Daughter of Smoke & Bone- Laini Taylor

Written By: Kellie - May• 20•12

Synopsis: 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? -Goodreads

Review: I had been wanting to read this one for awhile now and ooo-boy am I so glad I did. This book is fantastic. The storyline was above average but not one I’d generally go for, but it was the writing that made Daughter of Smoke & Bone a really special read. Have I mentioned that I really loved this book?

Karou is a really interesting main character, she comes off as a little off beat and annoyingly mysterious (to her friends, as a reader you get a pretty nice look into her life) with her bright blue hair and numerous tattoos. Karou is someone I would love to get to know but probably be way to intimidated to ever talk to.

What makes her so mysterious? Where she comes from and the abstract looking demons she calls her family. I wish we had gotten to read more about them but what I saw, I liked and you can see how they shaped Karou into who she is. Karou’s world is an interesting one, that I’m not entirely sure I understand but I can’t wait to read the next book. Seriously.

I know a lot of people have already come out to say how much they recommend this book, and once again I’m a little behind the times but you should really read this book. I found myself constantly writing down quotes from the book. “For the way loneliness is worse when you return to it after a reprieve—like the soul’s version of putting on a wet bathing suit, clammy and miserable.” A little depressing, but a great quote none the less. Read. This. Book.

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