daughter-of-smoke-boneTitle: Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date:9/27/11
Reviewed by: Willa
     I couldn’t wait to read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I was ecstatic when I received it over the holidays! I couldn’t wait to dive in, and It lived up to every expectation I had.
     Karou and her otherworldly life is so mysterious so the majority of the book, because we, as readers, only know what Karou knows – and that isn’t much. So as Karou discovers more about her past, so do we, and as Karou falls for someone she isn’t supposed to, she only can only help but wonder why. Karou has a fire that makes us love her, a spirit that keeps her alive, and a secret that can get her killed. The only question is – when?
     The suspense and constant questions of this novel made me feverish to finish, and Taylor has done a beautiful job of crafting a world that I could never imagine. Karou’s life is fantastical, and makes for a wonderful story. Akiva is mysterious, and holds a past that could separate them forever. Her family and friends are different and incredible. And Karou is stuck in the middle between what’s real and what could only a dream.
     I loved  Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and I highly suggest it to anyone looking for some fantastic fantasy and a taste of romance. Two thumbs up for Laini Taylor!

Laini Taylor will be our Keynote speaker at the Texas Teen Book Festival!