Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Discovery of Witches

I just finished...FINALLY.
What a long book - 579 pages. And I found out that it is part of a trilogy :)
I gave it 4 stars.

Quick synopsis:
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.

My Opinion:
I actually really enjoyed this book.
Yes, it's long.
Yes, it is VERY detailed.

But at the same time, it sucked me in. I wanted to know what happened next. I really enjoyed the last 300 or so pages.

I think the characters were well thought out and were given a lot of development in the story.

1 comment:

Cole said...

I just bought it! I'm so glad you gave it a good review. Now I'm even more excited to dive in and start reading it. :-)