Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Nov 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Book News, Book of the Month, Fandom, Featured Articles, Site News

December’s Book of the Month is Daughter of Smoke and Bones!  We hope that you will go out and read it, then come back at the end of the month and listen to our podcast.  To check out our reviews of the book you can head over to BookshelfBanter.com!

Book description from Goodreads:

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?

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One Comment to “Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor”

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone has long been collecting rave ratings by the bushel, and until about midway through the novel I was in a position to join the chorus. The writing in fact is awesome, not simply because it’s heightened and lovely but because Taylor seems to mix her lovely prose with a bit of of the most natural, enchanting teen dialogue that I’ve read in a very very long time. Karou’s chit chat with her closest friend Zuzana is definitely an absolute joy to read, funny and carefree, smart and silly.

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