Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown
Relase Date: September 27,2011
GoodReads Summary :
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 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 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?
I went into the Daughter of Smoke and Bone with very open mind from what people were saying. I started to read and I was like wow this is kind of normal-ish. She went to school, was an artist, had a ex-boyfriend who kind of stalked her and oh she had blue hair and some other strange things not so normal, but kind of awesome at the same time. Those book bloggers who said this book was amazing, book of the century, unlike any other book you’ve read you’re so right!
Let’s talk about our main character here Karou. Karou was … kind of awesome I mean she had BLUE hair! Who doesn’t want blue hair? Lol ok I don’t, but it’s still cool. Am I right? Then, she was also this amazing freaking artist, who drew these sketch books with these creatures that have like mixed animal and body parts and crazy crap like that and everyone thought they were fake and then they turn out to be real! What in the world. Then again if she didn’t have these “creatures” what kind of story this be because last time I checked they made the whole story since it kind of revolved around them.
Karou also had this very.. Unique friend who was completely clueless about everything her friend was doing. I mean she knew something was up because Karou kept ditching her whenever this bird( though she never saw it ) came knocking at the window or doing whatever to get her attention so she could go do something for Brimstone. Leaving on that note there was Brimstone who in the heck collects teeth. Uh gross I mean I know that’s being maybe a little girly, but it’s kind of weird. Know on to Akiva OMG this gave the story that dash of Romanic it needed straight up. I mean who wouldn’t want to have that dash? (So I don’t spoil anything I’m going to leave it at that)
From what I've read this book will not disappoint you. It's an amazing, thrilling Ya novel about angels, and these devil like creatures. How much better can it get!? This story will leave you wondering what the heck is going on till the very end!