I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone earlier this year and wasn’t really impressed by it. I had major issues with the main character Karou going from kickass lady to puddle of tepid water as soon as the romance was introduced. While I loved Taylor’s gorgeous writing, I really struggled with the romantic aspects of the book. However, I absolutely loved the friendship between Karou and Zuzana. So when I heard about Night of Cake and Puppets, a companion novella previously published in a digital format, I was intrigued.
I initially avoided Daughter of Smoke and Bone because, well, I really hated the US cover. Shallow? Absolutely. However I recently read Taylor’s newest novel, Strange the Dreamer, and was swept away by her marvellous writing skills. I decided to backtrack and dive into her best known series.
Happy Friday! I’m sadly back from holiday and have readjusted to real life. I did manage to read two books this week, but also bought a whole bunch more. What TBR challenge?
Happy Friday! I'm currently in Edinburgh, my home away from home, and am absolutely loving it. Holidays are always the best time for reading, so let's get to it!
Anyone who has spent time on this blog knows that I am an absolute sucker for a gorgeous cover. I’ll always pick up a beautifully designed book, and the cover will sway me to purchase a book about 80% of the time.
Happy Sunday! It's absolutely sweltering in England today (and I'm from Southern California), so we are all indoors! I really love the simple cover of Gilded Cage complimented by the brick and the flowers here. I've heard good things about this one, and I'm looking forward to getting going! A sneaky shot of the mini … Continue reading Instagram Sundays