Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

So I have seen snippets of this book here and there posted by various bloggers or websites, I've seen reviews (including the starred review from Kirkus, who I generally agree with) and I've seen the plot. This seems like it will be a pretty awesome book. Anyone want to let me borrow their ARC please? Trade? I will send you SEX AND THE KITTY as a trade, LOL. I think of all the upcoming YA releases for the next three months, this one is far and away my number one pick. I want this book and I want it NOW.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor comes out September 27 from Little, Brown and Company (thanks for pointing out my stupid, Wendy!).

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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