You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


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?

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch, as well as the novels Blackbringer, which Kirkus said "belongs at the top of everyone's fantasy must-read list," and Silksinger. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316134023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316134026
Loved the trailer for this one!


  1. I want this one too! I've read Lips Touch, and thought is was good, so I'm up for this one!

  2. Did you get a blog makeover? I love your background and banner.

  3. @Joy -- YES! on both of my blogs!

  4. Good pick! Looks like a fun read!

    My WoW

  5. Great pick, I read an ARC for this and it was good! Definitely one of the best books I've read this year.

  6. AH! This book is everywhere and I NEED it!! I've heard it's super good so I'm excited to read it :) Great choice!!

    Here's mine: Literary Exploration: Waiting On Wednesday [2]

  7. Perfect choice - I hear nothing but fantastic things about this book and am desperate to read it! :)

    Check out my WoW here

    Amy @ Turn the Page

  8. Great choice! I want to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone really bad too!





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