04 August 2011

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Laini Taylor, the author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, creates a world with its own impressive mythology. A dark mythology. And I loved it. It's not often I am in awe of a book. I can like a book or love a book, but "in awe" means it's something special.

Karou, an art student in Prague, feels a bit empty inside. Literally. She's a bit different than the average teenage girl: her hair is naturally blue, she has the ability to speak many different languages (most you've never heard of), and her adoptive family are chimaera. You're now saying to yourself "what??" and I'm saying "it's true." While mysterious black handprints are appearing on doors all over the world, Karou is also trying to solve the mystery of who she really is. Enter a mysterious hot angel boy. Enter a mysterious hot angel boy who may have the secret to Karou's past. Don't you just love supernatural romance?

This book has creative complex characters, humor, a star-crossed love of sexiness, and lots of secrets. I think I can say with certainty, this is going to be an exciting start to a new series. Loved it.

Buy it. Read it.


  1. I adored this book too! The words you used, "in awe" definitely cover my feelings about this story. I agree that the dark mythology between the angels and the chimaera was so complex and fascinating! I can't wait to read more, and hope Book 2 comes out soon!!!
    Lauren @ Hughes Reviews

  2. Thank you so much for reading and I'm excited that you enjoyed it as much as I did! It's such an excellent book. And like you, I need book 2 now!!


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