Genre: YA Fantasy
Type: #1 in Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Synopsis: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Words can't express what I feel for this book... They can't. This book was so amazingly written, the world was created so wonderfully and the writing was so expressive. Like, I like to read books out loud, and this book actually allowed me to feel the feelings. Love, hatred, compassion, brutality, everything. That was how good this book was. And oh, the characters, what amazing ones. Like, nothing was overdone or underdone. It was perfect. They should seriously make a movie out of this trilogy!
You kinda switched back and forth between time towards the end, and that was super interesting to read about. And oh... The ending! The cliffhanger! I am SO looking forward to reading the next book!