So for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it's about an 17-year-old orphaned girl named Karou living in Prague at a boarding school. The only family she's ever known her entire life are the monstrous creatures she draws in her sketchbook. The thing is, they're real; and they're called chimera. When burned handprints are found all over the world, and winged-creatures are responsible for it, things are about to go down. Karou runs errands for chimera and retrieves teeth for them. The question is, why? And who is she anyways? That, my viewers, is what she's about to find out.
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Date Released: September 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 418
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?
On a scale of one to ten, definitely a 9 (or 4.5 stars // 94%). This book is twisting, riveting and it's just the beginning. For the first book in a trilogy, Laini Taylor sure knows how to write a book. It's so capturing and inviting, I don't know why I didn't read it sooner!
If you read:
- City of Bones
- Throne of Glass
- The Raven Boys
You should definitely read this book. Filled with plot twists and a roller coaster of emotions, this book is a reassuring read.
A forbidden love? An ancient and epic battle? Hope for a world remade? Laini Taylor promises the readers an enchanting book and it's also what we get. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK.
I cannot -CANNOT- wait to read the second book.
Okay folks, this is my non-spoiler section of the review, if you haven't read it yet, GO READ IT RIGHT NOW and come back when you're done!
That's all for my post, and remember: you should be a tree; they have awesome afterlives.