Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
“Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?”
As a book nerd, one of my least favorite questions is, “What’s your favorite book?” It’s an impossible question to answer. I don’t have a favorite book. But I do have favorites. And Daughter of Smoke & Bone is one of them.
When I first started reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. Simply put, it was weird. The protagonist, Karou, rocked blue hair, liked to draw monstrous creatures in her sketchbook, and collected teeth from both animals and humans. Yes, teeth. However, I quickly fell in love with the weirdness. It was hard not to when the characters were so likable, the premise so original, and the writing so skillfully done. And let’s not forget the fiery-eyed angel, Akiva. Oh Akiva…Ladies, he’s a book crush waiting to happen. Trust me!
Just take my word for it. Daughter of Smoke & Bone has everything a story should have: depth, romance, wit and adventure.
Read more about Daughter of Smoke & Bone here.
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