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

Anyways, all of this is not to say I didn’t enjoy reading the book, and that I am not tempted to power through and read the second tome, just that it was an interesting experience. I would say that if you enjoy paranormal romance this series is a must read. If you don’t enjoy long reads with lots of descriptions and a healthy dose of romance then you might be disappointed or tempted to bail out early.

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Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising by Jason Henderson

This was another hard to rate YA fantasy adventure novel. It has a nice hook (a Van Helsing is sent to a Geneva boarding school after getting in to trouble at his previous school and finds out his famous last name more appropriate than he ever thought) and some good action but it just feels little thin somehow. The set up is good but it just never really grabbed my attention.

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