Once or twice a year I find a book that hits a certain part of me. I can’t quantify what it is about the book, what this ‘part of me” is. Or anything really. I just know that the story and the characters wont leave my mind after I’ve finished the book. I have to let the book sit on my bedside table for a few days, even though one of my most favourite things to do is shelve a book when it moves from the “to-read” pile to the “read” bookshelf. I need to reread parts over and over again. I need to linger over the characters and their struggles and their joy.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of those books. A book about a girl in our world who has never felt a part of it. A girl who wears a necklace of wishes and has “devils” for family.
This book was utter genius. I can’t explain it any other way. I can’t tell you what I loved about it so much or why it touched me the way it did. So many spoilers would be involved and you have to fall in love with these characters yourself. The journey they go on, and the journey the start on at the end was beautifully presented to me. I love how the book starts off as one thing, ends as something completely different but because it has this base…this story of love and war and death and revenge it feels smooth. There’s no question that the book was ever going to go anywhere else.
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, OH! The title! It’s so perfect! When I got near the end and made the connection with the title…I fell even more in love if that’s possible. You want this book. You want this book a lot!
And, in continuing celebration of our Blogoversary you have a chance to win it! In fact we’re giving away two copies! Just enter before midnight, EST on August 21st, and you could be one of two lucky winners!
But, seriously, even if you don’t win, when this book is on shelves everywhere and everyone has the chance to read it, you’re still lucky. Getting to read books like this one is why I am obsessive about books.
So, yeah, we’re not requiring you to comment or tweet or follow or anything but any one of those would be very appreciated!
And if you want to, let me know in the comments which books you just couldn’t shelve once you were done with them.
PS: I just spent 5 hours watching Doctor Who, so in my head this entire blog post is in a very cockney accent despite my Canadian-ness.