666 Park Avenue
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666 Park Avenue

3.9 8
by Gabriella Pierce
     
 

“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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061434778
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
1,328,105
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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