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A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
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Aug 07, 2012

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Diana Bishop, an Oxford scholar and non-practicing witch, discovers a long-lost alchemical manuscript that promises to reveal the origins (and future) of all supernatural species: witches, vampires, and "demons." However, Diana's reluctance to share this discovery puts her at odds with the supernatural community and drives her into an unlikely romance with Matthew Clairmont, a wealthy vampire scientist.

Fans of supernatural romance may find a leisurely and tame variety thereof in the book's first half; those keen on supernatural fisticuffs or "science fantasy" may find a few nuggets of enjoyment throughout. Overall, though, it seems Harkness has saved a lot for the sequel(s).

Ben K. / Marathon County Public Library
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August 7, 2012 – Shelved
August 7, 2012 – Shelved as: adult-fiction
September 5, 2012 – Shelved as: mcpl-review

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