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Wicked: Resurrection (Wicked #5)

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WHAT THE CAHORS witches thought was the end of their troubles was only the beginning. A threat more powerful and more frightening than anything they have faced has been watching and waiting. The Cahors witches must come together and find Jer and Eli as both the Deveraux and the Cahors family lines face eradication.All the secrets of the Cahors will be revealed, forcing the ...more
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Published (first published June 30th 2009)
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Darth J


That's pretty much my reaction to this whole book. Not only is it crazy long, but it's also just plain crazy. A lot of things just didn't make sense, especially the whole Blind Justices of Olympus deus ex machina crap that just came out of nowhere.


Then there was the final battle which had the male lead wearing a cat suit. No, just no. Men weren't ever meant to wear those. Ever. If Quinto can't pull it off, neither can anyone else.


The flashbacks to Medieval Times needed to be more straight forwar
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Tracy
Jul 12, 2009 Tracy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
OK,here is . . . if you read the finale I don't know that your life will be any better for it. If you skip it, I am sure you won't walk around with a hole in your soul. The first 4 books were so dark and complex, I was hoping the final would bring everything together including our star crossed lvoers. Well, the authors tossed in Christian issues and myths and ressurecting people . . . that honestly one character did not need to be resurrected. I suppose those things are fine if there is a real r ...more
Brie
Jul 16, 2015 Brie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
Ok, totally completely freaking loved this series and hate, hate, HATE that it's over. I'm extremely happy that it looks like Eli and Nicole are going to get back together. I always liked him best for her even when he was being evil. And may I say thank friggin' God that Jer stopped being a total pussy and finally admitted him and Holly were mean't to be together. It's sad that Holly's gonna be blind and stuck on that freaky council now forever :-P
And I wanna ask anybody who reads this review, i
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Vivienne
Six years after the cliff-hanger ending of 'Spellbound', the authors complete the series with Resurrection. There is more bouncing about the globe (and through time) by various folk searching for other folk, more demons, more revelations, more fireballs, more death and destruction, and some rather dubious returns from the grave. The authors also wove into the story the olde English ballad, Scarborough Fair, which made me want to go burn my Simon & Garfunkle CD. Suffice to say it really didn' ...more
Heather Dalgarno
This book was awful and I was pretty relieved to have finished it, bringing to an end the 1000 page + saga.



I have said before that the previous books were badly written, and that some of the plot points were pretty confusing. In this book they throw time travel and teleportation into the mix and it's just impossible to follow in many places. It's been very badly edited and since this book is mainly action that's a big problem.



Story-wise this is the most exciting of all 5 of the books, with the m
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Katie Bodden
Sep 09, 2015 Katie Bodden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
This series finally ended awesomely. It explained every thing. it just sort of rushed it all at the end. At times it was a little hard to follow due to all the time traveling with out people knowing it happened. Although I liked how that factored in. This was well worth the slowness at the begining.
Jen
Aug 01, 2015 Jen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The end of the feud is here. With our cast of characters spread across the globe, all working toward the end, it's up to fate if they win or lose this battle.

For Holly, she's with Alex and the Temple of Air fleshing out covens of warlocks and defeating them all. Alex still wants to be in thrall with her, and Holly is still reluctant because of her love for Jer. Armand and Pablo are still with her, but both are uneasy in this new alliance.

For Amanda and Nicole, they have taken up residence in the
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Natalie
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The_Book_Queen
Ever since I read Wicked two years ago, I've been a fan of this series. It may not be every one's cup of tea, and the magic in these books are nothing like Harry Potter, quiet the opposite in fact, filled with darkness and evil, and you never quiet know which side everyone is on....But that's one of the things I enjoy so much about this series.

