Buried in Books
Guilt, danger and redemption
Obviously Daughter of Smoke and Bone since it''s the first in the series. The writing is so superb that I'd liken it to the Throne of Glass series. The characters are written phenomenally. So rich with background and complex emotions at work. And then there are the political machinations and the underlying shame that runs through the work. Shame and guilt.It's an amazingly complex story.
I could never picture Zuzana or Mic's voices and I love hearing Zuzana's pouty voice. I love it!!
No laughing or crying but I adored the book. I will listen to it again. I experienced some fear for Karaou some times at her situation.
I highly recommend this novel! I think I'd go back and listen to the first book in the series even though I read the book. I can't wait to listen to the next book!
OMG! This book was so amazing. I didn't think that the second installment would be as good as the first but it's still exceeds my expectations. It is heart wrenching and funny and just such an amazingly told story. All I can say is that I loved this book and I am looking forward to the next book.
The story begun in Daughter of Smoke and Bone continues to unfold interestingly, but as in the first volume, things get a bit heavy a bit too often. Key characters, expertly voiced, provide some relief, but not as much as I might have liked. It was engaging enough to draw me forward through this and into the next volume, but lacking enough that I yearned for a tighter, leaner narrative.
suspenseful, heartache and hope.
I love the way she changes into the villains in the story.
The narration and characters are still top notch, but I didn't like the story as much in this sequel. Great imagery, but the action is lacking a bit. It does serve as a nice setup for book 3.
The descriptions of characters and places.
The first book was amazing so i bought the next two with great expectations. I didn't really enjoy like the first 40 chapters, because I found it difficult to remember all the names of everyone from all the realms, it took me a few chapters to really recall everything that had happened in the first book. Maybe I just took too long to ready the second one, but there were too many people to really remember all their roles and importance, especially from beast brain side. Karoo's side was alot easier to follow. The story carried along really well after that though. I found Zuzana's point of view very funny and refreshing. At the end I got the full picture of the love they share and the predicament ahead. Good Story.
Normally, when I get a book that has no text-to-speech and isn't lendable I give it fewer stars in the rating. But since I love this series so much that I would give it more than five stars for each book, you can only go down to the limit of five from above. Dar rationalization. I'm sticking to it! Besides, without the narration of Khristine Hvam, I think, this book would just be average. Who am I kidding? I think it would still be fantastic. Khristine Hvam is just the icing on the cake--but isn't that the best part?
Book two starts off immediately where book one left off. Good think I reread book one to understand that. The adventure continues with all the same players and a few new ones. I love that there are more points of view introduced in this book. Zuzana now has her own part to play as does her boyfriend, Mik. Their thoughts and histories add humor and wonder to a crazy world that Karou and Akiva already knew and showed us in book one. I love Zuzana so much. I love her sense of humor and excitement. I may love her more than the main character, Karou. But Mik is adorable, too. They add a lot to the story.
I want to write more, but book three is calling so loudly that I can't think of anything else to say. Please, give this series a chance, preferably with the narration. I think you may love it as much as I do. Now let me go bury myself in the next book. Bye!