Monday, May 21, 2012

Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Title Tracks Review

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Tags: young adult, suspense, paranormal, fantasy, family, friendship, angles, chimera, amnesia, Prague, magic, wishes, art, drawing, romance, other worlds
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
ISBN-10: 0316134023
ISBN-13: 9780316134026

Read an excerpt: Chapters 1-5

This book would probably merit a PG-13 rating based on violence, though a film version could ramp that up a bit. There's no language which would raise this above PG-13. While there's mention of sex, what's actually depicted is pretty chaste, though that might potentially be ramped up in a movie version as well.

Angels, demons, monsters. Seems like Prague is teeming with all these beings/

An artist with a heart that’s feeling a loss that she can’t even possibly reason/

Raised in the workshop of a dark wishmonger, adopted father, demon/

Orphan daughter apprentice running her errands shot by some mobsters for teeth and/

All the while in the dark for a reason. What secrets these monsters are keeping/

Family you just gotta believe in but why can’t she seem to just squash these feelings?/

Enter a stranger with a scheme. Things start to come apart at the seems/

Real life is colliding with dreams. Two worlds, two souls fighting for peace/

Taylor’s words draw a thousand sketches. Gothic cathedrals and haunting legends/

Markets filled with Moroccan peasants. Bargains with grave robbers over dentures/

Daughter of Smoke and Bone, a tale well told that will make you long/

For the next installment. You’ll be enthralled with this haunting story of blood and hope/

5 Turntables

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