Witch & Curse (Wicked Series)

Witch & Curse (Wicked Series)

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by Nancy Holder, DEBBIE VIGUIÉ
     
 

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Holly Cathers and her twin cousins have just graduated from high school, and they're moving on toward their first semester of college. But no matter where they go, they will never be entirely free of their past. The three are descendants of a powerful coven of witches -- in constant danger from a rival clan.

Holly learns from a vision that Jer is still alive.

Overview

Holly Cathers and her twin cousins have just graduated from high school, and they're moving on toward their first semester of college. But no matter where they go, they will never be entirely free of their past. The three are descendants of a powerful coven of witches -- in constant danger from a rival clan.

Holly learns from a vision that Jer is still alive. As leader of the coven, she resolves to rescue him despite the fact that he is a member of the Deveraux clan and therefore her enemy. But her efforts are thwarted when her aunt reveals the nature of an ancient curse visited upon all Cathers witches. It becomes clear to Holly that the death of her parents was no accident, and a similar plague is sure to fall on anyone she grows close to. As her power strengthens, can Holly escape her destiny? And if her destiny includes Jer, does she want to?

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
In a continuation of Witch, Holly Cathers learns that Jer, a warlock who helped her, is still alive and vows to find him. One of her cousins, Nicole, has run away to Germany in order to save herself but feels bad about leaving Holly and her sister Amanda to fend for themselves. As things heat up between the Cathers/Anderson Coven and the Supreme Coven, Warlock Michael Deveraux swears to get rid of all the Cahors witches. Holly has to use her powers to save her friends and to keep searching for Jer, who had gone against his father. The story moves from place to place as the rival covens feud and Holly tries to learn her destiny. Readers of the first book will enjoy the second one. (sequel to Wicked: Witch). KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Pulse, 291p.,
— Barbara Jo McKee
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-In this second book in the series, Holly and her cousins Amanda and Nicole are still ensconced in a feud with the evil Deveraux warlocks. Nicole is traveling throughout Europe trying to deny that she is a witch and to avoid giving in to the guilt she feels for having abandoned her family and the coven. Ghostly ancestors from both sides-some decomposing, some inhabiting their relatives' bodies, some seemingly intact-help to fuel the animosity between the clans. Unfortunately, the great battle (and the assumed climax of the story) stops abruptly, without giving readers any clue as to why. The plot is confusing and transports characters from one time period to another, one astral plane to the next, with little explanation. There are too many characters and too many subplots to keep track of, and nothing seems resolved or completely fleshed out. There is not a single sympathetic character in the bunch, and it is difficult to tell throughout much of the book the difference between the good guys and the bad.-Kimberly L. Paone, Elizabeth Public Library, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439121559
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Series:
Wicked Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
243,924
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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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.

