Saturday, 17 September 2011

DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE BY LAINI TAYLOR




So I got to enjoy the first 14 chapters of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE...


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 otherworldly war.
 Now 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?

So what did I think? I enjoyed what I read but as I suppose the intention was the story had only sort of got moving and then it was the end of my Chapter Sampler. I did "warm to" the character of Karou and I kind of wanted to know more, but at the same time I didn't think "wow I must go buy it now!" It is quite difficult to judge a book on only the first 14 chapters. I felt I wanted to know more of Brimstone, and Issa and what they need all the teeth for etc The first 14 chapters were pretty slow and seemed a little drawn out to me in places. So did I like it? I always promise to be honest so the answer to what did I think of it is...it was okay....


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