Daughter of Smoke and BoneBook - 2011
From Library Staff
The wings in this one don't show up immediately, but trust, they're there. Audience: adult
418p. (Gr. 9+) Karou is a art student in a Prague boarding school who carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters. These chimaerae aren’t just drawings, they’re the only family she has ever known.
“Once upon a time, a little girl was raised by monsters.”
For seventeen year old Karou life is spent juggling two worlds. In one she is the mysterious, blue-haired art student whose drawings of fantastical creatures and exotic tales delight her fellow classmates. In the other she’s errand gi... Read More »
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.
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PimaLib_KimB thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
burgundy_dove_26 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 21
QuotesAdd a Quote
"Was there any fate more bitter than to get what you long for most, when it's too late?"
"Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there's no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic."
Mik was sandy-haired and fair-skinned, with sideburns and a goatee and the kind of knife-blade eyes that hinted at ancestors invading across the plains from Central Asia. He was handsome and gifted, he blushed easily and hummed when he concentrated, and he was soft-spoken but interesting – a good combination. He actually listened, rather than pretending to listen while waiting a suitable interval before it was his turn to talk again . . .
She kind of wanted to take off her boots, but that was something you didn’t do if there was any chance you might have to quickly flee or kick someone.
SummaryAdd a Summary
"Daughter of Smoke and Bone" is about this girl named Karou who lives in Prague. Karou is very mysterious and doesn't know where she came from, but knows that her only family, are half humans called Chimera. She soon finds out that there are other worlds beside her own, and that if she wants to keep her friends and family alive, she might have to go and explore unknown places.
I think that this book is for ages 13+. I am 12-13 but I read adult fiction daily... Just the concept of it, the inside story, would need an older mind to keep straight what's happening. Some of my friends read it, and they got lost, and didn't end up with the same conclusions. It's all just a matter of how experienced a reader you are.
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