because of THINGS. Things that start with a K. But, it’s been a long time since the K debacle and I think I’m emotionally sound enough now to dive back into this world:)
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  2. I loved how this one ended off, though I think there were a few loose ends here and there or more like things I was curious about that never got explored but I can totally understand that. So glad you enjoyed it as much, seemingly more then I did. Time for a reread someday!

  3. I’m glad this series ended on such a high note! I never made it past book 2, but I’ve been slowly buying the audiobooks and I’ll start them once I have them all. I just know I’ll want to binge read/listen these! It’s been ages since I got really lost in an urban fantasy series.
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  4. Aw! I can relate to putting off the end of a series, I still haven’t read RUIN AND RISING or MORTAL HEART yet. I’ve also been putting off HEIR OF FIRE. *sigh*

    I have REALLY got to read Harrison sometime soon, though. I keep meaning to do it, but seeing your 4.5 stars for the end of a series makes me even more interested.
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  5. I feel your pain Mary. I put off ends of series because it’s SO HARD to say goodbye! Glad you enjoyed the finale even if it was hard to get through knowing it was the end. I’m so behind on this series it will be a long time before I will be staring down #13 on my nightstand, procrastinating wrapping it up, but it’s so nice to know I have a satisfying conclusion to look forward to!
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