Featured Celestial Being:
Akiva from Daughter of Smoke and Bone
I really, really love Akiva. I love the whole idea of the angels in this book. We usually see them as the perfect, good characters but this book proves that it’s not always so. These angels believe they’re doing good but they’re in the middle of a war with the “devils/demons”. They don’t realize that maybe they’re in the wrong because everything they do is supposedly good. Akiva is a great character because he’s starting to realize maybe they aren’t perfect. He falls in love with a demon who turns out to be just like anyone else. He;s a beautiful character with a well thought out history.
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”
Summary: Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actuallygrows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.
When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?