(EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches]


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  • A Discovery of Witches
  • Deborah Harkness
  • English
  • 13 March 2018
  • 9780670022410

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] FREE READ A Discovery of Witches Upon sighting this book in a soon to be closed Borders store I was intrigued The blurb sounded interesting and the first couple of pages seemed competently written Despite the huge discount I hesitated and instead checked

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    Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] This is an odd book Now that I have finished reading it I'm not sure why I was so enad of it With so much discussion of spells and enchantment I wouldn't be surprised if the book put a spell on me Despite overall enjoying the book there are still lots of things about it that irritated me First the author needed a better editor I

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] okay so the good things I liked the worldmythologyetc and was amused by the Anne Rice reference And I also liked the subtle pro gay marriage message It could have actually been a lot of fun except for the romance part which went like this SPOILERSDiana I am exceptionally good at being a historian of science and I even have a job at Yale I

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] Sorry Bronze Horseman A Discovery of Witches has taken the #2 spot for my favorite book 3

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    READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ A Discovery of Witches This book kept me hanging on just enough to stop me from abandoning it I’m not really sure who this book is aimed at; it’s a very pedestrian traditional romance wrapped up in a nearly 600 page painfully slow tale filled with history and science It’s a bit like a Hallmark card wrapped up in an encyclopedia The hist

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    FREE READ A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness THIS IS ACTUALLY ZERO stars but it won't be listed if I put zero so just so you know ZEROI thought this was going to be a really entertaining read but I'm giving up The main character makes no sense whatsoever We're told that she isn't able to do magic and then she does magic Huh???And then we have the vampire sneaking in

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] For mere two bucks I rescued this book from a dusty shelf of a local Goodwill store adopting it with high hopes For free I returned it to the same shelf a few weeks later with dejected feeling sandwiching it between a rejected copy of 'Twilight' and a tattered paperback with a shirtless guy on the coverAt least it found its rightful spot And I'm out only two dollars And I would have gladly paid to free my own bookshelf of this bo

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] FREE READ A Discovery of Witches 25 starsHmmm At first I really thought this was going to be at least a 4 star book It was interesting and full of detail Then suddenly it wasn't Wasn't interesting that is Oh it was still full of detail don't worry Details

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ A Discovery of Witches It's uite difficult to gather my thoughts well enough to manage a review I don't know how or where to beginI started this book 4 evenings ago and all I really knew about it was that it was a Witches and Vampires book Fine I'll give that a go As the pages wore on however I realized that I was barely making any headway on the % count

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    (EPUB) [A Discovery of Witches] Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ A Discovery of Witches HOLY FREAKING CRAP I just finished this book last night and I was blown away by it This is easily going to be the best book that I w

