A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (Book Review)

A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

1. Bridget Bishop was not a witch and neither were the Proctors. Fight me.

Understand, please. The Salem witch trials and the entire Inquisition mindset that made them possible were a horrific example of what happens when religion poisons government and misogyny is the order of the day. Despite that, I might be able to tolerate using the Salem huge-quoty-fingers witches as a poetic-license-jumping-off-place, except that

2. Too much telling, not enough showing, and

3. Mary Sueiest of Mary Sues.

When I’m this annoyed and I’m only at page 8, it’s best to bail.

Bookshelves: urban-fantasy, threw-it-against-the-wall, bad-history, abandoned

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Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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