by Robin Wasserman
The Book of Blood and Shadow opens with Nora’s best friend dead in a pool of blood.
It then backtracks and introduces us to Nora and her personal tragedies and way with Latin. To Chris, the best friend. To Max. To Adrianne.
This book reminds me of a better version of The Da Vinci Code (which I really didn’t like). Latin translations and code breaking and old letters start to reveal a mystery greater than Nora can imagine, bringing the group to Prague to a conclusion I could not put down.
The book is a little lengthy, but every time it slowed down I would get sucked back in with a new twist. It is dark and creepy and weird and filled with emotion and perfect for those winter months when I gravitate towards these reads.