Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Review: The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman

Title: The Book of Blood and Shadow
Author: Robin Wasserman
Author Info: Website|Twitter|Facebook|Blog
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Source: Netgalley
Publication Date: USA:Jan 19th 2012|UK:19th Jan 2012

Tell Me About It
About a girl who, upon discovering her best friend murdered and her boyfriend the apparent killer, is caught up in a dangerous world of competing secret societies, all searching for the Luminus Dei, an ancient device that will supposedly allow direct communication with God.
[from goodreads]

My Thoughts
It all started with a group of students researching a book that is 700 years old.  They get hold of a copy of it and work together to study and learn more about it, in the hopes they make a great discovery.  One thing leads to another and peoples lives are lost, and what Nora thought was the truth turns out to be a lie, things can only get better from now on can't they???

When you start a book with the words 'I should probably start with the blood' then you have my attention immediately.  By the time I had reached the bottom of the first page I was hooked and wanted this to continue throughout the book.  Admittedly, throughout the first third of The Book of Blood and Shadow I was hooked and found it hard to put it down, but by the time it got to the middle I was struggling to keep focused and continue reading.  Just as I was about to give up The Book of Blood and Shadow did a complete turn around and I found myself engrossed once again.

Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the mystery and intrigue in this book and all the way through continued guessing as to what was going to happen next.  During the main parts of the storyline, the history of the Luminis Dei and the ancient letters, I found myself losing interest in what was wrote down, and I think this is really just a personal opinion, I am more of an action, mystery person rather than a person who enjoys reading about the history of certain things.
Even though this is not one of my favourite reads, I would still recommend it to others to read.

1 comment:

  1. this sounds good, despite the middle...great review. I am a new follower on gfc. I saw one of your tweets ans here I am :) I am stalking you on GR as well...LOL


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