Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone Book One
Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural
Written By Laini Taylor
Published September 27th 2011
424 Pages
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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?
Karou seems the regular seventeen year old girl. She attends an arts school in Prague and spends her days avoiding her ex - boyfriend, eating goulash in a medieval castle with gas mask collectables and running errands all over the globe for her demonic foster father.

When it seems the portals from the underworld are all being marked, attacked by a devastatingly handsome Akiva, Karou is suddenly left on her own and locked out of the only world and family that she knows. A strange, but familiar attraction forms and Karou is now on a quest to discover how to reach her family and find out who she is.

Beautifully written and descriptive. Set in Prague, but we travel to other exotic locations as they reader is taken on Karou's journey with her. A fantasy setting, but deals with real emotions, rather than the standard happy ever after we see with so many in this genre.

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