☆ Daughter of Smoke & Bone ☆ Download by ñ Laini Taylor
☆ Daughter of Smoke & Bone ☆ Download by ñ Laini Taylor Reread with For Love Of A Book Fantastic on Audio too OMG I loved this book so much I am so in love with Akiva The below picture was the best I could find that is sort of what I picture It doesn t have his amazing black shadow fire wings or the longish black hair that I imagine, but who cares Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone I love Karou s character She s got blue hair, she can draw, she has a best friend named, Zuzana She s really sweet and I just love her She can pull some bad to the bone stunts too Karou has no idea what she truly is, she just lives in her human world but was raised by chimaera Things are not always as they seem Not all of the evil creatures are totally evil and not all of the good angels are good Laini Taylor writes s My original review here was punch me in the face and I think that accurately sums my view up That being said, here s an actual review that s NOT just me crying Amazing Daughter of Smoke and Bone follows a demon s assistant, Karou, who helps to collect teeth for the family of her youth It s a creative story that pulled me in from the beginning Before we were 40 pages in, I knew I had found a favorite THE WRITINGJust as beautiful as everyone says Laini Taylor s writing flows across the page to the point where instead of skipping across paragraphs as I usually do, I was hanging on her every word Like a shadow that coasts over the moon.
Is the word choice there not brilliant It s such a subtle difference than a shadow that covers the moon, but it changes everything somehow The writing is also rich with emotional content I just really, really loved it Wishes are false Hope is true Hope Around The World, Black Hand Prints Are Appearing On Doorways, Scorched There By Winged Strangers Who Have Crept Through A Slit In The SkyIn A Dark And Dusty Shop, A Devil S Supply Of Human Teeth Grows Dangerously LowAnd In The Tangled Lanes Of Prague, A Young Art Student Is About To Be Caught Up In A Brutal Otherworldly WarMeet 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 OutWhen 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 Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love It did not end well Daughter of Smoke and Bone tells the age old tale of forbidden love with a beautifully constructed mythological twist Karou and Akiva are a Romeo and Juliet unlike any other and Laini Taylor has managed to encapture love, loneliness and desperation in a masterpiece of a novel that deserves to be read by anyone of any age who truly appreciates quality writing and story telling.
Karou is a 17 year old art student living in Prague She gossips with girlfriends, works on her art and has a nightmare of an ex boyfriend who won t take the hint But behind all of this, Karou has a secret She was raised by and frequently runs errands for a demonic wishmonger In this secret world, wishes are the currency and monsters will do anything for their ultimate wishes to be fulfilled Living between worlds, Karou senses that she do 4.
8 SMOKY STARS Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love It did not end well You can find the full review and about this book on my blog Freaking amazing book.
I didn t expect this to be this good.
I couldn t put the book down,like literally.
Everything fits perfectly ,the characters ,the story,everything.
It is so unique and different from other stories.
And it s actually the first book written in third person that I enjoyed because I m not a fan of third person books.
Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war, or does war make monsters The writing style was beyond perfect.
It s uniqueness is what makes this book so special.
The way words cling togetheramazing.
I must say I was confused at some parts because the English that As seen on The ReadventurerWhen I first heard the details of the premise of Laini Taylor s new book, for a moment I thought Laini must have read my review of Personal Demons In that review I rant about how great story ideas are squandered away You see, Personal Demons had a very interesting concept a demon and an angel battling for the soul of a human girl There are so many creative opportunities in the angel demon lore, I thought surely the author would make something good out of it I was wrong then the story turned out to be nothing than a cliche angsty love triangle extravaganza But I am right now Laini Taylor took a similar angel demon idea and transformed it into pure magic Karou is a 17 year old art student She lives in Prague, paints and goes to school She is trying to get over her good for nothing ex boyfriend But there is an air of mystery about Karou She knows Ooh OOOH Meh Mehhhhhhhhh.
Which basically summarizes my reaction throughout the novel I hate it when things like this happen, when books start out so strong with an intriguing world and a growing character But before you know it, it goes splat into a big mud puddle of Cliche and Predictability and WowThisRemindsMeOf100OtherYAbooks The Ooh The book started out very, very strong The premise was very interesting Karou, an orphaned human girl adopted by demon magicians, is sent out on missions to collect teeth We don t know what the teeth are used for, but know that they have something to do with granting wishes The girl travels to exotic places, from black market auctions to middle eastern market places, through a network of doors all connected to the demon s workshop Sometimes she has to fight off enemies, lug around huge sacks of teeth through subways, and once she gets shot 4.
5 5The writing was mysterious and lovely and I really enjoyed this Because of how mysterious it is, I m really glad that I went into it knowing nothing I was sufficiently confused for the better part of this book, but very intrigued, so it was like putting together a puzzle than trying to run around blindfolded I think the world is so original and I m ready to see where this story goes Also, YAY for no insta love
Do you remember that Taylor Swift song about Romeo and Juliet, Love Story It s lyrics go something like this I m a pretty little girl who knows nothing about literatureSo I sing a song about starcrossed loversWhose only problem is that Daddy doesn t approveBut it s all good because we get married anyway.
Just like that cliffnote s story about Romeo and Juliet Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy We have a tendency with YA literature today, to have stories with the super duper happiest of happy endings where everything works out and true love s only real complications are external difficulties, and self esteem issues for the girl.
I m trying to think of the perfect example here and because this review is full of cheap shots at easy targets I m going to go withTWILIGHT Come on down, Bella and Edward Now, don t get me wrong There s nothing wrong with happy endings and butterflies a As a P.
S in order to understand this review better if you haven t read the Fallen series, please check out my thoughts on the other book that I will be discussing here This book is like some sort of weird alien When I finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone I wasn t quite sure how to handle it Whatareyou, Daughter of Smoke and Bone In the synopsis of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it tells you that this is a story about how a demon falls in love with an angel So one would think that this is about Heaven, Hell, God, etc That is one of the best, most amazing, lies that I have ever heard.
What do I mean by that, you ask That because this book is nothing about that Laini Taylor has stripped that idea to its bare bones and has changed it morphed it in such a way that it s it own genre And it isn t just about the mythology it s about love, growing up, tr