Monday, August 5, 2013

Book review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1) by Laini Taylor



Synopsis:

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?

Review:

Daughter of Smoke and bone was different from anything I've ever read before.  In a good way! Let me start off by explaining that this book requires a very vivid imagination.  I'm a writer also, therefore I have a pretty good one.  The world building was unique and quite frankly, amazing and there's nothing out there like it.

The book developed in a different way than I'm used to and it was nice to experience something new.  I can't really review the plot without giving too much away but I LOVED all the characters, I love the relationship Karou has with her best friend. 

Most importantly I LOVE Karou, I love her blue hair, I love her fiesty-ness, love love love. Let's not even start with the setting.  The story is based mainly in Prague and it fits the story perfectly.  If you're into fantasy on another level, check out this series. 

The ending left me .... there are no words so I can only show you in these gifs:


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