Saturday, 28 September 2013

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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. 


Shannon Boyce said...

Ooooh this sounds really good! Adding this to my to-read list!

M+K said...

we're studying for exams at the moment but we've got a list of books we really want to read once we're done. And we have just added these to the list. thanks!

Granny Gee said...

Yay! I hope you all love it when you get round to reading it! Literally just finished the second book, can't wait for the next one!!