A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness book review

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness book review

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E. Harkness book review

This book was the latest that I read for my online book club.  Now, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really a HUGE fan of it.  To me, some of the concepts were over my head.  Some of the descriptions were too wordy.  And some of the dialog was a bit boring.  I kind of compared it to Twilight in the vampire sense.  But obviously this book/story is more then just vampires.  It is the first book in a Trilogy and I’m not quite sure if it’s one that I want to invest more time in.  Amazon claims that it was the #1 book in 2011…so…if you’re one that likes the whole Sci-Fi genre dealing with Daemons, Vampires, and Witches, then this is the book for you!  I was a decent fan of Twilight, but to me, I don’t think this book is as good.  :(

Again, it’s a story that revolves around witches, vampires, and demons who outnumber humans at Oxford’s Bodleian Library where we meet one witch in particular known as Diana Bishop.  Diana happens to discover an enchanted manuscript that attracts the attention of 1,500-year-old vampire known as Matthew Clairmont.  Diana is also the orphaned daughter of two powerful witches.  Because of Diana’s discovery, various supernatural species release an assortment of undead who threaten, stalk, and harass her.  Against all rules for their society, Diana has no choice but to seek protection from Matthew (a tall bloodsucking man-about-town).  Their romance awakens centuries-old enmities and against all odds, they battle their societies until the very end.  But the end of what?  :)


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  • Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    • Thanks to you too!

  • I spotted your book review while I was here on your blog and wanted to chime in. I read this whole series and I LOVE these books! If you’re not a fan of the sci-fi/supernatural genre these may not be for you, but I’m a super nerd so they’re right up my alley;-)

    • It wasn’t too bad…but I’m not sure I would read the rest. :)

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