It starts this way:
A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness, was a pleasant surprise.
I admit, I was looking forward to a nice read, even though I was leery of the premise: Witch meets Vampire and they can’t resist forbidden love. Trite.
And yet, there’s more to this story than that.
Much more. One just has to forgive a few things in the first chapter to find it...
but if you want to read the whole thing, you'll have to go over there :-)
(but I'll give you a spoiler -- my last sentence is:
I’m eagerly looking forward to the sequel, and hope it comes out soon!