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A Discovery of Witches

FREE READ A Discovery of Witches READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD A richly inventive novel about a centuries old vampire a spellbound witch and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a fu. Upon sighting this book in a soon to be closed Borders store I was intrigued The blurb sounded interesting and the first couple of pages seemed competently written Despite the huge discount I hesitated and instead checked the book out from the libraryAnd am I ever glad that I didn t actually buy itThe book started out promising Protagonist Diana Bishop distinguished history scholar and professor just like the author uh oh repressed witch tea aficionado rower and yoga enthusiast accidentally calls forth a magical text that every witch vampire and daemon in the world seems to want Unfortunately Diana has a major chip on her shoulder about her own magic She sends the text back to the stacks where once again no one can find it This doesn t sit well with with her fellow magical beings and they begin a 247 stalkfest in hopes that she will retrieve the manuscript again Early adopter stalker vampire Matthew Clairmont proves particularly troublesome Diana is extremely wary of Matthew and rightfully so he follows her everywhere and even breaks into her apartment and watches her sleepThen they decide to team up and soon fall in love at which point all semblance of plot disappears and the novel turns into an endless tangent about Diana s newly developed Stockholm Syndrome and how she must be protected from all the other dangerous stalkers At first I thought that this book was going to be an intelligent Twilight for grown ups the main character wasn t helpless thought for herself didn t immediately adore her bloodsucking murderous stalker or find his abusive behavior endearing and didn t seem interested in losing her entire identity to the first good looking guy who wanted to eat her A rebuttal of Twilight almost But no Despite Diana s increasing Mary Sue ishness as she develops every witch ability ever known she must constantly be rescued and protected by Edward er Matthew Matthew meanwhile is a complete jackass Trotting out the obnoxious pack mentality trope so often used in paranormal romance a genre that really really needs to be marked better so that those of us looking for urban fantasy won t be blindsided every damn time Matthew is neatly absolved from all responsibility for his sexist insistence that Diana obey him as her husband and for his volatile potentially murderous temper if and when she doesn t comply The past seemed gray and cold without Matthew And the future promised to be much interesting with him in it No matter how brief our courtship I certainly felt bound to him And given vampires pack behavior it wasn t going to be possible to swap obedience for something progressive whether he called me wife or notApparently this is just fine and dandy with Diana despite her previous proclamations of female independence and autonomy And oh yeah Matthew unilaterally married her without even notifying her and that was fine too I have a theory that a lot of the current noxious crop of vampire themed romance is a symptom of a cultural backlash against feminism Once you strip away the paranormal aspect of novels like A Discovery of Witches and its stunted and even vile cousin Twilight you are left with stories about abusive manipulative men who systematically isolate and dominate the female objects of their obsession The women s identities are subsumed into the men s as the women s lives come to revolve completely around the men while the men suffer no such mutilation of self they simply gain an empty mindlessly adoring woman shaped appendage which is all that is left of the women by the end of the stories Without the trappings of vampire andor werewolf hierarchy always patriarchal of course what you re left with is an authorial boys will be boys with an underlying message that submission to the patriarchal hierarchy is necessary both to achieve happiness and to avoid violence at the hands of the vampireswerewolvesabusive boyfriendshusbands who just can t help it Even putting aside the issue of the horrible horrible underlying message in this book it still has nothing much to offer Pages and pages are devoted to describing stilted romantic conversations that fall flat how Diana exercises what she eats what wine they drink how long she sleeps what s in her tea how great their yoga class was bla bla bla ad infinitum A little detail here and there is flavor too much is encyclopedic and boring Most of the action takes place off screen while Diana sleeps or waits or sleeps and waits Diana goes from being subject to object almost the very moment that she decides that Matthew despite being a deadly creature who has been stalking her might not be so bad after all and takes little action for the rest of the book except to travel back and forth from Matthew s vampire mother s castle yes really in France which she comes to think of as her home alarmingly uickly and her aunt s magical house in England America New England which apparently isn t special enough for her any A whole lot of nothing happens then Diana gets kidnapped and tortured but is of course rescued by Matthew A whole lot nothing happens Then almost at the end some new characters show up who seem like they should have been important to the story but are introduced way too late Among them is Sophie a pregnant daemon who was born from witches and is pregnant with a witch baby Sophie is pregnant and she will be having a baby which the author reminds the reader of in nearly every sentence involving Sophie who is pregnant Watch her rub her belly with pregnant serenity or is it smugness I can t tell She is pregnant Then Diana uses her ungodly overpowered witchy time travel magic to whisk herself and Matthew into the past because witches used to be powerful and she needs powerful witches than currently exist anywhere in the world to teach her reach the full potential of the Mary Sue In fairness I must admit that I loved the aunts magical house which was almost its own character Unfortunately the house was the only part of the book that I didn t feel was 1 endless unnecessary detail or 2 lifted almost wholesale out of other worksWhile the author is clearly a competent writer her storytelling needs a lot of polishing Honest heavy editing could possibly have worked wonders on this book instead it got hype and marketing To me it makes the book all the disappointing to see that there was potential that it wasn t a disaster from the start It almost felt like the book was cut open and artificially inflated with the dull problematic romance which it may well have been I didn t know this book was supposed to be part of a trilogy since it is only marked as such on the bottom of the front inside jacket cover underneath library tape I can t imagine wanting to read any further though In short yawn and barf Now please excuse me while I go write a boring ode to stalkers and Stockholm Syndrome thinly disguised as a vampire novel thinly disguised as a book about witches If you need me you can find me laughing all the way to the bank Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? Unusual Chickens #2 just like the author uh oh repressed witch tea aficionado rower and yoga enthusiast accidentally calls forth a magical text that every witch vampire and daemon in the world seems to want Unfortunately Diana has a major chip on her shoulder about her own magic She sends the text back to the stacks where once again no one can find it This doesn t sit well with with her fellow magical beings and they begin a 247 stalkfest in hopes that she will retrieve the manuscript again Early adopter stalker vampire Matthew Clairmont proves particularly troublesome Diana is extremely wary of Matthew and rightfully so he follows her everywhere and even breaks into her apartment and watches her sleepThen they decide to team up and soon fall in love at which point all semblance of plot disappears and the novel turns into an endless tangent about Diana s newly developed Stockholm Syndrome and how she must be protected from all the other dangerous stalkers At first I thought that this book was going to be an intelligent Twilight for grown ups the main character wasn t helpless thought for herself didn t immediately adore her bloodsucking murderous stalker or find his abusive behavior endearing and didn t seem interested in losing her entire identity to the first good looking guy who wanted to eat her A rebuttal of Twilight almost But no Despite Diana s increasing Mary Sue ishness as she develops every witch ability ever known she must constantly be rescued and protected by Edward er Matthew Matthew meanwhile is a complete Gnarled Roots jackass Trotting out the obnoxious pack mentality trope so often used in paranormal romance a genre that really really needs to be marked better so that those of us looking for urban fantasy won t be blindsided every damn time Matthew is neatly absolved from all responsibility for his sexist insistence that Diana obey him as her husband and for his volatile potentially murderous temper if and when she doesn t comply The past seemed gray and cold without Matthew And the future promised to be much interesting with him in it No matter how brief our courtship I certainly felt bound to him And given vampires pack behavior it wasn t going to be possible to swap obedience for something progressive whether he called me wife or notApparently this is In Your Shoes just fine and dandy with Diana despite her previous proclamations of female independence and autonomy And oh yeah Matthew unilaterally married her without even notifying her and that was fine too I have a theory that a lot of the current noxious crop of vampire themed romance is a symptom of a cultural backlash against feminism Once you strip away the paranormal aspect of novels like A Discovery of Witches and its stunted and even vile cousin Twilight you are left with stories about abusive manipulative men who systematically isolate and dominate the female objects of their obsession The women s identities are subsumed into the men s as the women s lives come to revolve completely around the men while the men suffer no such mutilation of self they simply gain an empty mindlessly adoring woman shaped appendage which is all that is left of the women by the end of the stories Without the trappings of vampire andor werewolf hierarchy always patriarchal of course what you re left with is an authorial boys will be boys with an underlying message that submission to the patriarchal hierarchy is necessary both to achieve happiness and to avoid violence at the hands of the vampireswerewolvesabusive boyfriendshusbands who Grammaire du français just can t help it Even putting aside the issue of the horrible horrible underlying message in this book it still has nothing much to offer Pages and pages are devoted to describing stilted romantic conversations that fall flat how Diana exercises what she eats what wine they drink how long she sleeps what s in her tea how great their yoga class was bla bla bla ad infinitum A little detail here and there is flavor too much is encyclopedic and boring Most of the action takes place off screen while Diana sleeps or waits or sleeps and waits Diana goes from being subject to object almost the very moment that she decides that Matthew despite being a deadly creature who has been stalking her might not be so bad after all and takes little action for the rest of the book except to travel back and forth from Matthew s vampire mother s castle yes really in France which she comes to think of as her home alarmingly uickly and her aunt s magical house in England America New England which apparently isn t special enough for her any A whole lot of nothing happens then Diana gets kidnapped and tortured but is of course rescued by Matthew A whole lot nothing happens Then almost at the end some new characters show up who seem like they should have been important to the story but are introduced way too late Among them is Sophie a pregnant daemon who was born from witches and is pregnant with a witch baby Sophie is pregnant and she will be having a baby which the author reminds the reader of in nearly every sentence involving Sophie who is pregnant Watch her rub her belly with pregnant serenity or is it smugness I can t tell She is pregnant Then Diana uses her ungodly overpowered witchy time travel magic to whisk herself and Matthew into the past because witches used to be powerful and she needs powerful witches than currently exist anywhere in the world to teach her reach the full potential of the Mary Sue In fairness I must admit that I loved the aunts magical house which was almost its own character Unfortunately the house was the only part of the book that I didn t feel was 1 endless unnecessary detail or 2 lifted almost wholesale out of other worksWhile the author is clearly a competent writer her storytelling needs a lot of polishing Honest heavy editing could possibly have worked wonders on this book instead it got hype and marketing To me it makes the book all the disappointing to see that there was potential that it wasn t a disaster from the start It almost felt like the book was cut open and artificially inflated with the dull problematic romance which it may well have been I didn t know this book was supposed to be part of a trilogy since it is only marked as such on the bottom of the front inside Dont Get Sick jacket cover underneath library tape I can t imagine wanting to read any further though In short yawn and barf Now please excuse me while I go write a boring ode to stalkers and Stockholm Syndrome thinly disguised as a vampire novel thinly disguised as a book about witches If you need me you can find me laughing all the way to the bank

