Daughter of Smoke & Bone - Laini Taylor

The ending!

There are already many, many in-depth and detailed reviews for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and because no one wants to read a review where I gush on and on about how much I loved this or adored that, I'll avoid being boring and keep this short and simple.

I loved:
1. Karou
2. Akiva.
3. The writing.
4. The setting.
5. Karou.
6. The book title.
7. Zuzana.
8. Akiva and Karou's love.
9. Brimstone.
10. The chapter titles.

I disliked:
1. The cover.
2. Kaz.
3. Madrigal.
4. The pacing.
5. The ending.

I hated:
1. The fact that Karou is Madrigal. I despise it when my characters are resurrected beings of some sort, because then they stop feeling as real. With how little of Karou and how much of Madrigal there was at the end, I'm feeling as if the former simply isn't an individual any longer, and all along she's only been the latter.
2. Nothing else.

Favorite quotes:

"Humans were walking freely, weaponless, gathering in the open, sitting in plazas, laughing, growing old. And I saw a girl… a girl with black eyes and gemstone hair, and… sadness. She had a sadness that was so deep, but it still could turn to light in a second, and when I saw her smile I wondered what it would be like to make her smile. I thought… I thought it would be like the discovery of smiling."

Once upon a time,
an angel and a devil fell in love.
It did not end well.

Once upon a time,
there were two moons, who were sisters.
Nitid was the goddess of tears and life,
and the sky was hers.
No one worshipped Ellai but secret lovers.

"Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic."

“Love is a luxury.”
“No. Love is an element.”
An element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.


4.5/5 stars