Daughter of Smoke & Bone
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... show more
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?
From master storyteller and National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes a sweeping and gorgeously written modern fantasy about a forbidden love, an ancient and epic battle, and hope for a world remade.
While this book ends on a cliffhanger, it is a complete, wholly satisfying story in itself. Certain to lead readers to the sequel!
Publish date: 2011-09-27
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 391
Edition language: English
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone (#1)
My review from 2014 April 8- May 23 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 Pra...
Ooh...this was a good one. Unique. And on the surface had a lot of elements I should not have liked. Definitely going on with the series by this new-to-me author.
I closed the book after the final page and wondered to myself... why did I wait so long to read this book? The story, the characters, the writing... all of them were so enchanting and engrossing. Everything about this book was magical! Set in the city of Prague, Karou lives alone in a flat and a...
Of course, we would never… Because we’ve always been told not to. Certainly I would never... Judge a book by its cover? But it’s not judging if it’s obvious. Right? Because just look at these covers. Obviously The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy is for girls. It’s nothing but a kissing ...
Why didn't I read this book sooner? It has sat quietly on my bookshelf for four years. I have passed it multiple times a day, year in and year out, without getting any sense that the awesomeness inside was calling to me. And there is awesomeness inside. Almost as much as the giant hypemonster promis...