Review | Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylor

“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.

It did not end well.”




Book Synopsis:

Around the world, black hand prints 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 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 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?



Edition: Hardcover

Publishing Date: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genre: Romance, Fantasy (Paranormal), Young Adult

ISBN: 0316134023 (ISBN13: 9780316134026)

Goodreads Rating: 4.04

My Rating: 4.00




“We dreamed together of the world remade.”

. . . I have absolutely no words for this.


I was hesitating giving this 4 stars because there were certain parts in the writing style that I wasn’t exactly happy with. It seemed that he was avoiding writing too much detail and writing certain scenes and he was just generalizing it. This is probably the number one thing I hate with authors.


It bothered me a lot that some characters were very inconsistent and there wasn’t proper transition with their character development.


but leaving some of those problems. . . I was amazed by the world and this was definitely not something that I was expecting to be reading. The plot and the world is really unique with a twist of the cliche but given that this was the first book it gave it a nice touch. It made the entire out-of-this world story seem more relatable in a way. I cannot get over how different I expected this book to be. I expected some kind of ordinary-girl-falls-in-love-with-an-angel type of stories but BOY I WAS WRONG.


I wouldn’t want to give anyone high expectations or false hope (hehe see what I did there DOSAB fans) and just keep an open ming to this book and what world it has to offer you. I will definitely continue reading this series because this is a story I simply can’t stop and something that I would want to experience until the end.








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