18 October, 2021

The Least Predictable Books We’ve Read

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylordaughter

I did see a few things coming in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. We knew certain people were connected and that their past lives certainly impacted their present ones. We also knew that we were reading about a great love story that transcended time and space. Karou and Akeva were eternal and nothing, the least of which, death, could change the emotional connection they shared.

What I didn’t see coming, however, was the “end game,” that “OH WOW” moment when we learn not only the repercussions of anger and betrayal but how that would irrevocably change the couple’s relationship. Daughter of Smoke and Bone should not be discounted by its genre (Young Adult). It was truly a novel that I adore and held an ending I certainly didn’t see coming.

-Tee Tate

2 thoughts on “The Least Predictable Books We’ve Read

  1. The Birth of Venus, by Sarah Dunant
    I ended up not liking this novel, but I finished it anyway. The ending felt pretty forced – but let me just say that I’ve never read anything that involved a snake tattoo, a faked cancer, a pig’s internal organ, and a paintbrush all wrapped up in one character…who was also a nun. It was nutty.

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