Waiting on Wednesday (68) - The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: April 10, 2012
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Summary (from Goodreads):
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'm absolutely loving the sound of Robin Wasserman's The Book of Blood and Shadow! Mysterious secret societies, centuries-old texts filled with powerful words, murder, lies, romance... Do I really need to say more to convince you why I really want to read this book? The Book of Blood and Shadow sounds awesome and oh so thrilling!

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8 comments

  1. Liiiiiiiiiiiiiz!! OMG! never seen this book before holy molly!!!!!!!!!!! Love it! and love the cover woow!

    I wish you a happy reading! lalalalal muah!

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  2. This sounds very intense! and the cover, the castle or whatever it is in her eye is awesome!

    This book does sound like a winner! nice pick.

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  3. Great pick! This one sounds really good and I love the cover :)

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  4. I literally came across this this morning and thought how awesome it sounded!

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  5. This sounds good. I've been meaning to read his Skinned series.

    My WOW

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  6. Ooooh this one sounds dark and the setting of Prague certainly lends itself to the atmosphere!

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  7. Really interesting review, sounds like this is a book I would really enjoy.

    regards,
    grace (Alaska Hunts)

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