Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 27, 2011 - Young Adult Fiction - 432 pages
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In a nation on the brink of war, a young student's star-crossed love begins to bloom in the first book of the New York Times bestselling epic fantasy trilogy by award-winning author Laini Taylor.
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 have grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly 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?
 

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

Better than average YA fare; Karou, orphaned and raised by, um, unsavory beasts, struggles to understand her origin, place, and future in this fantasy world. Akiva, an Seraph angel, provides the love interest. Read full review

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User Review  - LarissaBookGirl - LibraryThing

With her blue hair, imaginative stories and mysterious nature, Karou was not your average girl. When asked she would tell you she was raised by monsters, that her hair was blue because she wished it ... Read full review

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Contents

IMPOSSIBLE TO SCARE
AN UNVEILING OF SORTS
CRANNY
POISON KITCHEN
ELSEWHERE
THE ANGEL OF EXTINCTION
BLACK HANDPRINTS
GAVRIELS
FLYING IS EASY CHAPTER 25 NEVER PEACE
A SOFT WRONGNESS
NOT PREY BUT POWER
ATTITUDE OF PRAYER
STARLIGHT TO THE
RIGHT
BOTH PLACE AND PERSON
PREPOSTEROUS

THE DEVILS DOORWAYS CHAPTER 10 HITHERANDTHITHER GIRL
PLEASE
SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY
THE GRAVEROBBER
DEADLY BIRD OF THE SOUL
THE OTHER DOOR
FALLEN
WORLD APART
BATTLE NOT WITH MONSTERS
NOT WHO BUT WHAT
TRUE STORY
HOPE MAKES ITS OWN MAGIC
A PIECE OF EMPTY CANDY
INFINITE PATIENCE
WHATS A DAY?
THE TONGUE OF ANGELS
TO DO ELSE THAN KILL
DREAMLOST
UNGODLY
BLOOD WILL
ALMOST LIKE MAGIC
ALEPH
ACHE AND SALT AND ALLNESS
SNAP
WHOLE
MADRIGAL
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Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Printz Honor Book Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella Night of Cake & Puppets. Taylor's other works include the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is lainitaylor.com.