Review: A discovery of witchess by Deborah Harkness

Published 17/09/2012 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               A discovery of witches  
Author:         Deborah Harkness
Pages:             690
Catagory:     Fantasy

The story:

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. 

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as theTwilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

( taken from goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I’m a little late on this one probably but I had this book on my to read list for a long time. I really liked the story, it was really entertaining. I’m a big fan of mysteries and combine that with some supernatural creatures and for me you have the perfect book.

Although it took some time to get into the story, to get all the diffrent supernaturals and the bond between them all, this is a really good book. I kept turning the pages and found myself thinking, just one more chapter a lot. I loved the main characters and their story but I was also very curious about the other characters in the book.
The verdict of a book addict:

A great book that you have to give a chance! I can’t wait to read the next one.  

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