Daughter of Smoke & Bone | Book Review

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Rating: 4/5

'Errand requiring immediate attention. Come'

The Blurb Reads:

"In general, Karou has managed to keep to two lives in balance. On one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in Elsewhere, she had never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole.

Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought." 



I really enjoyed reading this book, and it didn't take me too long to really get into it either. This is a fantasy like no other that I have read and it's style reminds me of Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pans Labyrinth' in the fact that it has these two very different, yet very believable worlds to the characters. If this was ever turned into a film, Del Toro would definitely be interested!

I found Karou really difficult to relate to at first, but then grew to understand her and the things she does. The imagery is very vivid and beautiful, so those of you that have seen Pan's Labyrinth won't have to imagine much more.

Overall, you get to love the characters and the narrative is full of twists and definitely makes you turn the page!

It is the right mix of fantasy and real world and I really loved every page of it!

So, for those of you that love dark fantasy and a love story like no other, look no further!

Love, K :)



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