“Night of Cake and Puppets” by Laini Taylor

Night of Cake and Puppets is a companion to Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” series.  It’s set in between two books and is told from the perspective of one of the minor characters, and yet it retains the same magic and quirkiness that made me fall in love with Taylor’s writing in theRead more

“Days of Blood & Starlight” by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood & Starlight is the sequel to Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone, a YA fantasy novel of angels and demons that is both chilling and unputdownable.  This post will contain spoilers from the first book, so if you haven’t read it, stop reading now. In a parallel world to our own,Read more

“Daughter of Smoke & Bone” by Laini Taylor

One of my blogging goals for this year is to work on whittling down my TBR pile of review copies from last year’s Book Expo America.  From the moment that I began reading Laini Taylor’s “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” I was enthralled.  Taylor builds a magical world reminiscent of Neil Gaiman’s “Neverwhere“–simultaneously menacing andRead more