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Daughter of Smoke and Bone : Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy : Book 1 - Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy : Book 1

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Published: 26th June 2012
For Ages: 14+ years old
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Published: 29th September 2011
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Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book unbounded by genre but located at a magical crossroads where The Passage meets Philip Pullman and Twilight meets Pan's Labyrinth.

Errand requiring immediate attention. Come.

The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things.

When Brimstone called, she always came.

In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.

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4.8

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  • Well written (11)
  • Page turner (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Suspenseful (3)

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5.0

Amazing

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Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

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    • Gift
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

    I LOVED this book!!! One of my favorites and I couldn't put it down. Interesting and lots of twists and turns

     
    5.0

    Great Series

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    from Australia

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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        Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

        A great three part series, I recommend you buy all three books together as you won't want to stop. A really unique and interesting story line with some cool concepts and great strong female leads. Great for fantasy and sci-fi lovers.

         
        5.0

        I've read this twice already.

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        from Melbourne

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Vivid Writing
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

          I read this first as an e-book and loved it so much that I bought the actual book then read it again. I loved it.

           
          5.0

          Smashed all expectations and left me in a puddle of angst

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          from Sydney, AU

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          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Engaging Characters
          • Page Turner
          • Suspenseful
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entry To Fantasy
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            Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

            This series intrigued me because the blurbs didn't seem to line up between book 1 and 2, and boy am I glad I noticed that oddity.

            The characters are wonderful, the story twisting and weaving as it builds so something beautiful and heart wrenching.

            The author's language when describing places is amazing and never have I wanted to visit Prague more. She creates such a unique and mysterious environment seemingly effortlessly and I absolutely adore it.

            This is my #1 recommended series for any reader interested in fantasy with side note of romance and right amount of action.

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            5.0

            Beautifully Crafted

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            from Queensland, Australia

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                Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                Such a sublime and captivating novel. A fresh and fantastic story with engaging characters. The world building was in depth but not confusing. I would highly recommend it.

                 
                4.0

                Great Read

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                from South Aus

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Engaging Characters
                • Page Turner
                • Suspenseful
                • Well Written

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                    Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                    I really liked this book and will definitely read it again. It was really different but still easy to get into and the characters were really likable. I'm really glad that the last book has now been released so I can finish the trilogy!

                     
                    5.0

                    Could not put down.

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                    from Melbourne

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                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Engaging Characters
                    • Page Turner
                    • Suspenseful
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

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                      • Gift
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                      Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                      Could not stop reading.

                       
                      5.0

                      Draws you in from the get go!

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                      from Victoria

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                          Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                          This book is a brillaint read and one has no choice but to read the following 2 books.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          One of the best books I've read!

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                          from Sydney

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                          Pros

                          • Deserves Multiple Readings
                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Page Turner
                          • Well Written

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Holiday read
                            • Travel Reading

                            Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                            I absolutely loved this series! I read all kinds of books and this one seemed to have so many genres and things going on at once. Definitely recommended if your into a bit of fantasy, romance and action. This book really keeps you on the edge of your seat.

                             
                            4.0

                            another great read

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                            from nsw

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                            • Deserves Multiple Readings
                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Well Written

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Gift
                              • Older Readers
                              • Travel Reading
                              • Younger Readers

                              Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                              enjoyable read and looking forward to the other two books in this series

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                              'WOW. I wish I had written this book.'
                              Patrick Rothfuss

                              'Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.'
                              Guardian

                              'The world-building descriptions and language stop your heart and then, like a defibrillator, start it up again.'
                              New York Times

                              'Mesmerising.'
                              Marie Claire

                              Laini Taylor

                              Laini Taylor (born 1971) is an American young-adult fantasy author. She is best known for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

                              Visit Laini Taylor's Booktopia Author Page


                              ISBN: 9781444722659
                              ISBN-10: 1444722654
                              Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
                              Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
                              For Ages: 14+ years old
                              Format: Paperback
                              Language: English
                              Number Of Pages: 448
                              Published: 26th June 2012
                              Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
                              Country of Publication: GB
                              Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 2.7
                              Weight (kg): 0.31
                              Edition Number: 1