Thursday, February 9, 2017

TBR Thursday

Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature that I'm excited to join in! This feature is to showcase what's on your to be read shelf (or eReader, or Audible library) and see what others think of it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It's a way to dust off the books on your self and decide if they're worth reading!

A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. 

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell. 

Debut novelist Deborah Harkness has crafted a mesmerizing and addictive read, equal parts history and magic, romance and suspense. Diana is a bold heroine who meets her equal in vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont, and gradually warms up to him as their alliance deepens into an intimacy that violates age-old taboos. This smart, sophisticated story harks back to the novels of Anne Rice, but it is as contemporary and sensual as the Twilight series-with an extra serving of historical realism.

I've heard really good things about this one, but I'm not sure I have the attention span for it. Thoughts?


  1. No thoughts other than I have had it on my TBR forever. I have heard so many good things though.

  2. I enjoyed this series but the books are quite massive!

  3. I read the first one, and I haven't continued the series. I thought it was pretty good, but I was disappointed in the cliffhanger.

  4. I enjoyed book one and two, still haven't gotten to book three yet though.

  5. It's definitely a long book, as are the other ones. I am curious to read it too though.

  6. I've tried it twice and didn't have the attention span for it at all. It's good...I just wish it was shorter!