Audio Review: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

SYNOPSIS:Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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.

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 beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery 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?


Okay, we all know I am one to judge a book by its cover. When I first got recommended this book I was hesitant, the cover was meh to me. Then I started the book because damn who doesn’t love some angels vs. demons? OH MY GOD, it blew me away! HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS WONDERFUL WORLD EXISTED?! I could have been diving into this fantastic fantasy years ago!!! It is seriously amazing, I cannot say enough for how phenomenal this book is!

The characters are complex and layered, the locations are enchanting and exotic, the pain in my heart at that epic ending is almost too much to bear. It hurts, my heart hurts, their are tears in my eyes. This book was so freakin’ amazing! The story is action packed and I wanted to know more, all the time. I honestly didn’t want to stop listening to it. I had questions that needed answers, and answers I got…some I didn’t want. I loved the names and diversity of this book, I have never come across anything like this, it is completely unique to the market. Such a rich and fulfilling story, can’t wait to get my hands on book 2.


“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”


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