One of my favorite reads for 2011 was A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Deborah Harkness. I was elated when the publisher, Penguin, offered me the opportunity to host a giveaway of this book but this time in paperback. The paperback was released on December 27th and has created a buzz the second time around for those waiting for this format.
If you missed my earlier review of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES I have attached the linked for easy access: https://poofbooks.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/magical-read-that-is-a-slice-of-heaven/. If you prefer a summary right here I would say the following:
1) I luved this book;
2) disliked that it was first in a trilogy (ALL SOULS TRILOGY) and there is soooo long to wait in between releases;
3) historical fiction fans will love the feel of this read as Harkness is a professor of history at the University of Southern California and has received a number of distinguished awards;
4) tickled pink it revolved around alchemy, witchcraft, sorcery, witches, warlocks and other beings all rolled into one fascinating novel with intricacies and detail that amazed but never stopped;
5) painful for a slow reader to contemplate 579 pages but in this case an absolute pleasure;
A copy of the gorgeous paperback edition of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES is available to one lucky winner. This contest runs from Jan. 4 th – Jan. 8th at midnight CST. To enter simply stop by and leave a comment and share one of your favorite reads of 2010. A winner will be chosen at random.