I really love this newest vampire novel with the added layers of witches and demons. Only sad that I will have to wait a year to hear the sequel. A worthwhile read.
I'm trying to wean myself and learn to function without earbuds for more than ten minutes at a time. It hasn't been easy. I lose balance...
Sure, there's a book and she's a witch. Otherwise it's the same story... not simply because of the vampire relationship but down to incredibly similar wording and conversations. That said, it wasn't horrible, but it wasn't new or different enough to really rate any higher.
A well crafted story with a nice literary syle. The story is interesting and has unusual and well developed characters. This really is not my usual book interest, but it definitely grabs and holds the attention. I found the reader to be excellent for the book and would certainly choose both the writer and the reader again. I hope this high standard will be repeated in subsequent volumes
Let me just say first off that this is a well written book, and I'm sure there is an audience for it. However, after listening to five hours of this, I can say that audience definitely does not include me. Too much sappy, melodrama for me. Slightly more literate version of the Twilight series.
Starts off interesting enough, but soon devolves into just more heavy breathing and intense dark looks. "Flesh" in every sentence.
The book was good, not five stars, but in my opinion a "page turner". Not a bad way to spend 20+ hours. Then it ends very abruptly. I literally thought I had another part to download and was eager to hear what was about to happen. Nope, that was the end. It clearly will have a sequel, otherwise I would give it one star for just suddenly ending without any closure and lots of loose ends.
I commute 120 miles daily, so I listen to a lot of books. I listened to "A Discovery of Witches" between the 3rd and 4th installments of the Outlander Series (which are great too!).
The subject is not novel: witches, vampires and demons trying to coexist with humans and while finding themselves in some sort of trouble they must sort through. However, I loved Ms. Harkness' scholarly approach, perhaps because the vampires and myself share the same scientific interests, and even caugh myself chuckling at some inspiring yoga classes, dinner dates and outspoken aunts. I do hope a sequel is forthcoming.
I throughly enjoyed the book and the narration. I just finished the book and checked to make sure the next book isn't available yet. It is a different twist on vampires, witches, and demons. I am looking forward to the next book with great anticipation! That said, I don't feel this type of book is for everyone. You have to enjoy reading/listening to Fantasy genre and have a good imagination to really enjoy this type of book.