Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Book: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Series:  Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1
Author: Laini Taylor

Around the world, black hand prints 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 grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly 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 beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery 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?-Goodreads

Review: Karou doesn't know who her parents are or where she came from. All she knows is that she was raised by Brimstone, a wish-monger who collects teeth for unknown purposes. Karou is a talented art student who runs errands for Brimstone all around the world. Things change when she meets Akiva, an angel on a mission. 

This was a fun, YA love story and this series has a lot of potential. The 'insta love' was a little frustrating but overall, I loved the world and the characters. Can't wait to read the next book! 

Grade: 4/5

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