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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
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May 09, 2012

really liked it

the second book in the all souls trilogy by harkness is half of a great book and half of a weak book. the first half of the book is weak to say the least...a 3 star at best...while the last half is an extremely strong read...a 5 star. the first half plays the exact same as the first half of the first book...too many (unnecessary) details. don't get me wrong...i love details and i don't mind a long read...this however was overly written and underly (i know its not a word!) impressive. however, the halfway point passes and i couldn't put the book down! to explain, it took me roughly 3 weeks to read this book (that is about 2 1/2 more than other books!) and the first 2 1/2 weeks were spent on the first half of the book. the last 3 days i cruised through about 300 pages and finished the book because of how good it got! i hope that harkness just keeps up with that pace in the third book because its a good series that is getting bogged down in its own melodrama in the beginnings. that being said...it is a very good book...i would definitely recommend it!

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Reading Progress

May 9, 2012 – Shelved
August 30, 2012 – Started Reading
August 30, 2012 –
page 15
August 31, 2012 –
page 30
September 1, 2012 –
page 65
September 4, 2012 –
page 115
September 6, 2012 –
page 165
September 19, 2012 – Finished Reading

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