Taylor, Laini

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7 Books

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Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls: Goblin Fruit: In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls? Spicy Little Curses: A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse. Hatchling: Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

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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 grown 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 actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out. When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored 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?

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In this new stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a romantic, funny, and fantastical first date. In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy--the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it's the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her "rabid fairy," her "voodoo eyes" are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or "Violin Boy," her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It's a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter's night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy's not going to know what hit him.

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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love. From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known. When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love. From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

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Una vez fue una niña inocente que jugaba con plumas en el suelo de la guarida de un diablo.Pero ahora aquella inocencia había desaparecido...Karou es una estudiante de arte de 17 años que vive en Praga. Pero ese no es su único mundo. A veces, Karou desaparece en misteriosos viajes para realizar los encargos de Brimstone, el monstruo quimera que la adoptó al nacer.Tan misteriosa resulta Karou para sus amigos, como lo es para ella su propia vida: ¿cómo es que ha acabado formando parte de una familia de monstruos quimera? ¿Para qué necesita su padre adoptivo tantos dientes, especialmente de humanos? Y, ¿por qué tiene esa recurrente sensación de vacío, de haber olvidado algo?De pronto, empiezan a aparecen marcas de manos en las puertas, señal de que la familia de Karou corre grave peligro. Karou tratará de cruzar al mundo quimérico para ayudarles, pero es perseguida por los serafines. Entre ellos se encuentra Akiva, un ángel arrebatadoramente hermoso al que Karou está unida de forma que ni ella misma puede imaginar.

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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. * This is not that world. * Ar student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream? Amazon.com Review Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2012: Never fear, fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone--Days of Blood & Starlight is just as good, if not better. Picking up a few months after the end of Daughter, Laini Taylor’s epic sequel finds Karou in the middle of the desert, tormented by memories of Akiva and creating an army to avenge her people. The drama runs high as the war between the angels and the chimera begins to take on a life of its own, and Karou begins to understand that her actions may have dire consequences. Taylor’s writing is full of energy and imagination, creating a world so vivid, you’ll swear you’ve been there, and characters you feel you know as well as your friends. The last third of the book demands your full attention, leaving no time to breathe between sentences and ending on a cliffhanger so big, you’ll wonder how on earth you can wait for the third installment. --Caley Anderson Review 'A masterful mix of reality and fantasy with cross-genre appeal. Exquisitely written and beautifully paced.' -- Publishers Weekly Starred Review on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels ... inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.' -- Sunday Telegraph on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' -- Patrick Rothfuss on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.' -- John Connolly on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' -- Guardian on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Trust us, it's brilliant' -- Heat on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'You don't want this book to end ... it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.' -- Easy Living on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why ... Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.' -- Bella on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.' -- Stylist on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends ... Mesmerising.' -- Marie Claire on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.' -- Financial Times on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman ... It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters ... It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success.' -- We Love This Book on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.' -- Sun on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

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