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666 Park Avenue

(666 Park Avenue #1)

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,916 ratings  ·  659 reviews
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-base
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 2011)
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Danielle
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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
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Justine
Dec 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Legitimately one of the worst novels I've ever read (no, not this year - EVER). I was lured by its easy availability on Amazon and my miserable bed-ridden illness/dizziness that probably couldn't handle much else.

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!
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Dianne
Sep 20, 2012 rated it it was ok




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
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Oriana
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012
I had lunch with some of the editors from Alloy last week (like you do), and one of them gave me this. You know how much I love a free book, and this one has the added advantage of being really really beautifully designed, with a fancy cover and interior design and all that, and given the seriousness of the books I've been reading lately (I'm looking at you, super-self-indulgent Zippermouth and super-intensely-meta Are You My Mother?), I kind of needed just this kind of candy book. It's too hot ...more
Kim Taylor
Oct 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Gossip Girl for adults, with a splash of paranormal. I was intrigued by the (much adapted) television show, and although I'm not usually a fan of chick-lit, decided to give this book a try.

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
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Kay
Oct 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Watching the new tv series for the second time, I noticed at the beginning it states 'based on a novel by Gabriella Pierce]. I like the series and love to read so the next time I was in the library I checked out the book. I was very disappointed to find out the series is not anything like the book. Yes, it has the same name as the book and yes, our main character is Jane [but not the same gal] and the owner of the property is a Doran [but not even close to the same character]. I am mystified how ...more
Dana Al-Basha دانة الباشا
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
I started reading this book yesterday, and the writing and the setting are very interesting. I want to see what will happen next. The book reminds me a lot of the movie Hush (1998) starring Gwyneth Paltrow.



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
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Patty
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Summary…From GoodReads…

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
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Mindy Conde
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, chick-lit
I went into the book for purely escapist reading - I wasn't expecting any profound themes or intense writing, so I wasn't disappointed when there wasn't any. While I do agree with some of the other reviewers that this book was a bit slow in the beginning and that it does lack a certain depth, I was more easily able to forgive that because I wasn't searching for the next Pulitzer prize winning novel. Rather, I thought that this was a fun little read which kept me interested and entertained. Yes, ...more
Stephanie (Stepping out of the Page)
Before I was asked if I'd like a copy of 666 Park Avenue for review, I had never heard of the book. Thankfully, I was introduced to this very interesting, contemporary book series and I'm happy to see more people reading it. This book deserves a whole load of popularity - it's fun, it's captivating and it's truly addictive! This is a new, exciting trilogy and is definitely something to keep your eye on!

The first instalment in this trilogy introduces us to Jane Boyle, a young woman living in Fran
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Chibineko
If The Devil Wears Prada married Rosemary's Baby and had their way with Cate Tiernan's Sweep series, then I think the resulting offspring would probably come out a little bit like this.

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
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Susan Mann
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book for those of you who love witches and magic, but not into the teenage side of young adult books. This book is definitely for adults and I loved it. The evil mother in law is a great character.

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
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Pam
Feb 22, 2011 rated it liked it
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Jennie
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was ok
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meghann
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this TV show and was sad it didn't make it to a second season. I knew it was based on this book, so I thought I would be able to read this series and find out what would have happened to the characters in the show. Both feature a main character named Jane and take place in New York. That is literally where the similarities end. I don't think I've ever come across a TV or movie adaptation of the book that completely changes the story. So this was actually an entirely new story for me, and ...more
Melindeeloo
Mar 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
About half way through reading this story, I notice how extremely stressed out 666 Park Avenue was making me feel, as Jayne's engagement to a rich and handsome American goes from fairytale to nightmare - wedding planning with a Mother-in-law-to-be from hell and absent groom-to-be ....ACK! But once our bride-to-be heroine who has left her life and career in France behind to pursue her happily ever after with her prince in New York, finally discovers the truth behind her situation - and starts to ...more
Laura
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
I admit it, I like the show. I was excited when it came back on after reportedly being cancelled. I like the new shows so much I decided to read the book because the book is always better, right? Right? Damn. Not so much this time. In fact, I don't even know how the book inspired the show as the only thing they have in common is the address. Actually not even that because there is no 666 Park Ave. The city decided to skip that number so it goes 664, 665, 668 Park Ave. Someone described Pierces b ...more
Cecilia
Feb 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: green-covers
I love the artsy cover for 666 Park Avenue - the texture is a little different, but I seriously love having this book on my shelf because the design is so pretty! What can I say? Sometimes I'm a superficial reader :) Also, I swear it wasn't until I finally had time to read this book that I realized how truly evil the title is with such unlucky numbers!


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
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Abby Welker
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
Two stars is generous. This is a dumb book. Don't bother with it. There are so many things beyond the over-done plot that were so poorly written. (There are also some steamy love scenes, so if that bothers you like it does me, then it's yet another reason to ignore this book.)

**Spoilers**

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
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ReadandRated
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
666 Park Avenue showed a lot of promise: New York; Witches; Magic; Intrigue; Romance and 'an evil, cold-blooded witch' for a mother-in-law!

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
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Kelly Hager
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
When Jane met Malcolm, she was swept off her feet. They become engaged quickly and she agrees to leave her home in Paris and move to New York, where he's from. And that's where things fall apart. Her future mother-in-law is evil. Literally evil. But turns out Jane's not exactly defenseless herself...

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
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DJ


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.
Fiendishly Bookish
3.5 Stars

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

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Patrick
Sep 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Gossip Girl & Charmed, paranormal & adult fiction, & those who love a witchy story
**Since I'm not going to post on our blog anymore, I have decided to put and write all of my reviews here on Goodreads, starting with this book.

Review
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
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MissAnnThrope
Shallow and mindless, yet surprisingly addictive. 666 Park Avenue reads like one of those sappy teen dramas aired on the CWTV. It's like a blend of Gossip Girl and The Secret Circle, but with a slightly older cast. You can't help but get sucked in by all the pretty people and their pointless drama.

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
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Megan
Aug 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This was a fun, if somewhat predictable, read. It took me a while to get into it. I read about 50 pages and then never felt compelled to open it again over the Labor Day holiday. But the following day back at work, I almost finished it in one sitting. So it definitely picks up after about the halfway point. It’s kind of a mish-mash of a typical fairy tale, True Blood, and Sex & the City. It even reminded me of American Psycho with all the brand dropping and meticulous descriptions of the ex ...more
Ellie
Jul 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Jane’s living in Paris when she meets too-good-to-be-true Malcolm; rich sexy and he seems to genuinely like her. So when he asks her to marry him after one month, of course she says yes and gives up her life as a trainee architect to live with him in New York. But before she leaves, she discovers her family’s secret and the reason electrics are always on the blink around her; she’s a witch. When she arrives at Matthew’s family home, she realises that she’s marrying into one of the most powerful ...more
Caroline
Sep 21, 2013 rated it liked it

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
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Vannessa
This was my first read of any of Gabriella Pierce's books and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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
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Kylie
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce is the first book in this incredible series. It is Secret circle meets Gossip girl.

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
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