Monday, 23 July 2012

The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Pages: 440
Publisher: Atom
Released: 19th of January 2012

It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up.

When the night began, Nora had two best friends and a boyfriend she adored. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands. Chris was dead. Adriane couldn’t speak. 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’s determined to follow the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. But Chris’s murder 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.

What I Have to Say 

This book was great! The mystery of it was so intriguing and the tension of it mounted in just the right places. 

I really liked the main character too. She was very intelligent and had such an interesting back story. I will definitely read more about her if there's a sequel. 

The latin was really interesting too. As someone who is learning a second language, it was really cool to see a translation storyline that was so intregral to the plot. Also, the translation didn't drag down the story. When so much of the plot depends on sitting down and pouring over documents, it would be so easy for it to slow down the plot, but even in the scenes where the act of translation was described, Wasserman managed to keep the pace of the plot going.

1 comment:

  1. great review! I loved the Book of Blood and Shadow; so twisty and amazing. I LOVED that it was set in Prague, like Daughter of Smoke & Bone, but they aren't exactly alike.

    Glad you loved this one! :)

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