Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
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?
I'm not sure I can explain how excited I am for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. The summary gives me goosebumps in the best way possible. If that happens from just reading the summary, imagine what actually reading the book will do? Along with Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter, Daughter of Smoke and Bone is the book I'm most looking forward to hearing more about at BEA.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. What book are you eagerly waiting for?