Thursday, July 10, 2014

Shadow of Night

Had the holiday weekend not come, I think I would have finished this book much sooner.  Shadow of Night is the second book after A Discovery of Witches.  I am in love with this series!  At times I cannot understand why because nothing happens!  These books are so much character development.  Nothing happens but at the same time everything happens!  There are no epic battle scenes between witches and vampires, but there are many tense moments where you are drawn into the character as they try not to reveal what they are.

A little spoiler here:  In this book, Diana and Matthew have traveled back in time to 1591.  That alone makes this book awesome.  Especially when we are introduced to Sir Walter Raleigh, Queen Elizabeth, and William Shakespeare.  In the first book, I felt that Diana was a very strong independent woman and was not frail and was a could-beat-the-crap-out-of-you-with-an-oar type.  I feel like she lost that strong independent woman vibe in this book.  I don't want to say she was weak, but Matthew was definitely the dominating force in this book.  That being said, I still love her character.  I loved reading as she discovered more about her powers and what it meant to be a witch.  I do have to say that around the middle of the book it did slow down a bit and made it more difficult for me to get through.  Once you get past that slower part though the book really picks up and you zoom through it.  As I said previously, these books have a lot of story and are full of character developments.  Yeah we meet big bad vampires and witches and one might die here and there, but no epic gory battle scenes.  I am perfectly fine with that.

I cannot wait to move on to the next book.  Oooh, the next book comes out next Tuesday!  Woohoo!  Barnes & Noble here I come!

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