October 4, 2012

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone #1

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone
by Laini Taylor

Make A Wish!


With her blue hair, imaginative stories and mysterious nature, Karou was not your average girl. When asked she would tell you she was raised by monsters, that her hair was blue because she wished it so, and that when she disappeared it was simply to run errands. Of cause no one really believed in monsters, wishes or simple errands that left behind bruises and bullet wounds. It was all just a part of her creative imagination. Only it wasn't her imagination, the monsters were real, and they were the only family she had ever known.

Karou was living two lives, that of an imaginative, art student living in the human world and that of an errand girl to a monster who deals in wishes and who was brought up Elsewhere. However when an ancient enemy returns and the connection to Elsewhere is lost as the doorways become closed off to her leaving her trapped in the human world, Karou is left helpless and alone. Being human it is where she belongs, however Elsewhere is the only home she has ever known, her only family is there and with no way left through, she can only hope she will see them again.

Daughter Of Smoke And Bone weaves you through the back streets and ally ways of some of the worlds most famous cities in search for teeth, truth and the doorway to another world. A highly imaginative and colourful beginning to a series full of art, languages, monsters, angels and a war that has raged for centuries with no end in sight. Despite this there is love, hope, the dream of peace and a new way to live. A uniquely magical story that is intelligent, funny, revealing and all together heartbreaking.
On sale: 01 July 2012
Price (AU): $14.99
ISBN: 9781444722659
Recommended age: 15+
In a word: Karou
Re-read it: yes
Recommend: yes
Star rating: four out of five

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