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Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
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Feb 10, 14

bookshelves: sixteen-candles, heaven-can-wait, somewhere-in-neverland, drag-me-to-hell, say-anything, first-in-a-series, mind-the-cliff, if-i-were-stuck-on-a-desert-island, series-in-progress
Recommended to Alkyoni by: Tatiana's Review
Read in October, 2011 — I own a copy

6 stars

My boyfriend always accuses me that I read too fast, that I don’t take the time to enjoy the books that I read. My response is that he can’t possibly compare my reading material to his, since he’s usually reading Nietzsche, history, biographies and books about physics, while I mostly read fantasy books. Yes, I read the five books of the Fever series within a week and I had the time of my life.

When I read the first pages of “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” I finally understood what he meant by that.

Have you ever taken a bite out of something delicious that you tasted for the first time in your life, and savored it slowly, fearing that it would end too soon? That’s how I was feeling while I was reading this book.

It is magical, I’m pretty certain that it is. It has the power to transport you to the streets of Prague. It has the power to turn you into an empath, linking yourself to the main character’s feelings. It has the power to make you leave reality behind, no matter how pressing it might be. It has the power to make you believe in fairy tales again, the way you did when you were little. This book has the power of Christmas.

Instead of mentioning the plot and the characters, I’m giving you the links to the 4 beautiful teasers that I found in youtube.
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Quotes Alkyoni Liked

Laini Taylor
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.

It did not end well.”
Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Reading Progress

11/01/2011 page 122
29.0% "Amazing, truly amazing. What genre do you think that it belongs to? Fantasy or Paranormal Fantasy?" 6 comments

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missEvi [can't commit to a book] how is it?I am planning on reading it next

Alkyoni I was about to send you a message. Read it!

missEvi [can't commit to a book] really?? good i ll start it!tell me trelo alkyonaki when are we going to read kate daniels?

Alkyoni as soon as you finish this one, we'll start the Kate Daniels series kollhtoula.

message 6: by Ariana (last edited Nov 04, 2011 11:41AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ariana Lovely review.
I wanted to slowly "taste" this delicious book too ;))

Alkyoni Thank you Ari :)

It was a wonderful book, wasn't it? I have already ordered Lips Touch: Three Times by the same author. I have heard that it's just as good with beautiful art.

Ariana Yes, it is one of my favorite books so far and I plan to order Lips Touch as well. I've heard only good things about it.:)

Sadia Yep, the teasers make me really want to read this one!

Great Review (:

Alkyoni I loved them too!

Penny "This book has the power of Christmas."
Amazing! Absolutely on my must-read list then!

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Emery McCulley Thanks for posting the youtube videos.

Alkyoni I'm glad you enjoyed them, Emery.

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Esme At least your boyfriend reads, mine thinks it's a waste of time. :(

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Esme I really loved the book though. I finished it in three days.

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