Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor & Giveaway

Release Date: September 27, 2011
Series: Trilogy TBA
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Around the world, black handprints 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 grown 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?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a rich, imaginative tale of magic and monsters, war and heartbreak. The world-building in this novel is breathtaking, the backstory a tapestry woven with strands of legend and otherworldly secrets. Laini Taylor's style is beautiful and intelligent, bewitching in its elegant flair. The pacing is perfect with never a dull moment, whether the intensity comes from the heat of battle, the awe of discovery or the mystery of Taylor's monsters.

Laini Taylor's imagination knows no bounds. This is the most creative, original story I have ever read. Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a book that cannot be easily defined. It is a long history of war and senseless hate, otherworldly races and ancient magic. It is a fantasy and a tragedy and a romance. It is all these things and more. The descriptions are lush and vivid, the characters terrifying and oddly compelling, the lines between good and evil hopelessly blurred. It is a tale of self-discovery and irrepressible love, a coming-of-age story like no other.

Karou is such a compelling heroine, the kind of girl that shouldn't be crossed. She is quirky and mysterious -- from her naturally blue hair to her bullet-scarred belly -- a complex character who is alive and engaging from page one. Her mental life runs deep as she struggles with a lifelong sense of emptiness, and the constant frustration of vague answers from the only family she's ever known. Karou is smart and skilled, and she knows there's more to the story than she's been told. She is fearless when she needs to be, but vulnerable at heart. It's impossible not to fall in love with this one-of-a-kind heroine made of fire and glass, smoke and bone.

Her relationship with the chimaera who comprise her family is a complicated one -- full of loyalty and love, but also the betrayal and pain that plagues every family. Yet their deep-rooted bond is one of the most heart-warming aspects of the book, and is crucial to the impossible decisions Karou must make. Though they are repeatedly called "monsters" or "devils", Taylor takes care to show that nothing is so black and white. Karou's unconventional family fiercely loves her, and even when it's not always clear, they're acting with her best interest at heart.

A major part of what makes this tale so engrossing is the setting. Prague is a beautiful, enchanted place with cobblestone streets and macabre pubs -- anyone who reads this book will want to hop on a plane immediately. Taylor brings the scene alive for readers, making them feel the majesty of the city's beauty and the sting of the wind's sharp bite. Prague is timeless, full of hidden nooks and dusty secrets, the perfect setting for a tale of star-crossed love and forbidden magic.

Taylor perfectly balances drama and action with wit and passion, the kind of read that tickles the imagination and seeps into the soul. Readers will delight in the mystery of the devil's teeth, the brutal war between worlds and the truth of Karou's identity, never knowing where this colorful saga will take them next. Taylor's storytelling is stark and exquisite and lyrical, but also haunting, dark and sometimes tragic. When the many strands come together to reveal a stunning and heartbreaking truth, readers will never know what hit them. This is a fast-paced and high-soaring adventure that spans continents and worlds, generations and families -- but ultimately it all comes down to one girl, one special, strange girl with a secret sadness and a forgotten past.

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Disclosure: I received an advance copy of this novel at BEA for an honest review.


ARC GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]


I have an ARC of Daughter of Smoke and Bone to give away to one lucky reader!

To Enter:
  • You MUST leave a comment on this review (with your email address!) answering the following question:
If you were a chimaera, what would you look like?*
  • +10 for drawing/photoshopping/making a collage/creating a costume/etc of your chimaera design! (Upload it to a blog post and link to it in the comments, or email it to me if you don't have a blog -- but be sure to leave a comment here letting me know you sent it)
  • +1 for sharing this giveaway (via Twitter, Facebook, etc -- must leave a direct link in your comment)
  • Following is not required, but greatly appreciated
  • US/Canada Only (I will be hosting an international giveaway for this book soon!)
  • Ends 10/7/11 at 11:59 pm EST
  • One winner will be chosen via Random.org
  • Please review my giveaway policy
*For those who don't know what a chimaera is, you can check out this page on Laini Taylor's website or this trailer which shows some pictures or the first 5 chapters of the book which give more detailed descriptions. If you have any questions, just email me.

