Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow
Author: Robin Wasserman
Published By: Random House (Jan. 10, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy, e-galley
Genre: YA
My Rating: 5 Stars

Goodreads Description: 

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.  When the night began, Nora had two best friends and an embarrassingly storybook one true love.  When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands and an echoing scream that stopped only when the tranquilizers pierced her veins and left her in the merciful dark.
But the next morning, it was all still true: Chris was dead.  His girlfriend Adriane, Nora's best friend, was catatonic. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also—according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone—a murderer.
Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora follows the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. It ultimately brings her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she is drawn into a dark web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all driven by a mad desire to possess something that might not even exist. For buried in a centuries-old manuscript is the secret to ultimate knowledge and communion with the divine; it is said that he who controls the Lumen Dei controls the world. Unbeknownst to her, Nora now holds the crucial key to unlocking its secrets. Her night of blood is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.

My Review:
I am not sure where it even begin with this book. I guess I should start off by saying that it had be hooked from the very first page, it drew me in and refused to let go. In fact, I think I only set it down a few times throughout the day and only when it was necessary.
This was was full of mystery and so many twists and turns it kept you constantly on the edge of your seat wondering what was going to happen next. 
This book was just amazing, very unlike anything else that I have read this year.
Wasserman is an amazing writer. This book was full of what ifs and unimaginable possibilities. It reminded me a lot of The Da Vinci Code. 
I really didn't want it to end yet I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happened. It was a weird internal struggle for me, do I savor it and stretch the awesomeness out or do I rush to the end because I have to know everything?
This was a great read and I will be picking up all of Wasserman's books and reading them. She is a very talented author and I can't wait to see what she comes out with next.

1 comment:

  1. your review really leaves me curious about this book. I know I've seen quite a few reviews but none of them have left me as interested in this book as yours. I definitely want to know more about the male character who banters with Nora-he sounds cute ;)

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