“It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him” – Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor
Initial Thoughts: I admit that I tend to chose a book based on its cover. With so many books to choose from out there, the best book cover tends to draw me in first before I would even consider picking it up. On the cover of this novel Daughter of Smoke & Bone was a picture of a girl in a mask. For some odd reason, I adore masks (I even have a mask collection), and so, without reading the synopsis, I dived in.
Around the world, black hand prints 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 grows dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war” Goodreads
As I had said, I did not know what this book was about. I have been doing this a lot lately, choosing books based on their cover, or at random. It is much more fun that way. If I would have known what the book was about, I probably wouldn’t have been interested. I do not usually like books about angels. I find them very dull and boring. Oh great, a good looking guy with wings with a heart of – well – an angel. Yawn. In this case, the author completely flipped the idea of angels and their angelic nature completely on its head. Without any spoilers, I can tell you that you will be surprised and very intrigued.
The story begins with Karou, a young art student studying in Prague who can’t get rid of Continue reading