Review of Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

9ad31-daughterofsmokeandboneA girl, Karou, is an artist who draws imaginary creatures. The imaginary creatures that she draws are real but she pretends they are fake because she knew no one would believe her. Karou lives with one of the creatures who asks her to get teeth, human or animal, not knowing what they were for. As she slowly discovers out why, she meets a boy named Akiva who is an angel who hunts down her kind, chimera. Akiva spares her and they work together to survive and figure out more about Karou’s past and her past life.

I would recommend this book to any eighth and ninth graders. The vocabulary is not too big but some scenes can be disturbing to some younger grades. Some scenes may also be inappropriate. This book is not useful when it comes to learning new words, but older grades can read this book and still enjoy the fast paced and suspenseful plot. This book is like many other books for teenagers but still has it’s own unique feel and interpretation.

The reader rated this book 3/5

Tags: modern fantasy, adventure, romance

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