by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone centers around Karou, blue haired, lanky, artist and wickedly awesome errand runner. In her sketchbook Karou draws monstrous characters like Brimstone, Kishmish, Issa and their adventures. Her friends and classmates think these stories and characters are brilliant except, what they don’t know because no one really knows anything about Karou, is that all those character are real. Brimstone, the Wishmonger, raised her and trained her and now she runs errands for him around the world collecting teeth to exchange for wishes. While Karou is running her errands, frustrated that Brimstone never completely fills her in about why teeth in exchange for wishes, there’s danger mounting as black hand prints are found burned into doors all over the world. The same doors Karou uses as a portal to complete her errands. Whose hand prints are on the doors? Some claim they’ve seen shadows with wings, others claim the felt a feather grace their skin. In the middle of Morocco on an errand Karou finds herself face to face with exactly who’s been leaving those hand prints and who’s out to exact revenge on Brimstone, and once they’ve met neither of their worlds will ever be quite the same.