“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