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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor REVIEW

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Daughter s Smoke and Bone #1)

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Synopsis from Goodreads
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?

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I agree with Cat from Beyond Books, - this book is pure poetry. It's beyond amazing. The writing is so rich, so delicious, you gorge yourself on words and images, you fall in love with Karou's blue hair and cafe Poison, beautiful views of Prague and spiciness of Marakkesh...

You imagine Karou's tiny little flat with angel wings on the wall over her bed, her wishing beads and sketchbooks with drawings of Brimstone, Issa, and her gorgeous best friend Zuzana.

Even Akiva is absolutely stunning like a force of nature although I didn't find that the love story added anything vital to the plot, it was more of a sub-plot.

I can not stress high enough how much you need to read this book! It's definitely another one of the most memorable reads of 2012 for me.

I won't go into any details because there are way too many reviews around and you probably heard it all before... However here is my favorite piece of advice from Brimstone which i thought was one of the best quotes from the book:

" I don't know many rules to live by", he'd said. "But here's one. It's simple. Don't put anything unnecessary into yourself. No poisons or chemicals, no fumes or smoke or alcohol, no sharp objects, no inessential needles - drug or tattoo - and... no inessential penises either."
"Inessential penises?" Karou had repeated, delighted with the phrase despite her grief. "Is there any such thing as an essential one?"
"When an essential one comes along you'll know," he'd replied. "Stop squandering yourself, child. Wait for love."

Ain't that true, peeps. And I'm going to Prague now. It's decided.

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Абсолютно фантастическая книга. Лэйни Тэйлор пишет невероятно красиво и в то же время её образы и огромный эмоциональный смысл вжаты в маленькие скупые предложения.

Дочь Дыма и Костей оставила меня в полнейшем восторге, и я с огромным нетерпением жду второй книги. Офигительны и Кару с её синими волосами, и загадочная Прага, и Бримстоун с его таинственным магазином, полным зубов, которые он обменивает на желания, и даже невероятно прекрасный Акива. Нити связывающие его с Кару - это как природный катаклизм, как Рок, избежать которого невозможно.

Кару - само совершенство, начиная с её мыслей и заканчивая крыльями ангела в её маленькой квартире над кроватью, Зюзанной - её чешской подругой, и её приключениями в Париже.

Я влюблена в героев и в Прагу. Хочу туда. Читать всем!



Giada M. said...

Pure poetry?! WOW! *_* I have to pick this book up! It sounds fantastic! Thank you for your awesome review! :D

Lizzy said...

Loved your review, made me want to start reading it right away, thanks! The other review on this book I enjoyed,purely because I could listen to it, instead of reading, was The book report,go check it out here - http://bookreportradio.com

Diana_Dimovska said...

I would love to read this book... you make it sound soo amazing! :)

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