Tuesday, November 12, 2013

2B Tuesday #59

Where I highlight a book from my endless to-be-read list. Those books need love too!

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
The Book of Blood and Shadow
Release Date: April 10th, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
: 432
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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.

I haven’t actually read the synopsis of this book so I have no idea what it is about. I don’t want to read the synopsis because it is so long and I’m sure it is going to give something away. I like going in somewhat surprised. It has a decent rating on Goodreads and the people that I follow on Goodreads have rated it 4 star of better. That is good enough of a reason for me to read it.

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts?

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