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Fantasy/YA

Karou has two lives to juggle. She is a seventeen-year-old student in Prague and an errand girl to a creature who owns a business in Elsewhere. Raised in his shop but never visiting Elsewhere, she knows nothing of how she came to be there as a baby and never quite feels whole. Now she has to choose between her comfortable life here and the war ravaged world that may hold of the answers.

This almost felt like a book of three parts and four perspectives but when the reason they were interlinked was revealed, I was genuinely surprised. There was another very revealing (and shocking) moment similar to this toward the end but I cannot tell you the reason for that either as it would spoil the entire story.

Don’t let the almost chick-lit parts of the first half of the book put you off if you are into epic fantasy. This is a huge story that really gathers momentum and weight around half way through. It is part of a trilogy and so the plot and characters develop in accordance to that. Trust me, by the time you reach the end, you will be obsessed with reading the next book in the series.

Chrissie


2 responses to “Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor”

  1. Bizarre Brunette Avatar

    I’m not sure if this book is for me, but I’m glad that you liked it! The cover is pretty too.

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    1. Vamp It Up Mcr (Chrissie) Avatar

      It’s the cover that really sucked me in, that and feeling like there are more sides to you, than you know. Thanks for commenting hon x

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