Publication date: September 27th, 2011
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA Paranormal, Angels+Demons
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?
What can I possibly say about Daughter Of Smoke And Bone??
I want to lay it down gently and bow down to it. I want to hug it and squeeze it all day long. I want to have an intimate relationship with it. Yes, Really. I wanna.
Because this book is so awesome and amazing, it's ridiculous!
Laini Taylor managed to invent a new, unique and original writing style of her own and break the anachronistic barriers you usually come across when reading a YA book. No unnecessary drama, no needy and moany heroine who no one can identify with, no hot-stuff boyfriend that cares more about his looks that the world ending, none of that.Daughter has a clean, straight-up story and even manages to stay believable even if it's about angels and beasts. Laini does not lack in imagination, that's for certain! Her story is complex and incredibly interesting, without being tiring or boring. And the book is not short, mind you. Her descriptions of cloudy and gothic Prague are absolutely beautiful. She couldn't have picked a better place for her story.