Friday, April 10, 2015

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor | Book Review

Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)
(I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the covers in this trilogy!)

Flashback Friday Review!

I went to write a review of Dreams of Gods & Monsters and realized that I hadn't posted reviews of the first two books!  And ya'll know I try to be thorough.  

I originally read Daughter of Smoke & Bone in January of 2013, and I gave it four of five stars on Goodreads.  Here's my short & sweet review:  "Would have gotten 5 stars but I didn't like the ending.  Not the way it was written, but the actual ending.  I had gotten emotionally involved with the characters and I was shocked in the last two chapters!"

Obviously a good book; I went on to read the next two!

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads:  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 otherworldly 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?

Overall, such a unique story and such a well-crafted world and such fantastic characters!

*I checked out my copy of Daughter of Smoke & Bone from my local library.

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