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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

Paperback

Published: 26th June 2012
For Ages: 14+ years old
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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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4.7

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  • Engaging characters (10)
  • Well written (9)
  • Page turner (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Suspenseful (3)

Cons

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  • Gift (4)
  • Travel reading (4)
  • Younger readers (4)
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5.0

I've read this twice already.

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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.

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    5.0

    Smashed all expectations and left me in a puddle of angst

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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 Brisbane, AU

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      • Well Written

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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.

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          4.0

          Great Read

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          from South Australia

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          Pros

          • 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!

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              5.0

              Could not put down.

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              from Melbourne

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Travel Reading
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                Could not stop reading.

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                5.0

                Draws you in from the get go!

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                from Victoria

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                • Engaging Characters
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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.

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                    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

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                      • 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.

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                      4.0

                      another great read

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                      from nsw

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                      Pros

                      • 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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                        5.0

                        "What we'll do for LOVE"!

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                        from Mildura. Aust

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                        Pros

                        • Couldn't put it down
                        • Deserves Multiple Readings
                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Well Written

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Gift

                          Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                          I had never heard of this book and liked the sound of it, when trawling for new reads. What a surprise a bit different to what i usually read but couldn't put it down. Got engrossed in the story a how it was all coming together. All i can say is "What we do for LOVE".

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                          4.0

                          Will be a hit with Young Adult readers!

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                          from Sunshine Coast

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                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Page Turner

                          Cons

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                            • Younger Readers

                            Comments about Daughter of Smoke and Bone:

                            Easy to read. Some beautiful prose. Great young adult novel. Was hooked for the first half but the suspense dropped away for me during the flash back unravelling main characters past. Am looking forward to reading the second installment

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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.

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                            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