Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor is one of those books that will stay with you for weeks after you read it. It is beautifully written and has amazing world building. The world of DoS&B is dark and inviting and memorable. Laini has created locations in Prague that I wish I could visit. She has also created some amazing Characters. From Karou, to the “monsters” to the mysterious people burning hand prints into doors, they all have such depth and you experience the back stories between the lines. They jump off the page and have you holding your breath and balling your eyes out as you go through the story.
Laini also just announced that the movie rights for DoS&B were just sold to Universal! Click HERE to see her post about it with details. Congrats Laini!!! This is one book that will making an amazingly epic movie! It has amazing visuals, an epic plot and characters that will draw you in and make you want to live in their world.
Be sure to head over to the official US web page for Daughter of Smoke and Bone for some great art, Laini reading form the book and more!
About Daughter of Smoke and Bone:
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?