My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is a page turner from beginning to end--with witches, vampires and demons, it is laced with historical data and written intelligently. It is the first vampire story I've read, although I wouldn't categorize it this way. The two main characters are a witch and a vampire but there is so much more to the story.
A war is brewing, and the lines are being blurred between the species. Up to now humans have been oblivious of the witches, demons and vampires who walk among them. But things are changing. Is there a way for vampires to reproduce? Because if there isn't they may be dying out.
A Discovery of Witches is thick and dense with detail with a compelling and forbidden love story. It reminds me of how I felt about Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander. The first in a series, A Discovery of Witches book leaves you wanting more. I can hardly wait for the next one to come out in 2012.
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