‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ Went To The Grave

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‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ by Laini Taylor


“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?”

Rose -Worthy Features

I loved reading about Karou’s unique features! In the beginning of the book there was talk about her stunning blue hair, extravagant tattoos, her making wishes that came true on a necklace and her going through portals to run errands for Brimstone. All these features made her sound so interesting. 

The relationship between Karou and Akiva has a lot of chemistry. When Akiva first see’s Karou he immediately feels a connection towards her and throughout the book you get to see their relationship grow and develop. I liked their relationship it was sweet at times. 

Thorny Features

The plot started slow and I really enjoyed reading about Karou’s double life between her friends and then her almost family Brimstone but as the book continued I noticed there were a lot of spots where it wouldn’t be that interesting but the next chapter would be. It’s almost like one of those rollercoasters that have those really fun twist and turns but then after it’s just a straight line.  Towards the end of the book there’s a lot of flashbacks and at first, I didn’t really care about why they were there. They seemed boring and unnecessary but once you read them all and you get to the last chapter they all make sense and it was a huge surprise.

Karou at first seemed like a really interesting character. As the book went on I started to lose interest in her. There was still some mystery to her but if I lost this book and never found out what happened to her I wouldn’t really care.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I rate this book a 2 out of 5. I liked the everything in the beginning, the plot, the characters but then it all just seemed dull. There were parts where I was so intrigued but right after I feel like everything I really liked and found interesting was gone. Sadly this book is the first to be kicked off. Make sure to check out my first post to see all the other contestants for this week! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.

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