Daughter of Smoke & Bone
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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?
Publishers Weekly Review
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Exquisite writing, captivating story!
Laini Taylor had me hooked from the very first page. Karu is powerful and interesting, and her adventure weaves its way into your mind bit by bit. I thought the angels & demons thing was over and done, but Laini makes it completely new again! Loved this book.
Keeps you hooked from beginning to....
I'm glad this will be a series. Kept reading till 4:30am!
A new universe of intriguing characters with depth and complexity rarely found in books of this genre. The origin of magic proves surprising and the supremacy of hope, which seems a genuine human characteristic, provides the genuine thread throughout the story. Hope to read more soon!
- Level: Grades 10-17
- Category: Action & Adventure
- Published: Sep 27, 2011
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Seller: Hachette Digital, Inc.
- Print Length: 432 Pages
- Language: English