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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Daring You To Read...Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daring You To Read is a weekly feature here on Tynga’s Reviews where we dare you to read some of our favorite older releases (at least 6 months old). All the books/series we choose to feature are titles we adored and think you should give them a shot! We think it’s a super awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

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With the sequel of one of my favorite books ever releasing in less than a month, I felt it was fitting to dare you all to check it out! This is one of those books that I loved so much, I don't really know how to describe it to you. Thus, I'm going to keep this Daring You To Read post short and sweet because there's no way I can do DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE justice.

The world building and characterization in this novel was amazing, but what I really enjoyed was the deeper meaning and hidden themes that are littered throughout the entire novel. It not only made the book a really enjoyable read, but a read full of morals that left me with a smile and a newfound respect for the author as I finished reading. This book is one of those books that constantly reminds you to never lose hope, and I truly loved it because of that.

Hope is the real magic, child.

I would recommend this book to just about anyone of any age level because of the fact that it has everything. It has fantasy, it has mysteries that are constantly unraveling, it has romance, and a whole lot of action. It's truly tailored to anybody who wants to give it a chance. Unlike anything you ever read before, this story will leave you breathless and you won't really know how to react at its completion because you're so blown away.

And if none of that has made you want to pick up this book, I have one word for you... Akiva.

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?

My Thoughts

Are YOU brave enough to take this dare?

I'm a 18 year old from a small town in New Jersey that's a newcomer to the book blogging world. Because I am an incoming senior in high school the closest thing that I have to a job is being a volunteer at the town library, so I spend most of my time reading and persuading my parents to let me buy more books!

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8 People left their mark' :

  1. I read this book this year and it's definitely going to be on my favorites book list. It's truly awesome and I also can't wait for the sequel.

  2. I actually own this but it's in storage and I haven't read it yet... I'll have to dig it out next time I go home though!

  3. I read the book and enjoyed it as well.

  4. Thanks for the great post! I just purchased this book for my kindle since it's on sale at Amazon for $2.99:


  5. I read it recently and right now it's my favourite book of 2012 :)

  6. When this book was published I immediately fell in love with the cover, but I still haven't read it. I hope I will soon!

  7. My boyfriend bought it for me two days ago and I can't wait to dive into it :)

  8. This was a marvellous book. Great choice.