Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in
Published: August 1, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316134023
ISBN - 13: 9780316134026
About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.
From the Publisher
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways,
scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil''s supply of human teeth grown
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to
be caught up in a brutal otherwordly 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
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?
About the Author
Laini Taylor is theNew York Timesbestselling author
ofDays of Blood & Starlight,Daughter of Smoke
& Bone, the Dreamdark
booksBlackbringerandSilksinger, and the National
Book Award finalistLips Touch: Three Times. She lives in
Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and
their daughter, Clementine. Her website is www.lainitaylor.com.
"An adventurous story of self-identity, "Daughter of Smoke and
Bone" is written with high-stakes flair and a touch of humor...[It
is] well-told and well-paced, raising intriguing questions about
notions of identity, expectation, trust, betrayal and
belonging."-The Los Angeles Times