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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

1.5 stars

The author seems like a very intelligent woman and the ideas in itself are nice (Darwin’s evolution theory explaining vampires is very interesting), but my god, the dialogues were just excruciatingly painful. The love story was even worse, if possible. Sadly, this covered about 90% of the book.

There were roughly three action scenes (that I remember at least) which took up 1-2 pages, followed by at least 20 pages of reminiscing about it in a very whiny way. The entire character of the protagonist, Diana Bishop, is also very whiny. Or on the edge of borderline disorder, going from sobbing ‘mehmehmeh, have pity on me’ to being murderously furious all within the length of one sentence.

I was looking forward to reading part 2 and 3. Now, I have no idea why they won any Goodreads awards…


About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

2 Comments on A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness

  1. What?! You don’t like this book??? (All right I respect that,,,but I think the book is good!) Perhaps you can try the second and the third? I think they’re even better, especially when history is involved.
    Thanks for stopping by Vivian’s Book Pavilion!

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    • Hahaha, I know right! I thought I was going to LOVE it. I bought book 2 along with book 1, so I might try that someday to see if it’s better :). Especially because people seem to like it so much! Thank you for stopping by here as well 🙂


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