Monday, April 16, 2012

Megan Rambles About The Daughter Of Smoke and Bone

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

This book is just so COOL. I loved it, because it was so different from anything else I've read. Usually when you read a book in English, the characters are speaking English too. The characters in Daughter of Smoke and Bone spend the entire book speaking to each other in different languages. It was cool to know that while I was reading it in English, their conversations were in Czech or another language.

Plus, the names in this book were so epic! I mean Karou and Akiva aren't names you hear every day. I loved that the characters were so unique and their names weren't shared with some other character in another book. The entire world that they lived in was just as unique too. While it took some getting used to, after about 20 pages, I was completely hooked.

Now let's pause for a moment to talk about the bad ass main character! Karou was so completely awesome! I mean, she's covered in tattoos, speaks a ton of different languages including some that aren't spoken by humans, and her hair grows out of her head blue! And she's really good at drawing, which is a skill I've always wished I had. Even though her life obviously has its complications, I found myself wishing that I could be her! She just kicks ass!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was filled with amazing characters,  and an even more outstanding world. It was such a unique read that kept me guessing the entire time. The ending was such a surprise it left me gasping for air. My only major complaint about this book? I need more! You can expect me to be getting my hands on Days of Blood and Starlight as soon as I possibly can! I highly recommend picking up this book now, especially if you're looking for a book that is so different from everything else, it will completely blow your mind!


1 comment:

  1. Why oh why haven't I read this yet?! I won it in a giveaway back when it came out and it's just been hanging out on my shelf ever since. I really want to read it, but my library book addiction keeps getting in the way. I shall make time for it soon, though!