Good luck!

98 comments:

lisa :) said...

I've heard so many good things about this one - I would LOVE to read it! And great question too!

If I were a chimaera I would still want to have a human head but I think it would be neat to have the eyes and wings of an owl.

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
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Sara said...

Excited to read this book!

If I was a chimaera I would want to have the head of a human bu the body of a white tiger and beautiful snowy owl wings. My face would also have whiskers and a tigers nose and beautiful long black hair to contrast all the beautiful white.

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Ria said...

If I were a chimera, I'd probably look much as I do now, since medical chimeras (one fetus being absorbed by the other and yet the DNA lives on) aren't that uncommon. :P

However, if we're talking of more fantastic chimeras, I'd love to have white angel wings, fangs, cat eyes, and a long cat tail. Purrmeow!

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Aylee said...

Oi, seeing all these reviews have got me mighty excited to read this! People especially seem to love Karou, who sounds beyond awesome, and Laini Taylor's writing, which sounds exquisite. This is the first I'm hearing of Karou's chimaera family but it sounds absolutely fascinating!

If I were a chimaera, I would have wings, of course! And eyes of an animal that can see well in the dark, like a cat. Maybe a cat's nose as well so I could smell better. Basically, I would want features that enhanced my senses beyond simple human senses.

ayleejaine(at)gmail(dot)com

Shanon (Escaping With Fiction) said...

Wow, great review--it was very descriptive, which I like. I have heard nothing but great things about this book!
I'd enter your giveaway, but I'm so darn eager to read this book that I know I'll be going to the bookstore soon to acquire it (especially since I get paid tomorrow, hehe). Happy reading! =)

The Lovely Getaway said...

If I were a Chimera, I'd like to have the head of a tiger, dragon and a snake. Weird combination, I know, but it seems so perfect :)haha! I'd be unstoppable!

This is such a good idea (asking bloggers to answer a question to enter the giveaway). You get a lot more feedback, plus you get to read all these creative answers :) Either way, count me in! I'm an old follower.

Diana
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Read Now Sleep Later said...

If I were a chimaera, I would have scaly golden skin and a wolf's head, with black-feathered wings and a lizard tail... basically my D&D character crossed with a dire wolf and a crow ;D Thanks for this opportunity to win! frootjoos at gmail dot com

Cameo Renae said...

Wow. This is different, yet SO cool! If I were a chimera, I'd have the body of a cheetah, eyes of an owl, beautiful white wings, and a breastplate of impenetrable scales.
Can't wait to read this book! It sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

♥ Cameo
cameo@cameorenae.com

Tanya1224 said...

Please do not enter me in this giveaway. I just wanted to say that I just read this book in 2 days. It was fantastic. I was reading on different blogs and all the reviews were 5 star for this book. I agree completely. I was captivated from the beginning to the end. What a phenomenal read =) Thanks for sharing your review.

Crystal said...

I think I would have the head of an eagle and the body of a cat, but with wings too. Fast, sleek and can fly.

I really want to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway, from your review this sounds awesome and I want to read it even more.

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I'm glad you put the definition in there, or I would totally had to look that up. If I had to give up my human parts, I think I would choose to be a black panther from the neck down, with folding wings of dragonfly. But a human head, because otherwise that could be awkward. :)

Thanks for the great giveaway.
Susankayequinn@comcast.net

Book Love 101 said...

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Shiny said...

Hello. This is a wonderful question! I would have wings that were big enough for flight, the body of a horse, for fast running, and the eyes of a cat, for good eyesight and seeing in the dark. My eyes would be green on the left and blue on the right. I would still have a human upper body, but my hair would be made from feathers, bright red and they would match the feathers on my wings.

My email is shiny_mae1984@yahoo.com

Shiny said...

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Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this novel. It looks great.

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TheGirlOnFire said...

I would want a bird beak and wings for sure! I would still want to have hands though, so the wings can't interfere with that!

