Thursday, November 28, 2013

Teen Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Welcome to Daphne, our newest teen reviewer takes on the magical world of Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Welcome Daphne, we're so happy to have you on our blog team!

Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
Karou has been raised by magical monsters. They are traders, but not in normal commodities. In wishes. Yet somehow, besides a wish here and there to annoy her pretentious ex-boyfriend or turn her hair a brilliant blue, Karou leads a fairly normal, artsy life in the city of Prague, running the occasional errand for her monster parents.

Until black handprints begin appearing on the doorways that act as portals between Prague and the world of monsters, and the doors stop working, cutting Karou off from her family.

Until she meets an exquisite angel named Akiva, and he presents her with a hoard of shadowy secrets about her past. 

Karou, struck between the modern day, a world of angels, and a world of monsters, must use her dauntlessness and creativity to flirt with danger and find a way to evade those who wish to harm her, while solving the mystery of the hand-printed doors. But what will be the price?

This book is the perfect read to curl up by the fire with during Thanksgiving break. Fast-paced and adventurous, it has the reader in rapt attention all the way through. There are plot twists galore to keep you guessing. The book is exceptional because the characters and world are so incredibly tangible and real. Anyone who read and enjoyed Seraphina by Rachel Hartman or The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson would surely enjoy this book too.

 But warning, it’s a trilogy, so there is a huge cliff-hanger at the end. Also, be prepared to loose all sense of reality and have people be miffed that you ignore them when they talk to you because you are so immersed in the book.

Other than that, enjoy!!

More to read:

Postcard Friday: Mysterious Prague

Catching Up with TATAL


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