This is the first book in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. I had been putting off reading this book because it had been getting so much hype. For some reason, there are books that get hyped to me and I just don’t want to read them. I can’t believe I put this one off for so long. Here’s the Goodreads summary.
“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 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?”
So good!!!!!!! I’ve heard such great things about this book and am so glad I jumped on the train and read it. I love the world Laini Taylor created and am soooo looking forward to picking up the next book in the series!