A romp thru fantasies! Yes, it's a little "romancey", but who doesn't like a little sweetness in a summer read? I just wasn't ready for it to end; hope there will be another.
On a long road trip this summer, my husband, my daughter and I listened to Witches as miles and hours passed by swiftly. I am now listening to an encore to pick up things I might have missed the first time. The characters are people you want to meet: Diana and Matthew, Sarah and Em, Isabo and Mart. My only disappointment is that this book was released this year, 2011, and so now we have to wait for the next book in this fabulous trilogy. Deborah, get writing!!!
I usually don't write reviews but the ending of this book has me wanting to save readers from spending 24 hours listening to something that does not deliver. The characters start off one way...Dianna strong and idependant and then turns into something completely different...weak. The history was interesting but the character development was so lacking. The ending was the worst I've experinced....ok, obviously trying to sale another book. LAME.
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I loved this book! I hope the next one comes out soon. The ending leaves you hanging.
In a good way...but.
Native Californian, but lived in TX for 2.5 yrs where I joined a neighborhood book club and never looked back! I listen and read books! After 5 years of raving about audiobooks, I finally got my husband hooked!
I was sorely disappointed in this book. The narration was wonderful and I think it is the only reason I finished the book. But I couldn't wait to finish it only to rip the bandaid off and get it over with. Most of the time I can suspend my disbelief in a sci-fi book pretty easily, but it has to be somewhat convincing. I simply could NOT suspend my disbelief and was just plain annoyed by the story. Everything just came to easily for Diana, despite her "difficulty with magic". Things and theorys just "appeared" without much thought. The story was waaaay drawn out and it ended without any real finish. Too many holes (potholes more likely) in the story. I smell a trilogy coming on and this listener will not continue. No amount of fixing book 2 will repair the damaage done. But in defense of the book.....the narration was good (the only thing good) and she handled the accents nicely.
I love this story line. This is an in depth descriptive story which, I for one, am a huge fan of. You will definitely get your moneys worth on this audio book and leave you waiting for the next one!
I've seen mixed reviews of this book and was curious about it. I don't often feel a sense of sadness when a book ends - but I did when this one ended. I loved this book! It's a creative, imaginative, fantastical work of fiction.
The book depicts world that is populated by humans, vampires, witches and demons. A academic witch who has turned her back on her familial (descendants of Salem, Massachusetts witches) witching powers becomes acquainted with a vampire in the Bodleian library at Oxford. He's a fascinating, handsome professor who has, among many, a good Scottish friend named Hamish - who's a demon. Witch and vampire fall for each in a big way - a big "no-no" in the world of 'creatures'. This forbidden love triggers the fury of the 'council' and, in a facile twist of prose, brings together an odd assortment of 3 witches, 3 vampire and 3 demons...all of whom make for a sub council dedicated to true love for all. The reluctant witch must learn to use her ancestral powers in order to survive the wrath that her romance has unleashed.
I can see where some readers might not be able to enjoy this book because they find the whole story implausible. It is, of course, implausible. Fiction is, almost by definition, generally, implausible. I read this book and thought of it not only as a truly imaginative work of fiction but also as allegorical ; where some loves are still considered taboo and where we still think that some sorts of people are blood suckers, demonic or spell casters. What I wanted from this book was entertainment - and I got that in spades. It's rollicking tale of love, sorcery and the coming together of all creatures in a common desire for good. What I don't understand is how a reader would not at least appreciate this book as the well crafted, thoroughly imaginative tale that it is. I think of it almost as a fairy tale for grown ups. A unisex fairy tale.
I liked this book so much that I also listened to the audible version - which makes the story al
I enjoyed this book - loved the narration, enjoyed the characters, even laughed in a couple places. It is a complicated merging of The Historian and Twilight. Wonderful language and a story that builds - and then just stops, and I think - Huh? Are we being set up for a sequel and couldn't that have been suggested in the title? I felt very let down to the point of anger. So - if this is volume one, I recommend it. If it is not, be ready for an abrupt finish.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It made my long commute to work not only enjoyable but I found myself looking forward to it. The characters were interesting and I really wish I could have gotten to know Sarah and Emily better. Some parts were a little predictable but overall I couldn’t wait to hear what happens next. You know it’s a good book when you find yourself dreaming about the characters. I am very much looking forward to the next installment in this series.