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YA Book Review: Wicked – Witch and Curse

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Title: Wicked: Witch & Curse ( Wicked #1-2 )
Authors: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Published: September 9th 2008 by Simon Pulse
Type: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches
Paperback, 672 pages

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Summery: Holly Cathers’s world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole.

In her new home, Holly’s sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there’s the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.

Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launced into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an intergenerational feud beyond their wildest imaginations…and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.

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*My copy of the book is two books in one.

I was a little iffy to read this book because of Crusade. Not that the book was bad and all, i just couldn’t get into it. I heard a few mix reviews about Wicked, but as some of you know i been in a witch hype lately. I wanted to risk it and read this book to see if i will like it. Since the book is actually two books in one i am gonna try to separate the review without making this post to long.

My thoughts on Witch: Holly’s parents die and she is sent to live with her aunt and cousins she has never heard of before. Strange things start happening to holly and her cousins. They find out they are witches. the book was pretty true to the whole witch concept but with out the pointy hats and nose. The book kind of has this romeo and Juliet thing going on. The whole book seem very rushed. Some parts i didn’t understand…actually i didn’t really get this whole book, it jumped a lot, But the book wasn’t all bad i did like some of it. I didn’t really like the whole romance or whatever you want to call it. I thought it was a little odd. I really wanted to know more about Jer, but only got a little peek.

My thoughts on Cruse: I was really highly disappointed in this one, the first one was way better then cruse. The second was so jumbled i can’t get what in the world was going on. The Whole jumping from past to future was just to hard to keep up. I still didn’t get to read about Jer at all and had no freaking clue what was going on with Nicole  i did like the whole concept and thought it was funny that the witches weakness was water…i couldn’t take this book seriously at all there was parts i laughed at that i wasn’t supposed to laugh at cause it was just awkward. I just couldn’t get in to it like i wanted to.

My Overall Thoughts: The first book wasn’t bad. second book was a fail. Do without the flash back and more detail and this book would have been amazing. Do i recommend the book? Yes sure, but not everyone is gonna like it. Some people might find it cheesy but some might like the simple writing. The book is really easy to read. i give the book and overall 2.5 stars in my opinion. Others might give it more stars.

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Stacking The Shelves #5

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

 

*Note: I didn’t get much books this week, But i did buy a book that i have been wanting to buy for a while now. I wanted to wait until it was on paperback but i just couldn’t wait any long so i just said f-it and bought it.

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Bought:

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Title: Phoenix ( Black City #2 )
Author: Elizabeth Richards
Published: 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopia
Hardcover

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Traded:

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Title: Wicked ( Wicked 1-2 )
Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
Published: 2008 by Simon Pulse
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal, Witches
Paperback Via Bookmooch.com

YA Book Review: Crusade

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  • Title: Crusade ( #1 )
  • Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
  • Published: 2010 By Simon Pulse
  • Type: Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy
  • Source: Paperbackswap Trade
  • Hardcover, 470 pages

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Summery: trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.

Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated—and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself—and her heart.

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My Review: Looking at the cover my first thought was this is gonna be epic scary. The story does have it moments of scary, but i was a little disappointed in the whole scary department. The book just seemed like a normal YA vampire book. The book was pretty true to what we all grown to know what a vampire was, there is not a sparking vamp that goes to High school.

The world is taking of by Vampires. the US is the worst when it comes to Vampires running things, But a group of hunters that go to academy in Spain fight vampires at night. When Jenn’s grandfather dies she is sent back to America when her sister is taking to New Orleans by vampires.

Jenn loves Antonio but he is a vampire and she wants all vampires to die. The romance in this book confused me at times, i just couldn’t connect to the love story. Jenn does not trust Antonio that he is hiding something from them, but in the book you as a reader you don’t know what that is really. The group of hunters has a Vampire ( Antonio ) a Werewolf and a witch. They call Vampires “The Cursed ones”

I get what they where trying todo in this book, and the concept would have been good, But the writing made the book so dull and boring half the time, that made me want to skip pages. Tho just because i didn’t like does not me others wont. I know a lot of people who did like the book. Don’t judge the book by my review give it a chance then let me know what you thought. It all depends on the reader.

The story is more complex then most YA books but it’s still pretty normal also to YA books. The story wasn’t bad and there was parts i did enjoy but it just wasn’t a book for me.

The story isn’t in a one person point of view. you get to read pretty much on whats going on and others Point of view.

If you like Complex but normal YA vampire books where the vampires take over, then this is the book for you. I wish i could of had a longer review for this book, but to be honest i didn’t really pay attention to the story to write more about it.

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Stacking The Shelves ( 2 )

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Bought:

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Title: Need ( Part one )
Author: Carrie Jones
Published: 2009 By Bloomsbury usa
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal
Paperback

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Title: Heaven ( Halo #3 )
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
Published: 2013 By Feiwel & Friends
Type: Angels, Fantasy, Paranormal
Hardcover

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Title: The Raven Boys ( The Raven Cycle #1 )
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Published: 2013 By Scholastic
Type: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Paperback

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Traded:

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Title: Crusade ( Book One )
Author: Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguie
Published: 2010 By Simon Pulse
Type: Vampires, Fantasy, Paranormal

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