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Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
It took me some time to really get into this story, but when I did I couldn't put it down. Taylor's prose is eloquent and light, floating off of the page with each sentence. She does some excellent world building, and makes her characters believable. My biggest complaint about most fantasy books is that the characters aren't believable or relevent, I don't buy it. Taylor is able to convince me that a character like Brimstone could really exist in the way he does through the story.

There is a love story at the heart of this novel, which is what really captured my attention. Many YA books are so focused on strong female characters, kicking ass and taking names, they forget that young girls want to read about love, to be enamored by the idea of soulmates, and that whatever is meant to be...will be.

I finished the last few chapters in a rush to get to the end of the book, wanting anxiously to find out what happened, and was left hanging. I am eager to read the sequal.
Good Points
world building, defined characters, eloquent prose
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