Summer (Witch Season Series)

Summer (Witch Season Series)

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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… See more details below

Overview

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....

SUMMER. FALL. WINTER. SPRING.

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439121214
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Witch Season Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
421,399
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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