Title: Daughter of smoke and bone
Author: Laini Taylor
category: young adult, fantasy
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?
( Taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:
I picked up this book in a bookstore and just knew that I had to read it. I really loved the world the author created in this book. The fact that until the end you don’t know who karou is just like she doesn’t know who she is.
The story was interesting and it wasn’t a story I read before. The world created in this book isn’t a world you just find in every book you pick up and that’s what makes this book a good one.
It gripped me from the first page and I just had to know what was going to happen. I had to know how this was going to end, although it didn’t end of course because there will be more books. I loved Karou she’s diffrent and that makes her interesting to read about, she isn’t just some girl who falls in love with a guy and loses herself. She has her own story to tell and I wanted to know her story.
The verdict of a book addict:
This was a great read and I can’t wait to read what’s going to happen next.
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