666 Park Avenue
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-base ...more
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 ...more
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! ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
A woman falls in love with a man who is handsome rich and so in love with her and than she meets his crazy mom and everything goes nuts after that, add witchcraft to the mix and you've got the book... But I have a bad feeling about Malcolm, he doesn't feel right... I still haven't finished, I ...more
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 ...more
The first instalment in this trilogy introduces us to Jane Boyle, a young woman living in Fran ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
This has been described as Gossip Girl meets Charmed (because it's paranormal but also about NYC's upper echelons) but really, it reminded me of Rosemary's Baby. There's no demonic child of dubious p ...more
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.
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...more
It has been a month and so after I have finished this eBook.
666 Park Avenue is a story of a witch living in France at first, and moves to New York after deciding to marry her boyfriend. Jane, the lead of this novel, doesn't even know she is a witch, but only learns of the truth through a letter. Then she races through time to learn witchcraft an ...more
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 ...more
The book is nothing like the TV show! And when I say nothing I mean literally the only thing that is the same is the name of the heroine and the city it takes place in. But this is not a review of the TV show vs. the book, so onto my book review.
666 Park Avenue is a bit unfocused. It seems to me that Gabriella Pierce was trying to write a romance, a paranormal and a chic lit book all in one and instead of getting the formula right it ended up lacking on all fronts. The romance line is unbelievab ...more
Jane Boyle is an architect living in Paris, having escaped the clutches of her over-protective grandmother 6 years earlier. She meets a totally gorgeous, rich man and is completely swept off her feet and agrees to marry him after only a month, also agreeing to move back to New York with him. She decides that she has to visit her grandmother to say goodbye, but what she finds in her grandmother's house changes h ...more
The story starts in Paris, but is primarily set in New York and tells the story of American-born Jane Boyle. Who after the tragic death of her parents is sent to live with her paranoid and overprotective grandmother in France. Jane left her overprotective grandmother when she was old enough and move to Paris to become an architect.
It is in Paris that Jane is swept of her feet by ...more