DESECRATION Part One (Serial - 1st of 3 parts)

DESECRATION Part One (Serial - 1st of 3 parts)

by Hadley Holt

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BN ID: 2940149220960
Publisher: Angela Cavener
Publication date: 03/15/2014
Series: The Wizard Queen at Sixteen Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 118 KB

About the Author

Hadley Holt, author of paranormal, and fantasy YA (Young Adult) has always loved to write. She also nurtures an incurable fascination with all things supernatural and fantastical. From a young age, she imagined stories about dragons, wizards, witches, ghosts, shape-shifters, vampires, and other magical creatures. As life often does, it blessed Hadley with family - a hunky husband and amazing children, and with family came a rewarding career. Hadley spent many years in the not-so-magical world of finance and mortgage banking, but the stories were always there in the back of her mind, demanding to be set free.
Thanks to the housing market crash, Hadley finally realized her dreams. She now breathes life into her magical tales of reluctant young heroes finding their inner power to stand up against terrible creatures and even more terrible odds.

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DESECRATION Part One (Serial - 1st of 3 parts) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
RoxyKade More than 1 year ago
This was an intriguing adventure filled read with plenty of magic and mayhem. What I liked most about this book was that it steered away from the normal YA paranormal fantasy read, in that the MC was not human or more accurately, a paranormal being who didn’t know who or what they were until some life changing event occured. Although the wizard world existed alongside the human world, and they did interact with humans, everything that went on in this story had to do with the wizard world. It was quite shocking that such a magical and advanced group of beings had such a restricting lifestyle – specifically for the women. I fully understood Izzy’s frustration at feeling so stifled, and I was happy to see the change in Addie as the story progressed. She adopted more of her friend’s way of thinking and went from good, obedient daughter, to rebel on a mission. Of course, her rebellion was for the good of the wizard race, but tradition would have still frowned upon Addie’s actions nonetheless. There are quite a few exciting twists to the plot, as Addie and her friends desperately tried to keep her new “skills” secret while, at the same time, Addie sought to uncover the truth behind Rory’s magic. The story was made even more enthralling with the addition of some truly evil villains (Zarius included), sensational magic, incredible familiars, forbidden love, and a thrilling race to stop the war between Wizards and Sorcerers. I could not put this book down, and I was so disappointed that it had to end. I am really looking forward to the next installment, because there was so much left unsaid, or should that be undone. What would happen to Addie on her return? What would/had become of Zarius? Would the wizard world see the error of their oppressive ways and make the necessary changes? Would Addie and Rory’s romance be accepted? What happened to Torren? And even, would Addie’s mother be returned to her former glory? Yup, there is so much I need to know. I need the second book NOW!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I am now officially a big fan of Hadley Holt’s work. This book was so well written that it grabbed me from the first sentence. I stayed up until I finished all three parts of the serial – I was like – just one more page and then I’ll stop, but I couldn’t stop until it was over. Hadley Holt creates a whole new magical world and it’s a little upside-down, but that’s what makes if unique and interesting. The main character, Addie, really has to grow and she does. I love her relationship with her two best buds, Izzy and Hugo, not to mention her amazing romantic interest, Rory. I feel like I know each one of them and I can’t wait for the next installment in this serial. I am totally hooked. Hadley Holt, get busy writing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a winner, hands-down. I was hooked from page one and could not put it down! The characters were solid and developed. They all experienced some transformation as the story progressed. Action scenes in this book were of the highest caliber! It is a story about a wizard world, but with a whole new twist. The women of the wizard world are oppressed and are not allowed to use any magic except to look good and plan parties. But when Addie discovers she has magical ability on her sixteenth birthday, all that changes. She must hide who she is from her family. I totally fell in love and became immersed in this adventure, which included just the right balance of humor, romance, and suspense. This is a must read in my opinion. Even if you prefer New Adult, give this a try and you will be glad you did. I am a Hadley Holt fan for sure. I can’t wait for the next book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great YA with a unique paranormal twist! Very well written and keeps your interest.
DianeKelly More than 1 year ago
Fan-freakin'-tastic! This book has it all! Strong heroines, deserving heroes, and a plot that will keep you turning the pages so fast they just might catch fire! Hadley Holt is a great writer who really knows how to entertain readers.