Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1
Around the world, black hand prints 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’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 beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery 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?
Caution: This book is dangerous… dangerously addictive.
Let’s just talk about how amazing this book is.
The writing is amazing. The plot it amazing. The plot twists are amazing. The characters, especially Zuzana, is such a cool friend! The world is amazing.
But that doesn’t even begin to describe this insane book! It’s super interesting and there were so many jaw dropping secrets that were revealed. The book almost felt like it held magic secrets and when they were revealed, they exploded in your face. So intense I almost didn’t want to turn the page. I
knew it was a five star before I even finished it.
My mind is blown. Turning each page was like flipping through a new world. The amount of times I whispered “Omg, omg, omg, OMG!” didn’t even begin to describe the exhilaration.
It gave me chills that only an adventurous story could give you.
The beautiful thing about this story is they feel in love with each other not by looks but by personality. I mean, sure Akiva was world shattering gorgeous but it was true feelings for each other that brought them together.
Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars
Book Boyfriend Rating: 3 stars
I don’t even know how to rate this right now! Like, Akiva was amazing but not only do I need more of his book boyfriend-y side, the ending was…explosive.
Age Recommendation: 13+