Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Teen Tuesday: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. 432 p. Daughter of Smoke and Bone series #1. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, September, 2011. 9780316134026.
The Teen Tuesday feature is Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. Karou is an art student in Prague whose sketch book is filled with creatures who cannot possibly exist except in the imagination. She regularly disappears to run "errands." Her errands consist of traveling to far-flung places to collect teeth for her foster father, Brimstone. She uses portals to save time but someone, or something is closing these portals and bent on finding Brimstone. This first book of a trilogy takes its time setting up but it is well worth your patience. The worlds Laini Taylor has created are truly fantastical, somewhat terrifying and wholly believable. The audiobooks are terrific! Khristine Hvam narrates and her accents and voices are so entertaining.