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Resurrection (Wicked #5)

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  9,649 Ratings  ·  205 Reviews
 Who is Alex Carruthers? That is the question Wicked fans have been asking for nearly six years. Spellbound, the fourth and seemingly final book in the Wicked series, originally published in 2003, left readers on the edge of their seats with a classic cliffhanger ending. But now, as new fans of the bind-up editions of the series begin to ask the same question, the true and ...more
Paperback, 402 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Simon Pulse (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
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
Jul 08, 2009 Tracy rated it it was ok
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
Jun 30, 2010 Brie rated it it was amazing
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
Heather Dalgarno
Jul 25, 2011 Heather Dalgarno rated it did not like it
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
Katie Bodden
Jul 28, 2015 Katie Bodden rated it really liked it
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.
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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Feb 03, 2011 Jen rated it it was ok
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
Mar 13, 2016 Nick rated it it was ok
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.
Jun 17, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it
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.
Apr 04, 2009 Hanna rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
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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
Jan 15, 2017 Alyse rated it liked it
This last book of the series was a bit of a let down. It was a nice ending but all the same a lot happened in the last two and this was just like a 'here you go---DONE'. I wouldn't have ended it differently I just wish the ending was as exciting as the beginning or middle parts.
Marissa Novels On The Run
May 10, 2011 Marissa Novels On The Run rated it really liked it
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
Lea (YA Book Queen)
Nov 22, 2009 Lea (YA Book Queen) rated it really liked it
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
Aug 02, 2016 Debra rated it really liked it
In this fifth and final installment of the Wicked series, Holly and some of her coven, now led by her cousin Alex, in Europe destroying the smaller strongholds of the Supreme Coven. Holly’s heartbroken that her beloved Jer Devereaux has rejected her, so she agrees to pair up with Alex permanently. Meanwhile, her other cousins Amanda and Nicole are with their father and others in the evil Moore mansion that Nicole now owns through marriage to her late husband. Nicole and colleagues are trying to ...more
Jul 30, 2011 Brandi rated it liked it
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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
Makayla (Books Galore)
May 29, 2011 Makayla (Books Galore) rated it it was amazing
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
Jan 21, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it
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
Jennifer Bell
Mar 06, 2014 Jennifer Bell rated it it was ok
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
May 07, 2016 Andrea rated it did not like it
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
Nov 26, 2010 MsDalfo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 19, 2016 Doris rated it did not like it
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
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
Mar 20, 2016 Helen rated it did not like it
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.

Speaking of the characters, there are way too many of, especiall
May 30, 2012 Amanda rated it it was ok
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
L.A. Matthies
Mar 23, 2013 L.A. Matthies rated it really liked it
Book Five, Resurrection, honestly there are so many back-stories, spells, possessions, and rescues that you will barely have time to catch your breath. I do warn you, if you don't enjoy a lot of detail or fanciful exploits this is not for you! I would like to take a moment to focus on the beautiful continuity in the use of poetic introduction for every chapter. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the mental pictures depicted, I was impressed with the way these poems placement enhanced the look of th ...more
Mar 03, 2010 Brieanna rated it really liked it
Ok totally freaking loved this series and hate that it's over. Excatic that it looks like Eli and Nicole are gonna get back together. I always liked him best even when he was bad. And may I say thank God Jer finally stopped being a baby and admitted he and Holly were meant to be. It's kinda sad that she's stuck on that council now and she's blind forever. Oh well. I just wanna ask something of anybody who reads this, if back in the old time of Isabeau and Jean, why was there also an old version ...more
I really expected more out of the finale of this series. I was glad some of the questions got answered, but there comes a time when you have to say "Enough is enough" to the amount of "main" characters there are. There must have been at least a dozen. It sort of becomes difficult to keep things in order.

And I'll say this: I've always thought time travel was cool, but this was really hard to follow. There were things that were changed and I'm like, "Whoa. Slow down. What just happened?"

I don't wa
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Wicked (5 books)
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