Saturday, September 29, 2012
9:00 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date: September 27, 2011
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”
How can you not love a book that starts off with that line? Seriously, how much more intriguing can you get?
I got DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE as an audiobook to listen to while I was in the car. I drive A LOT with my job so I thought this would be a good way to pass the time on the job and also get a few more books read. Turns out this wasn’t just a good idea, it was a brilliant one. I’m not typically one to brag about myself but seriously this was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.
Khristine Hvam does an excellent job at narrating. I loved her voice and the way she emphasized things. I felt that her narration really added something to the story. Also, I loved being able to hear how to pronounce names and other words in the book. After skimming through the book, I know that the names I would have come up with in my head wouldn’t have been nearly as beautiful as the actual ones.
The story itself was amazing. There was mystery. There was love. There was heartbreak. There was everything. This book really did have it all!
The world that Taylor creates in DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is unmatched. Taylor creates a world full of monsters and angels, a world of creatures I could never dream of imagining and describes it in a way that I actually believed it could be real.
I loved Karou. I loved her blue hair. I loved her attitude and determination. I loved the fact that she could speak many languages and not all of them were human. Karou was fierce and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous of her. Yeah, I would totally love to be her.
It took me a little bit of time to warm up to Akiva. I struggled with Karou in figuring out if he was a good guy or a bad guy. Now, that I have finished the first book in the series I have to say that he’s a little of both. Then again, aren’t we all? In the end Akiva won be over, which made the end even more bittersweet. I won’t tell you what happens but rest assured that you will be thinking about the ending of this book days after you are finished with it.
The ending left me questioning what I would do/how I would feel if I were in Karou’s place. After several days of thinking about it, I still don’t know. It’s one of those situations where you can see both sides and can sympathize with each.
The only slow part to me was when the story goes back in time to tell a backstory. I was so anxious to find out what happened in the present I found myself not really caring what happened in the past. After finishing the book though I realized that it was a necessary part, I just really wanted to know what happened next!
In case you haven’t noticed I loved DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! I loved this book so much I now own the audiobook, a paperback copy, I traded a new book I owned for an ARC of it and I’m thinking about buying a hardcover! Yes, I loved it THAT much and I’m sure you will too!
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