Thursday, April 17, 2014
A Discovery of Witches
At first the story is a little slow. And to be honest, I thought the main character was a male until someone referred to them as Diana. Oops! I read the first two or three chapters and then stopped reading it for a few weeks. It was slow and I was worried I had made a mistake by buying this book. But I was determined to read it. And I am so glad I did! After a while, I realized I didn't mind that the story was slow paced and nothing heart wrenching happened. It was really setting up the plot for everything and I was loving it. It helped you to really learn as much as you could about Diana Bishop and her fears of magic. I love well-developed characters. And then we get introduced to Matthew! Move over Edward, there's a new vampire in town and he does not sparkle! Matthew, in a way, is a brooding vampire just like my all time favorite vampire, Angel. I would say the first half of the book is a getting to know Diana and Matthew section. The second part is all about Diana trying to re-awaken her powers and trying to find out more about the mysterious manuscript that Diana finds in the beginning of the book. I love books like this that have more than one mythological creature. There are witches and vampires and daemons oh my! It's a really good book and I cannot wait until I can start reading the next book in the series.