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?

Review –

I normally don’t show the cover of the book  so large but I couldn’t help it.  I love it.  Covers, to me, add a lot to a book and can influence if you pick it up to read or not.  This is one you can’t pass by.

This is another book that I have given FIVE STARS *****.

The author created a magical world of Angels and Chimera, who happen to be enemies going way back, (sound familiar Romeo and Juliet) and along comes Karou, a human raised by Chimera and naturally the angel is immediately attracted to her and not because of her beautiful blue hair.

I had the audio version and the narrator did a fantastic job and made me feel as if I were a part of the story along with Karou and Zusanna.

Five stars really doesn’t do it justice but I stand b y it-at the end I had to sit for a minute and collect my thoughts and then figure out where to find an ARC of the sequel(More on that later)

If  you like fantasy intertwined with myths with a side of humor and a splash of romance rush out and get this book – you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

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