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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (Jan. 20 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1441831150
- ISBN-13: 978-1441831156
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 68 g
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,063,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From School Library Journal
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 the Audio CD edition.
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
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
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Meanwhile, I'll be awaiting the next "Sweep" title.
Holly is having the time of her life river rafting on a vacaction with her parents, Tina(best friend), and guide Ryan. A storm starts up and the raft is destroyed leaving Holly the only survivor of the raft. With her best frien'ds mom in the hospital Holly goes to livein Seattle with her Aunt Marie-Claire and her twins Nicole and Amanda.
Also in Seattle lives Micheal Deveraux and his two sons Eli and Jer. They are a line of powerful warlocks tryint to bring about the Black Fire. They are also tryin to forge an alliance between them and a line of Wiccans, the Cahors(who became the Cathers). The Cathers women are none other then Holly's family. However they do not know of their heritage.
Another storyline is invovled in this book. It is about an alliance between the two familys. Isabeau and Jean are lovers and married. However each is supposed to decive the other and kill the family. Something goes wrong and all does not go according to plan.
As soon as Holly is with Jer they are in their past lives(as Isabeau and Jean). All to quickly Holly and her cousins learn of what they are and who the Deveraux's are.
Two stories both trying to win the readers attention. Both stories very very real.
I loved this book and can't wait for curse. However I'm still unclear as to what Black Fire is and why it's so important.
The book is filled with beautiful poetry (written by Debbie) that starts off each chapter and an engaging story which focuses on the lives of two pairs of tragic lovers in the past and present. An age old conflict rages between two magical families and revolves around the main characters--Holly and Jeraud. Who will break the spell?
Readers will be entranced by this novel, the first of four, co-authored by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie and will be crying for more as the last page is turned. We are left hanging by a thread until Wicked: Curse is released in January.
Witch is a very exciting read! The pace and tone of the book was set right away by the foreboding poem at the beginning of the first chapter. I got involved right away in the rich array of characters that were deftly intertwined throughout the book. The imagery and flashbacks were magnificent! This book was suspenseful and scary without being too much over the top. I can't wait for the next installment of the book due to come out in January to see what happens!!
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This book is a LOT darker, than I first thought, and the love story is much more...Read more