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FREE READ A Discovery of Witches READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Rtive glance and a few notes she banishes the book to the stacks But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring and a horde of daemons witches and vampires soon descends upon the library Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries and she is the only creature who can break its spell Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read eual part. THIS IS ACTUALLY ZERO stars but it won t be listed if I put zero so just so you know ZEROI thought this was going to be a really entertaining read but I m giving up The main character makes no sense whatsoever We re told that she isn t able to do magic and then she does magic HuhAnd then we have the vampire sneaking in her window and watching her sleep fascinated by her sleeping Where have I read this before Let s see can anyone think of where they might have read this AnyoneI don t care that she glows when she sleeps I already know it s because it s linked to her ignoring her magic or because it s trapped inside her or because she s simply too cheap to buy a nightlightyes I made that last one up but I m not really intrigued enough to find out What I ve learned thus far is that the author is very proud of her knowledge of Oxford and the library there I could have used far less information about walking around the town where she goes rowing where she s sitting in the library for gosh sakes and other unimportant minutiae I got this book before it was listed as part of a trilogy BEWARE series alert I might have found the energy to finish this one off but I can t imagine reading three books like this one Nope not gonna do itFifty pages That s it Thank you and good nightHad to create a brand new shelf for this one books i choose not to finishOn the positive side I VE DONE IT I ve actually stopped reading a book that I felt was a waste of time I didn t think I would but I did it Yes I know it s a small thing to celebrate but I m going to do my happy dance anyway

