Hi guys! Welcome to this weeks Recommend A.., a meme hosted by Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit! This week our topic is Recommend A...book you read this year. I have lots to pick from so far, so I had to narrow it down to a few books, but ultimately decided on this book.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
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 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?
I completely surprised myself by really liking this book. I am not a huge fantasy fan, but I had been hearing such great things about the story, I decided to try it out. Boy am I glad I did! Besides the gorgeous cover, this book had great world building, fun characters and a fast paced plot. I cannot wait for the next book, Days of Blood and Starlight, to be released! If you are late to hop on the Laini Taylor train, I highly recommend you do. You wont be disappointed!
My review if you are curious.
What books have been some of your favorites this year?