DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE
Heart wrenching and beautiful, this novel’s storyline is addictive and romantic, and the characters, even the secondary ones, are multidimensional and interesting. But what stands out most is Taylor’s ability to bring to life a sleepy, snowy Prague, a sun-drenched Marrakesh and a fantasy world entirely of her own making. The magic is seductive and dangerous, as magic should be, and when the focus shifts suddenly from the present to the past, the reader is somehow not thrown off course — in fact, it is there that the book becomes impossible to put down. For all its length, this is a book to be devoured in a single sitting.