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Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night starts off where A Discovery of Witches left us. Matthew, an ancient vampire and Diana, a witch brimming with untapped power and promise, land in a tangled heap in Matthew’s lodge in Elizabethan Oxford. They’ve traveled back in time to give Diana a chance to learn how to control her burgeoning magic. … Continue reading

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

After a short break reading other books and spending time in distant literary lands, I’m back in the world of shadowhunters with the 5th installment in Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls. I’ve voraciously devoured Clare’s 7 books over the last 6 months, but I unfortunately just discovered that the next one isn’t due out … Continue reading

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

Before I started Cassandra Clare’s City of Fallen Angels, I was still running off a high from the last installment, City of Glass and I’ll be honest, I was slightly nervous about how Clare would manage to move the story forward after such climactic events. The beginning of this book is indeed a little slower … Continue reading

A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches

This book sucked me in (pun intended) from the first chapter when Diana, a contemporary scholar of alchemy, fights against her instincts as a witch when she comes face to face with a spellbound manuscript in the Bodleian Library, and had me riveted for nearly every page afterwards. There are a few themes that helped embed … Continue reading

Sunshine

Sunshine

I was pleasantly surprised by this unique twist on the vampire novel. I can hardly bear to pick up a book with vampires anymore after Twilight left such a bad taste in my mouth, but Robin McKinley’s story of a girl who finds herself tangled up with vampires has a self-possessed and interesting narrator. To … Continue reading