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The Book of Blood and Shadow

The Book of Blood and Shadow - Robin Wasserman From my blog http://onlectus.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-book-of-blood-and-shadow-by-robin.htmlAt 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.As always, I link to different reviewers so you can see a different opinion. Here are the links of reviews who didn't find this book "all that" http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/272695060 http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/279727416