And Wicked: Resurrection was anything but a disappoint, a fitting conclusion to the series. After having the last two books leaving you hanging, wanting m
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Nick
Mar 13, 2016 Nick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I laughed my way through this book; mostly to keep from crying.
So so so bad. It should be titled Deus ex Machina considering the authors' obsession with magic or God/s/ess/es/wtf just fixing every plot hole.
I really loved this series as a teen but all I have to say for it now is that it was entertaining (probably for the wrong reasons) and the ideas were great but poor writing and development combined with a shoddy editing job unfortunately left us with a disappointing series.
Andrea
May 07, 2016 Andrea rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the other books in this series, but this one fell very short. I found myself not even caring whether any of the main characters lived or died. She switches perspectives far too often in the first half of the book. In her previous books she handled the switching very well in my opinion. But in Resurrection, she never sticks with characters long enough for her readers to reconnect with them. I also felt that she sacrificed character likability for cliffhanger chapter endings. Her attempts ...more
Cindy
Jul 06, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a race to the finish...the descriptions in the book were great and I could see every battle play out...the series started out strange for me, but it ended well. I like endings that are tied up in little packages with a bow and then gifted to the reader. Perfect ending to a tumultuous series. I would only recommend if you can see it through to the end.
Helen
Mar 20, 2016 Helen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not see a cohesive story throughout the whole book. The little conflicts here and there were fine, but I did not see an overreaching arc. The final battle had one side with the people who you'd been told were "good" throughout the last four books joined with previously "bad" people against some random character who was introduced in the last 50-100 pages. It was basically just a string of things happening to characters.

*SPOILER*
Speaking of the characters, there are way too many of, especiall
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Doris
Jul 19, 2016 Doris rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One
I's difficult to say just why this book was so disappointing.

Halfway through, it rated only a 1 out of 10, or a half star, because up to there it seems to be mainly a recall of the events from the first four books. From there, it went downhill.

It pulled together a bunch of different mythos, and then hinged everything off the God of Hebrews and Christians, even though supposedly the witches and warlocks acknowledged Him as only a useless would-be.

It pulled in Merlin as one of the Wise Men who vi
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Hanna
Jul 16, 2009 Hanna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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Lavana Sanchez
Sep 12, 2014 Lavana Sanchez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i like how this book ended with every body happy except with Holly because she ended up blind and in the Temple of Justice but being blind comes with it. Nicole is sad that Philippe gave up his live but now she has Eli also with her son Owen's, Amanda is happy with Tommy, Eve and Ann-Louise are really sisters and also Eve and Derek together. Richard and Pablo going on a fishing trip son and father time. Kari and Sasha are dead. At the end of the book the Temple of Justice gave Holly and Jer a ch ...more
Jennifer Bell
Finishing this book is a relief, not because I cared deeply for the characters fates, but rather because it means I am done with this frustrating and confusing series. The ideas for the series gave the novels good potential, however, the books themselves are written more as an early draft than as a published novel. Ideas are introduced that are never addressed again, including major foreshadowing for things that do not happen, leaving the reader confused and waiting for characters to make great ...more
Lea (YA Book Queen)
Resurrection is the fifth novel in the Wicked series. Check out my reviews on Wicked and Wicked 2.

Resurrection was a satisfying ending to the Wicked series. At the end of the last novel Spellbound, I was left breathless, and shocked, at the cliffhanger. So I was even more surprised when the cliffhanger wasn't even acknowledged until about 90 pages in, and even then, the same character was still the only one with that knowledge.

More surprises fill the pages, as well as prophecies regarding the Ca
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Marissa Novels On The Run
WOW!!! This was a very impressive series from Nancy & Debbie. They have certainly initiated me into a wider and more knowledgeable world of witches and warlocks. They gave me understanding of the world of Covens that I had not read before. Nancy & Debbie also delved on the more dark side of witchcraft in this series....It was refreshing to read a lead character dealing "with the devil" in order to save her own coven - bit by bit selling of parts of her soul each time. Though don't be foo ...more
Lauren
Mar 01, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Resurrection, the awaited finale to the series Wicked, which was written by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié, is an amazing book. This book is amazing because it is a mix of romance, betrayal and action. The romance is portrayed through the lives of the star-crossed lovers, Holly and Jer. As their love for each other thickens, so does the space between them. Jer is held captive by his brother on a hidden island, while Holly is fulfilling her destiny as the greatest power. While Jer believes his li ...more
Makayla (Books Galore)
Resurrection by Nancy Holder and Debbie Vigui was an amazing read. It was better then the first one, and the second. Nancy Holder has a way of drawing you in, and taking you to a different world.

