Thursday, September 29, 2011

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

In my household I will have to share that we are a little obsessed with Laini Taylors Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I have been following Laini Taylor for years, just love the way she writes. I loved her mid grade novels Blackbringer and Silksinger, and then she wrote the Lips Touch:Three times which was a National Book Award finalist.  We've heard her talk about this new book from its inception and are so excited its finally available.

 We had pre-ordered the book through Amazon but found the book at Barnes and Noble way before its release date. So we had to take a picture.

A couple days later our package arrived, Sarah carefully opened it.

and here it is the long awaited book.

Oh look there is another copy, yes we each had to have our own copy. In reading Laini's blog all this time we followed her journey through her pre-pub tour and was amazed at all Little Brown, the publisher was doing for her.  Sarah's comment at the time was, I think her book will get a cardboard cutout.  Very few Young  Adult novels get this honor.

and  later that week we saw this.  Yes, Sarah had gotten it right.

So now you may wonder does the book live up to all the hype.  Oh Yes it does, its fantastic.  I finished it on Wednesday, gave it five stars on my Goodreads review.  If you never read YA novels I recommend giving this one a try. It really is that good. You can also head over to Laini's blog and read the first five chapters of the book.  Just click on the link in the sidebar. I know you will love it.


  1. Nice shout out for this authors book! Cute kid opening the box too!!! ;-)

  2. Kate, I am intrigued and love interesting fiction. How would you recommend reading her? Starting with this book, or another. I read the Amazon reviews and couldn't really tell if this is a sequel to something else or not. What do you think?


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