Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: November 2012
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Book 2
*Will likely contain spoilers for the first book, Daughter of Smoke and Bone*
Things I Liked:
I continue to be amazed at the stuff Laini comes up with. She has such a vivid imagination and an amazing way to bring those images and ideas to life with her unique writing style. I love how strange and yet natural the descriptions she uses throughout the book paint a picture of this intriguing world. Karou continues to fascinate me, especially with the many feelings she experiences. She has hard choices and despite making mistakes, tries her best to overcome those. She really grows over this book and the growth felt subtle, natural, and intriguing. Chimera, angels, Eretz, teeth, resurrection, all of this adds up to a twisted, strange, and yet un-put-downable story that I was completely surprised by. The direction it went left me guessing all the way to the conclusion. I'm happy to report that this second installment did not suffer from second-book-itis for me. Can't wait for the next one.
Things I Didn't Like:
I was a bit disturbed by some of the things that happened. But, that's just me. It was a brutal and honest book and despite my being uncomfortable on a number of occasions, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Start with Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
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BOOK CONTENT RATINGS:
some, though not a lot
a few incidents, quite a bit of innuendo
to the point of disturbing at times
Overall rating: *****
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