"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event courtesy of Breaking the Spine
that showcases much anticipated upcoming releases.

from goodreads (09/27/2011):
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown 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 sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "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 is the question that haunts her, and she's 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?

Ever since I saw the ARC cover I've been in love with this book. I've heard such lovely things about the writing and the story; that this book is a wonderful example of YA fantasy done right. It also sounds like a bit of a thriller with some mystery tossed in, which are all elements of a book that I'll probably end up reading all at once. Annnnd I've been lucky enough to win an ARC, which I'll probably be reading once it arrives. :)

What are you waiting on?

11 comments on "waiting on wednesday (13): daughter of smoke and bone"

Small Review wrote: Wed Aug 10, 08:56:00 AM

Congrats on winning an ARC! All I've heard is super positive buzz for this title. Hope you love it :)

Unknown wrote: Wed Aug 10, 09:27:00 AM

Congrats on you rad win. This one does sound pretty darn good. Hope it is what you are wishing of it.
Here is my WOW:
Happy Reading :D

We Heart YA wrote: Wed Aug 10, 09:36:00 AM

Laini Taylor is pretty much on auto-buy for us after her amazing book Lips Touch. Can't wait to read this one too!

Pawing Through Books wrote: Wed Aug 10, 09:42:00 AM

I have heard a lot about this book recently and have added it to my wishlist. Looks good!

My WoW: Pawing Through Books

YA Book Queen wrote: Wed Aug 10, 12:17:00 PM

So cool you won an ARC, the story sounds great. Awesome WOW choice!

Christy @ TheReaderBee wrote: Wed Aug 10, 01:00:00 PM

I really want to read this one as well! It sounds so interesting. :) Great pick!

Karen wrote: Wed Aug 10, 01:43:00 PM

This sounds really interesting! I look forward to your review :)

Sash and Em wrote: Wed Aug 10, 02:31:00 PM

This book is seriously AWESOME!!!

Check out Em's WoW!

Rabbit wrote: Wed Aug 10, 02:43:00 PM

Nice choice! It sounds really unique and different! Enjoy the ARC! Feel free to check out my WoW here.

Rumana @ Relook the Book

Rachel Brooks wrote: Thu Aug 11, 03:59:00 PM

Fantasy with some mystery and thriller thrown in? Sounds great!

I’m a new follower— awesome blog! Stop by my blog and follow me too? :) http://rachelbrookswrites.blogspot.com/

Natalie wrote: Fri Aug 12, 08:37:00 AM

This book sounds exciting! Its the first time I've seen that cover for it though..I usually see a different one! Anyways great choice :)

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