Saturday, October 3, 2015

Wicked Series by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie Spotlight + #Giveaway! #TipsySpooktacular

 
Welcome back lovelies! Today we're doing a Spotlight on one of my favorite series. 


The Wicked Series is one I picked up around 9 or so years ago. After reading the Witch & Curse compilation I was hooked. The next weekend I moseyed on over to Barnes & Noble and bought the next compilation and devoured it. The I freaked out because there was no book 5, no prospective release date and no definitive news stating that there even WOULD be a book 5. I followed the news as frequently as I could. The book got the red light and I calmed down some, excited to know that there would be an ending soon... but in true fashion, I forgot to jot down the release date.

Then one day, I was browsing the selves and I saw it. It was a no brainier, so I added it to my every growing pile of books that made even the employees look at me funny (I'm super short, 5'0 ft short and the book pile reached my chin when held directly in front of me. I know this cause there may or may not be a picture xD). 

This series, single-handedly got me into this type of paranormal books. I couldn't stop ready all the 'witchy' books I could find. I loved how the story while completely original did include some aspects of actual pagan lore. Its a really interesting series full of emotional highs and lows and lots of unexpected twists & turns.

This is my first spotlight of the month and its a book series I loved and completely recommend. Don't be surprised if you get invested in the characters, or if you get angry with them, besides the whole magic and paranormal aspects they do come off as realistic.  
 
Witch & Curse
Wicked Series
Books 1 and 2 
Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 978-0760783207
Pages: 672
Goodreads Rating: 3.59


Book Description:

Complete text of Witch and Curse in a single volume.

Holly Cathers's world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole.

In her new home, Holly's sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there's the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.

Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launched into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an intergenerational feud beyond their wildest imaginations...and in doing so, will attempt to fulfill their shared destiny.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/303200.Wicked

Legacy & Spellbound
Wicked Series
Books 3 and 4
Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié 

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 9780760789407
Pages: 655
Goodreads Rating: 3.87

Book Description:

Complete text of Legacy and Spellbound in a single volume.  

Holly Cathers is not the same person she was almost a year and a half ago. After discovering her connection to an ancient legacy of witches, Holly has accepted her destiny as a descendant of the House of Cahors. She is determined to end an intergenerational feud that has plagued her family for centuries.

Holly will have to overcome unworldly obstacles as she battles to protect her loved ones -- including Jer, a member of the rival House of Deveraux and her one true love. A war of magical proportions is being waged, and Holly is at the center of it all.

Lives will be lost, and sacrifices will have to be made...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/394749.Wicked_2

Resurrection
Wicked Series
Book 5
Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié 

Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Release Date: July 7, 2009
Publisher: Simon Pulse

ISBN: 978-1416972273
Pages: 402
Goodreads Rating: 3.95


Book Description:

Who is Alex Carruthers? That is the question Wicked fans have been asking for nearly six years. Spellbound, the fourth and seemingly final book in the Wicked series, originally published in 2003, left readers on the edge of their seats with a classic cliffhanger ending. But now, as new fans of the bind-up editions of the series begin to ask the same question, the true and final conclusion to the Wicked series will emerge. And all their questions will be answered in this heart-stopping, magical adventure about witches, destiny, and the beyond.
 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5989059-resurrection



About The Authors
Nancy was born in Los Altos, California, and her family settled for a time in Walnut Creek. Her
father, who taught at Stanford, joined the navy and the family traveled throughout California and lived in Japan for three years. When she was sixteen, she dropped out of high school to become a ballet dancer in Cologne, Germany, and later relocated to Frankfurt Am Main.

Eventually she returned to California and graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Communications. Soon after, she began to write; her first sale was a young adult romance novel titled Teach Me to Love.

She and Debbie Viguié co-authored the New York Times bestselling series Wicked for Simon and Schuster. They have continued their collaboration with the Crusade series, also for Simon and Schuster, and the Wolf Springs Chronicles for Delacorte (2011.) She is also the author of the young adult horror series Possessions for Razorbill. She has sold many novels and book projects set in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Saving Grace, Hellboy, and Smallville universes.

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Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of more than three dozen novels including the Wicked series co-authored with Nancy Holder. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries, the Kiss trilogy, and the Witch Hunt trilogy. Debbie also plays a recurring character on the audio drama, Doctor Geek’s Laboratory. When Debbie isn’t busy writing or acting she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. 
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