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War of the Witches (La Guerra de las Brujas #1)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  1,133 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Outsider Anaid leads a solitary life in a small village in the Pyrenees with her mother Selene. She does not suspect there is anything particularly strange about her family, aside from her mother's personal eccentricities . . . until one day Selene disappears without a trace and Anaid is confronted with a shocking truth: her mother is a witch, prophesied to be the chosen o...more
Published (first published September 28th 2005)
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Se há um livro que li até agora neste ano sobre o qual fiquei bastante dividida na minha opinião, foi com certeza este. Em vários aspectos gostei, noutros começava a pensar se deveria levar a leitura em frente. Como era um livro pequeno e até gostei da história base, acabei de o ler, mas fiquei com algumas reservas.

A mitologia das bruxas é muito boa, e gostei bastante do capítulo onde foi contada a história da origem das bruxas e da sua divisão em dois clãs rivais, pois afastou-se da linguagem q...more
The Library Lady
I alternately liked and hated this book because the writing was so uneven. Mood and style seemed to change from chapter to chapter.
I suspect that a lot of this was due to a lousy translator. It doesn't matter how fluent you are in 2 language, translating a book so that it reads as beautifully in another language as it did in the original is highly skilled work.

Perhaps this is a wonderful book. I thought the plot and characters had a lot of potential. But in the end, it is a failure, at least in...more
Anaid is a smart, dependable, often overlooked teenage girl. She is the exact opposite of her beautiful, fun spirited and exuberant mother. It’s hard to believe that the two are even related. On the morning of Anaid’s mother disappearance, she discovers that there is much more to her mother than meets the eyes. Selene, her mother, is a witch. “The Chosen One” to be exact, the witch that is prophesied to end the war between the two witch clans.

Taught and trained by four other women of her mother’...more
Encruzilhadas Literárias
3.5 stars

Aqui há uns tempo falei de livros que não nos sabem a nada e de livros que prometem e não cumprem. Volto a falar disso, porque quando peguei neste livro, ele tinha uma frase do estilo "O novo Harry Potter" impressa na capa. Obviamente que a Editorial Presença não manda no Financial Times, nem decide o que os críticos devem ou não dizer mas, aviso que quem for no entanto atrás de um mundo mágico do estilo Potteriano vai ficar desapontado. Não vale a pena perderem o vosso tempo com este l...more
Reading Vacation
While this is a book about witches, it is also a book about the mother and daughter bond. In this case, Anaid is willing to fight the rival Odish clan to save her mother, Selene, from the evil Omar clan. I liked that they had such a close relationship.
The story starts off slow with quite a bit of detail as Anaid learns to use her powers. It was surprising to learn how powerful she was compared to the more experienced witches. Anaid was able to do things like turn into a dolphin or fly.
This book was predictible and quite cheezy, yet for some reason I was strangely intent on finishing it. After I did finish- I didn't hate it. It was ok. I can see how a middle school aged girl would really get into it. As for me, I got my copy of this book for free, and probably won't be continuing the series unless the next one falls into my lap as well.
This was a quick read. I finished it in about four hours. Not that is was so great; it just flowed. I did like the characters and concept of the story. Would be interested in reading the sequel if there is one. I liked that it was a witch story that didn't get to deep and dark with it.
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Bryn ((B2/B.P))   Ryeosomniac~~
I thought the ending was a bit of a cop out but other then that it was pretty good.
Anaid's mother disappears and Anaid is determined to find her, especially once she finds out that her mother is a witch...and not just any witch, but the witch of the prophesy who will end the war between the two witch clans, the Odins and Omars.

I actually really enjoyed this...read it on the way to Disneyland (which may have helped my enjoyment...I was in the mood for fun, magic, etc.). I haven't read many books with witches and don't know much of the mythology of it...or if this is closely tie...more
This was an interesting read, especially since, as a teen fantasy, it skipped over one of the biggest issues in much of the material I have seen written for that genre - sex and love interests. There is very little social interaction between the central character, Anaid, and other children, although when her mother first disappears and she is forced to stay with a neighbor, the children there do react to her, as do the children at her school.

I was struck by the strong matriarchal theme, where th...more

Sendo este um livro mais direccionado ao publico juvenil esperava uma linguagem mais simples, no entanto, isso não se verifica e durante a leitura senti algumas dificuldades acabando mesmo por a arrastar.

O tema é um dos meu preferidos e o enredo assenta a base de uma constante disputa antiga entre duas linhagens bruxas. Adoro profecias, contudo neste livro achei-as um pouco cansativas e a partir de certo ponto deixei mesmo de as ler, visto que, não traziam nada de interessante nem de novo. A ori...more
(S.V.P) Samantha
De hekensoorlog.

==De clan van de wolvin==
===van schrijfster Maite Carranza===
Oorspronkelijke titel: La Guerra de las Brujas

Genre: Literatuur & Fictie
ISBN13: 905672214X

Uitgegeven in 2006 door Signature (voor het eerst gepubliceerd 1 januari 2005)
Wat vond ik van dit boek:

Ik moet eerlijk zeggen dat toen ik dit boek voor het eerst ging lezen dat ik er moeilijk in kwam.
Ik heb het zeker wel het boek een paar keer weg gedaan.. het begin is nogal wat saai om te lezen.. maar naar een tijdje begint he...more
Anaid je již nějakou dobu jiná, než její spolužáci. I když je jí už čtrnáct let, vypadá jako malá holčička, jako by se její růst někde zastavil a odmítal pokračovat, aby z ní vytvořil kompletní dívku. Po záhadném zmizení Anaidiny matky Selene se začínají dít podivné věci. Anaid pomalu, ale jistě zjišťuje, že je čarodějkou z rodu Omar a aby zachránila svojí matku, bude se muset vypořádat se zákeřnými čarodějkami z rodu Odiš, které se neštítí opravdu ničeho.

