Last year I read Book 1 A Discovery of Witches and I loved it….you can read that review by clicking HERE! I was so excited for a smart/grown up book about Vampires and Witches, and this was the perfect match. Here is what Book 2 is about……
Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches’ cliffhanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
First of all this book is a beast of a book about 700 pages and it sure does pick up exactly where the other ended with no refresher. So for the first 100 pages or so I was trying to remember what in the heck happened in Book 1. Let me say that lately at night when I read I have a hard time clearing my mind of thoughts so it is a smidge hard to give 100% concentration to this book and you will need it. This book is so complex, so many new characters and new cities that I found it hard to stay up to date on what was happening. Like maybe I should of taken notes along the way! HA! I will say I loved finding out how Diana and Matthews marriage unfolds. I also loved reading about how Diana was trying to fit into London past and the history surrounding this book this great. Will there be book 3? Yes. Will I read it? Yes. I enjoyed this book but I found myself lost and I found this book dragging at some points. Was this my favorite read? No. But then again, I was looking so much forward to this book that this could be an easy case of setting the bar too high!
Honestly I read the new Emily Giffin Where We Belong right after and I enjoyed that one more.
Have you read this? thoughts?
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