I admit that I have loved tales of the mysterious - vampires, witches, and such - since I was very small. Ms. Harkness's tale is so well woven that its premises, fantastical as they are, are accepted without question (by this reader at least). I check back at least once a month to see whether the sequel is available.
Wow. i can't believe how slow and boring this book is. I have never stopped an audible book before, but this one stopped me halfway through. Do not waste your credit or your time.
Okay, this one dragged, and dragged, and dragged... I tried and tried again, but just couldn't finish it. I was done at two thirds of the way through and it didn't upset me one bit to be done with this one. Only other one I never finished was Eat, Pray, Love and I've listed to over 100 audio books...
I thought this book was incredible and was very well read. The story line was intriguing and I was immediately sucked in. The characters were well written and interesting. I can't wait to read the other two books of this series!
A witch and vampire fall in love. Wow, how fresh is that. Writing is not bad, narration does voices above average, but another vamp and witch. Ho Hum!!
The beginning was a bit boring but it got much better afterwards. Perhaps its the fact that I love History and there was so much of it in this book, but I really liked it.
I'm not sure I've ever read a book that more desperately needed to be viciously edited. The plot and characters could have provided a good tale, but they are weighed down by more unnecessary prose and pointless exposition than they deserve. The heroine behaves stupidly in almost every situation, and the reader is never shown why so many people think she's grand.
I was very disappointed. I stuck with it till the end, hoping for her to grow and develop as a character, but I never saw a change. I would not consider it a romance; if it was, it would at least have had better sex and a "heroic" heroine.
The author definitely did her research - lots of historical facts, literary quotes, etc. but the conversations are awkward and fake. The characters never really grab your attention or get you invested in their stories. This book is mildly interesting but I won't read Harkness again.