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Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) (edition 2012)

by Laini Taylor

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Title:Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Authors:Laini Taylor
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 448 pages
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

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Very original. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
I'm pissed at myself for not liking this book. It's great but I think it's just not for me. I found myself losing interest in the middle up to the last page. I loved how this book started but everything just I don't know, bored the hell out of me. I doubt I'll read the sequel. ( )
  margaraawr | Aug 8, 2014 |
I'm pissed at myself for not liking this book. It's great but I think it's just not for me. I found myself losing interest in the middle up to the last page. I loved how this book started but everything just I don't know, bored the hell out of me. I doubt I'll read the sequel. ( )
  margaraawr | Aug 8, 2014 |
What a beautiful and enchanting novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Words cannot express how lovely this book is. Taylor uses such beautiful metaphors and innovative plot that creates the most magnificent book I have ever read. The book is divided into three sections by the origin of a curious blue-haired girl named Karou, meeting a enigmatic seraphim named Akiva, and Akiva's past and the meaning of the tattoos on Karou's palms. It was a beautiful love story and I highly recommend it. It was like assembling a puzzle with pieces that made you smile and think. ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
I am continually amazed at the quality of young adult lit these days. And jealous. I wish I had such great, imaginative, and inventive books when I was technically a young adult! Not that I'm going to stop reading YA or anything but, yeah.

Anyway. "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" was great; unique, captivating, well-fleshed-out, and engrossing. The author has not only created one alternative world, but two - that of the chimaera and the seraphs. I really liked the back stories of each "race" and the legends of how they were created told through the eyes of the books "star-crossed lovers." And the cliff-hanger ending just devastated me. I can't wait to get the next book and see what happens! ( )
  Jenna.Czaplewski | Jul 3, 2014 |
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Caplan, DaveCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hvam, KhristineNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Impey, AllisonDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.
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Walking to school over the snow-muffled cobbles, Karou had no sinister premonitions about the day.
Humanity, perhaps, that quality of benevolence that humans have, without irony, named after themselves.
She tastes like nectar and salt. Nectar and salt and apples. Pollen and stars and hinges. She tastes like fairy tales. Swan maidens at midnight. Cream on the tip of a fox's tongue. She tastes like hope.
Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes it own magic.
If it's not chocolate, it's not breakfast.
Evanescence was not, in itself, a grim fate. It was the way of things, to be unmade; it happened in natural death, every day.
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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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Karou leads double
Life: art student and errand
Girl for wishmonger.
A fantastic tale
Of teeth exchanged for wishes
And forbidden love.

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Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

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