Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Published by: Random House Children's Books
Release date: April 2012

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.

Why I want to read it:  This book sounds appropriate for Halloween and October, don't you think?  It does sound very interesting, intriguing, and a little creepy.  And the cover is just beautiful and disturbing at the same time.  I am just so curious about what it might bring.

What are you waiting for this week?


  1. Great choice! I like the sound of this and have been meaning to start Wasserman's Skinned series.

    My WOW

  2. Definitely sounds like the right book for the season :)
    Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Sounds intriguing. And I LOVE the cover! Here's my WoW for this week:
    Miranda Kineally's CATCHING JORDAN

  4. It does sound awesome for Halloween! Great pick!

    Xpresso Reads

  5. WHAT? I want to read this! It sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  6. I've seen this around before, but have never really read up on it. It sounds really good! I must check it out. :)


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