'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' -- Patrick Rothfuss DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment. -- John Connolly Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy. -- Guardian Trust us, it's brilliant -- Heat You don't want this book to end ... it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive. -- Easy Living Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why ... Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down. -- Bella Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one. -- Stylist A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends ... Mesmerising. -- Marie Claire A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman ... It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters ... It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success. -- We Love This Book DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a magical and engrossing book that is still going through my mind days later. Laini Taylor has created something different and exciting and I predict that it's going to be HUGE. It certainly deserves to be. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is easily the best book I've read all year and I'm sure it will remain a favourite for years to come. -- jessheartsbooks.blogspot.com The writing in this book is exceptional. The language is evocative and beautifully done. The scenes are gorgeously realised ... I was swept away by DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. It was compelling, addictive and utterly superb. I expect nothing in your diaries on the 29th September, except to buy a copy of this book. -- vulpeslibris.wordpress.com I absolutely adored every second of it! -- deadbookdarling.blogspot.com The world created in this book is so uniquely strange and, whilst uncomparable, if I were to compare it I would point at Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials ... Definitely one of the best books I have read this year ... keeps you hooked from page one. -- overflowinglibrary.com Easily the best book I have read since I first picked up Harry Potter years ago ... Laini Taylor's writing is phenomenal and even the most mundane of sentences felt magical. -- yabookreads.com I LOVED it so so much ... it is going to be HUGE. -- thecrookedshelf.blogspot.com The fantastic storytelling, amazing world building and original story is bound to captivate readers and have them begging for more, just like it did me. -- inkscratchers.blogspot.com A masterful mix of reality and fantasy with cross-genre appeal. Exquisitely written and beautifully paced. -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review I was smitten from page one. Reading this book is like falling through the rabbit hole alongside Alice into Wonderland. -- serendipityreviews.co.uk This was such a treat, I cannot believe the amount of imagination a person must have to write this kind of story. -- escapeinabook.blogspot.com DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a wonderful read and beautifully written ... I look forward to more. -- bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com Laini Taylor has created a world of magic and wonder, and I was so absorbed in it I almost felt as if I had fallen through the pages ... Compelling - I could not put the book down ... DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE ... is a book that everyone needs to read. Pre-order it, borrow it, beg for it, whatever. Just read this book. -- planet-print.blogspot.com Captures the imagination, more so than any supernatural novel I've read in a long time. -- thirstforfiction.com For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels ... inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross. -- Sunday Telegraph
About the Author
Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine.