Book Club - A Discovery of Witches

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches and Vampires That Don't Melt in the Sun!

Deborah Harkness is my kind of fantasy writer; the practicality she brings to A Discovery of Witches, the story of a reluctant witch who falls for a soft-hearted vampire, has me nearly believing in magic.  I'm the type of reader who can have a hard time letting go of reality, and while I claim Tolkien as a favorite author, I often am distracted by supernatural elements in books.  Sometimes instead of fo  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches: More Than Twilight Could Hope To Be

When I first heard the title A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, I was instantly intrigued. I've read a lot of books, a few with witches, but not many and I've enjoyed most of them. I don't want to be a witch, don't get me wrong, it's just a trope that fascinates me. Always has, so I knew I wanted to get my hands on this book.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches: A Supernatural Romance

I recently read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. I love supernatural romance novels and thought this would be one. It certainly was a supernatural romance but it was a highbrow version that made me feel good about myself for reading it.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches Meets Twilight Meets Harry Potter

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is equal parts Twilight and The Da Vinci Code with a sprinkle of Harry Potter thrown in for good measure. Diana Bishop, our protagonist is a born witch who has tried desperately to live a normal, human life -- sans magic -- after her parents are tragically murdered.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches is Not Your Average Vampire Novel

When I received my copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, I did what I always do when I discover a new book -- I searched online for reviews. The first several reviews I read likened it to a “Twilight for adults” which, I admit, caused a bit of trepidation. The genre is not one of my typical favorites.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches: It's Bella and Edward but Better

If you thought the angst between Edward and Jacob was bad, just wait til you get a look at the strife between the witches, vampires and daemons in A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. And that won't be the last comparison readers make between this book and Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. It's almost like reading the same book -- almost, but not quite, there's some Magdalene Line tossed in for good measure.  Read more >

5 Reasons Why I Love A Discovery of Witches [SPOILERS]

I have to admit I was slow to warm up to A Discovery of Witches. I plodded along in the book, mildly interested in the plot, but getting increasingly annoyed with Diana Bishop. She seemed to have the damsel in distress act perfected. Every time something a bit scary or challenging happened, there was vampire Matthew Clairmont to save the day. I found myself rolling my eyes at Matthew and Diana.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches: A Magical Mystery Novel

A Discovery of Witches is just like The Da Vinci Code… if you replace symbolism with science and religion with magic. Oh and the main characters are a witch and a vampire. So, not exactly like The Da Vinci Code, but that is definitely what it reminded me of after the action started.  Read more >

I Want to be Transported to Deborah Harkness' World Again

This is a novel caught up in it’s own weight. I mean this literally and figuratively. A 580 page hardback behemoth that nearly caused my arm to fall asleep under the strain of holding it up to read in bed, A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness takes itself quite seriously, as most vampire novels tend to do.  Read more >

A Discovery of Witches Has More Depth Than Twilight

Any book with forbidden love and vampires is going to be compared to the Twilight series. There's just no getting around it. However, I'm delighted to share that A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness has more depth, more mystery, and much more of an intricate plot that the Twilight series.  Read more >