A 60 Second Review by Anne Brees
Genre – Young Adult Fantasy
Summary – 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 grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war. (Summary from GoodReads)
Initial Thoughts – Whenever otherworldly creatures start getting involved, I get worried. Because it’s too easy to use the supernatural to attempt to spice up a poorly written romance. But when it comes Daughter of Smoke and Bone, there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.
Plot – ★★★★★ Taylor masterfully keeps information hidden for big reveals and twists.
Characters – ★★★★★ Blue hair, tattoos, and naturally badass, Karou is the perfect protagonist. Not to mention, all of the side characters have the right amount of flaws and quirks to make them completely lovable.
Storyworld – ★★★★★ Daughter of Smoke and Bone is set in two worlds: the enchanting streets of Prague and the haunted world of the chimera and seraph. Both worlds captivated me and added so much to the story.
Style – ★★★★★ The style. Oh, the style. Laini Taylor is the master of metaphorical perfection. I could go on about her writing style for days. But I only have 60 seconds so…
Closing Thoughts – You. Have. To. Read. This.
(summary and cover from GoodReads)