Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
(Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

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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?

About Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels: Days of Blood & Starlight, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is www.lainitaylor.com.
Published September 27, 2011 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 420 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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on Jan 10 2012

Taylor has written a dazzling and romantic work of fiction and I simply cannot wait to get my hands on the next installment.

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on Dec 14 2011

'Daughter of Smoke & Bone' is a dark, decadent love story & thriller.

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on Sep 30 2011

This is the start of something truly special—or magic on the page, if you will…

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on Mar 26 2012

Despite feeling somewhat dissatisfied with the end, I still think Daughter of Smoke and Bone is an excellent read. One of the most imaginative and well-written YA books I’ve encountered ever. I’m very much looking forward the Book 2 of the trilogy...

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