A Discovery of Witches

Book Title: A Discovery of Witches
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publisher: Penguin Group
Age Appropriate: Adult
Stars: 4 Stars


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.



I had heard this book described as “Twilight for adults” ~ which is a fairly accurate description. The story is not the same, it is a much more eloquent and intelligent story-line infused with a vampire-human love story. In the back of the book, the author describes ‘A Discovery of Witches’ as a book about books. There are mentions of dozens of books, it starts in a library, the main characters are nerds. If any of the above interests you, definitely pick up this book – don’t be afraid of how thick it is, after about 100 pages, you will not want to put it down!

I am a little late getting to this book, it was published in 2011. The second book is already out and the third is still in process.

For more info visit this link: http://deborahharkness.com/discovery-of-witches/


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