Daughter of Smoke and 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 one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored 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?
Although this book was off the bat beautifully written and had an intriguing story, it did take me a bit to get into the story. But once I did, I LOVED it!
I would definitely recommend.
4 Replies to “Review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor”
Interesting… The blurb you quote makes it sound fantastic, but if you have to go that far into a book before it gets interesting… Well, it might be worth reading but I’m not sure I have the time or the patience to do that.
Then if you read some of the reviews on Goodreads, I seem to be in the minority of how long it took me to connect. It’s a really high rated book, so maybe your take on it would be completely different than mine!
I may do that. But I sometimes wonder about the quality of reviews on that site. I rarely feel the urge to write a bad review and certainly if I got bored of a book and put it down I wouldn’t bother to write a review. In fact, I think every review I’ve written there or on amazon has been pretty much positive. I don’t tend to get passionate enough about books I don’t like to review them.