Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Review

I have been reading recently lots of books and this one caught my eye at Comic Con back in 2010. I never had the time to pick it up so when I got the chance this week to do just that I did.

Amazon's Blurb :

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?

The book is colorful with a cast of monsters, angels, wishes and war. Lots of fun hearing about all the characters brought together and the different types of things our author has dreamed up.

Our main character Karou is a blue haired young girl who grew up in a supernatural setting with a monstrous father sending her on errands to gain teeth. She is spunky. You grow to love her. When her world is threatened and she is taken away from the family she knows, she has to fight. We meet Akiva a tortured angel who is closing portals to the other world helping end a war. He meets Karou and is instantly attracted to her. The story unfolds between the two of them.

I am glad I finally picked up the book, I really enjoyed it.

4.5/5 stars.

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