Daughter Of Smoke and Bone
“She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil's lair. She wasn't innocent now, but she didn't know what to do about it. This was her life: magic and shame and secrets and teeth and a deep, nagging hollow at the center of herself where something was most certainly missing.”
Karou is a 17-year-old art student in Prague and besides attending classes, spending time with her best friend Zuzana and evading her former boyfriend Kazimir, she also collects teeth. No, it's not a perverse hobby of hers; Karou works at an out-of-this-world workshop owned by Brimstone and she exchanges the teeth for wishes. The "out-of-this-world" was literal since Brimstone is a chimaera and the workshop is a portal between our world and theirs. When Karou goes to Morocco in one of her teeth expeditions, something goes wrong. Terribly wrong...
Some of you might cringe when it comes to YA literature -myself included- but this one was unexpectedly gooood! Vivid descriptions, fast-paced action and a captivating romance.
Have a lovely day!