A Discovery of Witches is an Enjoyable Twilight for Grown Ups
In A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Diana Bishop seems like any other ordinary woman, living her life and trying to get by doing what she loves as a historian. We soon learn that most of the characters in the book are anything but ordinary. We find out that her world is laced with the magic of vampires, witches and daemons, herself being a witch.
I was quickly drawn into Diana's world of her struggle to maintain what she really believes is normal as a human while living in denial about her true self as a witch.
The entire book is about her journey to find out who she really is. When she meets Professor Clairmont in the library, her life seems to change even more. Don't let the fact this this is a large book (579 pages ) dissuade you. It was an easy and intriguing read
With out giving away any spoilers, I loved that this book was adult-themed in relationships and feelings and definitely written for grown ups. It has great adventure and the characters are well developed. Her travels to other places were so well described, I felt like I was really there and could picture the places in my head as though I were there. I truly enjoyed Diana's time in France as much as she did. I had a hard time putting down the book and I found that Diana's and Professor Clairmont's relationship felt genuine and I ached to see more from them.
My only disappointment was close to the end of the book, I know that this is the first book in a trilogy, and even though it left me wanting more. I wondered if the ending could have left me with more of a cliffhanger feeling than... okay, so maybe I will read the next one.