The Book of Blood and Shadow

The Book of Blood and Shadow

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While working on a project translating letters from sixteenth-century Prague, high school senior Nora Kane discovers her best friend murdered with her boyfriend the apparent killer and is caught up in a dangerous web of secret societies and shadowy conspirators, all searching for a mysterious ancient device purported to allow direct communication with God.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2012.
ISBN: 9780375868764
Characteristics: 431 pages ;,22 cm.

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KileyP May 31, 2012

Once again I judged a book by it's cover (and title in this case) and grabbed it up without checking to see what it was actually about! A pleasant surprise this time.

This is a complex read, and can be slow (Nora's thoughts are occassionally a little depressing, but as you read you'll understand why), and has weird jumps in time span despite the slowness (you'll have a really slow pace that suddenly fast forwards and you're ahead a couple months. Definitely for older readers, ones that aren't squeamish and can follow a deep story line with parallels across time.

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thisgrrlreads Nov 19, 2013

"I should probably start with the blood." (page 1)

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