Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor

Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day. It seemed like just another Monday, innocent but for its essential Mondayness, not to mention its Januaryness. It was cold, and it was dark-in the dead of winter the sun didn't rise until eight- but it was also lovely. The falling snow and the early hour conspired to paint Prague ghostly, like a tintype photograph, all silver and haze. 

This was a really great dark fantasy book. Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by strange winged beings. In a dark shop, a devil's supply of human teeth is growing low. And Karou, a strange young art student in Prague, is caught up in an otherworldy war. I loved basically everything about this book. It was suspenseful; and Karou was a great character. It also had some humorous moments as well. And I really like dark fantasy, and the magic that was described in the book. Also, it was interesting because both sides of the battle have good elements and bad elements; no one is just a bad guy or a good guy. It's less clear-cut than that.

Read Daughter of Smoke and Bone:
  • if you like dark fantasy
  • if you like quirky characters.
418 pages.


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading (jf I own it)!

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