In the young adult fantasy series Wicked special edition books, published exclusively for Barnes and Noble, you get two books for the very reasonable price of one. The first, Wicked, includes the novels Witch, first published in 2002, and Curse, published in 2003. Wicked 2 includes Legacy and Spellbound, both published in 2003.
The Wicked series is about Holly, Nicole, and Amanda as each girl discovers their witch family heritage. Through the books you see their loves, struggles with the forces of good and evil, and watch as they transform into powerful witches.
In Witch you meet Holly Cathers, a normal high school student who is on white water-rafting vacation with her parents and best friend. When these three are killed in an accident, Holly goes to live with her Dad’s sister. Holly has never heard anything of her aunt, her parents never speaking of that side of the family tree.
Holly moves from her family home in San Francisco to her aunt’s home in Seattle, where she meets her cousins Nicole and Amanda. Holly soon realizes that her beautiful Aunt Marie-Claire and willful cousin Nicole are the stars of the family, with her Uncle Richard and cousin Amanda in the supporting roles. But with Holly’s arrival everything begins to balance out.
The three girls soon learn a little of their family history. The old Cathers family name was Cahors, an ancient witching family, but it was changed when the last of the line fled to America. Soon they are practicing magic, at first small blessings, but quickly moving on to defensive spells.
Meanwhile. Michael Deveraux, a prominent warlock, is planning the downfall of the young Cathers witches. For centuries the two families have been locked in a blood feud. Michael is determined to end it with the death of every Cathers witch.
Michael has pushed his son Eli into dating Nicole to get closer to the family. His other son, Jer, has refused to become involved in the evil that his brother and father have made their lives. He soon realizes that the Cathers’ women are in trouble and forms a rebel coven to try and protect them.