Book Review: The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lanini Taylor

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

This book was published September 2011 so I’m a little late to the party.  Let me clarify party, yes there are literally thousands of fans ringing in the praises of this story.  Rightfully so, it’s a good one and the writing is great, an author to watch & read more of.  My biggest issue was pace of the story and I was/am grumpy about the ending for a solid book of 418 pages.

This is a fantasy young adult book and appropriate for this age and older (a proud salute to those older adults such as myself).   This story tackles themes about love, war, right, wrong and the perceptions of each.  To learn more, see some of my favorite quotes from the book and check out my book review below.

My Book Review (click on link):

Smoke and Bone“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love.  It did not end well.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Hey! My body may be small, but my soul is large. It’s why I wear platforms. So I can reach the top of my soul.”
― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

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