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666 Park Avenue (666 Park Avenue #1)

3.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,380 Ratings  ·  605 Reviews
What if your mother-in-law turned out to be evil. . . 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 star
Published February 1st 2011 by HarperAudio (first published 2011)
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Even though we're always told not to judge a book by them, I'm often taken in by striking covers. Sometimes you get a story that matches the beauty of the outside. Sometimes you get 666 Park Avenue.

That's not to say 666 Park Avenue is a bad book, just a stunningly uneven one. The first few chapters share more than a few similarities with a popular romance novel. A charming, handsome billionaire is so taken with a bumbling, ordinary gir
Dec 22, 2012 Dianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I have heard this book called a lot of complimentary things and people really seem to like it; but if you are a serious fan of any of the genres that this book is dealing with you may have problems with it like I did.

This book is trying to be too many things all at one time. It is trying to be a romance, a speculative fiction book and a chick lit all rolled into one, and it does not work. There is too little of each to make up a satisfying whole.

The so-called heroine is whiny, a tad trusting wit
Jul 07, 2012 Oriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
I had lunch with some of the editors from Alloy last week (like you do), and one of them gave me this. You know how much I love a free book, and this one has the added advantage of being really really beautifully designed, with a fancy cover and interior design and all that, and given the seriousness of the books I've been reading lately (I'm looking at you, super-self-indulgent Zippermouth and super-intensely-meta Are You My Mother?), I kind of needed just this kind of candy book. It's too hot ...more
Kim Taylor
Gossip Girl for adults, with a splash of paranormal. I was intrigued by the (much adapted) television show, and although I'm not usually a fan of chick-lit, decided to give this book a try.

Quick synopsis: Jane Boyle is a beautiful blonde 24-year-old architect in Paris. When she meets Malcolm Doran, sparks literally fly and after a whirlwind courtship they become engaged and move to New York City to his family home, 665 Park Avenue (located between 664 and 668). Jane slowly begins to realize that
Dec 13, 2012 Justine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Legitimately one of the worst novels I've ever read (no, not this year - EVER). I was lured by its easy availability on Amazon and my miserable bed-ridden illness/dizziness that probably couldn't handle much else.

Allow me to explain just how terrible this is:

Everything about this novel points to the author's unabashed desire to include every popular genre that has made a smidgen of money in the past decade of chick lit.
1) Supernatural (witches! magic!)
2) Priv-lit (upper east side! paparazzi!
Oct 24, 2012 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Watching the new tv series for the second time, I noticed at the beginning it states 'based on a novel by Gabriella Pierce]. I like the series and love to read so the next time I was in the library I checked out the book. I was very disappointed to find out the series is not anything like the book. Yes, it has the same name as the book and yes, our main character is Jane [but not the same gal] and the owner of the property is a Doran [but not even close to the same character]. I am mystified how ...more
Oct 02, 2015 Cass rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
666 Park Avenue My review:

I found this book quite different from what you can usually find speaking of magic. The plot is not very complex, but this is not a problem because it is easily carried away by this mixture of paranormal romance and chick-lit, providing an easy and enjoyable book to read.

Mon avis:
J’ai trouvé ce livre assez différent de ce qu’on peut habituellement trouver qui parle de magie. L’intrigue n’est pas très complexe mais cela ne pose pas de problème car on se laisse porter fac
Feb 24, 2011 Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
Before I was asked if I'd like a copy of 666 Park Avenue for review, I had never heard of the book. Thankfully, I was introduced to this very interesting, contemporary book series and I'm happy to see more people reading it. This book deserves a whole load of popularity - it's fun, it's captivating and it's truly addictive! This is a new, exciting trilogy and is definitely something to keep your eye on!

The first instalment in this trilogy introduces us to Jane Boyle, a young woman living in Fran
Mindy Conde
I went into the book for purely escapist reading - I wasn't expecting any profound themes or intense writing, so I wasn't disappointed when there wasn't any. While I do agree with some of the other reviewers that this book was a bit slow in the beginning and that it does lack a certain depth, I was more easily able to forgive that because I wasn't searching for the next Pulitzer prize winning novel. Rather, I thought that this was a fun little read which kept me interested and entertained. Yes, ...more
Susan Mann
Aug 02, 2012 Susan Mann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for those of you who love witches and magic, but not into the teenage side of young adult books. This book is definitely for adults and I loved it. The evil mother in law is a great character.

