Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor audiobook

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

By Laini Taylor
Read by Khristine Hvam

Little, Brown Young Readers 9780316134026

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy: Book 1

12.55 Hours 1
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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?

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Audie Award

A Paste Magazine Pick of the 50 Best Fantasy Novels of the 21st Century

A 2011 New York Times Notable Book for Children

A 2011 New York Times Editor’s Choice

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

A 2012 Booklist Best Book for Young Adults

Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens, 2011

A 2011 Library Journal Best Book

A 2012 Children’s Book Award Nominee for Teen Choice Book of the Year

A 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

A 2014 California Young Reader Medal Nominee for YA

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, September 2011

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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Feels thrillingly fresh and new…The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages.” Entertainment Weekly
“Heart wrenching and beautiful, this novel’s story line is addictive and romantic, and the characters, even the secondary ones, are multidimensional and interesting. But what stands out most is Taylor’s ability to bring to life a sleepy, snowy Prague, a sun-drenched Marrakesh, and a fantasy world entirely of her own making…The book becomes impossible to put down.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)
“A masterful mix of reality and fantasy…exquisitely written and beautifully paced, the tale is set in ghostly, romantic Prague…Talro interlaces cleverly droll depictions of contemporary teenage life with equally believable portrayals of terrifying otherworldly beings.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The plot hinges on major contrivances, but along with writing in such heightened language that even casual banter often comes off as wildly funny, the author crafts a fierce heroine with bright-blue hair, tattoos, martial skills, a growing attachment to a preternaturally hunky but not entirely sane warrior and, in episodes to come, an army of killer angels to confront. Rarely—perhaps not since the author’s own Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer—does a series kick off so deliciously.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Taylor has created a variety of worlds, time frames, and creatures with such detail and craft that all are believable. Blurring the boundaries of good and evil, slaves and owners, human and beast, she careens readers from sadness to love, from the predictable to the amazing, and from the outlandish to the bizarre. Readers will look forward to the suggested sequel to this complex, exciting tale.” Booklist
“Interwoven with this deliciously romantic tale of loss and hope are the gorgeous imageries of ancient cities, mythical creatures, and mysterious other worlds. Laini Taylor’s storytelling is masterful and her character development is outstanding. Brought to brilliant life by narrator Khristine Hvam, this fabulous story will enthrall listeners—and the cliffhanger ending will leave them clamoring for the sequel.” School Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Laini Taylor

Author Bio: Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of several novels, including the multiple award-winning Strange the Dreamer and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times as well as the New York Times bestseller Days of Blood & Starlight, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English