Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Book Worm Wednesday

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I have always enjoyed books about vampires, witches and the like long before they became popular from books like Twilight etc.  I had first read about this book in my Entertainment Weekly and I wanted to buy it for quite some time.  When I got my Nook I figured it was a great time to try out not hauling around a 500 plus page book with me.

It was a quick read and one I found myself reaching for instead of getting bored.  The characters were well developed and the setting was one that was believable besides the fantasy aspect of the book. summarizes the book this way:

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.


Bailey Family said...

You are cute. Thanks for the book advice. Not sure I will be getting this one...just trying to tackle the book club list! You are the best.

Emily Anne said...

I will have to check this out since It kind of sounds like the Physic Book of Deliverance Dane which I loved! Love you Kainty!

K2 said...

@Emily, just a warning that there are like 2 or 3 love scenes but nothing as graphic as romance novels if that helps. I love you too! I think you would really like this book.
@Margaret, I LOVE YOU!