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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
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If you read my review of A Discovery of Witches, you know I absolutely fell in love with the first book. I was super excited to read the second one. After finishing it, I am still loving the series, but I wasn't as impressed with the second book. Based on other reviews, mine is NOT the popular opinion, but it's how I felt! The first couple hundred pages, the historical setting and tie-in with historical figures was quite entertaining (and brilliant, let's be honest!). After that, the story seemed VERY slow moving to me. I remember thinking, "find the book already!". It didn't have the gripping, couldn't put it down feeling that Witches had.

You know how in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Fellowship of the Ring was really good, The Return of the King was really good, but Two Towers was meh (except for "What are taters, precious?" hahahaha)? That's how I'm feeling about this series. There were a few shining spots at the end of this one that gave me high hopes for the third book, The Book of Life. Because of that I am still excited to read the third book!

Overall rating for "Shadow of Night": 3.5 stars
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Reading Progress

February 1, 2016 – Shelved
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 16, 2016 – Started Reading
February 17, 2016 –
page 40
6.93%
February 17, 2016 –
page 75
13.0%
February 21, 2016 –
page 130
22.53% "Loving it so far!"
February 23, 2016 –
page 207
35.88%
February 24, 2016 –
page 249
43.15%
March 5, 2016 –
page 275
47.66%
March 5, 2016 –
page 315
54.59%
March 9, 2016 –
page 360
62.39%
March 14, 2016 –
page 415
71.92%
March 14, 2016 –
page 475
82.32%
March 15, 2016 –
page 491
85.1%
March 15, 2016 –
page 547
94.8%
March 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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