Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

Back in 2011, I reviewed this book for the first time here at Tif Talks Books.  In that review, I made a promise . . .
"I promise you that I will return to this book at some point in the future . . ."
This year, I have fulfilled that promise thanks to the release of the final book in the trilogy.

A Discovery of Witches introduces us to Diana, a descendant of the infamous witches of the Salem witch trials, and Matthew, a man infamous in his own scientific and paranormal right.  The two unlikely friends set an adventure in motion that rattles the world around them.

I obviously loved this book the first time around.  On my re-read of Diana's and Matthew's tale, I was able to savor their story, lingering through the scenes that I may have devoured the first time around.  The result was an intensified appreciation of Harkness's creation.

The first time around, A Discovery of Witches made my favorites of the year list.  This time has cemented it in my favorites of all time!

Have you had the pleasure of reading (savoring or devouring) A Discovery of Witches?  What do you believe makes this story shine?

12 comments:

  1. I'm so glad it was a good re-reading experience!

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  2. This book is still my favorite of the trilogy, although it was nice to finally experience the entire story.

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    1. Charleen Lynette ... I thought the entire story was phenomenal, but this one definitely hooked me!

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  3. And this book is STILL sitting on my nightstand!

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    1. Suey ... It needs to move to your hands!! ;)

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  4. I am ALMOST done with it. It really is so good! I already know I need the 2nd book!

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    1. Becca Lostinbooks ... Yay!! I can't wait to hear what you think when you are done!

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  5. I started reading this one time and couldn't get into it. But I'll try again at some point! I think it's one of those things you have to really be in the mood for.

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    1. Jenny @ Reading the End ... I have had that happen before. I hope that when you pick it up again, you end up loving it as much as I do!

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  6. I haven't read this one but it goes on and off my radar. It's back on now. :)

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    1. Kristen M. ... This one needs to be on your radar! It's so much fun!

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