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Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Jul 27, 2011
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.


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 otherworldly 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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I spent a little bit of yesterday searching the web for excerpts from the novel. I found a few. But it doesn't come out until September, GAH. I love the authors amazingly pink hair. And I also can't wait to get my hands on Lips Touch: Three Times. Both of these books sound absolutely amazing. That cover is just...wow!

Image and description from Goodreads.
9 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of Smoke & Bone"
  1. This one sounds so unique and scary-twisted. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You're welcome, Laurel. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. The cover alone makes me want to read this one! I'm looking forward to it too! See what I chose over at Fuzzy.Coffee.Books if ya like!
    *new follower!
    Courtney

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  4. Yes, the cover is gorgeous. Thanks for following. :)

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  5. I first heard about this book last week and had to add it to my list! It sounds so great. Nice pick!

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  6. I just heard about it a few days ago as well. And, thank you. :)

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  7. Great pick. Looking forward to this one too!
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/07/waiting-on-wednesday-29.html

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  8. Yes, that cover is great... and the excerpts are really intriguing. Should be great.

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  9. Thanks for the comment and for following, Doralynn. :)

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