Simply put... WOW“Wishes are false. Hope is true. Hope makes its own magic.” If I had to describe what feeling evoked in me while reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone it would be Hope This book is like a dream. A place you could only imagine in the quiet night while your soul is adrift and the world is asleep. It can't be real but Laini Taylor makes the skies open and you find yourself flying with Akiva and Karou. There is LOVE. Oh, that powerful force that can transcend time and eliminate prejudice.“She craved a presence beside her, solid. Fingertips light at the nape of her neck and a voice meeting hers in the dark. Someone who would wait with an umbrella to walk her home in the rain, and smile like sunshine when he saw her coming. Who would dance with her on her balcony, keep his promises and know her secrets, and make a tiny world wherever he was, with just her and his arms and his whisper and her trust.” I'm not going to describe Daughter of Smoke and Bone to you, I would just do it a great injustice. all I can say is read it, very very slowly so you can savory every morsel.