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FREE READ A Discovery of Witches READ ï PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK Ê Deborah Harkness Deborah Harkness Ê 1 FREE DOWNLOAD S history and magic romance and suspense Diana is a bold heroine who meets her eual in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age old taboos This smart sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series with an extra serving of historical realis. 25 starsHmmm At first I really thought this was going to be at least a 4 star book It was interesting and full of detail Then suddenly it wasn t Wasn t interesting that is Oh it was still full of detail don t worry Details about how they appreciatively sniffed wineDetails about different kinds of teaDetails about the layouts of old buildingsDetails about rugs and furnitureAnd just when I started to think I couldn t take it anyMORE WINE AND TEAYes yes I get it She likes tea He likes wine After 400 pages I don t give a shit what it smelled like Enough already deep breathToward the end the story picked up a bit and started moving forward again But it was too little too late Wait Let me rephrase that it was too much too late Suddenly there were huge info dumps which would have been great had they been spaced out over the entire book Everything that should have been happeningdiscoveredtalked about in the middle of the book cause it was tea time was crunched into the last part of the storyIt looks like this is a trilogy but I seriously doubt I m going to attempt to read any of these It looks like the author did a lot of research to bring this book to life but it just wasn t for meI d recommend this to someone who enjoys slow paced books with a lot of attention to detail Brave New Knits just when I started to think I couldn t take it anyMORE WINE AND TEAYes yes I get it She likes tea He likes wine After 400 pages I don t give a shit what it smelled like Enough already deep breathToward the end the story picked up a bit and started moving forward again But it was too little too late Wait Let me rephrase that it was too much too late Suddenly there were huge info dumps which would have been great had they been spaced out over the entire book Everything that should have been happeningdiscoveredtalked about in the middle of the book cause it was tea time was crunched into the last part of the storyIt looks like this is a trilogy but I seriously doubt I m going to attempt to read any of these It looks like the author did a lot of research to bring this book to life but it Women Talking just wasn t for meI d recommend this to someone who enjoys slow paced books with a lot of attention to detail