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Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor
Cover: I decided to add a section on covers starting with this one. In all honesty I love unique book covers and this cover is defiantly something in my eyes. The blue mask is really stunning to the black and white background and drew me in immediately. The cover does go with the story but I feel it could go even better if it was a girl with blue hair to represent Karou just a little bit more.

Plot: This plot is so amazing and unique. I have never seen a story line the same as this one before. Karou is trying to find out who she is. Her first memories are of being raised by these monsters she sketches and she desperately wants to know who she is and how she ended up in the care of these creatures. Karou runs errands for Brimstone ,the creature that raised her, collecting teeth yes, I did just say teeth! Karou doesn't know what they are for but she still collects them for him whenever he calls for her.
Karou starts to question everything she knows when she meets Akiva. Someone who is threatening everything she has ever known.

Negatives: Karou and Akiva had this instant love thing as soon as Akiva showed up again. How they ended up "friends" had me saying "really!"
Other than that the whole flashback part of the story was over whelming and the premise of reincarnation was a totally saw that coming moment.

Positives: Karou,Karou,and Karou!
I loved the characters and the fact that the book had angels vs. "demons" feel.
The world building was amazing and the character's personalities was displayed perfectly. You ended up with a very good feel for all the characters. Even if the characters were not major characters.

That ending!!!! I don't even know what to say about that ending.
My mouth was gaping like a fish!!!
I was like really REALLY!!!!!

I really can't wait until the sequel is published and I can get my hands on a copy.

My Rating 4/5