Sunday, November 27, 2011

666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce

666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce
2011, William Morrow Paperbacks
Series: Book 1 of 666 Park Avenue

Synopsis: 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 Doran clan, one of Manhattan's most feared and revered families, Jane's fairy tale takes a darker turn. Soon everything she thought she knew about the world—and herself—is upended. Now Jane must struggle with newfound magical abilities and the threat of those who will stop at nothing to get them.

Why read: Won from LibraryThing Early Reviewers program

What impressed me: I really liked that while Jane's powers were inherent, she didn't become all powerful immediately. Her struggle to harness her witchy abilities brought a great realism to the story. I loved the romantic aspects of the book. It's written very well and keeps the reader guessing. Not knowing how Malcolm really feels about Jane and how much of his interest is due to his mother as well as Jane's attraction to Harris makes for many possibilities.

What disappointed me: Jane never became a strong character. She was wishy-washy with both her fiance and her soon to be mother-in-law. Once she began to get a hold on her power, I would have liked her to become a force to be reckoned with. In the end, she still seemed weak.

Recommended: Fans of paranormal chick lit will love 666 Park Avenue.

Continue series: Definitely. I enjoyed this book and have high hopes that Jane will become more aggressive with her power in the future.

No comments :

Post a Comment