Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday – The Book of Blood and Shadow

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:
Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: April 10, 2012
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Summary: One girl is determined to find the truth and avenge the dead. 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.
The Book of Blood and Shadow sounds fantastic and wonderfully different from the YA books I have been reading recently. Love the cover and the reflection of Prague in her eye. I requested this from NetGalley and am really hoping that I get approved for it. What are you guys waiting on?

6 comments:

Giselle said...

Oh wow this sounds great! And yes it sounds very original. It's the first I hear of it but it's definitely going on my TBR list!

Giselle
Xpresso Reads

Greta is Erikasbuddy said...

NEAT!!

Great choice!!

Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:
http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday_12.html

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Carina said...

This sounds really good! I'll definitely need to add this to my to-read list. :)

Thanks for sharing,
Carina @ Fictional Distraction

Jessica (Peace Love Books) said...

Whoa, that cover is so creepy! But the story sounds great :) Great choice!

Here's my WoW!

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I've not heard of this one before! Or seen it on Netgalley. I must check it out! Thanks for sharing!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo this looks gooood.

BTW, thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely name suggestion. Sarai is a lovely name.

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