Autorka nám v této sérii představuje tak...more
Já tinha visto este livro à venda em Espanha mas, como a minha sede de ler obras no inglês original que ainda não foram traduzidas para a língua de Camões suplanta tudo, não lhe havia dado a devida atenção. Muitos já o classificara m como o sucessor de Harry Potter e, apesar das muitas diferenças, parece-me que será um livro que agradará muito facilmente aos fãs de J.K. Rolling.
Embora de início as coisas não sejam muito claras e a proveniência e guerra entre as Omar e as Odish possam fazer algu...more
Natasha GJ Nanny Nakia
El clan de la Loba es el primer tomo de una trilogía llamada La guerra de las brujas, escrita por Maite Carranza. En Argentina, podemos comprarlo en manos de la editorial Edebé con un precio relativo (depende del lugar donde lo compres) por $138. Tiene un total de 376 páginas y un formato muy atractivo. Su lectura es un tanto "española", con palabras típicas pero fáciles de entender.
Maite Carranza Gil-Dolz del Castellar (25/02/1958) es una escritora, guionista y profesora de guion.
Tiene una exte...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Harmony for TeensReadToo.com

Anaid is short, too smart for popularity, and embarrassed by her mother.

But when her mother suddenly disappears, Anaid realizes that she's a witch. And not just any witch, but the daughter of the Chosen One.

She's the one who's supposed to end the bloody war between the Odish and the Omar. As she searches for her mother, Anaid finds out more about her heritage and about herself.

I found WAR OF THE WITCHES to be exciting, though it was slightly confusing a...more
Le streghe: personaggi inquietanti per la loro accezione negativa e per i ricordi d'infanzia legati alle paure provocate dalle fiabe o dalle minacce di un genitore portato allo stremo (guarda che arriva la strega a ti porta via!). Qui ci sono quelle cattive, ma anche quelle buone. Ci sono pure fantasmi, mutaforma, animali strani, mondi paralleli. C'è anche il passaggio, brusco, dalla fanciullezza all'età adulta. C'è il coraggio di una figlia che farebbe di tutto per salvare la madre.
Tre stelle (...more
Aspettavo da tempo di leggere questa trilogia e devo ammettere che mi sarei aspettata qualcosa in più. La caratteristica di questa storia è l'estrema semplicità con cui accadono gli eventi e con cui si passa da uno scenario all'altro. Non ci sono colpi di scena incisivi, rivelazioni particolari e anche quell'unica rivelazione finale non ha la forza di sconvolgere o comunque di stupire.
Ma, in tutto ciò, è una storia che mi è piaciuta, forse perchè anche partendo da qualche solito cliché, non si...more
Priscilla Lctf
I read this book in a few hours... I was hooked. I liked how it was kind of creepy sometimes. I read a translated version and there were some errors but other than that, the writing was pretty good and I enjoyed the story.
Anaid wasn't the type of girl who would be popular and she was different from other people. She considered as an outcast. Nonetheless, her mother Selene was missing without any traces. She discovered what and who she is. She is a witch. An Omar witch who is the daughter of the prophecy who will one day defeat Odin. But one of Anaid's aunt believes that Selene had joined the Odin and swear that she will destroy her! There are some many things Anaid wants to know her mother's whereabouts and she w...more
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Maravillosa saga La Guerra de la Brujas, donde la magia se rige por rituales y clanes antiguos enemigos, y con unas protagonistas Selene y Anaid que tienen una gran historia detrás de ellas, y muchos más personajes increibles, muuuuuuy recomendable sin duda alguna.
Elena Davila
it was good not as good as i expected though
i recommend it for people who like adventure
and magical novels
Che il Clan della Lupa fosse un bestseller in Spagna era risaputo. Ma che fosse anche così bello e coinvolgente per me è stata un'autentica sorpresa! Comprato per sfida (non amo romanzi sulle streghe in genere) si è rivelato un ottimo investimento! Lo sfondo storico su cui si svolge l'intera storia è molto bello ed avvincente, ma soprattutto non scontato! La crescita di Anaid da bambina piccola e bruttina a giovane strega nel pieno dei suoi immensi poteri è graduale e coinvolgente. Finalmente un...more
Me alegro muchísimo de haberme decidido a releer esta trilogía ^~^
3 e mezzo.
Bel libro, anche se la storia è un po' incasinata :p
Adorei este livro. A leitura é bastante fácil mas cativante, a autora consegue prender-nos na história ao ponto de nos perdemos na leitura e de vermos um tempo passar num instante! A personagem principal é simplesmente fantástica, corajosa, determinada, independente e bastante matura, o que gostei muito.

Sem dúvida recomendo o livro!
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Maite Carranza studied Anthropology and worked as a teacher. In 1992 she began to write full time. She has received several awards including EDEBA children’s literature prize and has written more than 40 books for young readers. Maite lives in Barcelona, Spain.
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