Karu, a young art student, is different for reasons she herself does not understand. She spends time sketching monsters that appear in her mind, speaks non-human languages and -- her hair? It grows in bright blue. Meanwhile, winged strangers who have somehow found their way to earth are leaving their marks on the world. Akiva, one of the beautiful strangers, sees Karu and suddenly her forgotten past comes crashing into the present, bringing along an all-consuming love.
Not a fan of young adult fiction? I'm not either, but Daughter of Smoke and Bone won me over with its fantastical descriptions of a world unlike any I've read about before and a heroine that is strong, beautiful and simply inspiring. This is a book that seems to work effortlessly for both teens and adults, so don't let the YA stamp deter you.
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