Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

By Laini Taylor

  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Daughter of Smoke & Bone book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 376 Ratings)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Laini Taylor Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The first book in the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor.

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?

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User reviews about this book

  • Great trilogy!

    5
    By Cmsieradzki
    Hooked right from the start. Loved every minute of this series.
  • Overhyped... purple prose!

    1
    By Dugbuynjmede
    Went into this thinking that it was going to be epic since it was so overhyped and people raved about the writing style.I am one of the very few that did not like this book.Was it nicely written? Yes but too flowery.The author seemed like she was more preoccupied with her writing style, overly describing everything single emotion, background, confusing the readers to annoyance on what the heck was going on and dragging on and on a scene etc.. than focusing on the actual plot. At the end I had no emotional attachment to any of the characters. I'm all about romance and I so badly wanted to love Akiva and Kaoru, but just really didn't care what happened to them. I found myself screaming chapter after chapter-Just get to the point! A good book can be written without all the flowery, fanciful descriptions! It's unnecessary.
  • Highly recommend this book!

    5
    By SomeAwesomeNameYay
    I will admit that I'm not that interested in "Angel stories" (read the first three books of "Mortal Instruments" and wasn't the biggest fan) but I adored this book. It's such a simple story that is conveyed beautifully. One of the easiest five stars I've ever given!
  • Captivating

    5
    By Twbdhdn
    I could not put the book down! The characters and overall feeling of the book sucked me in. I connected with all the characters and my feelings would change drastically. This is one of the best books I have read!
  • Disappointed

    1
    By JacquijAcquihglwksu1234
    The tone, the voice, the characteristics of each character, everything was unprofessional. I was disappointed to be completely honest. I would not recommend this book.
  • Brillant

    5
    By adriamarievigg
    This book was amazing 5 stars is not enough
  • Incredible

    5
    By The_Jenkins
    Surprisingly good for such an unknown book. Recommended to me by a teacher, I was hooked from page 1.
  • Engaging/ loved it, get it!!!

    5
    By Redmidwife
    Such a creative story with characters that become more fascinating as you read. Original, couldn't put it down as the mystery developed deeper as to the characters actual purpose & history. Second book fantastic, unable to quit reading!
  • Transforming

    5
    By kayle graham
    i just got this book, in books-a-million. i couldn't stop reading it before i relize it i read it all in books-a-million. i was so transformed into her story, i felt her feelings and her betrayel. i can not wait till' i get blood&starlight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3
  • Daughter of Smoke & Bone

    5
    By Softball_03
    Very well written. Has a lot of suspense and mystery. A book that I would recommend to anyone!

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