My Thoughts: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Laini Taylor)

Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) 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? (Goodreads)

Cover: I like it because it actually has something to do with the story.

My Thoughts:
I don't have the words to give enough justice to the amazingness of this book. Beautiful does not begin to describe the incredible artistry that is contained in these pages. I fell in love with the world, and more importantly I fell in love with the characters. This is one of those books that is going to stay with me.
Instant favorite. Highly recommended. 

I am so sad that I have to wait until November for Days of Blood and Starlight.  Oh my gah.

Favorite quotes:
"Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic."

"It was what she had always wanted and thought she'd found: someone who was for her, as she was for him, whose blood and butterflies sang to hers and answered them, note for note."

Final Thought: Breathtaking, heartbreaking, magical. Wow.    5/5

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