Title: A Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Published date: September 27th 2011 September 27th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal
Number of pages: 418 pages
Source: US paperback (Purchased)
My rating: 5 stars
Around the world, black hand prints 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?
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.”
― Laini Taylor,
I’m regretting for not picking up this book sooner because this book is just so…AMAZING! Now, the book cover was the reason why I didn’t picked up this sooner! So please guys, PICK THIS BOOK UP! DONT JUDGE THE COVER! The cover doesn’t matter, what matter most is the story inside!!
I was in a reading slump before I read this book and IT BROUGHT ME OUT OF IT! This story is fast paced and the writing is so magical. The world and the premise is just so… spectacular. The world and character development is just OMG SO GOOD! Not to mention the plot twist as well! I flew through this book and I’m so happy I did.
I was drawn into the story in the first few chapters! It was so hilarious and I was laughing out loud. I loved Karou so much because she’s so hilarious and brave. Her thoughts are amazing and it’s interesting to be in her POV everytime!
I’m very well impressed with the author’s writing. Her writing was lyrical, lovely writing blows me away. Her imagination.. GOB BLESS HER.. I’d love to take a peek into her brain and see who/what lives there. All the plot was very well planned and I enjoyed it a a lot! She gave little hints here and there and ended up to be like HOLY CRAP! I was sitting at the edge of my chair and was like WAIT…NOO…WHAT from the second half of the book to the epilogue.
“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.”
― Laini Taylor,
In the end, I was very happy really happy to pick up this book and devoured it. I can’t wait to pick up the next book and get ready for my mind to be blown again. Just go and read this book guys and I promise it’s soo GOOD! Don’t let the cover hesitate you from picking this magical book up guys!