Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?Book Review:
Whoa-whoa-WHOA, slow down, this book is too fast and too great for me...well no, it was actually just crazy-good!
My goodness this story.
One. I was awed by the characters; I felt habituated by their way of living as if I too fought their said battles and conversed with their friends. It's our world in a new cross-pounding Earth. That's what it felt like for me. Not only that but I've also been defeated by Laini Taylor's writing...just brilliant...the story comes together astounding and in a great-pace. The pictures in my hand were wild!
As for the love story, I was scared it would be dull or just strange but instead, it faded in slowly, greatly and then it absolutely shined! Karou was so very interesting with the very entrancing Akiva which led to a very beautiful love story.
Don't do drugs. Stop, drop, and roll. And most importantly...get your hands on this book!