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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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Review: Glimmer by Vivi Ana

Published 29/03/2011 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:               Glimmer
Author:          Vivi Ana
Pages:             75 ( on my e-reader )
Catagory:      Paranormal Romance

The story:


Although Nina Decker’s father is one hundred percent human, her mother is not. She belongs to an ancient and rare race of people called the fae. But these fae are not those written about in fairytales, with pretty gossamer wings and fairy dust, no they are sinister, malevolent and unkind, dwelling in another realm called Nightfall. More prone to destroy than to create. Abandoned at the age of ten, to be raised by her father, Nina has never forgiven her mother for that or for ruining her father. A man of only sixty, he appears to be closer to eighty with a frail body and mind. He’s been fae-struck and is slowly fading away to nothing. This is one of the reasons why Nina has never gotten too close to any one man. She doesn’t want to seal his fate like her father’s has been.

But she can’t deny her fiery connection to Severin Saint Morgan, a sexy as hell werewolf and the alpha of the Vancouver wolf pack. He’s an Australian immigrant working at the university as an associate professor, and the publicized face of the werewolf species. He makes her blood boil with desire and makes her tremble with fear. But its only when her mother reappears with startling revelations about an upcoming war between the fae and the werewolves that Nina realizes that she may be a pawn for both sides

The view of a book addict:


I had a little trouble getting into this book, I like to jump right into the action and this book builds up the tention. But as I read more of the story I really started to like it. The story is beautiful but I didn’t really like the ending. It just ends weird for me and I hope there will be another book that tells more about the people in this book.

The verdict of a book addict:


I good paranormal romance book, I had a little trouble getting into it. But the story grew on me and it got really good!

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