Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
By: Laini Taylor
Published: September 27, 2011
Published by: Little, Brown and Company
Description: 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 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?
My Thoughts: The last of my beach reads, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was Great!!! How could I live so long thinking this book would be stupid. I was so wrong!!! I don't even know how to review it correctly. This review will probably be stupid and inadequate but here goes...
We follow Karou, who is mysterious to say the least. She has blue hair and tattoos all over and speaks a ridiculous amount of languages, and follows the orders of demon (or so he seems, he and his "employees" are also her family). She runs errands for him to get teeth. (Yea, teeth). Soon strange things start happening. Black hand prints show up on the doorways to get to her demon family all across the globe, and later, her tie to them is severed. Only Akiva, knows why, and Akiva and Karou are enemies, or are they? Who is Karou really, and why on earth does she have those tattoos on her palms?
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