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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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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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4.6

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  • Engaging characters (8)
  • Well written (7)
  • Page turner (6)
  • Deserves multiple readings (5)

Cons

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  • Travel reading (3)
  • Younger readers (3)
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5.0

Beautifully Crafted

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  • Page Turner
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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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                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

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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

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

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                      • 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

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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