Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Audiobook) This was a very bizarre book. It deals with angels and demons. Well, sort of.
The main character is a girl that is raised by a family of demon-like people, and her job is to collect teeth for one of them.
NOW WAIT! Stay with me a minute.
When I read the “teeth” thing I almost didn’t read this book, because, yeah, it’s weird, but it works in the context of the story.
And no, she is not the tooth fairy. She collects teeth from dead things…
Anyway, she uses these portals to get all over the world collecting teeth. Little does she know there is a huge war going on, and that cute angel that almost killed her knows who she really is (or used to be).
This book is wildly imaginative. It is not told in sequential order, which confused me at first, but after a while I got used to it. It flip flops back and forth from past to present, so you are, in effect, reading two books at the same time. On a few occasions, this tripped me up and confused me, but it worked for the most part. I’d definitely recommend this one, and I will probably be reading the next book some time soon.
Definitely one of my top three reads this quarter.
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