February 2, 2011

Book Review: 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce

Publisher: Avon A (now Morrow Paperbacks) (February 1, 2011)
Paperback: 320 Pages
Genre: Adult Fantasy/Supernatural/Chick-lit
Series: 666 Park Avenue #1
Book from Publisher*
From Goodreads. What if your mother-in-law turned out to be an evil, cold-blooded witch . . . literally?

Ever since fabulously wealthy Malcolm Doran walked into her life and swept her off her feet, fledgling architect Jane Boyle has been living a fairy tale. When he proposes with a stunning diamond to seal the deal, Jane can't believe her incredible luck and decides to leave her Paris-based job to make a new start with Malcolm in New York.

But when Malcolm introduces Jane to the esteemed Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.

Review by Kate
666 PARK AVENUE, by Gabriella Pierce, is a surprising and satisfying novel. After reading it, I still find it hard to put into one genre. There was the obvious supernatural element of the witches, but some of it read closer to a chick-lit. And other times it read like a suspenseful mystery. Either way, I had a blast reading it and I highly (highly!) recommend it.

Jane Boyle is my hero. She is strong, intelligent, and clever. Her relationship with Malcolm is like a fairy-tale. He is handsome, rich, successful, and madly in love with Jane (as she is with him). And I have to say their bedroom escapades were definitely hot and steamy! And if there ever was a witch with a capital 'B' it is Jane's future mother-in-law, Lynne. I got the creeps anytime she stepped onto the pages. But if anyone could handle that woman, it was Jane.

I really enjoyed the process that Jane used to practice and perfect her powers. I felt bad for Jane at times because she was technically an orphan. Her likable personality afforded her new friends who worked hard to get Jane prepared for whatever Lynne had up her sleeve.

Pierce truly created a wonderful story. There were twists and turns throughout the book that always kept me guessing. I am excited to read the next book to see where Pierce takes the lovely Jane!

A cover note: For as simple as the cover is, I think it is gorgeous. The color scheme makes me think of Halloween (i.e. witches) and the tree leaves forming bats is a creative addition.



*FTC Disclosure: I received this finished paperback from the Publisher. I do not receive payment of any kind in exchange for a review. I do not receive monetary compensation from any book links in my review.

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