In this book you go off with all the sisters of the lily and see what there are struggling to face to save there family's life. Holly sacrifices lots so the ones she loves can be safe, but when the worst happens and Holly can interfere with what is to happen, will they make it. When the balance of good a
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vee
This is the second time I've read this book, and I feel absolutely burned out.

Not to say that I did not enjoy the series. Not in the least. I love this series--at least in the sense that I could read it again and again and stay engaged, although I'll admit it doesn't appeal to a wide audience at all--and not many people seem to know it or like it much. I bought Wicked: Witch and Curse from Barnes and Noble a few years ago and was shocked, at first. It was nothing like what the blurb on the back
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Brandi
Jul 30, 2011 Brandi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic
As seen at www.bookwormwisdom.blogspot.com:

I enjoyed the novel Resurrection, the conclusion to the Wicked series. But while reading the novel I noticed that there were an abundance of characters. Most of these characters had been introduced in the previous novels. But, honestly, I've heard that you're not supposed to focus on more than eight or so characters. There were twenty-seven major characters. I know this because I went through after reading the novel to count how many characters were lis
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Jess
May 20, 2014 Jess rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Call me Dr.Frankenstein" Says Nigel Temer. He may as well be. He brings Kari Hardwicke and the cats back to life. Well, to be honest I do not really like the whole Zombie introduction but it helps with the ending of the book. Owen kind of freaks me out and Phillipe dies. (Yes, I was crying at this point) But Merlin is sent away and order is restored and Holly and Jer finally get together. I love Tommy and Amanda. However, in this book I have to ship Nicole and Eli...
chai
I love my shitty series and you're going to have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands before I admit that it's actually trash. I mean, it is trash. But I love it.

THE WRITING
I'm pretty sure it actually got worse after the other two. But I still love it.

THE SETTING
They're in a different place in every chapter and the only reason why I was able to keep track of anything was because they had little headings that told you who was where and when. Terrible, but perfect.

THE CHARACTERS
Holly Cathe
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MsDalfo
Nov 26, 2010 MsDalfo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Gwyndella
Jun 14, 2014 Gwyndella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really started hating characters but that is usual for me. I feel great about finishing the series and do not regret doing so. It was nice and complex. The last book is a little more toned down but as a whole the wicked series is definite worth a read if you are into a story with clearly flawed characters and not-so-perfect endings.
Evelyn (devours and digests words)
When I read the final book to the Wicked series, I was... shocked. It read as if the authors just mash things together they thought THEIR fans would like. The plot looses its essence. I skipped a fair few pages reading this. I NEVER EVER do that to other books in this series.

But I like the fact that I get to see Eli grow as a character.

I'm just going to keep this short. I don't get the whole giant God and Goddess thing. The whole time the Cahors and Devereaux have a bloody feud is because of the
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Amanda
Jun 05, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I have to say, I have never been in love with this series, even from the beginning. However, this book was the worst of them all. In the entire series, there was little character development probably because the authors kept adding more and more to the plot. I think this series could have been really great. It just needed a little more focus and character development so that the reader could really connect to the characters. I do like how this is not your typical paranormal YA book these days th ...more
Nicole Lygo
Feb 21, 2016 Nicole Lygo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book kinda dragged in the beginning and middle, but the last hundred pages or so, a ton of secrets started coming out and twists were revealed and it got really exciting. Excellent ending to a series that makes you want to scream and throw the book out a window.
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Wicked (5 books)
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