By Laini Taylor
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?
I will put this simply so that you can understand how i feel at the end of this book.
I know your thinking why are I am screaming why and the answer is simple. I finished the book. I wish it wasnt over. The good news is there is a book two and I plan on acquiring it as soon as possible its a must have for me. I suppose that i should now give you a review of this novel but the problem is i have no words. There is not one thing i could say about this book that would give it justice. How do i put into words the beautiful world that Lani Taylor created in Daughter of Smoke & Bone. I was left in shock never thinking that things would end as they did. This novel puts a wonderful twist on angels and demons( if you choose to call them that.) It is jut wow. I love Karou. She leaves you thinking wow you’re a kick butt chick. She grew up in two worlds never knowing who she truly was. Then to finally find out and have it all feel worthless. Well that’s how i felt. The point is this book is beautiful in its own sweet wonderful complicated way. It leaves you wanting more. I feel as though i will not be complete until I Finish book two and book three comes out. If you have yet to read this series you are missing out and should start it as soon as you can.