Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.
Today’s a super busy Monday for me since I’m still behind in a bunch of things. I’m swinging by the lab to finish a project over there and hanging at a coffee shop to give myself a change of pace and hopefully (FINALLY) finish this thesis draft.
Oh, and it’s cramathon so I added that to my already packed week. I’m like 90% of the way through the first book I started for cramathon, so here’s to hoping I finish that and maybe finish a second book today too..?
Okay, enough rambling. Let’s get into today’s post!
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 151 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor.
Title: Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal
Source: Not owned/Library
Around the world, black hand prints 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 grows 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 beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery 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?
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4/5 (maybe even 5/5 since I liked Strange so much!)
So, I’m not gonna lie, I don’t know much about this book. I think it’s an angel falling in love with a demon or something like that, but I really don’t know. All I do know is that I LOVED Strange the Dreamer when I read it last year; it was one of my favorite reads. However, that’s the only Laini Taylor book I’ve ever read and I really want to dive into more of her books.
I loved Laini Taylor’s writing and I’m hoping it’s equally as good in this series.
(Little sneak peek for future reading months, aren’t you lucky) I’m thinking about doing author only reading months for some of the authors I’ve been meaning to read more from that have several books out. Since Muse of Nightmares comes out in October, I might be doing a Laini Taylor only month around then to read some of her other books, reread Strange, and dive right in to Muse.
Have you read Daughter of Smoke & Bone?
What did you think?
Let me know below!