Friday, 7 February 2014

666 Park Avenue - Book Review

666 Park Avenue (666 Park Avenue #1)
by Gabriella Pierce

What is it about:
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.

What did I think of it:
This is an enjoyable read.

I must say I enjoyed this book more than I expected. I had expected it to be a high society drama with lots of catty and snarky scenes.

Luckily this was not the case.

Of course there are catty people in this story, but Jane is a likeable and down-to-earth kind of girl to my relief. If I could say anything against her, it's that she's a bit of a pushover at times. It takes a long time for Jane to act against the things that happen. I probably would have had all the trouble that visits Jane over the course of the whole book, visiting me in the first few chapters.

That said: the story is intriguing and suspenseful. I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened next. The world building wasn't too original, but it worked for this story so I was happy to go along with it. The pacing was a bit slow at times, but overall this is a fast and easy read.

The ending was surprising, but satisfying and left my curious what will happen next. I think I will try to get my trotters on the next book in this series soon.

Why should you read it:
It's an enjoyable Paranormal read.

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Blodeuedd said...

Was this the one the show show was made from?

Sullivan McPig said...

I don't know what show you mean but I dont think so.

Melliane said...

I really prefer your cover than the one I have. It's a beautiful one. It was a nice read not awesome but nice. One day I need to read book 2. I watched theTV show of the series but it's quite different. have you seen it?

Sullivan McPig said...

As you might guess from my answer to Blodeuedd I haven't seen it. Never heard of it in fact.

Melliane said...

yes sorry, I didn't read the comment. It's the same name 666 park avenue. But if the name are the same, the story is different, only one season but it's a nice ones. I liked it.

Bube said...

I like how sounds this book :)
I will add to my TBR :)

Lovely review :)

Aurian said...

Nice review Sullivan, and you are certainly intriguing me by telling so little. I am going to have my boyfriend search for this tv series though.

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Glad to hear the story was enjoyable. They tried making this into a tv show. I tried watching it but couldn't keep with it. Wasn't all that great from what I was seeing. But the book sounds good. :)