[Review] Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 5, 2012

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?divider_line (1)Review:

I just love this book so much!? It’s such a transporting story and I loved the writing, the characters, the plot, and the romance. Ohhhh, the romance. It’s a total hard hitting slow burn and I just wasn’t prepared for how much I would love it. I ship them HARD. Yup, it’s become an obsession.

I honestly don’t know how I missed reading this book back when I was super hardcore about reading supernatural/paranormal YA. This book is a total mood and brought me back to teenage me. It’s always fun to go back and read a book everyone has been raving about for years and discover it for yourself. It almost feels like it makes the reading experience more special, in a way.

To top it off I absolutely adore stories with angels and I kind of wish they would make a comeback! This story was pretty unique because it was a romance set against the backdrop of an ongoing war between angels and chimaera.

This whole book was just amazing and I can’t wait to see where the series goes. It totally reminded me of the Fallen series by Lauren Kate!

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