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New England Witch Chronicles (New England Witch Chronicles #1)

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NEW ENGLAND WITCH CHRONICLES is the first book in the four-book bestselling young adult series. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were an embarrassing stain on America’s revered past. Innocent people were persecuted at the hands of a few overzealous Puritans, but what if real witches existed during those colonial hunts? What if there are witches in present day New England? Th ...more
Kindle Edition, 358 pages
Published July 2nd 2011 (first published June 29th 2011)
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Malki not scary (except a bit at the end, but more like climactic end)
not mysterious, -- but the author does not share things with the reader in the…more
not scary (except a bit at the end, but more like climactic end)
not mysterious, -- but the author does not share things with the reader in the beginning, or until the end of the story.
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Nancy Steinle gummel
New England Witch Chronicles #1 by Chelsea Luna Bellingeri. is part of a series of books about witches and witch hunters. Alexandria (Alex) Ross Ramsey is the 17 year old daughter of an alcoholic mom and an indifferent overbearing strict father. Alex doesn't know she is a witch. She is late for school and her calculus teacher sends her to the office where she meets William Van Curen and his son James who just enrolled into the school. the principal asks Alex to give James the tour. James is subd ...more
Michelle
Sep 18, 2011 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! Within the first 10 pages, I was hooked! And when I say hooked, I really mean it. I could not put the book down! I read it all in one sitting. New England Witch Chronicles is well written, interesting, and it flows really well. I was sucked right into the story and I loved every second of it.

Alex, or Lex, is a really likable character. She was loyal and strong willed. Her loyalty was what I liked the most about her. I have seen one too many flaky main characters in the past y
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Joanne
Jan 17, 2013 Joanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, y-a, thriller
This book was amazingly good! I downloaded it for free during a promotion as a change of pace from my other reading, not realizing that it was more of a young adult novel, and was immediately impressed by how well written and edited it was! It was certainly on a par with anything I've read by more well known writers.

Alexandria Ramsey is a junior at the exclusive Hawthorne Prep school in Hazel Cove, Massachusetts, and just a few days away from her 17th birthday. When another young girl in town g
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carole
Aug 15, 2011 carole rated it it was amazing
Fan-freaking-tastic story! I haven't read very many books about witches and I must say that this one makes me want to read some more (mainly book 2, which I'll have to wait a little while for). New England Witch Chronicles (NEWC) is awesome, extremely fast paced, exciting, very dramatic at times, and I will say that I cried a little, maybe a lot (yes, it was that amazing). While the scary elements I didn't find to be anywhere near the fear factor found in horror books (which is good because I'm ...more
Lourdes Woods
Apr 26, 2012 Lourdes Woods rated it it was amazing
Good book, really good. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new series where it starts off good and stays good or even gets better.

Alex and Peter are great together, so often like in many series one or the other person in a couple keeps secrets and things from each other and it ends up biting them in the butt, but I like the way Bellingeri doesn’t do that, they are honest with each other (well once they get past the awkwardness of finding out they love each other) and work together to figure th
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Mark
Oct 16, 2015 Mark rated it really liked it
"Lex?" I placed his hand in my lap, careful of the scrapes on his knuckles. "Yes?" "Did you do that back there? In the parking lot?" The tears fell again. They filled my eyes and blurred my vision. "I think I did."

Ok so I know as a 31 year old man I probably shouldn't like this book, but I did. It was really good and I am looking forward to starting the next. If you are a fan of Twilight I would definitely recommend this it has a very similar vibe.

I think what really hooked me with this is the
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Faye
Aug 24, 2011 Faye rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
The first word that comes to mind when I think about 'New England Witch Chronicles' is WOW! I didn't really know what to expect when I started reading it. I read the description for the book, thought it sounded interesting so I agreed to review it. I never knew what I was getting into or that I would love it this much! I mean, I'm totally blown away! I can't believe that this book has not gotten more recognition than what it has, it's incredible! I also can't believe that I haven't heard of it b ...more
Melissa
Mar 24, 2013 Melissa rated it it was amazing
I love the story and the way it was written. It's the right mix of everything that I seldom find and enjoy in one book.

Alex is a full blooded witch, descended from two different covens. More than that, she was born on Halloween. That she might emerge to be one of the most powerful witches makes the Gamma Omicron Delta (G.O.D.) Fraternity worried. Gamma believes that so much power in one person is dangerous, so the sole purpose of the fraternity is to study witches, observe them, and eradicate if
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Vanessa
I could not put this series down!!! I was literally at the gym when I finished the second one and I sat there on the treadmill buying the 3rd so I could start it while I finished my workout.

By the end of each book you can't help but to have to read the next to find out what is going to happen. I am impatiently awaiting the 4th installment. It took me 2 weeks to weeks to read all 3.

