Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book Review: A Discovery of Witches

Another trilogy, Allena?  Another series about vampires and witches?  Yup!


PlotIt all begins with a lost manuscript, a reluctant witch, and 1,500-year-old vampire. Dr. Diana Bishop has a really good reason for refusing to do magic: she is a direct descendant of the first woman executed in the Salem Witch Trials, and her parents cautioned her be discreet about her talents before they were murdered, presumably for having "too much power." So it is purely by accident that Diana unlocks an enchanted long-lost manuscript (a book that all manner of supernatural creatures believe to hold the story of all origins and the secret of immortality) at the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and finds herself in a race to prevent an interspecies war. 

Review: I read other reviews that matched my sentiments exactly - this is Twilight for adults.  Don't get me wrong, I loved Twilight, but I found this book to be more mature.  Given it isn't about teenagers, that's probably a big duh!  I will admit, at first I had a hard time truly getting into the story, but after a few chapters I couldn't put it down.  Another plus was I started reading this one weeks before book #2 came out (yesterday!!), so I can't wait to get my hands on that one.  If you like Twilight or True Blood, I think you'll enjoy this!


Anonymous said...

I other words, I should not bother reading them! Ha! - Allison