Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) - Laini Taylor



"Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.
When Brimstone called, she always came."

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.





This is the second time I've read Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, the reason why I'm reading it again is because I finally got the next book in the trilogy, and because it has been a long time since I've read it, I needed to refresh my memory.

Lucky I did because there was a few things that I had forgotten.


I still loved the book the second time around. The characters and just the basic concept of the book is what kept me reading. 

I wouldn't say this was my favourite book of all time, but I didn't hate it.


The reason why I love it so much is to do with our female protagonist, Karou. She isn't overly bad-ass acting like the hero of the story, but she also isn't weak. She's that in between genuine believable character. 

What really sold me was her hair. I have been dying my hair for as long as I can remember and the colours have ranged considerably. So when I read she has blue hair, I instantly jealous. I want to pull off peacock blue hair.


Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a very interesting story, a young woman living two lives, one as a normal human going to school, hanging out with friends, dealing with boys. Then you have her other side, her only family are strange creatures.


Because it has been a long time since I've read this book, I completely forgot about the romance of this story. I don't know what it is lately, but nearly every book I've picked up so far is about two star-crossed lovers. 

In this story you have Karou who is with the "demons", and then Akiva (the male main character), who is with the "angels". 

So like all star-crossed love books, there is war against the "demons" and the "angels" who hate each other with a passion. And because of this, our main characters can not be together, but of course they do whatever it takes to do otherwise.


Can not wait to finally read book two in this trilogy, and see where Karou takes us.