Author: Robin Wasserman
Publisher: Random House UK
Genre: Mystery, Young Adult, Fiction
The blurb: It was like a nightmare, but there was no waking up. When the night began, Nora had two best friends and a boyfriend she adored. When it ended, she had nothing but blood on her hands. Chris was dead. Adriane couldn't speak. And Max, Nora's sweet, smart, soft-spoken Prince Charming, was gone. He was also - according to the police, according to her parents, according to everyone - a murderer. Desperate to prove his innocence, Nora's determined to follow the trail of blood, no matter where it leads. But Chris's murder is just one piece in a puzzle that spans continents and centuries. Solving it may be the only way she can save her own life.
What I thought: I went into this book with high expectations because of all the hype that surrounded it when it came out. It had been on my to - be - read list for quite some time. I really liked the premise of the book as it wasn't something I'd ever read about before. I enjoyed the writing style and I think that it made the protagonist, Nora, seem real. I like how Robin Wasserman described Prague, as I'd read about it in other books like Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor.
However, I felt that the book was quite slow paced and that it took a very long time for any important events to happen. I feel that the translations dragged the book down, and I found it annoying to have to read line after line of Ancient Greek, as I don't like reading in languages that I don't understand.
Overall, this book is okay. I think it's a good read if you like reading about history and foreign cities.