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22 September 2011 @ 07:59 pm
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness  
Summary: Sometimes scholars should be more careful: Youthful researcher Diana Bishop briefly consults an medieval alchemical manuscript; then, after jotting down a few notes, sends it back to its prison in the stacks. Unfortunately for Diana, her quick dabbling has unleashed a long suppressed curse—and now only she can break the spell.

Comments:
I
had somewhat high expectations of this book. A witch librarian?
Awesome. A vampire? Not so awesome, but if it was well written, fine.
Sadly, the book failed to grab me and several times I was tempted to
give up, something that doesn't usually happen because I'm convinced to
stick a book through and rarely stop.



The romance was a bit too cheesy in my opinion, the characters a bit
too perfect. Especially when you find out all of these hidden powers
that the main female character has a..
I had somewhat high expectations of this book. A witch librarian? Awesome. A vampire? Not so awesome, but if it was well written, fine. Sadly, the book failed to grab me and several times I was tempted to give up, something that doesn't usually happen because I'm convinced to stick a book through and rarely stop.

The romance was a bit too cheesy in my opinion, the characters a bittoo perfect. Especially when you find out all of these hidden powers that the main female character has and didn't know about, someone that the entire supernatural world is pretty much interested in. Some of the magic background and the world stuff was interesting (Diana's family home was great!), but for the most part, I didn't like the book.


Rating: 1/5
 
 
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Sylwia (sill-vee-uh): timonunnecessary_ on September 23rd, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
A shame! The premise was cool.