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fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

I haven't gotten to Daughter of Smoke and Bone yet. Thank you for your wonderful review.

blackbirdbookreviews said...

Issa sounds pretty cool. I think I'd be part big cat, though: the tail and ears, nose, and eyes of a black panther but otherwise be human.

I shared on Twitter @lexisjen.

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Thanks!

Marcee said...

This books sounds amazing! Your review is so detailed and I am excited for a chance to read this.

I would be a white tiger with white wings, a tail of a Hydrophis Belcheri and a steel breastplate.

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Kayla said...

If I were a chimaera, I would want a human head with hair that changes color spontaneously and I'd have large bronze wings and eagle claws.

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Jessy said...

If I were a chimaera I would have gills, eagle eyes, wings, and be able to breathe fire like a dragon.

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Suz said...

Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win! If I were a chimeera, I would have the head and body of a panther with purple wings, and my fur would be able to change colors with my environment like a chameleon.

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Shelby said...

If I were a Chimeara, I would want my own face but surrounded by a lion's mane of my own color hair (kinda already have that) and the body of a horse, with owl wings. So like a pegasus with a human head!

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Amy@Amy's Book World said...

I have heard a lot of good things about this book. Great review. Makes me want to read it more.

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erin said...

Thanks for such a lovely post and giveaway!

I'd have to say it would be fun to look like the old style gargoyles. Wings would be nice :)

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readingrhinopress said...

Haha wow, I would have the body of a lion, the tail of a peacock, the wings of a swan and the head of a polar bear! haha so pretty lol.

readingrhinopress@hotmail.com

lorrianna said...

I loved your review. Ive been wanted to read this book a lot and now I want it even more. I drew a picture of what I would look like with my animal parts. Its now a post on my blog. check it out. I will also email it to you just in case.
http://bookishnerdlori.blogspot.com/2011/10/to-bookish-type-blogger.html
I also tweeted about the giveaway but i cant figur out how to give you a link. If you look up @BookishNerdLori it will show me and my profile. Its my top tweet cause I don't tweet much.
If I was a Chimaera:

I would have the eyes and legs of a frog so that I can swim better, Jump higher, and of course stick to walls. The eyes are just for look. I would have the claws of a cat so that I can defend myself. plus it looks cool. I would have the gills of a fish so that I can breathe underwater. I would have teeth of a gorilla. They are better than Vamp teeth because they have fangs on the bottom too. Plus when I get mad I can threaten people with my awesome claws and bare my scary teeth at them. My smile will look menacing tehehe. My upper body and face would be human I'm going for that beautiful but dangerous look.

lorrianna said...

I'm sorry not trying to spam but I forgot to give you my email.
Its Rena427(at)rocketmail DOTcom
Thanks for such a awesome giveaway!!!

bookittyblog said...

Hi thanks for the giveaway! My chamaera would be:
Owl head
Butterfly wings
Tiger tail
Human torso
Doe hooves
My email is bethzaidamedina87@gmail.com
And I sent you a picture of my chemaera.

Deranged Pegasus said...

Lets see...I would have a feline head with a feather mane, feathered wings, horse body-structure with dragon feet, and a prehensile tail tipped with feathers.

derangedpegasus@gmail.com

BookBreather said...

AIGHT. Im going to try to get original here. I'm not the most brilliant when it comes to Chimaeras so I could be doing this totally wrong...

Head: Elephant.
Eyes: White tiger.
Body: Ocelot.
Wings: Sparkly and colorful, that's all I know.
Tail: Kangaroo.


Yes, picture that. It's nice, isn't it?

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Denise Z said...

Thank you so much for sharing this awesome review and giveaway with us today. I have been trying to follow the tour and haunting it, as my fingers are itching to get a hold of Daughter of Smoke and Bone LOL

If I were a chimaera I would have the head of an eagle, a lion's body with wings, and a serpents tail. I told my son I wanted to make something up, but he would not let me LOL

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daring-glass said...

