Days of Blood and Starlight, the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, will be out on November 6 – but if you just can’t wait that long, check out this three-chapter preview, available now. Need a refresher on the first book? Check out our full review. And until Blood and Starlight comes out, here are some other YA books with strong female characters you might like.
So, let us guess: you devoured Kerstin Gier’s bestselling time-travel YA novel, Ruby Red, and now you need something to tide you over until the sequel, Sapphire Blue, comes out on October 30? Not to worry! Here’s a summer’s worth of delightful, dark, and fantastical books like Ruby Red with plenty of magic, strong female protagonists, and the occasional talking animal. Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor — Karou is a 17-year-old art student in Prague. An outsider even among the art-school crowd, her few friends have learned to accept her eccentricities: her fluency in random languages, her evasiveness, her [...]
Author: Laini Taylor Maybe I’ve been reading too many young-adult novels lately, but I’m starting to get Teen Fantasy Title Fatigue. Regardless of their actual quality, every new book seems to be weighed down with an absurdly grand and meaningless title like Midnight’s Firefall: Book 1 of the Platinum Bloodwar Cycle or something. So you’ll excuse me for suspecting more of the same when I heard about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and why I was hesitant to read it for that reason. I still think it’s a pretty clunky title, which hints at some of the book’s problems, but [...]