Along with The Night Circus, this book was purchased in my recent supermarket book buying frenzy. I can’t resist a book bargain! When I settled down with it, I was on the East Coast Main line from Edinburgh to London and read it all in the four-hour journey. This shows it was both an easy read and that I enjoyed it, as that journey is so beautiful, particularly in the North East, that it is difficult to concentrate on anything but the view.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone did not start well I thought. If fact, it started in the same way as every other badly written supernatural teen romance. It did get better though – it is not without its charm and it drew me in. It was nice to experience a more feisty, capable heroine than usual and I am intrigued enough by the characters to buy the next installment when it is released. In short, what you see is what you get with this book; it is an enjoyable fantasy romp and a nice book for a bit of escapism, but don’t expect it to change your life.