Book Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

My review: 4 of 5 stars

Although Daughter of Smoke and Bone may not immediately grab the reader, the character of Karou is fascinating from the start. Also, the setting, Prague, gives the book a Gothic feel. Some of the scenes were really intense and once the reader gets caught up in the story, the book really flows. The author draws on myth, religion and folklore to create the story of a world and a love torn apart by war but straining toward peace. Recommend for more mature teens due to frank sexuality and foul language. Fans of fantasy and romance will particularly enjoy it.


“This was her life: magic and shame and secrets and teeth and a deep, nagging hollow at the center of herself where something was most certainly missing” (p. 45).

“Once all the doors were marked, the end would begin. And it would begin with fire” (p. 59).

“Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters. But angels burned the doorways to their world, and she was all alone” (p. 139).

Author: Allie

I was a Children's Librarian for 8 years and worked in Administration for several more. I love blogging about books, information, and other library related topics. Most of my blogs are book reviews.