“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 grown 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 one of the strangers–beautiful, haunted Akiva–fixes his fire-colored 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?” (Goodreads)
This is one of those books that was sitting on my bookself waiting for me to pick it up, don’t know why i waited so long because this book was so interesting! It was a nice surprise. I’m not biggest fan of angel stories but this one grab my attention on page one and never let it go. The mystery is so fascinating, you always want to know more, you want to understand. The world building is great and so well done, it makes the story even better. The writing is fantastic, i simply adore it. Good job Laini Taylor!
Now lets talk about the characters. They are all interesting. Akiva is sweet and scary at the same time. He’s such a powerful creature, but in the same time, he is cute and adorable. Karou is now one of my favorite female character. Everything about her is amazing. She is so different and i’m not only talking about her blue hair and tattoos. She is a badass main character who stand for herself and try her best to make the people that she loves happy. She is smart and strong and beautiful. Once again, good job Laini Taylor!
daughter of smoke and bone : 4.5/5
“Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them. Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.
Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking. But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class. Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.” (Goodreads)
Put down everything you are doing i have something important to say : i am in love with an other book.
Alienated is all i like in my books. Great characters, amazing storyline, good romance and hot aliens. Cara is such a fun character. She is smart and i really enjoy that in characters. I jut hate it when the girl is stupid and gets even worst once she falls in love. I hate it. Cara is not like that. She is strong and stands up for what she believes in. It’s hard on her, her live is completely change, but she don’t give up. Aelyx is amazing too. His character is well written. You can see him change so much trought the book. The storyline is fun. It felt a lot like i was reading a contemporary, but with a cute alien boy. The relationship between Cara and Aelyx is super sweet. I also really enjoy the alien/sci-fi aspect of the book.
alienated : 4.5/5
“Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.
Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.
If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.” (Goodreads)
I feel like the best word to describe the first two books would be Ok. Not The fault in our Stars kind of Okay, more of a Ugh kind of ok. The story was a bit slow at some point and i wanted to skip some pages. The writing was good and i enjoy having two POVs. I thought Aria and Perry’s love story was empthy.
I think this book had a lot of potential but something was missing. It didn’t grab my attention like i hope it would.
I didn’t read Into the Still blue yet, maybe one day i’ll pick it up and see how it end.
Under The Never Sky : 3/5
Through the ever night : 2.5/5