Daughter of Smoke and Bone by 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? – Goodreads
My Opinion: This was an interesting book. I really liked the story and I wonder if now that she knows who she is and what she is and how she will react the things that her ‘love’ did to the people that she loves and loved.
Kouro is an interesting character she changes throughtout the novel as she learns things about herself. I sort of can’t wait to read the next one to see how the leader who was so obsessed with her would react when he figures out that she is actually alive and whether this will turn out good or bad. I also can’t wait to see how things are going to turn out with the ‘angel.’
I liked the setting if the story as well the complexities of the parallel world as well. I loved that Prague was included. I have always wanted to go and visit and see some of the beauty of the city and everytime I read more about it, I get a little more of a taste to go visit.
Overall, the story was good, kept my attention, and the characters were likeable.
Overall: 4.25 out of 5