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Summer (Witch Season Series)

Summer (Witch Season Series)

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by Jeff Mariotte

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Kerry Proffit is having an amazing summer working at a resort on the California coast and hanging with her summer share housemates. Everything's great until an injured stranger lands on their doorstep.

Daniel Blessing is a handsome young man with a mysterious past. He's on the run from a powerful witch named Season. Of course Kerry and her friends don't believe


Kerry Proffit is having an amazing summer working at a resort on the California coast and hanging with her summer share housemates. Everything's great until an injured stranger lands on their doorstep.

Daniel Blessing is a handsome young man with a mysterious past. He's on the run from a powerful witch named Season. Of course Kerry and her friends don't believe in witches. But Kerry is beginning to believe in Daniel -- and her feelings for him.

Which is too bad for Kerry. And her friends.

Because now Season is on their trail, and they won't all survive the summer. Hunting Season is now open....


Four seasons, one incredible adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This initial installment in the Witch Season series is a mildly entertaining if intermittently melodramatic caper. Kerry, who is spending the summer working and sharing a house with five peers at a southern California resort, discovers a wounded man under the hedge outside their house one evening. After the stranger refuses medical help ("Let me live or die on my own terms," he says), Kerry persuades her housemates to let him stay the night. The next day she skips work to keep vigil as the man sleeps on the sofa. When he finally awakens, he appears younger and more handsome; Kerry observes that holding his hand "felt comfortable, like being hugged by an old friend." Kerry learns that the man, Daniel Blessing, is a witch who was born in 1704, and his wounds are the work of his nemesis, a powerful witch named Season (who has caused the death of many, including Daniel's twin brother). He tells Kerry and her housemates that they, too, are in grave danger, since Season has linked them with him, and the young people pledge to help Daniel (who has put them under his "protection spell") chase down the villain. The stakeout sequences are a bit protracted and the budding love between Kerry and Daniel leads to some sappy scenes. But some readers will find that the novel's premise and unexpected resolution give it sufficient pizzazz to entice them to move on to Fall, due in October (ISBN 0-689-86724-7). Ages 14-up. (July) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Six college students are drawn into a centuries-old fight between witches-which might be suspenseful if this were any good. While Kerry works a summer job at a California resort, she shares a house with five oddly matched resort employees. Only Kerry volunteers to help the old man they find bleeding in their bushes, who predictably croaks "no doctors," before passing out. When their mysterious patient, Daniel, awakens looking magically younger, he kisses Kerry's hand and leaves. A few days later he returns to drag Kerry unwillingly away from a woman he insists will kill her. Daniel's family, it seems, has been at war with the witch Season Howe since 1704, when she killed every resident of Slocumb, Virginia, except for Daniel's pregnant mother. Now Kerry and her roommates are at risk because Summer knows they've seen Daniel, and they join his quest to kill her. Uninteresting machinations ensue, during which Kerry finds herself falling in love. Let's hope for no sequel, though three are promised. (Fantasy. YA)

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Simon Pulse
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Witch Season Series
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14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jeff Mariotte is the author of more than forty-five novels, including the supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, River Runs Red, Missing White Girl, and Cold Black Hearts; the thriller The Devil’s Bait, the horror epic The Slab, the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet, and others, as well as dozens of comic books, notably Desperadoes and Zombie Cop. He has written books, stories, and comics set in beloved fictional universes, including those of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, CSI and CSI: Miami, The Shield, Criminal Minds, Conan, Superman, Spider-Man, Hellraiser, and many more, and is a two-time winner of the Scribe Award presented by the International Association of Media Tie-inWriters. He’s a co-owner of the specialty bookstore Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, and lives in southeastern Arizona on the Flying M Ranch. Please visit him at JeffMariotte.com or Facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte.

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Summer (Witch Season Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can they survive the summer? In Summer, Kerry and her friends find themselves in an age old war between witches. This book is for young adult readers because the book is exciting and interesting for those that like fantasy. It all starts out as a regular summer until a handsome stranger appears on their doorstep. Jeff Mariotte creates a plot that will leave readers dying to read more. The colorful characters and the suspenseful voice will excite and sadden readers in more than one way. Young adult readers can relate to the characters, who are all in their college years, as they experience love, lost, and a strong friendship as they try to stop the one thing that made them a target in a world not there own. Summer will have readers ready for the other books in this series Fall, Winter, and Spring. Kerry will learn more about this stranger and his enemy the beautiful witch Season. This book is a wonderful work of fantasy. Young adult readers will enjoy and relate to the characters in this book. Hunting season is now open.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this made me think if this could really happen but of course, musch to my disapointment, its not real. Reading this will make you think that it is real. Just make sure that you know that its not. I love this series. Its amazing
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had a very original plot. But I was so mad at the end I didn't even finish the book, and had no interest in reading the others. But you might like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book had a good plot line and aver all was a good book but if you're looking for something that will hold you until the very end this isn't the book. this is more like some thing to read at leasure. u should still read it though
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was an interesting read, with an original plotline. However, the ending left me disasisfied, without any desire to read further in the series. Mr Mariotte creates a type of love-hate relationship with this story, and although I had to force myself to begin the next book, the series does seem somewhat promising.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book hoping for another good series about witches. It was not bad until I got to the end. I was very disappointed that they killed off the only 'good-guy' character that had powers. I was so disappointed that I have no intentions of reading the next book in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book starts off a little slow but gets more excited little by little. Kerry and her friends have befriended a mysterious stranger name Daniel Blessing who turns out to be a witch that was born in 1704. He tells Kerry that he is on the run by a extremely powerful and evil witch who may be the the most srongest witch in the world, who goes by the name of Season and that Kerry and her friends are now in danger. I liked this book but it should have included more action involving magic and danger. Cant wait til Fall comes out though.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book that i have read. i am definitely going to buy the other books. When i started reading it i couldnt put it down
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. I got it one day and I finished it the same day! I can't wait for the next one to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked 'Witch Season: Summer.' It was not the *best* book ever, there are many other YA series that I enjoyed more...but overall this one has a lot of potential. I can't wait to read the next one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
couldnt put the book down cant wait for the the next one to come out
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a wonderful book! I just couldn't put it down! I really liked the twists and turns in this book. This book, somewhat confusing at times, was truly a fantasy book! Witch Season: Summer had a bit of romance in it at times. The end was SUPER sad. The end of this book somewhat reminded me of Romeo and Juliet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for fantasy readers! This book has many twists and turns in it. I just couldn't put the book down! I found the end a little sad, though. I can't wait for the next one to come out in fall, to see what will happen next!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was awesome!I couldn't put it down!