17 February 2011

666 PARK AVENUE - Gabriella Pierce

From the back of the book: 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 in 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.
Thank you LibraryThing for sending this to me from the December batch. 666 PARK AVENUE was so flippin' GOOD!
It started out slowly and I thought I was going to be in for a long haul since it began with a girl shopping for the perfect dress...phhhht.....but it then picked right the heck up and got on with the story of Jane, said shopping girl, and her life as she discovers she has magical abilities, her grandmother wasn't so much keeping from the outside world so much as protecting her from the magical outside world and that all is not a sparkly shiny as it would first appear when she meets her Prince Charming. There be some evil magical tarnish in them thar rich people's Park Avenue hills...
I enjoyed watching Jane go from small town Parisian girl (just go with it) to learning how to deal with the rich witch socialites she's marrying into and with her growing witch powers.
I was pleased to find out that this is the first book in a series or trilogy. The ending is a supremely fab cliffhanger and I cannot wait to see what Ms Pierce has in mind for Jane and good versus mega-rich evil.
Five witchy sparkly diamonds......


Sherri said...

Sounds like a fun book! Glad you liked it. Thanks for the review!

Aurian said...

This sounds very intriguing! Is the girl french, or an american who just lived there?

Vickie said...

Sherri: It was good, better than I expected.

Aurian: Jane is an American brought up by her grandmother in France after Jane's parents are killed in an accident when Jane was small.