'WOW. I wish I had written this book.'
It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.
For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels . . . inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.
'DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.'
Thrillingly fresh and new. The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. (Seriously, cancel all plans once you begin; you won't want to put it down.)
Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why . . . Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.
Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.
Remarkable and beautifully written . . . The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.
A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman . . . It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters . . . It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success.
'You don't want this book to end . . . it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.'
Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.
Trust us, it's brilliant
A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends . . . Mesmerising.