Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Can't Wait To Read...

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

I so enjoyed Laini Taylor's last book, the collection Lips Touch Three Times, that I will now follow her anywhere.  By that I mean that she has joined the rank of creators (Joss Whedon, Francesca Lia Block, etc.) whose work I will try without question, without seeing a preview or reading a synopsis or wondering whether I will enjoy it.  I mean, with a kick-ass title like Daughter of Smoke and Bone, do you even need a synopsis?

What, you don't trust me?  I am hurt.  Just because I love Ernest Goes To... movies is no reason to doubt by taste.  OK, I'll humor you.  Here's a synopsis from the author's web site:

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?
Doesn't that sound AMAZING?  Now do you believe me?  What's that?  You'll never doubt me again?  Thank you.

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