I just finished this book last night, and I was blown away by it. I went to the library. I might have found the energy to finish this one off, but I can't imagine reading three books like this one. I read this book back in 2011. I don't know if the editors think that every word the author writes is gold or if editors are timid, but in either case they aren't doing their job. The narrative is not told in entirely simple prose; there are suggestions of academic language, which, I suppose, reflect the nature of investigating the mystery book found at the beginning.
She quickly falls in love with a mystery man she meets at the library; he is shrouded in darkness and secrecy. Matthew, like the others, wants to know the contents of the book of life, but not to destroy another species but to find out how to protect them all from extinction as they seem to be getting weaker by every generation. However,Harkness has taken vampires and turned them into wine-loving, gentle, kind creatures who wear business suits or lab coats, have tons of money, and are really kind of boring. The de Clermont family hierarchy s fascinating and just gets more interesting and complex through the series. Once the book of life was called witches, vampires, and daemons are following Diana to figure out how she called on a book no one has seen for centuries and each of them want to make it their own with a desperate need to make it to the top of the food chain. I even forwent an evening meal to finish it.
With so much discussion of spells and enchantment, I wouldn't be surprised if the book put a spell on me. Quite to the contrary, the romance is the glue that keeps the story going. I understood her goals and interests and the way that her focus on academic pursuits makes her slightly awkward and absent-minded elsewhere. But this is very much in a similar vein to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Here is the plot: Day One.
First, the author needed a better editor. Er knapperte gerade an meiner Brustwarze. Es gefällt mir hier, wir werden weder bedroht noch jagt man uns wir können entspannt unser Leben leben, ohne das dabei jemand verletzt wird. I had lunch and did some yoga. I will not go too much into the actual contents of the book, since experiencing it all was a pleasure I wish all of you to experience unblemished by my spoilers. I started reading this book just after midnight, thinking I might see how it started before I got some sleep.
The reality of it was a book that many characterized as 'Twilight' for adults, which is an uncannily accurate description. Anyway, should we have sex now? And because of that I read it with the hope that the characters would improve and that the mysteries would remain. I am also a witch, but I don't use my powers. I quit on page 200 after he held her against her wishes and she liked it. Despite the huge discount, I hesitated, and instead checked the book out from the library. She has to be bullied and bated into using her powers, and saved time and time again by Matthew.
This book is awesome, just read it. Tags Schlagwörter : Noch keine Tags vorhanden. Gosh this mysterious manuscript sure is mysterious! Discovery of Witches is kind of book that will make you fly over the pages, eager to find out what will happen next and than make you feel like re-reading it all over again right after you finish. It's because her wine connoisseur, yoga master, Oxford fellow, French and vampire boyfriend takes her there. I have only two complaints about this book. And I would have gladly paid more to free my own bookshelf of this book. The rest doesn't get any better.
Most of the action takes place off-screen while Diana sleeps, or waits, or sleeps and waits. I don't know how or where to begin. She talks about how she wants to be a strong, independent woman, but in reality she is the wimpiest, most annoying witch ever. The world is huge and the author not only takes us around the world but also tells us about its history through the Book of Life. When the male lead was introduced, I just could not hack how ridiculous the book seemed to get. I think the part where the witches, vampires, demons, etc.
But he is so cold and I am so hot for him. I had lunch and did some yoga. Gasp as cups of warm tea are made and consumed! Doch als Diana in der altehrwürdigen Bodleian-Bibliothek in Oxford ein magisches Manuskript in die Hände fällt, kann sie ihre Herkunft nicht länger verleugnen: Hexen, Dämonen und Vampire heften sich an ihre Fersen, um ihr das geheime Wissen zu entlocken — wenn nötig mit Gewalt. We have a whiny insecure heroine her personality is roughly that of a wet dishrag who nevertheless is treated like a special snowflake for no reason whatsoever, who falls head over heels over the first remotely hot and mind-bogglingly rich vampire who a doesn't really need to drink blood, b has an insane amount of 'protectiveness' which really boils down to stalking and over-macho patriarchalism, c is hauntingly tortured by his dark past, and d is an intolerable self-centered rage-prone jerkass. I'm hunting 2011 Shelby down to kick her ass. It's true that I expected a novel with a scholarly feel, and it's equally true that I expected a witch with equal parts frailty and overpowered magic, but unlike a number of completely unfair reviews, I didn't have a problem with characters that displayed actual human complexities.