A Discovery of Witches: Twilight for Adults
A Discovery of Witches can be summed up as follows: Twilight For Adults.
I was sucked in from the start and thoroughly enjoyed the tale of Diana and her learning about her powers as a witch, even though she'd tried to suppress them all her life. It was so exciting to watch her fall in love with Matthew, the French vampire. (Pardon me, but, Edward Who??) It was full of suspense as the daemons, other vampires, and other witches sought to learn about Diana and her great potential as possibly the world's most powerful witch.
Intertwined in all this was the steamy love story, the fun and fantastical element of magic powers, and lots and lots of history. As the author, Deborah Harkness, stated herself, this was a book about books, and thus there were a lot of passages taken directly from old texts, scientists, authors, manuscripts, poems, etc. I have to admit, a lot of the names and history went over my head, as well as most of the discussions about genetics and time travel, but I enjoyed the story all the same.
Very much looking forward to the second book in the series and highly recommend this one!