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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
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Jun 23, 12

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Read from March 28 to April 01, 2012

A very cool fantasy, with a unique premise and some great characters. 17 year old Karou lives 2 lives: as an art student in Prague, and as an errand runner for Brimstone, a creature who has the head of a ram, leathery skin, goat's legs and tail--he's called The Wishmonger, and he collects teeth of all kind in his shop, teeth that are payment for wishes. (Karou herself has used a small wish to give herself blue hair, for example, or to give someone an incurable itch.) Karou was raised by Brimstone and his fellow "Chimaera", all part-animal part human, in this shop that exists in two worlds. She's never known what he does with the teeth he collects (and when she-and the reader-find out, it is really bizarre); she often has to step out the magical portal/shop door to Morocco or another exotic country to collect teeth for him. When Karou meets Akiva, a gorgeous, winged, angel (Seraph), things start to get really intense, and she learns all about her real past history as she gets caught up in a war and an eternal love story. Ooh, I just loved this book. Full of surprises, and memorable characters and creatures (Kishmish the batwinged crow, for example) and a really great story. Can't wait for the sequel.
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Kristin you must tell me what you think about this one. i had mixed feelings about it.


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