Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: September 27, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Order From: Amazon / Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: 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 grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; 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.
Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a gripping read which doesn’t want to let you go (and you definitely don’t want to leave!) and will have you wanting the next book ASAP! Karou is a lonely 17 year old artist with shocking blue hair, many tattoos, and an aching loneliness in her soul. She was raised by Brimstone – the Wishmonger – and she runs errands for him collecting teeth with no idea why. She draws her friends and family who raised her, but everyone in the ‘outside’ world thinks they are creatures of Karou’s imagination…if only they knew the truth. Due to this, even Karou’s best friend doesn’t know her anymore than anyone else of the outside world.
Ms. Taylor has written a book which will delight you and draw you tightly into its web. Beautifully crafted and wonderfully detailed, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of the best books I have read in a while. This is no ordinary YA fantasy novel! You must pick this up!!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (1), Days of Blood and Starlight (2)