Book Of The Week
When this book first came out I devoured it. It had everything I could ever want in a book: witches, vampires, mystery, romance, and straight up amazing writing! My mom is the one that introduced me to this series and it’s still a book we talk about to this day. We kinda liked the second book in this series but I have to admit that I did not start the third book. My mom hated it so much, she told me not to even bother. I was pretty disappointed and still haven’t built up the courage to read the last book. I’m too nervous now.
When the TV show was announced for this book my mom and I were ecstatic- you know, until the show actually came out. It was… a thing. I couldn’t stand the show but my friend loved it. So, watch at your own peril.
I know this post doesn’t really encourage you to start the series but at least start the first book. I LOVED it and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I literally walked from class to class while reading. The first book is worth all the hype and love. So, give it a try!
Title: A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
Author: Deborah Harkness
Publication Date: February 8, 2011
Publisher: Viking Penguin
Genre: Paranormal Fiction
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.