A destined prophecy: "The White Warrior will be one with Lucifer and God will weep."
Haunting visions and supernatural talents are the norm for the 16-year-old warrior, Jordan, and her mother Seeley. Together with their formidable angels they find themselves in peril when a wicked sorcerer is determined to fulfill the prophecy to his lord, Lucifer.
After an ominous vision of spirits inhabiting teenagers in a local school, Jordan enrolls in the social culture of teendom at Elma High to combat soulless demons. She encounters Mark, a mysterious new classmate, who is hell bent on keeping her unscathed from the forces of evil.
The battle between Heaven and Hell is escalating - and Earth is their battleground.
©2016 Sarah Davis Brandon (P)2016 Sarah Davis Brandon
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Wickedly They Come the first book in a series called The Wickedly Series written by Cathrina Constantine. Sixteen-year-old Jordan and her mother, Seeley, are demon fighting warriors. Both have personal angel guardians that protect and help them fight demons and evil. Unfortunately, Jordan has always been a target for Lucifer and demons because of a prophecy that states that she will become one with Lucifer, a big win for evil against God. But as Jordan, gets older, her personal needs change and she decides to stop home-schooling and attend the local high school, with the added hope of combating the increasing evil that is gripping teens. Now, even as she struggles to keep herself safe outside of school, Jordan quickly enters a group of aspiring teenage witches in an attempt to save them from their forays into evil.
This novel was is a combination between a coming of age story and a fight between good and evil demons. The fight between good and evil is classic, with God, Lucifer, angels, and demons. Jordan and Seeley are devout Christians and the fight between good and evil is intertwined with that. Jordan and Seeley were full characters, but every other character did not seem to have a lot of depth. There was a lot of well-developed action and gore, which kept the story moving and exciting. This is also Jordan's coming of age story. Jordan leaves home-schooling to enter high school and it allows her to fight Lucifer’s minions on her own and on her own terms for the first time. However, I did find Jordan’s actions frustrating because she seemed to be rushing into things too quickly. I think that this feeling came from the fact that a lot of Jordan’s training during her childhood was not really part of the novel. The high school portion of the story is fairly accurate, complete with normal teenage drama, angst and intense crushes, which made the story believable.
The narration by Andrea Emmes was really good. She did a great job of capturing the teenage sass of the high school girls as well as the evil voices of different demonic characters. The production quality was good as well. I would recommend this novel to anyone who likes young adult paranormal novels about fighting evil.
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This book was great. A mix of religion and as* kicking action. Fun and full of surprises unlikely allies and Angels who come back from the "dead". Great book overall.
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Good start to a series. Overall an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable listen. It's a fast paced, engaging story that is constantly moving forward with plenty of suspense, action and twists .
Audible has the story listed as Religion & Spirituality, that needs to be changed, in my opinion this is a paranormal/fantasy thriller.
A game of cat and mouse between Angels and Demons/Heaven & Hell in a classic good vs. evil story. Sorcerer's, Angels and Demons. A good, interesting cast of characters both good & evil.
Jordan is walking a fine line. She would like nothing more than to just be a normal teenager. She is anything but normal. She is a White Warrior chosen by God to fight demons. Her father was a member of the Black Order( a satanic cult) and changed his allegiance after falling in love and the birth of his daughter. Her father has died and the Black Order wants to claim Jordan. They have a prophecy to fulfill and Jordan is the key.
I'm looking forward to the next book to see where the author takes the story.
The story does not always flow smoothly. There were a couple of times especially in the beginning of the story I had to rewind because I thought I missed something.
Andrea Emmes did a good job with the narration. Her voice fit the story. She has a distinct voice that is easily recognizable. Clearly spoken with an even pace. She has some really good character voices, but there are times other characters (Jordan & Seeley) sound the same making it difficult to always know which character is speaking. She did however make the characters and story come to life through her narration. Overall an enjoyable listen.
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the narrator made this story. the story it's self was good but the narrator made it a fun and awesome listen.
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This was a good read and I enjoyed it.... I just can't put my finger on exactly why I didn't love it! This deals with Jordan and her mother, Seely, and the fallout, for them, from when Jordan's dad changed his allegiance from The Black Order! The Black Order don't take this lightly and try to do everything in their dark powers to make Jordan one of them. But Jordan, along with her mum and their guardian angels, fight back.
