Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to showcase upcoming books that you can't wait to read.

My anxiously awaited title this week is:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Publish Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown
Pages: 432
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Audience: YA

Summary from Goodreads:

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 otherworldly 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?

I'm not going to lie. This is usually the type of book I would bypass. I'm not a huge fan of paranormal fantasy, but when one of my favorite book bloggers and 2012 debut author, Lenore Appelhahs, who also has reservations about the fantasy genre, sung its praises on her blog, well now I am dying to read it too. Thanks for sharing such an awesome review Lenore! 


  1. I love Waiting on Wednesday because I learn about a ton of new books that normally wouldn't be on my radar. This is definitely one of them. Maybe I need to be open to different genres too. I couldn't hurt, right? :-)

  2. I agree. Though WoW can be dangerous too - it inevitably adds to my TBR list when I'm trying to whittle it down! LOL!