Wednesday 12 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman. Here's the synopsis:

"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 think this book sounds like a thriller akin to books like The Da Vinci Code and that has me MAJORLY intrigued. I love the idea of centuries old artefacts that hold incredible power and even though I've never read anything by Robin before, I've just pre ordered this book. Faith? It's a wonderful thing ;)

The Book of Blood and Shadow is published on 10th January, 2012. I do not know of any UK release as of yet. Incidently, in the meantime, Robin's other books have had a make over and check out the pretty!!! I WANT THEM!!

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