I am Glad I Discovered A Discovery of Witches

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I wanted to read A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, for one main reason: I LOVED the last big series of books that came out with vampires at the center, so why would I not love something along the same lines about witches. I mean, in my mind, neither are real, but a good writer can certainly suck you into that world and surely make you feel like you are there, living what these old mythical creatures are living.

I'll be honest with you. When the book arrived at my house, I really was not motivated at all to start reading it, but I really can't tell you why that was. Maybe it was because it was the end of the school year for me and I was super busy and super worn out. Maybe the worn out part has something to do with the fact that I'm 6 months pregnant with twins. It could have something to do with the fact that my 2 year old was diagnosed with pneumonia the day the book arrived at my house. Life... life was happening and I just could not see myself having the time to sit down and read a book about witches that appeared to be really really long.

Ladies and gentlemen, do NOT let the length of the book stop you. I relented one night after all the chores had been done and opened the book. I could NOT put this book down. Suddenly it didn't matter to me that I was 6 months pregnant and sorely worn out. It did not matter to me that my sick child would be up at any minute. I was sucked in to the world of Diana Bishop.

I am not one to usually liken myself to history and ancient worlds, so I worried that this book would not be for me. However, as the vampires, the witches, and daemons came out from their world and made appearances, I was lost within them. I felt like I was on the journey with Diana and Matthew, as they discovered their friendship was turning into more. I was there with Diana as she worked her way through the eternal conflict of what was right and wrong for her. I was cheering for her all the way! I felt as if I was living the history that is bound within A Discovery of Witches.

Suddenly, I was on the last page, and I was so saddened to know that I had to leave the history, the suspense, the love, the witches and vampires, and return to my own world where things just didn't seem to be as magical.

If you are one who likes to take a trip away from reality, into the world of things we often don't think about or hear about, I highly recommended the reading ofA Discovery of Witches. It does not disappoint, and writer Debroah Harkness has done a superb job, in my humble opinion, of taking us to another place and another time filled with suspense, love, magic, immortals, and history. I, for one, am certainly glad I discovered A Discovery of Witches.

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