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Witch (Wicked #1)

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Holly Cathers's world shatters when her parents are killed in a rafting accident. She is wrenched from her home in San Francisco and sent to Seattle to live with her aunt, Marie-Claire, and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole. But sorrow and grief soon give way to bewildered fascination as one by one, strange incidents begin to occur. Such as the fact that any desire Holly ...more
Paperback, 361 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Simon Pulse
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Donna
Dec 06, 2009 rated it liked it
You know, I really don’t have any complaints about this book. It’s well-written, cohesive and the characters are relatable. I had a little trouble in the beginning trying to get used to the flipping of time periods but it’s something you get used to over the course of the book.

In terms of style, that was my biggest gripe. It’s a little much in the beginning of the book to be tossed about like that, mixed in with info-dumping in order to get the backstory of the witches and warlocks in. Consideri
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Luqman Hakim
Jun 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
bismillah..

Perseteruan 2 keluarga penyihir yang berlangsung selama berabad-abad.


Adalah keluarga Cahors yang merupakan WITCHES, sebutan untuk para penyihir wanita pengguna sihir kegelapan yang biasanya memiliki ciri khas berbeda2 pada setiap kelompoknya dan biasanya mempunyai satu keahlian khusus yang diwariskan secara turun temurun.

Berseteru selama berabad-abad dengan WARLOCK (penyihir pria yang mempraktikkan ilmu sihir hitam dengan menggunakan tumbal) dari keluarga Deveraux.

Pada awalnya s
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Mery
Mar 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ini dikasih gratisan lewat Luqman. Makasih Mbak Nadya dan Matahati.
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Oke reviewnya:

Tema ceritanya sebenarnya simpel. 2 keluarga yang berebut kekuasaan dan kekuatan. yang 1 menginginkan kekuatan leluhur yang lain. Dan pihak 1 nya menginginkan kejayaan dari pihak 1 nya. Dan kebetulan sekali mereka adalah kaum Witch dan Warlock.

Yang diceritakan juga simpel. 2 anak manusia yang terjebak dalam cinta dan perseteruan tersebut.

Jean dan Isabeau dijadikan pion ke
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Sarah Abigail
Eh, im sorry I really didnt like it.
mina
Apr 08, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Debra
Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Seventeen-year-old Holly Cathers is devastated when her parents and best friend are killed during a whitewater rafting trip. Sent to live with her aunt and two cousins, Holly has trouble accepting her situation, however the alluring young man Jer Devereaux certainly sparks her interest. Although drawn to Jer, Holly’s equally repelled by his father and brother. Compounding her strange new life are the visions that somehow involve her and Jer stretching far back in time. But these are only the beg ...more
Rhea
Kesan pertama yang aku baca dari buku ini, ceritanya sadis. Pembantaian, pembunuhan yang menurut saya keji, maksudnya pembunuhan yang berdarah darah dan penyiksaan, saya tidak akan ngeri jika pembunuhan dilakukan dengan menembak atau dengan sihir mungkin.
salah satu yang membuat saya bergidik adalah ketika jean memenggal kepala seorang petani sebagai tumbal dan diceritakan darah mengalir dari tubuh di petani... euuuu....
terlalalu banyak flashback sehingga saya dibuat pusing ketika membacanya, tak
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Marissa (Rae Gun Ramblings)
I gave this book so many chances to turn around but it just didn't. I started this one because I liked one of Holders other books but this one really bugged me.

I listened to it which may have been a hindered in this case but then again they made it into an audiobook.

It has historical flashback moments reminiscent of Beautiful Creatures but unlike Beautiful Creatures (which I also listened to)it didn't work. I was lost a lot, I it was really hard to follow. The perspective jumped around so that
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Nenangs
serasa baca kisah romeo & juliet lintas abad (600 tahun!) dengan bumbu magick. titisan "romi dan juli" yang asli ketemu lagi untuk melanjutkan (atau menuntaskan?) kisah cinta dan dendam (yang masih) membara ratusan taun yang lalu, yang tak terselesaikan akibat rasa penasaran tak terpuaskan dari pihak2 yang bertikai.

mengambil lore wiccan witch & warlock dari abad eropa pertengahan, bumbu "dark magick" terasa kental banget dengan cerita persembahan dan korban binatang dan manusia...kadang
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Nilam Suri
Apr 19, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-lit, fantasy
Sebenarnya buku ini punya potensi buat jadi lebih menarik, dan ada saatnya chemistry di antara kedua tokoh, Holly dan Jed kerasa banget, tapi sayang, scenes dalam buku ini terasa campur aduk dan terlalu banyak kilas balik.

Penjabaran tentang para karakternya juga kurang, jalan ceritanya juga jadi nggak jelas, seakan2 buku yang ditulis oleh dua orang ini sempat bingung ingin ditulis bagaimana.

