A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1) by Deborah Harkness
A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1),
by Deborah Harkness

If I could give this a 2.5, I would, because it is just below average, but not by much. After consideration, I can’t give it a three though, because of the ending. The end of the book is a blatant, unapologetic cliffhanger. Not even a pretense that this could be a stand alone book, which makes me resentful. I bought your book, Ms. Harkness, trusting I would get a beginning, a middle and an end: I’m cheated! There’s lots of beginning, a little middle…and no end in sight.
*DING!* a star falls…

I enjoyed this “beach read” book, but it didn’t draw me in. The language and writing were very straightforward; for a book about magic, the writing style was mundane.

It was very easy to put down and at times I avoided picking it back up.

Still, the premise is interesting, some action sequences worth following, and the protagonist has a lot of room to grow if you can wait out the annoying naïveté.

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