Sunday, January 06, 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by 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 other wordly 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?



I found myself drawn by the cover on the book. I had heard positive things about the book from other reviewers so I thought I would give it a shot. I really enjoyed the book, especially when the romance begins in the book, but the romance wasn't written that well. The book had such an addicting plot it makes me upset I have to wait for months until the next installment, which is why I wait for the whole series to be out before reading books. I also felt like the ending of the book was a bit too abrupt, almost like it just needed to end to keep it going as a series the author has anticipated. I am very curious about what's going to happen in the rest of the series.