November 24, 2011

Daughter of Smoke and Bones by Laini Taylor

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bones
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release Date: September 27 , 2011
Rating : 5/5

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Read Excerpt HERE.

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?

Daughter of Smoke and Bones is an amazing story, well written and one of my favorites this year.

Is a dark tale in which we meet Karou a 17 year old art student, an orphan, she lives in Prague alone in her tiny flat. She´s recovering from her breakup with her exboyfriend whom is a stalker that doesn´t get that is over. 

She seems to have a normal life, but she has a secret that not even her best friend Zuzana knows, she was raised by four singular creatures that might be considerate monster or demons by the regular human, but for Karou they´re her family. She travels around the world to gather or run errands for Brimstone that consist in gather teeth of any kind.

On one of those trips she meets Akiva a stranger that tries to kill her. Akiva is drop dead beautiful, strong and terrifying. He is a soldier; he comes from a world that is at war with the "demons".

Brimstone is one of my favorites characters in this story, he´s the father figure for Karou, he´s a wise creature and very enigmatic.  He has a very peculiar shop where he trade or buy teeth for wishes.

I love Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a great adventure, dark and astonishing. What I most enjoy is that is not a predictable story and has a great cliffhanger ending.


Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.


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  1. One of the Best Books EVER. I absolutely fell in love with this book from the first page. Karou is such an amazing character. I love Brimstone and Issa and Twiga and Yasri. Akiva is such a thoughtful,, gentle, tough, honest character. Zuzanna has to be the best bff ever. I sincerely hope that her character is carried over into the next book. Prague was an amazing setting. Geez, I just loved this book. Thanks for your review. The word about the awesomeness of this book needs to be spread!

    Jaime Lynn GFC

  2. Wow, I keep hearing about this book so much! And everybody loves it! :) Thanks for your review. I haven't read this book yet, but I'm planning to for sure!

  3. I loved this book too, but I can't say I was completely satisfied by one of the twists. Regardless, I'm looking forward to the sequel.

  4. I just loved this book. I felt everything was perfect and i wouldn't change one thing! Like your review :)

  5. This is one of my all-time favorite! I really freaking LOVE this book xD The words are beautiful, and don't make me start with the plot! This book is such an exceptional read. Great review by the way :D

  6. This is one of my all-time favorite! I really freaking LOVE this book xD The words are beautiful, and don't make me start with the plot! This book is such an exceptional read. Great review by the way :D

  7. I love this book so much!!! It's definitely one of my favorite books of 2011 (wow, has it been that long?!) I got it for Christmas 2011, and I have cherished this book ever since. Days of Blood and Starlight is sooo far away, coming out in November! But it's totally worth the wait, because Laini Taylor is a genius! I hope it's just a trilogy. Dark and astonishing is right! Thanks for the all the trailers!!! I never saw any of them during the release. Thanks for the review!!!!
    Alyssa <3

  8. I'm reading this book now and think it's quite strong, one of the stronger YAs. I'm a little over halfway and am hoping the romance doesn't take away from the plot (I heard awful things about it eek!). Glad you liked it though and hope I do too when I finish :) Thanks

  9. I heard a lot of great comments about this series so will look for it in the library!

  10. I've heard so many great things about the book. Hopefully, I'll be able to read this soon. Lovely review! :)