Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

Posted September 15, 2015 by J McClung in Bookclub Reviews / 0 Comments

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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini TaylorDaughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1
on September 27th 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 418
Source: Purchased

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 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 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?


The Daughter of Smoke & Bone comes highly recommended. The first in a trilogy, the appeal was the wishing in a world where wishes come true. Not Angels and Demons as we think of them; so there’s lots of world building as the main character learns about the world. Imaginative and different which is a lot of the appeal. All the readers who read it really enjoyed it. It’s fresh and fairly recent. Can be a little long but it’s worth it. Her name is a little annoying. Audio is recommended. One reader hasn’t experienced the inability to put a book down at night in too long a time. Her writing style is very melodic and her word choices aren’t exactly prose but it’s very fluid and appealing.

Overall the ladies gave it a 4.5.



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