If I were a chimaera I'd want to have the body of a tiger, a peacock's tail, and luna moth wings.
I just learned about this book through your review, and now I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the great review and the awesome giveaway!

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Mimi Valentine said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to read this book! I've heard so many awesome things about it, and you are pure awesomeness for having this giveaway! :)

If I was a chimaera, I think I'd want to look mostly human with cat eyes, violet hair, and angel wings! Wouldn't that be so cool??

Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway! I'm a follower for sure!

mimivalentine@hotmail.ca

Zoey Talbon said...

I've heard great things about this book. I honestly thing I've only read one or two negative reviews on it.

TheGirlOnFire said...

This sounds so incredible. I love the idea of such a strong heroine and a world bursting with imagination. Very compelling review.

Nakoya said...

Great review. I've heard great things about this book and I can't wait to read it.

ebaker said...

OHHHH Prague! I wanted to go there this summer but it didn't fit into our itinerary! I would love to read a book set in Prague it will make me want to go there even more! I want to know how her hair is naturally blue...does it tell you in the book or it just is?

Carmen B. said...

I've only heard good things about this one. Even before I read your review I had the hope that the novel is written in a poetic kind of prose (the blurb is), and what you said about lush descriptions and Taylor's extraordinary worldbuilding and imagination has confirmed it. And I have to agree about Prague, the setting is definitly part of the appeal. As a European, I like to read books set on my own continent every once in a while, too :)
So yes. Well written review for great book :)

eden.kaye said...

This is another book that I have seen everywhere. I'm very intrigued to read this book. Great review!

As for the question of if I were a chimaera, I'd look the way I do now only with enhanced features oh and I'd like the qualities of a tiger and some kind of compulsion power. (i don't know if that is part of a chimaera or not)...

xo stephanie @Little Red Reads

dani_nguyen said...

I am ashamed to say that I have a copy of this but haven't read it yet. Everyone in their brother has been raving about it. Karou sounds like the best kind of heroine. I'll make sure to read this one soon!

Tiffany Mahaffy said...

I LOVED this book! Your review suits it to a T. It was highly original and there is not really anything you can compair it to. I would tell anyone that asked about this book that it is WONDERFUL and is a MUST read!! Loved your review overall!!

Tiffany Mahaffy said...

I LOVED this book! Your review suits it to a T. It was highly original and there is not really anything you can compair it to. I would tell anyone that asked about this book that it is WONDERFUL and is a MUST read!! Loved your review overall!!

Vivien said...

I adore Taylor's writing style. So unique! This book just has to be amazing. The heroine has enough rebellion to suit me :)

Dea (IvaliceAlliance) said...

This book is so unique and I admire Lani Taylor's writing style. Great review!

Monica T ♥ said...

I love Taylor's style of writing a lot. I only have read positive reviews about this book! Great job on the review!

Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

I LOVED the Prague setting for this one... like Poison Kitchen or whatever it was called? That place was so cool, and I loved Brimstone's shop as well.

Amber Hughes said...

Great review! I love your writing/review style. I have read many positive reviews about this book (yours is beautifully written) and it it is definitely on my TBR list :-) sounds like such a different, interesting read.

infernal_wings said...

I see this book everywhere! On blogs, websites...and heard so many good reviews on it...it's definitely going on my TBR pile! :) The plot sounds great!

TCAbn said...

I would have never thought to read this book had it not been for the review to be quite honest. This is definitely the kind of book I would enjoy with all of the components of drama, action, intrigue and packaged in a modern-day sci-fi. Another one added to my must-read category.

Tom

VanillaOrchids said...

Wow, that's an interesting question. Well, I think I would like to still appear mostly human but have wings and maybe cat eyes. :)


Pam
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Molly Gibson-Mee said...

Hi!

I thought I wasn't a fan of this book until I read the blurb at Cassie Clare's signing. She actually recommended it to me!
Great review, the detail is amazing!

Thanks!

Molly.

http://readingismycupoftea.blogspot.com

Evie said...

