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Reviews: Praise for the Wicked Series

FROM THE PRESS & TRADES:

The Phantom Zone
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “These are both fast paced, page turners of books and I was left at the end of Curse wanting more. This is not just because so many questions are left unanswered, nor because of all the hooks into the next novels. I had also grown fond of the characters and I want to know whether they survive and in what mangled emotional and physical state.” – JE Towey

FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE:

Novels on the Run – 4 Stars
The Wicked Series: “I had an awesome action packed, dark magic ride with The Wicked Series. The fight between good and evil is certainly not what it is always depicted in most novels and Nancy and Debbie have given us a roller coaster series filled with despair, grief, joy, happiness, suspense, action and shock!!!” Marissa

The Bookbag – 5 Stars
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “This really is an incredible read. I was sad to finish Curse but pleased to discover that there are three more books to dive into in the Wicked series. Fans of the supernatural genre will not be disappointed by Holly’s conflicts with the dark side of her craft, romance with the enemy, and encounters with the ‘Black Fire’. Her gradual initiation into witchcraft is also a bonus for those readers who haven’t read a lot of paranormal tales and are looking to find a fascinating introduction.” – Ceri Padley

On The Nightstand – 5 Stars
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “Where Witch introduced us to the world, and the struggles between characters and covens, Curse ups the ante as it takes the ball passed to it from Witch and leads us further down the path of difficulties set up in the first book. As I mentioned, this is a story about imperfect people, and when imperfect people are given great power and faced with great challenges in which they need to use it they can either grow stronger or break…I really enjoyed Wicked: Witch and Curse – both books kept me very involved and I immediately picked up the next bind-up for the series (Wicked: Legacy and Spellbound). I know the content, and the darker aspects of some scenes and concepts, will not be for everyone, but for those who do try it, I hope you enjoy it.” – Catherine

Bewitched Bookworms – 5 Stars
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “Through out both of these books, there are gains and losses, but the characters drive these fascinating stories along in a quick pace and with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing from start to finish.”

Mindful Musings – 3.5 Stars
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “Wicked was a lot darker than I expected it to be. However, that same darkness is what made me enjoy it. I’ve read a decent amount of books concerning the wicca, warlock, and witch traditions, but few authors dared to delve into the darker part of them. I was amazed by how much research and time had to go into writing this book–from all the quotes to rituals to history. Being a bit of a history nerd myself, I was really able to appreciate it.” – Natalie

Ink and Paper
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “The action is fantastic though! Seriously. I can’t even begin to really go through it without spoiling it, but it is based on some awesome spells and chants and other things linked with Wicca. Seriously awesome story, and I’m hoping Curse will be just as good!” – Jo

Once Upon a Bookcase
Wicked: Witch & Curse: “If Witch was great, then Curse is amazing! I absolutely loved it!…All I can say is that the next book, Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound, is going to be absolutely rivoting! I implore you to pick up this book, it’s fantastic!” – Kristi

The Bookbag – 4.5 Stars
Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound: “What can I say about this series of books that would do it justice? It has everything a fantasy tale should have: magic; witches; warlocks; demons; century-old family secrets; spirits of ancestors; supernatural wars; spells; and love. It is Spellbound, however, that is in a league of its own. The story takes a different turn as the House of Cahors is torn apart and people begin to show their true colours. Not only is the coven’s stability in jeopardy but cracks are also beginning to show in the House of Deveraux too as the story takes a number of unexpected twists and turns that’ll make this the book you won’t be able to put down.” – Ceri Padley

On The Nightstand – 4 Stars
Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound: “I am very much enjoying the Wicked series, and am still very eager for news about the movie. Now I just have one more book (Resurrection) in the series to go. It’ll be interesting to see how it all ends, especially given the twist I referenced above.” – Catherine

Bewitched Bookworms – 4 Stars
Wicked 2: Legacy & Spellbound: “I loved these stories, again filled with fighting, thwarted love and magic galore.”

Ramblings of a Writer – 5 Stars
Wicked: Resurrection: “What I really have loved about this series was the characters, especially the ones originally cast as secondary ones. Over the books the story has moved away from its initial focus around two characters and into a grand saga with a wide and interesting cast. And while that initial focus and story is still there at its heart, there were so many other characters and couples providing other parts to this story as vital as any other major organ in a body. Wicked as a whole was full of characters I met, felt happiness and sorrow with, raged with and against, and even grieved for. One character in particular I felt for – I was horrified by what had happened to her, and felt sorry for everything that happened to her and continued to happen to her. Would you believe that this character (whom I won’t name or reveal anything about her fate for spoilers) was one that, at the beginning, I did not like at all? And yet she became one of the characters I liked the most and felt the most for. I got a little teary at the ending of Resurrection, so hopefully the authors take it as a compliment while readers take it as a sign of how much I enjoyed this book and this series.” – Catherine Haines


On the Nightstand – 5 Stars
Wicked: Resurrection: “Resurrection builds on the story set up by the previous novels, finishing it off with a bang…what I really have loved about this series was the characters, especially the ones originally cast as secondary ones. Over the books the story has moved away from its initial focus around two characters and into a grand saga with a wide and interesting cast. And while that initial focus and story is still there at its heart, there were so many other characters and couples providing other parts to this story as vital as any other major organ in a body.” – Catherine

The Bookbag – 4 Stars
Wicked: Resurrection: “The climactic scenes of Resurrection are exactly what we’ve all been hoping for, with a perfect amount of stunning imagery captured in Holder and Viguié’s writing. Readers shouldn’t expect a predictable ending but, rest assured, I have no doubt they’ll be satisfied with the thrilling ride they’re sure to undertake. By now every character has become relatable: as they’ve changed with every book, we’ve grown to know them and connect with them in a way that pulls us right into the story alongside them. Resurrection really is a must-read. This is a perfect finish to the Wicked series and one that I can’t imagine any fan will be left disappointed with. I thoroughly hope we see more collaborations from Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié in the future and will be making sure to look up some of their solo projects in the meantime.” – Ceri Padley