Monday, November 14, 2011

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (total book love)

Title: Daugher of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The blurb:
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?

My take:
Really, there isn't much to say. I have so much love for this book, I'm giddy, and I have writer envy--yep, totally. I'm so not worthy to be a writer. This book made me speechless. I'm sure my face looked like a deer in headlights that ate the best chocolate ever. I know, weird right? Yeah, it was that good. Parts of me didn't know what to feel but it felt so good at the same time. I can't even begin to tell you about this book. So, I'm not going into detail here. It's YA (but could cross genres to me) and dark and lovely and sexy and...
You have to read it for yourself. Yeah. Basically, what I'm telling you is to get out and get this, now, or if you have an e-reader turn it on and order it, clear your calender, and read this. You won't regret it.  I highly recommend this and hope to meet Laini Taylor one day (I'm not a stalker).

Have you read this book? Please share your thoughts?

Have a great day!


  1. I read it last week and really enjoyed it. I gave it 5 stars because it was so well written and I'd read the sequel!

  2. dangit. That's the five zillionth time. I guess I'll give in and snag a copy... :D <3

  3. This is right up there with Angelfall and Shatter me on my want list :-)

  4. That's an interesting cover. Thanks for talking about this book!

  5. This is on my TBR list. Your review has increased my enthusiasm. Thanks!

  6. So much love for the writing in this book! *sigh*

  7. Wasn't it such an amazing world to fall into? And the writing is breathtaking! Great review!

  8. This book has already intrigued me, now it moves up on my TBR list!

  9. Adding this to my wish list. The title alone made me quite interested!

  10. I'm reading this now and couldn't agree more. If I could write like that...