This is one of the books I really want to get my hands on ASAP ;) And that's even before reading your glowing review (I tend to cover-shop, I know, I'm horrible). Sounds like you really loved this book, tho, and that makes me even more excited to read it!

How would I look like as a Chimera? Damn, that's a hard question! I''d love to think I would be something very gracious and majestic.. like half lion (my Zodiac is Leo) half dragon.. and very colorful and fluffy LOL Does that even make sense hahah?

Anyhoo! Thanks for reviewing this book, I'm super excited to read it :)

evieseo@gmail.com

Lauren Victoria Adams said...

Hi,
Great review! Very insightful to the book, and i think I will be heading down to library to get this book out some time soon!
If I were a chimaera, of course I would have wings! And eyes of an animal that can see well in the dark, like a cat or eagle. Maybe a dog's nose too so I could smell better. What i really want is to enhance my senses beyond the normal human senses.

Lauren,
http://theresnofuninbeingnormal.blogspot.com

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) said...

I was so BLOWN AWAY by this book and by Laini Taylor's obvious talent for writing. The world-building was ridiculously excellent and the romance was sizzling...although it was amazing how Taylor was able to do it with VERY LITTLE touching and activity, no? I mean, the sexiness of this book comes from the chemistry and attraction the two have and how they WANT each other so much, and that only ADDS to the rest of the story.

Absolutely brilliantly written. VERY high on my Best of 2011 list. Also, I'm SO GLAD to see that so many other people like it as much as I do. :)

Books Glorious Books said...

This sounds like such a good read with how many positive reviews it's been getting!
I love books that are set in really lovely places - like 'Die for Me' was set in Paris - even though I didn't like the story so much, the description of Paris cafes and such were amazing!

TayteH said...

"She is quirky and mysterious". Well, that's different. Quirky. lol. I like it. Well, now I really need to read faster. I want to read that book.

Natasha Areena said...

The idea behind it sounds so fresh. You did fell in love with Prague (setting) didn't you? Haha

LoLa said...

I so completely agree with this statement: 'Laini Taylor's imagination knows no bounds. This is the most creative, original story I have ever read.' Taylor's prose was to die for! I couldn't get enough of it. And the story completely floored me! The end was crazy! And left me aching for more. (Sorry, too many exclamaiton points - but I couldn't help it!)

Jenna and Ashley said...

You definitely have a way with words when it comes to reviews! It is so crucial that the world building is solid when it comes to creative stories like this. I was sold when you mentioned it was the most creative book you'd ever read. Also, Prague sounds like a magical place. I don't doubt that I would want to travel and relax in the pubs. Secrets, family loyalty, action, and drama-- truly this sounds like an unforgettable story. Thanks for the review!
-Jenna @ Fans of Fiction

Evie said...

I have read so many comments about this book and how amazing it is. I really like that it has drama, action and it's a little bit dark and tragic too. Great review!

Linda @ Most Important Letter said...

Wow! Seems like Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one great catch. ;) Sounds like an intriguing and beautiful book! (A beautiful setting + a strong heroine + an interesting background = my kind of book!)

dark_romance_luvr said...

Great review! Although I hate reading reviews like this that make the book sound so good because it makes me want to go read the book like NOW. There just aren't enough hours in the day for reading...Story of all our lives, I'm sure :)

Aik said...

I'm always up for a creative, original story. Thanks for the recommendation!

Martina Koleva said...

Hmm, Okay now I really need to read this book. I've wanted it for a few months now, ever since the cover started circling on the blogsphere... Then I read the description and I wanted it even more, but with every great review I seem to grow more impatient. The story sounds really interesting and compelling. Thanks for the review!

elena said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVED this book! Which took me by surprised because I am usually super picky on what I actually love. Laini Taylor's writing is exceptional, it's like if she transferred her to her world. Her world building was so wonderful, something I haven't been drawn to in a long time. I liked how mysterious Karou was but at times, it made it a bit hard to relate to her because even she didn't know who she was. I agree with you about her bonds with her family being one of the more heart warming aspects, which made the ending even more heart breaking. Loved that the author set the story in Prague, what a different location and it definitely made me want to disappear there!