Even though this was an extremely fast paced and intense read, I found it lacking in something. I'm not sure what, but I know that I never really absorbed the story as much as I could have. I found it hard to like Jordan at times and found it hard to believe some of the things she did! Ex, she went to someones house, by herself, even though she knew this person to be evil! Of course, things happen after, but I just could believe that she would have done that! She seemed a little too savvy to do something so stupid.
Same with the rest of the characters. I never really liked any of them and didn't care too much about them. I felt like there was something missing here too! Maybe it was just me, but the overall feeling of the book was just Meh! I liked it, just didn't love it.
Now, the narration is a different story. Andrea Emmes reads extremely well. She has a variety of tones and cadences and knows how to draw a reader in. I loved her portrayal of Jordan and thought she really brought the story to life. it's just a pity I couldn't connect with it!
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I thought Andrea Emmes. Did a fantastic job bringing this story to life. The characters sounded great and the narration brought the writing to another level.
I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible
Not really my kind of story. I found the transitions between scenes to be awkward. Sometimes day to day other times the listener was transported forward by weeks. There were also odd moments of silence in the narration which broke the flow. Ms. Constantine's imagery is very detailed, but it took forever for me to feel like I could connect with the main character (Jordan).
Yes. I really liked Ms. Emmes narration of children's stories. This one was okay. Ms. Emmes is wonderfully articulate in her narration. At times it was hard to differentiate between Seeley and her daughter Jordan.
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I loved the action that this book provided and the emotional content of what was happening between mother and daughter and the eternal fight for Jordan's soul.
Jordan, as the main character. Emmes really knows how to embody a teenager. Having raised one myself, it was pretty spot on but with the added layers of pain, vengeance and rush in without thinking that kids face today when dealing with loss or other tragedies.
The author did a really great job of laying out the story with multiple characters and story points that were brought together quite nicely and the narrator did an excellent job of pulling it all together and bringing an extra layer of emotion and performance. Highly recommend this book.
Fun, Exciting and Action-packed
The battle where everything comes to a head
She really embodied the characters that she read. I would listen to her again.
I couldn't stop listening. It was an amazing story and the author is just simply great!
Wow! This book really grabs you from the beginning. The way Jack comes into the story all the way to the very end. I love how the author hints as there being more to this story even though we get an ending that is very explosive. This was my first book from this author and I am happy to say it won't be my last. This is a story that has many characters in it but you never lose track of what is going on. There is a little bit for everyone. I was rooting hard for Jordan and Seeley. Not only a definite book to read but enjoy immensely.
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My quick-fire thoughts: This book won an award?
And now for more detail, I suppose.
Look, I'm a huge fan of shows like Supernatural and Buffy - these are perfection in my mind of paranormal awesome. So I like to read books in the genre because of this. But not all books quite live up to my expectations. Like this one.
The premise was interesting, a girl who is destined to be a warrior against evil as the evil ones want to consecrate her to the Devil. Ok, good start. I'm intrigued. But the plot itself really didn't show how this girl is to be a warrior. She spent most of the time almost getting killed, and then just sitting around. Not much actually happened as far as Jordan becoming something awesome as I was expecting her to do.
Let's talk about the general cast of characters - Jordan's mom is the main warrior, yet she also didn't quite do much to protect her daughter. Who really protected this girl? Angels. YES! A book with angels. But, and this is spoilery, but the actual victory over evil dude part? An accident. Or, it sure sounded like one. Ooh let me run away and oops trip and die. Not quite the epic battle of bravery and warrior girl proving her worth, is it? And our new frienemy witch girl who appears to play for both good and evil? I was hoping for some character development on her end, but she pretty much was mean girl with witchy powers and isn't redeemable.
Now, moving on to the audio portion of our discussion. I liked the audio. The narrator did a good job with the voices and the pacing and was pleasant to listen to. I did find myself zoning out and needing to back up a few times, but I think that might be more due to the plot not gripping me than the narration.
Overall, I don't have much to say huh? General 3 stars, good effort, maybe a good start to a series that might end up awesome, who knows.
Anyone else read this?
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