The main character in the book is Jane Boyle, she is an intelligent, strong and very clever woman, who works as an architect. Her fiancé Malcolm Doran is rich, handsome and very very successful. The are so in love with each other and their romance is fairy-tale like. Her mother in law
If The Devil Wears Prada married Rosemary's Baby and had their way with Cate Tiernan's Sweep series, then I think the resulting offspring would probably come out a little bit like this.

Before I get started with my review, I have to stress that this is more chick lit than urban fantasy. To be honest, this is really more of a new genre- not quite chick lit but not quite urban fantasy or supernatural/horror thriller. It doesn't even really fit into the paranormal romance genre either. As such, ther
Feb 04, 2011 Patty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summary…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
Terminada a leitura, confesso que esperava algo mais elaborado, com mais acção e fenómenos

Jane, a protagonista, não me seduziu muito, às vezes consegue extremamente inteligente, outras vezes completamente obtusa e a relação dela como o noivo (Malcolm) é prova disso, já que é apenas baseada no contacto físico. Malcolm é um completo enigma, só no final é que sabemos de que lado está e mesmo assim ficamos com muitas dúvidas em certos aspectos.

O enredo não é nada de excepcional, no início andamos

An interesting beginning to a series of stories.... Some of the twists were expected, but the others... That's where the prize of this story lies. I am curious to see where Jane will go next; who she will see. Wondering where The Dorans will go...

This novel is very much read as a supernatural romance. I enjoyed that it was more supernatural, but wished more for the romantic love to grow. That being said, it wouldn't have made for more of a suspenseful story if that component had been there.
Primeiro livro de Gabriella Pierce, 666 Park Avenue é a morada da alta sociedade bruxuleante. Por trás de mansões, glamour e dinheiro, nada do que parece é, e em pleno século XXI, ideais e heranças medievais trocaram as carruagens por limusinas, caldeirões por cartões de crédito e chapéus pontiagudos por vestidos Versace. As guerras mágicas seculares são agora batalhadas em festas e recepções, onde o estatuto social pode perfeitamente deitar alguém mais fraco para fora do tabuleiro. Mais um roma ...more
About half way through reading this story, I notice how extremely stressed out 666 Park Avenue was making me feel, as Jayne's engagement to a rich and handsome American goes from fairytale to nightmare - wedding planning with a Mother-in-law-to-be from hell and absent groom-to-be ....ACK! But once our bride-to-be heroine who has left her life and career in France behind to pursue her happily ever after with her prince in New York, finally discovers the truth behind her situation - and starts to ...more
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Jul 18, 2013 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I admit it, I like the show. I was excited when it came back on after reportedly being cancelled. I like the new shows so much I decided to read the book because the book is always better, right? Right? Damn. Not so much this time. In fact, I don't even know how the book inspired the show as the only thing they have in common is the address. Actually not even that because there is no 666 Park Ave. The city decided to skip that number so it goes 664, 665, 668 Park Ave. Someone described Pierces b ...more
666 Park Avenue showed a lot of promise: New York; Witches; Magic; Intrigue; Romance and 'an evil, cold-blooded witch' for a mother-in-law!

This is exactly the sort of book I would have loved as a teenager! However, as an adult, even though I know that my 12 year old niece would love the book but I personally thought the sex scenes were a little too descriptive for me to be able to pass it on to her. So maybe one for older teens upwards? I actually felt the book didn't need those scenes to be in
Feb 19, 2011 cecilia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: green-covers
I love the artsy cover for 666 Park Avenue - the texture is a little different, but I seriously love having this book on my shelf because the design is so pretty! What can I say? Sometimes I'm a superficial reader :) Also, I swear it wasn't until I finally had time to read this book that I realized how truly evil the title is with such unlucky numbers!

