A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. Library Call Number: PS3608.A7436 D57 2011.
Diana Bishop grew up an orphan and became a Yale scholar in history. When she uncovers an enchanted text in Oxford’s ancient Bodleian Library, she’s forced to come to terms with her own past. Her parents both came from long lines of witches and wizards and, though she wants nothing to do with magic, the book she’s found leaves a trail soon followed by all sorts of demons, witches and vampires, anxious to get their hands on the magical tome full of potent alchemical spells.
With the help of a 1,500 year old vampire, Bishop is the only one who can stop the magic of the book from being unleashed into the world. She has to come to terms with her family’s secrets and turn back the mystical evil threatening the world.
Sub-titled all Souls Trilogy, this is the first in a projected series of books that may grow to pop status.