A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
What makes a book magical? Is it the story or the characters? Is it the way the author can enchant us with their writing? This month we read A Discovery of Witches, the first installment of the All Souls Trilogy. It was a great read and the book captivated us. Some of us liked how Harkness developed her characters and showed their growth and change
s throughout the book s. We enjoyed the bond
between Diana and Matthew as scholars and lovers, but also uniting as a witch
and a vampire. We also appreciated the connection the author drew between
alchemy and the sciences, and how close they have ties in the supernatural,
especially with magic. It was an adventure to see how everyone was looking
for the same thing but were on different paths. Some parts did stretch out a
bit but it did not take away the overall excitement and enthusiasm for the
We enjoyed this book and cannot wait to continue the series. Check it out here and enjoy an enchantment of sorts.
March’s book choice is The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff. We will meet on Mar. 13th in
RM N111 at 6pm.