Monday, August 5, 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown books for young readers

Age Group: Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural
Pages: 418

Format I Read: ebookSeries: daughter of smoke and bone
Other Titles in series: Days of Blood and Starlight, Dreams of Gods and Monsters (To be Released)

Karou is a art major living in Prague. She lives in a cute little flat, her favorite haunt is a cafe called Poison, and has a very feisty, yet petite, best friend. Seems normal enough, right? Wrong.
She also runs errands for monsters that frequently appear in her sketchbook, speaks a multitude of languages, and has blue hair...
Her life is as normal as it can be considering her position, but when she was running an errand for her "friends" she comes across a stranger that makes her blood boil. After an...interesting...encounter, Karou is left confused and wanting answers...

Woah. I finished this book 2 days ago and I still don't can't sort out my feelings.

The writing is FANTASTIC. Like better than almost any book I've ever read. It was wonderful. Laini Taylor is a writing goddess.

Karou is such a wonderful character to read about. She's so different from most of the female protagonists these days. limited to no whining, not too overly dependent on her love interest. And can hold her own in a fight. Yay!!

The plot was awsommeeee!! I don't want to give too much away, but the "wishing" aspect of this book was perfect! I've never read a book with anything like it! It added a very new aspect to the story.

This book was going to be my favorite, I could feel it. But then I got through about a third of the book... Then I got massively bored and shortly after that, I got massively confused. Everything changed. Completely. The only way I can explain it is by calling it one huge flashback. But it wasn't really a technical "flashback" It was strange. And weird. And completely uninteresting for me. It broke the flow of the book. When the flashback ended, Karou was changed. Less light hearted, more like the person she was during the flashback. Karou was gone, replaced by the new (or old, depends on how you look at it.) person. It made me seriously sad :(

But this writing was gorgeous the entire way through.

All in all this book was good, I guess. If major, like as in HUGE flash backs don't bother you, read it.
If that would bother you, I wouldn't by it. borrowing it from a friend would be a good option though...

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