Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor *Stephanie’s Review*

Posted April 13th, 2015 by in *Review / 4 comments

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor *Stephanie’s Review*Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Also by this author: Days of Blood and Starlight
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1
Also in this series: Days of Blood and Starlight
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 418
Format: Paperback
Source: Personal Collection
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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 grows 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? - via GoodReads

5 Stars

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is one of those books that everyone claims is one of the best books in the universe. And it is. What they don’t tell you is that it takes time to appreciate it. What they don’t tell you is that it is so confusing until all of a sudden it’s not anymore.

Karou is living the life that most older teenage girls would love. She’s got her own apartment, attends art school, has an amazing best friend, and an endless supply of small wishes. I really don’t want to get into too much of the plot because I think it’s more valuable for you to discover it all for yourself.

What I do want to discuss is Taylor’s amazing skill as a wordsmith. She blends reality and fantasy so well, not only do you truly want to believe it, if you close your eyes, you can almost hear Brimstone’s deep voice. You can certainly feel all of the emotions running through Karou and Akiva. I’ve never had more clear visions of a foreign country than I have Prague. It sounds beautiful!

I am very much excited to continue reading this series!

Stephanie

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4 Responses to “Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor *Stephanie’s Review*”

    • Stephanie

      I know a lot of people put off reading the last book because they were afraid of the trilogy ender. A lot of YA series are great when they start but the third book can swing either way! 🙂 I’m hoping to continue the series SOON!

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