Friday, April 17, 2015

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author:  Laini Taylor
Rating: 2/5

Once upon a time, an angel and devil fell in love. It did not end well.
Around the world black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grows 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 sketchbook with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on "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's one question that haunts her that she is 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?

My Review:
First I thought she was his daughter and then bam she wasn't... I don't know what to think about this book. I read it for the book club but I don't think I liked it... well the end I didn't like!

Memory Zero

Title: Memory Zero
Author: Keri Arthur
Rating: 5/5 love
Netgalley Review

Description: For Sam Ryan, life began at the age of fourteen. She has no memory of her parents or her past. For the ten years that Sam's been with the State Police, she's searched for clues to her identity. But it's as if all mention of her family has been deliberately wiped off the system. Everything changes the night she agrees to meet her missing partner, Jack, and barely survives his attempt to kill her. Charged with his murder, Sam finds herself accepting help from Gabriel Stern-a shapeshifter with secrets of his own. As Sam delves into her partner's death, it soon becomes clear that the key to surviving the present lies in unravelling the threads of her past-and discovering not just who she is, but what she is . . .

My Review: Sam thinks she is a normal girl but it is starting to not look like it now. Although the book doesn't get into why she is different really and I wouldn't tell you here anyways- at least there are another 2 books in this trilogy. I'll have to read these too! How fun. So far I love the story and the characters. even the world of spooks, there are vampires, changers, shapechangers, and a few other things that go bump in the night. Oh and plenty of action and I'm not talking action in the bedroom- violence!