Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

Shadow of Night (All Souls Trilogy, #2)It is a short week this week. Huzzah! It is already time for Waiting on Wednesday, a feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases. Encore Huzzah!

This week my WoW is Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, the sequel to the epic/crazy A Discovery of Witches. (Check out Crazy Camper's review here.) This is not YA, but let me tell you, Harkness packs in the usual suspects--magical powers, insta-love, and cursed lovers,  PLUS a healthy dose of French chateaus, yoga, and red wine. What is not to like?

Diana Bishop,Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont discovered a magical manuscript known as Ashmole 782 and found themselves in a battle to unlock it's secrets in book one. In Shadow of Night the two love birds travel back in time to Elizabethan London. Diana looks to learn more about her magic and Matthew is forced to confront his past  while the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

This book is part of a trend: shadows and night and blood (oh my!). My brain keeps trying to mix it up with Shadow and Bone by 
The Book of Blood and ShadowShadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1)


  1. OoOo! I didn't know they had revealed the cover! Loved A Discovery of Witches! Thanks for sharing! *New Follower*

    Here's my WoW

  2. I still need to read A Discovery of many books so little time. Enjoy your reads!

  3. Ahhhh... I want to read all three of these AND A Discovery of Withces.

  4. I am so hoping to get a copy of this book at BEA! But I'll buy it if I don't because I loved A Discovery of Witches- although I need a physical copy of that too since I listened to it on audio (so many cds!). I am going to see Deborah Harkness at the Penguin party, so I can't wait! I really would love to drink good wine with her and talk books! Of course, I will be much too spastic to get close to her, but a book lover can dream!


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