I'm currently transfixed by a terrific fantasy series by Laini Taylor! I can hardly put it down to write this post!
I had a sample of the first book 'Daughter of Smoke and Bone' on my iPhone and bought the book about 3 weeks ago, and I've now nearly finished the second in the series, "Days of Blood and Starlight." Taylor has a beautiful way of writing, full of unique descriptions which bring the characters to life on the page. She uses rich metaphors and harrowing imagery to create a vivid other-world, an elsewhere...
I won't spoil the plot at all, but this is my description of the first book: A seventeen year old art student with blue hair leads a secret double life. By day she's your regular teenager living in Prague and by night she hunts down teeth for the "monsters" that are her family. When her way of life, the only one she's every known (or thinks so), is threatened, Karou is the only one who can help.
I love the way these books portray angels and devils, and how it becomes clear that people are not always who they seem - and monsters are not always who they seem! You truly feel pulled into another world when you're reading it, which in my eyes makes a true fantasy novel!
Have you read this series? If you have, comment me! I'd love to have someone to chat to about them!
If you want to find out more check out the authors blog here.
Sorry about my lack of blogging over the summer, I was so busy that blogging took a bit of a backseat!
This summer I was interning at Velvet Magazine in Newmarket which I absolutely loved! I'm already looking forward to going back at Christmas time! I was helping to write articles and was involved with the behind-the-scenes of their fashion show!
Here are a few photos of the show:
The clothes were loaned to us from local boutiques, the hair was done by the TONI & GUY team fresh from London Fashion Week and their were even pop up shops for people to enjoy before the show started. Check out a highlights video here.
I went to Bestival with my boyfriend. I won tickets through a competition with Elle magazine which was amazing and so lucky! I saw my favourite band EVER, Franz Ferdinand and also The Strypes who are so talented even though they are so young. We also watched quite a lot of spoken word poetry which I'd never listened too before but was really interesting and engaging.
We also went to see Jimmy Carr which was hilarious!
So, now back to uni for my third and final year! Can't believe it! I'm worried about how much work it's going to be, but I've got to the point where I just want to get on with it!