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666 Park Avenue

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by Gabriella Pierce
 

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“Both chilling and chic, frightening, yet fashionable—pure evil has never been this much fun!”
New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks,

“Dark secrets and truly wicked socialites—666 Park Avenue is a thrill to the very last page.”
New York Times bestselling author Zoey Dean

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“Both chilling and chic, frightening, yet fashionable—pure evil has never been this much fun!”
New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks,

“Dark secrets and truly wicked socialites—666 Park Avenue is a thrill to the very last page.”
New York Times bestselling author Zoey Dean

 

Elite Upper East Side Witches Rule Park Avenue! 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce kicks off a wonderfully  high concept   and  richly gothic contemporary series about the darkness lurking behind the gilded halls of New York City high society. For the original Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries fan who’s grown up and is ready for an edgier, more sophisticated read, 666 Park Avenue is the perfect paranormal diversion. 

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Publishers Weekly
Rosemary's Baby meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in this breezy chick lit thriller about an American in Paris swept off her feet by a rich-and-good-looking New Yorker with some very dangerous secrets. Then again, aspiring architectural designer Jane Boyle has some hidden skeletons of her own, which she discovers when her estranged grandmother Celine leaves a death-note revelation that clueless Jane comes from a long line of witches. What follows as Jane moves with her handsome fiancé Malcolm Doran to Manhattan's Upper East Side is a frightening cascade of wickedness that forces Jane to match witchy wits with Malcolm's mom-from-hell, Lynne, negotiate a mansion-full of Mean Girls and a Boo Radley-like stalker—and test drive her own considerable powers. A scary face-off between Jane and Lynne is both hilarious and exciting. And though the frantic and elaborate finale may leave the future of fledgling witch Jane in question, first-time author Pierce neatly leaves open a creaky, spooky door for a slew of sequels for fans of gothic social climbing and the supernatural. (Feb.)
Kirkus Reviews

First in newcomer Pierce's series chronicling Manhattan witch wars, as waged on and off the society pages.

Jane, a budding architect from Alsace, has just landed her first account in Paris. When she's saved from hobbling on a broken stiletto heel by a handsome man and his limo, it's a most inopportune time for love at first sight. But the chemistry between Malcolm Doran, a rich Manhattanite, and herself is instantaneous and, need we say, magical. Sporting thederigueurmulti-carat engagement rock (or is it a millstone?) around her finger, Jane takes Malcolm to meet her grandmother, Celine, who raised her after her American parents died. They arrive to find Celine dead in her secluded farmhouse. There is a legacy: a letter explaining Jane's witchy pedigree and a silver ring of power. Wearing the ring, Jane now has the ability to read minds, but not Malcolm's. It's off to Manhattan where, before leaving on the first of innumerable business trips, Malcolm ensconces Jane at the family mansion for the duration of her imprisonment, er, engagement. This Park Avenue address (665, actually) houses some sinister female relatives (there's even a genealogy chart, tracing female bloodlines, etched on the parlor wall), but the worst is harpy-in-chief Lynne, Malcolm's mother. Left to Lynne's mercy, Jane endures weeks of wedding planning, no-carb meals and unflattering gown suggestions. Bored silly, Jane bucks Lynne to take a job at MOMA as an events planner. A slow learner despite her magical aptitudes (she generates electrical disturbances when upset), it takes an attempt on a friend's life before Jane recognizes that her potential in-laws are not merely eccentric but dangerous. Jane is only the latest pawn in witch clan warfare going back centuries (a poor argument for matriarchy, that). With the help of some well-meaning but nonmagical Wiccans, Jane learns to harness her powers, but can she make the leap from pawn to warrior queen?

A fast-paced and at times diverting mash-up of chick lit and fantasy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061434778
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
1,294,547
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Gabriella Pierce is an American living in Paris with her two dogs.

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666 Park Avenue 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
When Jane Boyle falls in love with Malcolm Doran, she throws caution to the wind, quits her job, and plans to move to America from France to marry him. Her new life comes with some unexpected surprises, though. Malcolm's family is a bit strange, to say the least. His mother, however, seems thrilled to be gaining a daughter-in-law, and she eagerly pulls Jane into plans for one of the biggest society weddings of the year. Unfortunately, Jane's humble country background does not prepare her for life as a New York socialite. If living in a new country, with a new fianc&#233;, and his very odd family is not enough, after finding her grandmother's dead body and a mysterious letter from that guardian, Jane has to come to terms with what the strange experiences she has had all her life really mean. She sees people that others don't; she hears voices that no one else does; she makes electronic devices go haywire. A letter from her grandmother states it simply: she is a witch. Jane does not have anyone to turn to for help, so when a young woman she meets at her new job befriends her, Jane is thrilled. But her adventures lead her to question the people she thought she could trust, and to wonder if marriage into the infamous Doran clan is the best idea. Pierce's first novel is a fun paranormal romp that introduces humorous questions about who really runs New York's high society - and what the phrase "My mother-in-law is a witch" means when it's true! Readers will not only enjoy meeting Jane and her new friends, but they will look forward to the next book in the author's debut series. *Note: Due to graphic sexual scenes and situations, this title is recommended for older and more mature readers.
Grnezs More than 1 year ago
WOW! I loved this book...a page turner! A lovable main character, a "B" of a villian [yes she is a witch], and a handsome prince. Great love-making, fantasic reference to fashion and all the "rich people" items. It was a love/paranormal/mystery story that read way to quick. I have already reserved my copy of the second book! Can't wait to get my hands on it!!! Thank you Pierce!
PhotographerReader_Julie More than 1 year ago
This book just felt like it went absolutely no where and had no point what-so-ever. The threat of her fiance's family felt weak and boring. The witch aspects were boring and uneventful and it just took forever to get along with things. Did not like this one. Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. Contemporary witchcraft story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
M a k e m o r e m a k e m o r e m a k e m o r e ! ! ! ! ! ! Y a y
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Da<_>mn! Keep going!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time if you watched the show!
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linnylou More than 1 year ago
I recently watched the tv show of this book on ABC. It was good & I was sorry to see it end, although they ended it poorly. On reading the book, well I enjoyed it much more. To truthfully say the book was nothing at all like the tv show. The book was much better. The ending left off so that there could be more books as in a series. I have not researched this but hope to find more. Its all about witches. I so enjoyed the story and wish the tv show had stuck more to the book. It was a good read. Hopefully the author has more books on the same.
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This book (plus the next 2), are so much better then the TV crap. Give it a read, its worth the time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good I love this and I love the show and this book is very interesting and confusing. It sucks that they canceled the show and very eerie.
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Renekejaune More than 1 year ago
A great story! Except for the name "Doran" and the creepy hotel, the book is nothing like the series, but I enjoyed the story. It is better than the series, and a lot easier to follow.
Renee-the_avid_reader More than 1 year ago
I liked the book,but I was expecting it to be like the show. The show says it's based off this book so I was expecting it to be. The only 2 things that are the same is the names of Jane and Malcom. Other than that it's completly different. I was dissapointed
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This was an easy read and rather enjoyable. I have already started the second book in this series and it is just a good. There are some humorous parts and the characters grow on you.