Yang pasti saya nggak tertarik buat baca buku kelanjutannya. Meh!
Pearl
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
I find this continued novel to have the same plot, which for the Cahors witches to end the vendetta and the warlocks (Michael and Eli) to get revenge. This author uses the same flash forward and flash back to the past method in her narration of the story. There are a lot of “prayers” and “spells” at the beginning of each chapter; also each chapter has a specific title such as: Blood, Mead, Dark, or Red Moon.
Steph
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of witch books
Recommended to Steph by: my friends, Laura and Kellianne
Shelves: magic, witches
Great magic/witch book, the idea is original and all though it took me a little while to understand some parts; it was an over all good book.
Shanoe
Mar 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Ich weiß gar nicht, was ich genau über dieses Buch sagen soll, ohne allzu gemein zu werden. Ich versuche mich also neutral zu halten. Mir hat das Buch leider so gar nicht gefallen. Der Klappentext war ja recht ansprechend gestaltet, aber damit kann die Geschichte nicht mithalten. Es gibt etliche Rückblenden/Zeitsprünge, die nicht gut eingebaut sind, sodass man vor allem zu Beginn Schwierigkeiten hat, sich zurecht zu finden. Die Charaktere sind ziemlich flach/blass und die "Liebesgeschichte" ist ...more
Jodi
This book had a promising premise. Holly Cathers discovers the truth of her heritage when her parents and best friend die in a white water rafting accident and she moves to Seattle to live with a paternal aunt she never knew. It is there that she discovers that she is descendent from a very powerful line of witches. Her family's most fiercest enemy is the Devereaux family. They are warlocks. Unlike Holly's family who has lost their history, the Devereaux have continued to practice and are determ ...more
Nicole
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
This isn't a bad book, but I was pretty meh over it. I think it's just that I've read this type of plot so many times by now that the clichés and tropes are just irritating me.

I did like the bits of history scattered throughout. I also like the fact that the past life families are both monstrous. When something like this is written, there's a 'good' family (the hero's ancestors) and the 'bad' one, but nope. Not here. Both of those families were terrible and I wanted to see both of them burn. It'
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Donna
This book really had the potential to be good. The problem is the jumping around. If it just jumped between time from Holly to Isabeau that would be fine. However, this jumps between several characters. Some in the present and some in the past. This makes it terribly hard to follow the story. Plus there is no easy transition from one person/time to the other most of the time. This book really fell short for me. I am really disappointed because it sounded so interesting.
Sarah Blundell
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought it was pretty good and went really fast especially considering its a teen book.I'm 25 and I still really enjoyed it. there is a slight genericness I suppose, but it's still a really good story and was definitely successful at holding my interest.
Wren [t(he)y]
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-to-review
Review to come
Anorielt
Erster Satz: Na toll.

Die Witch Reihe hat mich schon lange interessiert, doch der Preis hat mich immer ein wenig abgeschreckt. Jetzt nachdem ich das Buch gelesen habe, stelle ich fest das es so gar nicht das ist was vermutet hatte. Ich ging von einer schönen, aber komplizierten Liebesgeschichte aus und von zwei verfeindeten Hexenclans die versuchen ihre Sprößlinge voneinander fernzuhalten.

Ich habe mich noch nie so sehr geirrt wie hier.

Holly und Jer stehen sich im Laufe des Buches genau 3 mal g
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Nadine
Oct 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spannender Reihenauftakt Buchinfo: Titel:witch HexenkussAutor: Nancy Holder & Debbie ViguieSeiten:320Buchart : TBVerlag:PenhaligonBestellcode:  978-3764530761Erhältlich ab : 29.11.2010Kosten : €14,99Alter: ab 14 JahrenGenre:JugendbuchVorgängerbände:-
Folgebände: Hexenblut
Hexentocher
Hexenerbe
Verfilmung:neinInhalt:Holly Cathers Eltern sterben bei einem schrecklichen Unfall, und ihr bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als zu ihrer Tante Marie-Claire nach Seattle zu ziehen. Bis dahin hat sich Holly imme
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Nadine Maigatter
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fertig-gelesen

Buchinfo:
Titel:witch Hexenkuss
Autor: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
Seiten:320
Buchart : TB
Verlag:Penhaligon
Bestellcode: 978-3764530761
Erhältlich ab : 29.11.2010
Kosten : €14,99
Alter: ab 14 Jahren
Genre:Jugendbuch
Vorgängerbände:-

Folgebände: Hexenblut

Hexentocher

Hexenerbe

Verfilmung:nein


Inhalt:
Holly Cathers Eltern sterben bei einem schrecklichen Unfall, und ihr bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als zu ihrer Tante Marie-Claire nach Seattle zu ziehen. Bis dahin hat sich Holly immer für eine normale junge F
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Brina
Jul 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holly Cathers Leben gerät aus den Fugen.
Bei einem Familienausflug sterben ihre Eltern und ihre beste Freundin. Da der junge Teenager nicht alleine wohnen kann, zieht sie schon bald zu ihrer Tante und deren Zwillingen nach Seattle.
Hier soll ihr neues Leben beginnen, doch dann erfährt sie die ganze grausame Wahrheit, die sie kaum fassen kann.

