Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Reads: The Book of Blood and Shadows

The Book of Blood and Shadows
by Robin Wasserman.
Published in January 2012
by Random House Publishing
via: NetGalley

So far as I am reading in The Book of Blood and Shadows, I am loving it. These are amazing characters trying to survive against a mysterious enemy on a quest to solve a murder and to solve an ancient mystery. Nora does not know where to turn as her world is crumbling around her and yet becoming something so much greater than anything it was before.

Book Blurb:

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.

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