Nerdologists Forums

You need to log in to create posts and topics.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Quick review of the series:

It is a lot of fun, it's really different from the normal mythology and fantasy than you see in most books. That said, not without flaws, but it makes me like the characters (they were never an issue) and that is huge, no characters are really weakly written, though some might not be needed. I like the fact it is urban fantasy that doesn't take place in London/NYC/LA/Chicago/Paris. I definitely would recommend it.

Love love love this series, and really need to re-read it soon. Like Peder said, it's got some pretty major pitfalls, but the main reason I love it so much is because it's just so very different than anything I've ever read before. It takes some familiar themes (angels, chimaera, YA fantasy, etc.) and totally turns them on their heads. The rules and magical system are so fascinating and unique, and it has so many of my favorite tropes (which I won't list, because major spoilers, y'all). Plus, it's the only book set in Prague that I think I've ever read, YA or otherwise, and it's so refreshing to see a YA urban fantasy set somewhere besides the tired old settings from the US (looking at you, NYC).

I would love to see this series adapted into film! For those of you who've read these, do you agree? If so, who would be your fantasy cast?