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Daughter of Smoke & Bone (2011)

by Laini Taylor

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Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (1)

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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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This was an amazing book; I couldn't put it down. The atmosphere was perfect and the characters were real and heartbreaking. I especially liked Szusana (sp?) who was very funny but also a fiercely loyal friend. At the end I was sad and happy at the same time. I can't wait for the next installment. ( )
  Bookladycma | May 18, 2024 |
Great read! It was somewhat of an slow start and that is why it got a 4 out of 5 star, but once in - I just couldnt put the book down. Looking forward to book 2 and 3. ( )
  mybookloveobsession | Mar 12, 2024 |
Wow. This was incredibly good. Moving onto the next one and really, really happy that the last book in the trilogy is due shortly. ( )
  jazzbird61 | Feb 29, 2024 |
Oops, I forgot I finished this a couple days ago.

Um... I thought for a while that they were going the "omg reincarnated lovers!!!" route and was prepared to be grossed out. I'm glad there was an (ever so slightly) better explanation.

There was a lot I liked and was very much into, and a lot I didn't like and wasn't into. RJ's review pretty much sums up my feelings.

The ending... wow, it was like a punch in the stomach. By that time, they were my favorite characters.

There were just so many ups and downs and likes and dislikes to this one. I'm not sorry I read it, and it's a step up from most YA lit I've read/skimmed recently, but it's far from perfect. ( )
  caedocyon | Feb 23, 2024 |
I would actually probably give this three and a half stars. The writing was well done and I liked the story, but I'm not sure I like it enough to continue with the series. I'm not invested in the characters and their future. It's just ok. ( )
  Woodardja | Jan 30, 2024 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Taylor, Lainiprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hvam, KhristineNarratormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Audio, HachettePublishersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bernstein, LeaPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Caplan, DaveCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Impey, AllisonDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kevic Djurdjevic, JelenaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Santen, Gert vanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed


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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.
For Jane, for a whole new world of possibilities
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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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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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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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