Spotlight Sunday is a weekly meme created by Balie @ Nerd in New York & Closet Readers for their Goodreads book club, Nerdy Reads. Each Sunday share a book that you think is underrated and needs to be read ASAP – put it in the spotlight! *wink-wink, nudge-nudge*
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A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1) by Deborah Harkness
I’ll admit that this book might first remind you of an adult version of Twilight, but I swear that it is so much more than that! The entire trilogy has a very interesting premise and is a unique take on the vampires and witches story. Harkness weaves reality and fantasy seamlessly, while also giving you some biology and history lessons as well. If you’ve considered branching out of YA and into general fiction, I think this trilogy is a good place to start. And just between you and me, the second book is even better!
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 furtive 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, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal 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 realism.
Have you read A Discovery of Witches? What were your thoughts on it? What book would you recommend for Spotlight Sunday? Leave a link to your post in the comments below!