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Witch & Curse (Wicked Series) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 373 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK, I'm no wuss. I dissected a human body myself in med school. I'm a big fan of vampires and Buffy and Wiccan stuff, and have enjoyed other Nancy Holder books. I bravely got through about 600 pages of 'Wicked' with the bad guys killing and human sacrificing and burning women and children. So many human sacrifices to the devil in this book, I can't even count. But when the supposed heroine of this novel drowns the sweet, struggling household cat familiar in the bathtub as a sacrifice to the Goddess of all things, that's when I threw this book in the trash where it belongs. It's one thing (although revolting) when the bad guys do this, but the heroine of the book? Not for teens, unless you have antisocial tendencies and enjoy serial killings of humans and animals. No thanks, I've got enough filth stuck in my head already. This isn't fun to me. The whole point of neo-Goddess stuff is to get away from male God cruelty and mercilessness, but apprently Nancy Holder gets off on this cruelty, and then dedicates this Book of Slaughter to her daughter. Disgusting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had no intentions of liking this series when I started reading it, but it definately caught my attention. I had just finished reading the Twilight series and I wanted to read another sci-fi series like that, but not about vampires. This was a great choice for me. If a book doesn't catch my attention in the first few chapters, I'll put it down and never pick it up again. I was captivated from the very first chapter of the series. In the first 2 chapters I had gotten a little confused between the time changes and points of view, but I quickly caught up and couldn't put the books down.
MrsTeacher More than 1 year ago
This book was hard for me to get into. Past to present, back and forth. Once I got past the first couple of chapters, I couldn't put it down. The story is very detailed and is thought provoking. There are some very disturbing parts, but I think the writer used it as part of the characters development; decisions, right from wrong, consequences of actions, confusion, helplessness. I am not in any way condoning what the main character does at one point, but I think it helps to explain her struggle and then the consequencces of her actions. This bok is not for everyone. I can definately see that religious issues could cause a great stir. If one reads it as a story I believe they will enjoy the character development and the outcome (consequences for your actions). This book is definately for the older reader (high school and above).
book-addict More than 1 year ago
There is not a Barnes & Noble or any other bookstore for that matter within 75 miles of where I live, so while visiting my sister last year I stepped into one. I was looking around for something to go with the time of year(halloween) and saw the set on the counter near the middle of the store. I thought the cover looked great and the price was in my range so I bought them. I have read them twice now. I love the story line and am currently working on my third time reading them. I just wish that the author would make another installment. I would love to see what Holly is doing now, and how Amanda and Nicole are doing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. it was one of those books that i wasnt sure about, but then i read it and it was totally wicked! If you like murder, fantasy, and romance all mixed into one amazing concoction, you totally will luv this book.I am an avid reader and i am always looking for great books to read, so when i picked up this book and gave it a shot i was very satisfied with the results.
kar94 More than 1 year ago
I feel in love with this book from page one. Nancy's and Debbies writing is excellent you can like litteratly see the surroundings in your head as she is describing what the room looks like. Yeah there are some grammar mistakes but SO WHAT. Also i found it funny when i was reading like it said something about Nicole having dark curls and then it was like 50 pages latter and it said red hair i was like what. But yea probably nancy wrote her with either dark curls or read hair or debbie did. But overall i loved the story i loved the lttile flashbacks that were in the book it was really good and i would read it again, but i got other books to read so i won't.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this. It was a liitle rocky start, but once you get all the characters in line, its great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is fantastic, it has been a long time since a book has been able to keep my attention and this one has done so. I am so excited to carry on reading all the books and I have even got my husbands attention in reading them as well. For the one anon person who basically is disgusted by this book, I have to say really and truly there are worse things that happen in reality than having a girl drown a cat, so if you are horrified by that I can only imagine how you are when watching the news or hear on the radio of what people do on a daily basis. I again just want to say keep up the great work Nancy & Debbie just wonderful and thank you for bringing my interest in reading back.
HelenaInTheForest More than 1 year ago
This book kept me up in the wee hours of the night reading. It was a great read with both good and evil characters and jaw-dropping scenes. I get the creeps when I think about this series though! The storyline is just so...wow. It was great though and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its getting really annoying seeing all those vampire books.its great to see a book that has nothing to do with the undead.i love how these writers aren"t afraid of killing their charcters.im really surpirsed this book isn't as big as twilight.its great.
kcscreens More than 1 year ago
I just started this series and it has sucked me in!!! Right from the beginning you will be pulled in & wondering what else can happen. Holly is a "normal" girl (so she thinks) until her parents & best friend are killed in a tragic accident. Holly has to move to Seattle to live with her Aunt, Uncle and cousins she never knew she had. Then she meets Jer Deveraux who she has a strange instant connection to and she doesn't know why. It bounces back & forth through time so you have to pay attention at first to get the background of all of the characters (after the first few chapters you get it). It is Dark and Edgy and sometimes a little disturbing, but after all it is a book called WICKED and it's about witches. There are gory details and demons and fighting. Overall I love this series so far. I can't tell what is going to happen next and above all, it's ENTERTAINING!
SJess More than 1 year ago
Completely in love with this series. It is the first fiction novel about magic and witches that has ever been passionate and realisitc. There are in depth characters with their own strengths and weakness that creates an episode of thrilling inner and outer conflicts. The begining is slow, but the reader is almost instantly thrown into a bank of struggling relationships and the race for survival begins in this captivating novel. It is not the tradtional love triangle with two amazing men who would do anything for her. The struggle for life and love forces even the best characters to do dark things that will change the story forever. Brilliant! Unfortgettable! Wicked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started out reading it because i was running out of time and picked a book on my favorite shelf at random and hoped for the best. When i started reading, i was so glad i picked it and couldn't stop. If you like romance, suspense, mystery, and witches and warlocks, then this your book!
Kaylayoe More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and the whole series! I will for sure be reading these again and again. I wish they continued! I have fallen in love with the characters and the story itself! If your planning on reading any book this one should be your first choice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i read this book, and i was hooked, its very original but i don't think that it will be pleasurable for everybody to read, but absolutely loved it, mostly because, its not predictable, like i don't wanna spoil anything but the end of witch got me screaming for me, and to be honest, it surpassed all my expectations, especially whit the whole story between isabeau and jean, but i have to warn you: you must read carefully the whole book because it is set in many time periods which was kind of confusing at first. one thing i didn't like about the book tough was the constant dead people in it, they killed practically anybody if they didn't know what to do with him later in the book, but other than that, the story is very captivating and everything seems very real.
Lexi-Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
I REad the whole series and i loved it it is one of the best i have ever read it has romance and thrils twists and turns ever thing is unpredictabel that keeps u at edge and making you not wanting to put it down! I highly sugest you read it!
morninacorn More than 1 year ago
When I started reading these books I focused on what was going on in the present the most, BIG MISTAKE. I thought the first few "flash backs" (not to give anything away) were just explaining current things but that storyline gets just as confusing as the other going on in the present day. Pay close attention to BOTH sets of stories or you'll start to go "what?" near the end!!!
ImTheBomb_LikeTickTick More than 1 year ago
To be completely honest,witches arent my thing,but this series surprised me in how good it is! I was looking for a book to read this summer and i bought this one out of chance to see if i liked it. It was really good and i love Nancy Holder and how she combines her series. Its not my favorite book but its one that i would definately recommend to anyone. I love how Holly just changes out of no where, i thought as always that the main character is always the good little girl who is in love and is the most powerful one and gets whatever she wants in the end. However Holly is different and that is exactly what i expect in a good book-something different.
Your_Loyal_Cheshire_Cat More than 1 year ago
A very good book. The adventure is great, the authers deffinatly work well together. I like the ties with the Pagan religion which gave it some historical backround, even more so with the flash backs to the ancestors of both the Deveroux and Cahors. With these flash backs you get history and the reason of some of the things going on in the feud between the families.
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I bought this book for my 11 year old daughter (big mistake) and she was absolutely mortified by it. Not only does it swear a lot, it also makes inappropriate references and it's constantly talking about blood and human sacrifices to the devil.  I would not recommend this book to anyone under the age of 15.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book sad but also scary
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book, ever!!! A little pg thirteen though