Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Discovery of Witches

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.
I counted down the days until this book came out, I had read reviews for this book in People, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, O and everyone gave it 4 to 5 stars! So it is clear to say I had high expectations! This is a big 600 page book which took me a week but I could not put it down! I LOVE it like I always say when a author immerses you into another version of the world we live in, this one filled with Witches, Vampires and Daemons (yes, that is how she spells them). This is one part Dan Brown mixed with one part Twilight for grown ups! This will be a trilogy with book 2 out next year......I am not sure how I can wait that long, I was left hanging. I will say that the last 1/4 of the book she seemed to really rush things.....like 1 major revelation after another that kinda left my head spinning. I wish she would of spent another 100 pages clearing things up, I mean after 600 pages what is 700?
Over all I recommend this book and I think it will make a perfect movie! Let me know if you read it!

1 comment:

Katie Jo said...

This book intrigues me! I'm not much of a bookworm, but this sounds like it's worth the read!

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