Book Review: A discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Title: A Discovery of Witches
By: Deborah Harkness
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 579
Release Date: February 2011
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

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. 


This book was as good as I had hoped it would be. I became addicted to the show and knew I had to read the book. The show was true to the book, but the book gave me so much more depth and detail in the characters. I loved following the relationship between a vampire and a witch. It really painted a nice picture of what that might look like. I had to give it four stars though because I felt like it had too many similarities to twilight. I loved both and would recommend this read to anyone.

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