In Deborah Harkness' first novel, A Discovery of Witches, protagonist Diana Bishop, latent witch and American scholar studying ancient alchemy texts abroad, discovers a bewitched manuscript that opens with a sigh at her very touch -- and a centuries old vampire whom she affects the very same way. Read more >
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness is a smart, well-written fiction novel for adults. Each of the characters are carefully crafted and described. Even though this is only the first in the All Souls Trilogy of books, the reader becomes well acquainted with the characters because of all of the incredibly detailed descriptions.
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This past month I read A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. To be honest, I really don't have an interest in witches but I love reading a wide array of books. I didn't have a thing for vampires, but I read all the Twilight books. I hear the same is true with the Harry Potter books and wizards. This book does include vampires, but it's definitely not the same. Read more >
An American witch at Oxford and a French vampire who studies… well he has studied just about everything in his lifetime that spans centuries. In the book A Discovery of Witches, Deborah Harkness takes Diana, the witch, and Matthew, the vampire on a journey that you would not have seen coming just in the first few chapters. Read more >
I am an avid fan of books about the supernatural. Bring on the vampires, zombies, witches, warlocks and I am giddy! When I heard about the book The A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, I knew I wanted to read this tale. At a whooping 580 pages, I knew this tome was lengthy (obviously) but the feedback I received from my friends that read the book was that this was a quick read. Read more >
By now, you probably know that vampires are a hot commodity. Joining those lusty vampires in the hip-lit topic pile are demons, werewolves, witches and any story line involving a romance between them and regular old humans.
Deborah Harkness capitalizes on the popular formula in A Discovery of Witches, the first in a planned trilogy. But as I read the book I had to ask myself, "Why?" Read more >
Paranormal romance novels have been HUGE since the release of Twilight, and A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, is another smoldering vampire story with some fresh new twists and elements. Read more >
If you are in love/obsessed with Twilight and True Blood and The Vampire Diaries like I am, you need to pick up A Discovery of Witches by Deb Harkness right now and read it. Witches, Vampires and Suspense, Oh My! Read more >