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text 2016-09-03 04:44
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

Oh no I'm finally on the last book! Honestly I wanted to hold off from reading this, but it kept calling to me on the shelf. So here I am giving into my desire to read it. I'm both looking forward to it and dreading the end at the same time. This is one series I didn't expect to take interest in but by book one I was sold.

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review 2015-12-01 02:11
A book about (paranormal) life
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

The final book of the all souls trilogy brought a nice closure to the series.


The story

We are back at the present and everyone is trying to piece together the mysteries that the elusive book of life holds.


The writing

It was more quick paced than the previous two. However, I was very frustrated by the constant change of narration. It was either Dianna or a third person narration. Personally I found the third person better than Dianna's narration simply because I wasn't very fond of her. She became a bit more likable in the last book though..

Or is it?

I won't be a bit surprised if another book is released on how the babies turn out to be.


P.S: I had all three books loaded on my tablet to read and after I finished the first one I accidentally opened the third installment instead of the second. A major spoiler was revealed to me. Honestly, I don't think there was a need for three books. Two or even one better written would have sufficed to tell this story.

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review 2015-12-01 01:41
A discovery of this trilogy
A Discovery of Witches - Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night - Deborah Harkness
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness

I don't remember how I got my hands on this trilogy, but I am glad that I did!


The story


Meet Diana. A witch and a historian.

Well not that kind of witch because you see when Diana was young she lost her parents and decided that she didn't want to do anything with magic. So she continues living her normal life not using her powers until one day when she comes upon an old manuscript

and without indenting to sets on a journey to discover herself and the origin of her kind.

Naturally the story has a romance and his name is Matthew Clairmont: a sexy vampire of course that falls in love with Diana and is willing to risk everything for her.


The writing

The beginning was slow (the book is biiiig-around 600 pages) and the story is somewhat interesting.You have vampires and witches and daemons, werewolves are absent dunno why- maybe Deborah couldn't explain their existence too. Or she simply didn't want to create a love triangle vampire-witch-werewolf. I am glad she didn't. Diana and Matthew are okay together I guess. I didn't feel that special connection between them  but I will read the next one out of curiosity on how this would turn out in the end.


PS:Beware that being a part of the trilogy of course means that it ends in a cliffhanger.

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review 2015-10-07 00:00
The Book of Life
The Book of Life - Deborah Harkness, Jennifer Ikeda This trilogy was AMAZING! I enjoyed every book and was sad to hear the last words spoken when the book came to an end. Deborah Harkness wrote the beautiful words, but in my humble opinion, Jennifer Ikeda brought them to life. I wish the story could have gone on forever, but I'm happy with the way this trilogy ended.
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video 2015-04-11 05:11
Life Drawing For Beginners - Roisin Meaney
The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
The Lost Art of Mixing - Erica Bauermeister
The Naughty Girls Book Club - Sophie Hart
A Cup of Friendship - Deborah Rodriguez
The End of Your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe

LOL I know y'all are probably like "what. the.." Wasn't sure what to call this collection of books except that they all involve people from all different kinds of life situations coming together in one location, or through one event, and banding together into a little club of sorts.

Naturally, the song clip is from "In Da Club" by 50 Cent :-)

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