Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rich & Compelling: Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor


Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Date Released: 
 September 27th 2011 
Publisher:  Little, Brown & Company

Pages: 417 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Barnes and Noble
Rating: LOVED
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#1
)

Goodreads Synopsis: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 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?
From Goodreads

My Review:
First off, let me just say that I LOVED and LOVED and LOVED this book! It was awesomesauce over awesomesauce! Daughter of Shadow and Bone is a type of book you just have to read to find out why it so good, really it is. *Nods head* This book was rich in details, mysterious without being lost on what's happening, and was full on addicting! PICK IT UP! This one has me hook for more book like this!


Karou, an art student in Prague, was full of amaziness! She was fierce, head on strong, and I LOVED her a lot! (Yes, I can't emphasize it enough)  She was a crafted character that easily set the tone for the book and her thoughts were definitely cool to read! Plus, she has blue hair and spunk! Who could ask for more? Other character like Brimstone and Akiva were good too. Akiva grew on my towards the middle and he and Karou really increase the depth about the book and more action definitely started to build when Karou mests him. Others like, Madrigal really annoyed me and I really hated how we only got to see it in the end than more of Karou. But I still loved all the characters!

Daughter of Shadow and Bone was no doubt one of the best book I read and now I love it a lot! It was so complex, rich in all its details, and who enchanting  If one thing, in YA we don't see lots of these type of books and to read one and love it is amazing. Just reading the back cover really don't do it justice, the writing does. Laini Taylor is super skilled in her world making and I can't believe that this was her 2012 debut novel too! *Shocked*
 eyes* The plot in the book actually moved fast! Even with all this detail, we still get an amazing plot line! Everything was paced really good, but the ending for be was both a shocker and a "what!?" moment! And when Karou and Brimstone were collecting the teeth, was also cool to actually read why and I could come up with loads of ideas. 

Overall, Daughter of Shadow and Bone is a beyond enchanting and captivating book! It's creativity was beyond charts and so was the action and lore! It's a definite read it to find out type of book. And who can't resist an amazing cover (0_0) and subtle romance weaved in? PICK IT UP NOW! Throw everything in your TBR Pile away and grab this! I'm freaking out for the sequel!


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3 comments:

  1. GREAT review . i still have not read it yet

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  2. I am currently reading this book. I'm not sure I am in love with it as much as you are yet. Great review!

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