666 Park Avenue is kinda like a whirlwind that will seriously sweep you off your feet and make spine tingle with delicious anticipation. I was not
Abby Welker
Two stars is generous. This is a dumb book. Don't bother with it. There are so many things beyond the over-done plot that were so poorly written. (There are also some steamy love scenes, so if that bothers you like it does me, then it's yet another reason to ignore this book.)


Upon many other irritating quirks of this story, I got so sick and tired of our ignorant heroine, Jane, finding out that she had powers, only to ignore them. She discovered the ability to tap into people's thoug
Elphaba J
3.5 estrelas (Quase lhe dava 4, mas hoje não me sinto generosa e este enredo merecia mais mas, ainda assim, diverti-me imenso a ler isto!)

Leve, divertida e encantadora, com todos os perlimpimpins a que uma história sobre bruxas no século XXI deve conter e com um enredo romântico que faria qualquer solteira suspirar, 666 Park Avenue é uma comédia para corações apaixonados actual, com uma boa dose de entretenimento, que satisfará os fãs da série televisiva e cativará, certamente, as leitoras de fa

Not sure how to classify this book -witch lit? Whatever you call it, it’s a fun quick read.
Our heroine, Jane, an orphaned american raised in France by her grandmother, is swept off her feet by the scion of a old wealth American family. What seemed like a fairy tale, quickly becomes a nightmare as she learns that she and her new family all have secrets - namely witchcraft.

What I liked most about this book is that despite the temptations of wealth and safety and searing passion, Jane
Tanya Nekrasova
Без памяти влюбившись, Джейн Бойл принимает предложение руки и сердца американского красавца Малкольма Дорана, переезжает жить в Америку и поселяется в его семейном особняке, где балом заправляем истинная ведьма во плоти – Линн Доран, светская львица и мать Малкольма, которая с воодушевлением начинает готовиться к свадьбе сына с Джейн. Бедняжки Джейн приходиться мириться со всеми изысками и прихотями свекрови, ведь живя в этом доме и под грозным око Линн у девушки нет права голоса. Стечение таин ...more
Aug 14, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
So, I was intrigued to read the book that a TV series, I had enjoyed a few years ago, was based on. Hmmm...nothing like the series except both had some eerie things going on, again much creepier & intriguing in the show. It takes about halfway into the story here to really get going for me. It starts out as a fairytale romance ( REALLY wasn't expecting any of that), when Jane the architect living in Paris is swept off her feet (literally) by ultra-rich & handsome Malcolm. Although estran ...more
Hydra Star
Mar 13, 2016 Hydra Star rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I've read some books that were really different from the movies and televisions that were base on them, but this one is NOTHING like its television show. The only connections I could pick up on were the address and some characters' names. Other than that, this book is a completely different animal.

Warring witches and stolen magic, set in the heart of New York City, this book has a lot to offer. My only complaints are that not very much time was spent going into the history of the witch fami
Fiendishly Bookish
3.5 Stars

Gabriella Pierce invokes a distinctive vintage horror vibe reminiscent of such great like Shirley Jackson and Ira Levin in her debut novel, 666 Park Avenue that takes that old 1970’s occult influence and modernizes it in a way that is highly appealing. Like a dark, poisonous cloud wending its way through every page. Pierce artfully creates an atmosphere that is both subtle and creepy.

This re-tooled Rosemary’s Baby (but without the baby), piece is about orphan Jane Boyle who emigrates to

Shallow and mindless, yet surprisingly addictive. 666 Park Avenue reads like one of those sappy teen dramas aired on the CWTV. It's like a blend of Gossip Girl and The Secret Circle, but with a slightly older cast. You can't help but get sucked in by all the pretty people and their pointless drama.

What drew me into reading this book is its stunning cover. The stark contrast between black and green upon a pearlescent shimmering background enticed me. I know, I know. By now I really should have le
Feb 09, 2011 Stace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads-win
This was a Goodreads FirstReads win for me.

I was excited about winning and starting this book because it seemed like something I'd enjoy. Unfortunately that feeling didn't last for very long. The book wasn't awful, but I found it hard to get involved. Other than "hot sex" I didn't see any connection between Jane and Malcolm which was just odd since they were supposed to be in love and getting married. Almost the entire book seemed to skim along the top of what the story was about without ever ge
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