Sie entstammt einem uralten Hexengeschlecht und ist Teil eines 600 Jahren alten Krieges, der schon lange zwischen den Familien Cather und Deveraux anhält. Und
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Yelania Nightwalker
A Holly Cathers le gustaría que sus padres no pelearan tanto, y que disfrutaran más de las vacaciones familiares que se han tomado. En el trayecto en balsa por el Río Colorado, las cosas se salen de control por la tormenta y sus padres y Tina -la mejor amiga de Holly que los acompañaba en el viaje-, mueren en el accidente. A partir de ese momento su vida cambia drásticamente. Gracias a más eventos desafortunados, Holly llega a vivir con su tía Marie-Claire y la familia de ésta.

En la casa sucede
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Penny
Jun 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zwei uralte Clans. Eine grausame Fehde. Alles überdauernde Liebe.
Holly Cathers ist 16 Jahre alt und die einzige Überlebende eines Bootunglücks. Sie verlor dabei ihre Eltern und ihre beste Freundin. Als wäre das als Schicksalsschlag nicht genug, muss sie zu ihrer Tante nach Seattle ziehen und ihr letztes Schuljahr dort absolvieren. Aus ihrer gewohnten Umgebung gerissen versucht sie ihrer Trauer Herr zu werden, doch viel Zeit bleibt Holly nicht, denn immer seltsamere Dinge geschehen. Als sie dann
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Cathleen Ash
Oh, great, a storm. On top of everything else.
These are Holly's thoughts as she white-water rafts down the Colorado River with her fighting parents, her best friend Tina (another only child) and the guide. It gets worse.
The raft is capsized, Holly can't unbuckle the belt that ties her into the raft and the water is freezing, drowning her, as the raft sinks.
I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die. This is all Holly can think as the grey mist descends and she becomes numb, empty. She closes her eyes.
That's
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Doris
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series starts with the main character, Holly, losing her parents and her best friend in a freak accident, then in a weird turn of fate having the best friend's mother hospitalized. Having nowhere to go, she moves to live with her aunt, a family she did not know existed.

The story then jumps into introducing all the characters, which I found difficult to follow, especially as it intertwined with the historical characters and counterparts. I found this distracting, although the story was great
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Mimi
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
I have no idea if I liked this book or hated it. It the weirdest most twisted book I have read, and not in an interesting way. The idea behind it is not bad, but the writing is all over the place, at one point you're reading something, and then the next thing something else happens that leaves you confused. I did not connect to any of the characters and had a feeling of depression all the way through the book. I normally don't go for witches and warlocks type of books, and I was right. The main ...more
Charli
Mar 02, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
SLJ review:

Grade 9 Up There is something unnatural about the tragic river rafting accident in which 17-year-old Holly Cathers lost her parents and best friend. Being forced to live with her Aunt Marie-Claire and twin cousins Nicole and Amanda in Seattle is not how Holly planned to spend her senior year in high school. It turns out that Holly has a history going back hundreds of years, and the past is about to catch up with her. Reincarnation, dark witchcraft, and blood sacrifice make for an intr
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Dr. A.
Jan 02, 2013 rated it did not like it
I want to like this book for the celebration of womanhood. I want to like this book for it's strong characters. I want to like this book for weaving together an ancient tale with a modern story. I want to like this book because it's a best seller. And all of these things are true. But the truth of the matter is I picked this book up to read it because its a book marketed to the YA audience and I try and stay abreast of what my students are reading. But it is so dark I barely finished.
In good fa
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Speakercoret
Namanya Holly, kemalangan berturut2 mendatanginya..
Dia satu2nya yang selamat ketika berarum jeram bersama Ayah, ibu, Tina sahabatnya dan seorang pemandu ketika berlibur di Colorado..
Barbara ibu Tina yang juga sahabat ibunya, tempat Holly ingin tinggal setelah kehilangan orang tuanya, mendadak sakit dan menyebabkan dia harus rela pindah ke Seattle utk tinggal bersama keluarga Bibi Marie, adik ayahnya yang tidak pernah dikenalnya..

kekacauan rumah tangga bibinya, sepupu kembar yg aneh, dan pria mi
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