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.