Kailia Sage said...

That cover is so super gorgeous and I'm happy that the book fits in well with the story. I've heard that it is a very original and very creative story so I can't wait to check it out

FairyWhispers said...

the cover really is gorgeous

but I don't understand the significance of the mask yet

FallenAngel said...

Awesome giveaway!

Natasha said...

Wow! Lots of comments:)
I've wanted to read this novel since the cover art came out. I can't wait to get my hands on it! Great review!

Ems said...

I've had this on my list for quite some time, but this review makes me want to go out and get a copy NOW. Thank you for promoting the book in a way that generates that kind of interest! Excellent review!

Manda said...

SO many good reviews about this, I need it! The chimaera family thing seems so interesting and unique, and I've never read a book with those in them. Loved your review, and I cannot wait to get this!

The name's Kara! said...

This looks like a great book. The character/protagonist actually looks intriguing! Nice review!

What's Beyond Forks? said...

This definitely sounds interesting and different. It has my attention. I'll have to check it out. :o)

Gabby @ What's Beyond Forks?

Malvina+Beatrice said...

I love everything magic & mystery so this book appeals to me. Thanks for the review.

Sam Bella said...

I loved this book when I read it. I really didn't expect it to be as good as it was, but I was pleasantly surprised. The writing style is perfect - I loved the tone of the book. And, of course, the cover looks amazing! :)

Kah_cherub said...

It sounds like a very creative, different book. :) I'd love to check it out. 5 stars are a serious thing! LOL

Amy said...

I don't think I have heard anything negative about this book. It's on my TBR list, but I just haven't had time to get to it. I think I need to make some time for it though. Great review.

Jennifer said...

The cover is definitely intriguing.

I was not sure if i wanted to read this book. But your review is compelling. Glad you loved it.


jennifer k

what...more books said...

Another book that I've been wanting to read for a while. so glad that it out now. same, i've been hearing lots of good things about this book and i hope that will like it when i read it. also i am very interested to read about relationship with chimaera. do not think i've read about one before

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Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...

When you give a book 5 stars it means the books awesome! That's good enough for me to want to READ this now!

Ashley Suzanne said...

This is one book that I am truly dying to read! I want it!!!

tattoogirlreads said...

I have this on my shelf and I'm so stoked to read it!

Proserpine said...

Hi!
I don't know if this book is my kind of read, I have to say that Chimaera family is new to me but it could be great in another way!
Thanks

Proserpine

primrose said...

I'm halfway reading this. Love it so far and wishing that I live in Prague.

Gothical@Gothical's Book Review's said...

Agree with everything you said I loved this book thanks again for the book giveaway :D

Julie said...

This book sounds so intriguing, especially Karou, "from her naturally blue hair to her bullet-scarred belly!!"
If I were a chimaera, I would want my own head, on the body of a panther! Very sleek, very sexy, and VERY powerful!!
Thanks for a terrific review:)
jwitt33 at live dot com

IdentitySeeker said...

Two elements of this book first made it stand out for me when I heard about it- Prague and Karou's naturally blue hair, because I've never read a book with either of those elements in it (let alone both in one!) so yes, I am fascinated and intrigued and I plan on picking this one up as soon as I can. Love your review!

Sarah

Demijel said...

I have been hearing about this book for so long, I don't even remember when I started wanting to read it. The story's originality intrigues me and I've read countless reviews, including yours, praising Laini's writing.

Anyway, thank you for your insights on the book :)

Demi @ Breaking Bookshelves

songo.ac said...

If I was a chimaera I would have my head, a white horse's (stallion I guess) body, with large wings, like a falcons !

Facebook sharing the giveaway: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=353232808079714&id=838869653

songo.ac said...

^ oops the one above this comment (with the FB link & chimaera of my head, horse body & falcon wings) is me, forgot to add the email. sorry about that !

songo_ac@hotmail.com

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