At 3% I was already in love with the "razor-sharp wit" of the characters. This is the kind of language and characters that I like and, when I find them, I just don't want to the book to end.
Amongst so many zombies and dystopian novel the Book of Blood and Shadow is a gulp of fresh air.
In search of a book and decoding an ancient manuscript, Nora's best friend is killed and her boyfriend disappeared. Like 'da Vinci Code' style Nora goes in search of her boyfriend following a trail of blood, codes, conspiracies and mysteries.
Wasserman used long sentences that remind me of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s writing style and she absolutely pulled it off.
What I liked: - Nora's love interest is not the hottest guy in the school.
- There is NOT love a first sight.
- The dialogue/language is very much "Buffy: the vampire slayer" style. I could imagine Cornelia and Xander playing out some of the characters in the book.
What I didn't like: hmmm, I pretty much liked the entire book so...nothing to write here!
In short, I just LOVED this book and I think it is "The da Vinci Code" of YA.
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