First published in 2003, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is a brilliant mystery novel and a worldwide bestseller. Sequel to Angels & Demons, it is the second volume in the ongoing Robert Langdon series. In this book, the adventurous symbologist got into another perilous pursuit following enigmatic codes and symbols related to ancient history of Christianity. It’s a quest that led Langdon to the truth about of the Merovingians, the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown is a thrilling mystery novel with extraordinary historical-fiction twist. First published in 2000, the book introduced the fascinating character of Robert Langdon. He embarks in a risky quest to reveal one of the oldest secret society: The Illuminati. Langdon has to race against time to save one of the most influential religious institution: The Vatican. Brown’s prowess in weaving conspiracy theory and factual historical events into captivating story has made the book and the series a worldwide bestseller.
First published in 2005, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a gloomy yet beautiful historical-fiction novel. It follows the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who loves and steals books to survive the destruction of World War II in Germany. Liesel’s invulnerable hope portrayed in the book has touched so many readers and as a result, the book has become a worldwide bestseller.
Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train (PDF) by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful historical-fiction novel. It is most noteworthy for its inspiring story of upheaval and resilience, and unexpected friendship. It also pictures the questions on the secrets we carry that seems like keeping us from finding out who we are.