In the book, The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman, Nora Kane’s best friend, Chris, is dead. The murderer is supposedly her boyfriend, Max, but Nora will do anything to prove that theory wrong.
Her journey takes her to the ancient streets of Prague, where she starts finding letters written by a girl who lived hundreds of years ago. Chris died trying to save one of these letters, and they may hold the secret to a mystery that people have been trying to solve for centuries: The Lumen Dei.
The Lumen Dei is a machine that lets humans contact God. Monks have been attempting to make this machine for years, but have always failed. Now that Nora has come around with the recipe for this contraption, they will do anything to find Nora, use her for her knowledge—and kill her.
This book was fast-paced and action-packed, and it kept me flipping pages and devouring it. The story has unanswered questions to keep readers pondering up until the very end, where even more surprises await the reader.
I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this 432-page book and would recommend it to my friends. I wouldn’t recommend it for kids ages 10 and under, for there was some inappropriate material.
If you’re looking for an original, edge-of-your-seat novel that’ll keep you reading until the very end, then pick up The Book of Blood and Shadow—it won’t leave you disappointed.