Tuesday, April 24, 2012

UK Paperback: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Are you looking for a fantastic book for your summer holidays? Agreed, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE doesn't exactly sound like a typical summery romance. Last year I received an ARC of the book by Hodder & Stoughton. I wasn't even sure if I wanted to read it then. Somehow I ended up taking it with me to Denmark where I spent three weeks last summer. And... I devoured DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! SO GOOD! 

I can highly recommend Laini Taylor's DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE and I'm surprised that Hodder & Stoughton actually created a book cover that is even more beautiful than the original Hardcover. The new paperback edition will be released on July 5th and I definitely need to get me a copy.

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 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 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?

Summary by Goodreads

My review of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE was published September 2011 and you can read it here. Here's my verdict to support my rec:

5/5 ***** DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE- A surprise bag of extravagant characters, exotic settings and extraordinarily breath-taking plot twists and turns! Definitely a favourite!
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a complexly constructed story, which consists of many layers of history and action. It’s so much fun exploring them. Laini Taylor created a world of wishes, mysteries and magic. Find out which role dozens of teeth and smoke play in it!
I haven’t read a book that captivated me as much as DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE in a long time. You’ll love it! 

Have you read DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE yet? Or tell me in the comments why you want to read it or why not.


  1. I recently read it and thought it was amazing *__* It's my favourite reads of the year so far. I like the old cover (the UK one with the feathers) better though. It's so shiny and shimmery <3

  2. Of course I've read it! I loved it, and I thought the new cover was amazing! So meaningful for the book, too.

  3. Absolutely adore the Paperback cover for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It is definitely one of my favourite reads of 2011/2012. I'm totally purchasing a copy of the paperback, even though I already have the original UK version. :)

  4. I like the US covers better but I do like these. I just wish they were on a different novel.