Resurrection (Wicked Series #5)

Resurrection (Wicked Series #5)

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by Nancy Holder, Debbie Viguié
     
 

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 Who is Alex Carruthers? That is the question Wicked fans have been asking for nearly six years. Spellbound, the fourth and seemingly final book in the Wicked series, originally published in 2003, left readers on the edge of their seats with a classic cliffhanger ending. But now, as new fans of the bind-up editions of the series begin to ask the same

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 Who is Alex Carruthers? That is the question Wicked fans have been asking for nearly six years. Spellbound, the fourth and seemingly final book in the Wicked series, originally published in 2003, left readers on the edge of their seats with a classic cliffhanger ending. But now, as new fans of the bind-up editions of the series begin to ask the same question, the true and final conclusion to the Wicked series will emerge. And all their questions will be answered in this heart-stopping, magical adventure about witches, destiny, and the beyond.

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Do Jer and Holly get together? Who is the father of Nicole's baby? Can Amanda and Tommy live happily ever after? Who is Alex really? And, last but not least, what happened to the zombie cat? All these questions and more are answered in this Wicked installment by four-time Bram Stoker Award winner Nancy Holder and the indefatigable Debbie Viguié.
Children's Literature - Jennifer Keeney
Readers, beware: one cannot fully enjoy this title without having first read the previous two novels of the "Wicked" series. There are far too many characters and previously developed story lines for a new reader to absorb. Basically, the story follows the centuries-old feud between the Deveraux warlocks and Cahors witches. Evidently the witches worship a female goddess, and the warlocks worship a horned god, and this reality makes them mortal (and immortal) enemies. There are several rather annoying love triangles within the novel, which the authors refer to as being "in thrall." There are also at least twenty main characters, which can get very confusing, especially when time travel and mysterious portals are involved. Despite being part of the science fiction genre, some of the dialogue in this novel is so melodramatic that it is downright laughable. To be fair, if you are going to begin reading the "Wicked" series, start with the first title, Witch & Curse." If you are not a fan of science fiction, do not even bother with this series. Reading it will feel like a chore. Reviewer: Jennifer Keeney
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—By the time this series concludes on the 401st page of this volume, the Earth has been rent at least three times, two cats and one human have been reanimated, the Horned God and the Goddess have engaged in hand-to-hand combat, and Merlyn has been revealed as the fourth wise man. Although "Wicked" had ceased publication with the release of the fourth book, Spellbound (S & S, 2003), recent reissue as a pair of double volumes has reinvigorated its popularity. The series follows Holly and her cousins, sisters Amanda and Nicole, who discover their inherited power as witches, learn of their family's position of power among those who practice magic, and attempt to resolve a historic war between their family and a powerful clan of warlocks. Resurrection resolves the conflicts and dilemmas established in the earlier novels, albeit in a much higher fantastic mode than in the first installments. The narrative details past events that inform the characters' current situations and even allows the characters from the past and present to intermingle to dramatic effect. Readers of the original (or rereleased) novels will be interested to discover what becomes of the cousins and will find the conclusion outrageous, somewhat surprising, fantastic, and satisfying.—Amy S. Pattee, Simmons College, Boston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416995784
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
Wicked Series , #5
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
469,685
File size:
384 KB
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Nancy Holder
has more than seventy-five books and two hundred short stories to her credit. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and far too many animals.

Debbie Viguié
holds a degree in creative writing from UC Davis. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Scott.
Nancy Holder has published more than 200 short stories and seventy-eight books, including the New York Times bestselling Wicked series. She lives in San Diego with her daughter, Belle, and far too many animals. Visit her at Nancy Holder.com.
Debbie Viguié’s Simon Pulse books include the New York Times bestselling Wicked series and the Once upon a Time novels Violet Eyes, Scarlet Moon, and Midnight Pearls. She lives in Florida with her husband, Scott. Visit her at DebbieViguie.com.

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Resurrection (Wicked Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 155 reviews.
sad-hugo More than 1 year ago
RESURRECTION is the best book of the series. So full of surprises. It makes me sad that some who deserved life are now dead, so much is now lost. The inner conflict in each character makes them very realistic. Some heroes, in order to defeat their enemies, do horrible things; some villains, from time to time, do noble things and fight for a good cause in the end. The thing I like the most about this book, and of the series in general, is, not the magic itself, but the situations the heroes are placed in. Whenever someone decides to be stubborn and selfish, or makes mistakes ,lives are lost. Whenever a heroine, or hero, wants to save a loved one she/he has to sacrifice a lot. RESURRECTION totally exceded my espectations, it was worth the wait. Whether you are a loyal fan, or whether you are looking for something good to read this summer, you should defenitely read WICKED RESURRECTION.
Steffi More than 1 year ago
I read all the other books a few years back and enjoyed them but they were never my favorites. I always thought that they way it ended was horrible but never heard anything about another book. So when this one came out I got very excited and had to buy it. It was hard to get started at first but not too far in and I couldn't put it down. I love this book and I thought the ending was amazing. I looked that Holly finally ended up with Jer. I was upset about some of the people who died though. Overall I think this book is my favorite of the series. It is now one of my favorite series all together.
catterin More than 1 year ago
The wait is over for me to read this book 6 long years after reading the others before this. I can't say I'm not glad that the story is finally finished, but now after reading it, I am sort of disappointed as to how the story and the plot unraveled and where they had led to. I'd imagined something more after all the chaos and climactic actions in the forth book but to me, nothing much more happened in this finale. I wasn't frightened for the characters,wasn't at the edge of my seat hoping everyone would end up okay. I'm sorry to say that the authors did not make me relate to the characters and feel the emotions that they were dealt with or the tragic events that they had to fight. I loved this series and had hoped for a great battle in this last book but sadly I felt it was lackluster than the rest. Thanks to the authors for finally finishing this series. I read it because I love books and I wanted to know what the ending had in store for my favourite characters no matter if it was good or bad. Because books take me to a whole different world and it just wouldn't be the same if I had made up my own story or ending of my characters. So to the fans of this series, read it to fulfill your curiousity and because you want to be taken to where your characters are and for closure to the story because that's what it was for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a 11 year girl that really wants a bf
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I love this series. I have it on both my nook and paperback. It left me wanting more but also being satisfied with what i had. My tots fav characters are Nikole and Jer. They had their trouble but in the end they were both wonderful. Hope this helped. Sincerly, T.
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cindylb More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When the first book of the series came out in 2006 i was in loce with the story!!! This is an awsome series and people who dont like this series should keep their opions to themselves:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wuz awesome but if u didn't read the entire series u would get really confused.
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Elizabethann79 More than 1 year ago
This wad a great book!!loved the ending
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