Monday, March 5, 2012
Daughter Of The Smoke And Bone Review
Reading Level:Young Adult
First book in a series
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 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?
I love this book with all my heart. For some odd reason I didn't want to read it when it first came out. I thought it looked weird and I was over angel books. I don't know what I was thinking. This book is absolutely amazing in every way possible. Seriously how does this author come up with this. I can honestly say I've never read a book like this before in my life.
I loved Karou. She's an incredible heroine. Her strength is unbelievable. She has basically everything she could ever want. But underneath all that is loneliness. Akiva is fantastic. I love him. I really liked how it switched between his point of view and Karou's. We got to learn about both of them. Karou and Akiva's relationship was so adorable. It was kinda short though. It seemed kinda rushed and left me a little confused. I absolutely adored Zuzana. She was hilarious. At first I hated Brimstone. I thought he was mean. By the end I loved him. I wish he played a bigger part with the rest of the monsters. One thing I didn't like was when Karou learned who she was it got slow. I kinda wanted to skip chapters 50-57. I didn't though and I'm glad because it was super adorable. It just started off a little slow.
The plot was unique and interesting. This book was incredibly hard to put down. There were so many twists and turns it was insane. I still wonder how the author came up with this stuff. Overall I absolutely adored this book. It was amazing. I can't wait for the sequel. 5/5 Stars