You love the main character's. Alex is Strong and even though she has so much to deal with she still keeps going and
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Melissa
Jan 25, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
I recently swore off any book labeled "young adult," because the last few were just too ridiculous for my tastes. I didn't realize when I bought this title for my Kindle that it was also of the YA genre. Honestly, while it did have some of the typical teenage-y drama and silliness, the story itself was engaging and suspenseful enough to keep me turning the pages. The book opens with the disappearance of a high school student in Hazel Cove, MA. Our protagonist, Alexandria Ramsey, begins having vi ...more
Laurie
Jul 15, 2012 Laurie rated it it was amazing
New England witch chronicles had me from the first sentence. I read this book in less than a day. This is actually the first book about witches that I have really been interested in. Chelsea I have to say this New England Witches Chronicles is by far the best one out there and I reccomend it to everybody whether your 70 or 13. Please keep the books coming.
Tnmi02
Jul 13, 2011 Tnmi02 rated it it was amazing
This is a New Book, It was great. I loved it, it is a young adult novel, the 1st in a 4 book series.. I Loved the way the author draws you in, you love the characters, and the story line has some really good twist, I didn't see coming! I am a fan of Bellingeri, I am looking forward to the next one.
Sue
Jul 02, 2012 Sue rated it it was amazing
I though for a YA book it was very interesting. I read this book in a few days because it kept my interest.

I thought the story was well written and flowed easily. The story was a good for all ages. Until this book I have nevr read any think by Chelsea Bleeinger but after reading this series I will be watching out for other books by her.
Rosie Amber
Oct 04, 2012 Rosie Amber rated it it was amazing
A very good book about a popular subject. Well thoughtout and researched. I am a fan of the teen book sector as they are usually well written and don't go into too much gruesome detail which is often a bit too disturbing. Good luck with the rest of the series.
Ali
Oct 19, 2012 Ali rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. The way it was playing out I thought I had it figured out and then bam, it was so not the person I thought it was. Really good read especially this time of year! :) cant wait to read the rest of the series! :)
Jess Macallan
Dec 11, 2011 Jess Macallan rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book, from the complex characters to the sinister mystery. It was a great paranormal YA with the right amount of intrigue and romance. I can't wait to read the second book in this series.
Anna Garcia
Jul 25, 2011 Anna Garcia rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. It’s a great story, very original and the characters were very likable. I’m excited to read the next in the series.
Tammy
Jun 09, 2012 Tammy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I like books which brings past into present and this one did that quite well!
ara133photography
Nov 25, 2012 ara133photography rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book - interesting plot, great characters! Reminded me a little of LJ Smith or similar. Looking forward to the 2nd!
Angel
Apr 06, 2013 Angel rated it it was amazing
Great book can't wait for more!
Delynn
Jul 14, 2012 Delynn rated it it was amazing
Great book.....
Traci
Sep 04, 2012 Traci rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. the charters stayed with you even after the book was finished. By far the best book I've read this year. LOVED IT!!!

Sharon
Sep 11, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sharon by: Book Club - Halloween Read
LOVED IT!!!!
Debbie
Feb 24, 2012 Debbie rated it really liked it
This is one of the best YA books I've read...I loved this book and I will be adding this series to my TBR pile.
Yenesis Vega
Oct 12, 2012 Yenesis Vega rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing, I love the characters and the plot. And by the way, I felt in love with Peter <3
Laura Dionne
Jul 27, 2011 Laura Dionne rated it it was amazing
It had the love triangle going on with the girl every one loves, but it also also had me guessing right up until the end who was evil.

I am so looking forward to the next book!!!
Susan Johns
Jul 25, 2011 Susan Johns rated it it was amazing
I thought it was a well paced completely engaging book. I read it in 2 days and I couldnt put it down. Its a perfect summer read.
Heather
Jul 04, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This book was very well written and all the characters interacted very well. I would easily recommend this as a weekend read.
Stacy
Jul 25, 2011 Stacy rated it it was amazing
This book was not what I expected... its not like all of the other twilight wannabes, it was really good and the story was completely original. I cant wait for the 2nd book to come out.
Victoria Hamish
Jul 25, 2011 Victoria Hamish rated it it was amazing
Great book. Its more of a mystery than I thought, and the author had me guessing until the end. Would definitely recommend.
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Chelsea Luna is the author of the bestselling NEW ENGLAND WITCH CHRONICLES, a young adult paranormal romance series comprising of four novels. Chelsea is also the author of the bestselling LOVE & THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, a young adult horror trilogy.

Chelsea received a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in New York, New York in 2007, and a B.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Criminal
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Other Books in the Series

New England Witch Chronicles (4 books)
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“Here in Massachusetts those convicted were hanged without any chance of a fair trial.  Their fates sealed by horrible men – witch hunters - who murdered in God’s name. ” 1 likes
“Have you ever heard of those stories where people claim they had a feeling that something was going to happen to them?  For example, they took a different route to work and the highway they usually take becomes the scene of a horrific twenty-car pileup.  A type of intuition, if you will.  Some people have flashes of this intuition, maybe once or twice in their lives, and others never have it.  However, there are some people who always have it.  They have the ability to use their brain in ways that most people could never imagine.” 0 likes
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