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Grade 7 Up-When her parents and best friend are killed in a river-rafting accident and her mother's best friend falls to a mysterious illness, Holly goes to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Seattle. There she meets Jeraud Deveraux and is drawn into a centuries-old battle between two families of warlocks and witches. Visions, spirits, sibling rivalry, death, grief, an affair, fatal attractions, magic-this book tries to include them all and barely succeeds. The two plot lines, one of a girl's grief and the other of the ancient feud between two families that unite through marriage while scheming to betray one another, duel for readers' attention. When all of the characters are added, the dueling turns into a battle. Holly is often shoved into the background and Jer's father becomes the central focus. In the end, readers care little about any of the people involved. While some scenes do have a certain tension, they are brief and often lost amid all the other elements.
Molly S. Kinney, Peach Public Libraries, Fort Valley, GA
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Gr. 8-12. The first installment in a new Wicked series focuses on high-school senior Holly Cathor, orphaned by an accident, who goes to live with her aunt and cousins in Seattle. Unknown to her, they are descended from a powerful line of ancient French witches who are locked in an eternal battle with a dynasty of megalomaniac warlocks, now represented by Michael Deveraux and his sons. The narration periodically shifts from modern-day Seattle to seventeenth-century France as Holly and sexy college student Jeraud Deveraux realize their roles in this centuries-old feud that is now reaching a fatal climax. Holder is the author of several titles about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and this will appeal to the same mature readership. Catherine Andronik
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holly's life is turned upside down when her parents and her best friend are killed in a rafting accident. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by tammy
This book had a promising start, but was all together somewhat of a disappointment.
This book is a LOT darker, than I first thought, and the love story is much more pronounced... Read more
'Witch' is the start of a wonderful new 'Wicked' series co authored by Nancy Holder featuring Holly Cathor, a senior in high-school who does not yet know that she is part of a very... Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Jon Weber
I loved this book! Although I do have to admit it got a little confusing in some places. It kept me reading untill 4:00 in the morning (really it did! Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by a total book freak
But if you aren't a teenager and female, this probablly won't appeal. There are gaps in the narative that don't make sense, like, the characters go from knowing nothing to being... Read morePublished on May 20 2003
This books was so leaden, the character's were so leaden and like the lead characters romance was a bore-what they spend like a total amount of like two pages making google eyes... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2003
I picked up this book at a B&N store and OH MY GOSH! I fell in love with it. The characters are diverse, entertaining, and the story is incredable. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2002 by Alexis (The Wench)
Make sure when you buy this book that you have time enough to read the whole thing in one sitting. You won't be able to put it down!
Witch is a very exciting read! Read more