Holly Cathers's world shatters when her parents are killed in a terrible accident. Wrenched from her home in San Francisco, she is sent to Seattle to live with her relatives, Aunt Marie-Claire and her twin cousins, Amanda and Nicole.
In her new home, Holly's sorrow and grief soon give way to bewilderment at the strange incidents going on around her. Such as how any wish she whispers to her cat seems to come true. Or the way a friend is injured after a freak attack from a vicious falcon. And there's the undeniable, magnetic attraction to a boy Holly barely knows.
Holly, Amanda, and Nicole are about to be launched into a dark legacy of witches, secrets, and alliances, where ancient magics yield dangerous results. The girls will assume their roles in an intergenerational feud beyond their wildest imaginations...and in doing so, will attempt to fulfil their shared destiny.
Holly Cathers is not the same person she was almost a year and a half ago. After discovering her connection to an ancient legacy of witches, Holly has accepted her destiny as a descendant of the House of Cahors. She is determined to end an intergenerational feud that has plagued her family for centuries.
Holly will have to overcome unworldly obstacles as she battles to protect her loved ones -- including Jer, a member of the rival House of Deveraux and her one true love. A war of magical proportions is being waged, and Holly is at the center of it all.
Lives will be lost, and sacrifices will have to be made...
These were good books. They just had this off element, that made it feel like it was being repeated, over and over, the same thing, and that they weren't really making any progress, and yeah, most books are like that, but you don't feel it, but in these, I did, and yeah, I didn't like that.
I did enjoy the romance, and how it's one of the most ultimate of forbidden loves, because their families have been feuding for centuries, so yeah, there's a lot of hostility there. Plus the fat that it wasn't even intentional, that they have a bit of a connection from the past.
So yeah, finding out that you're part of an ancient sect of witches, that your bloodline has been doing magical things for a long time, and now you can, too, that's something that not everybody hears all that often. And add to that, her cousins, and their relationships, well, there's problems.
These were good books, they just didn't have that spark that made me want to like them. But they were good.
Authors: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie
Series: Wicked #1, 2
Read: January 11th-13th, 2012
Reason Why: Wanted to check out their books!
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Published: January 5th 2006, October 2nd 2006