Friday, December 6, 2013

Review: Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor

Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2.5)
Night of Cake and Puppets
Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5
Print Length: 79 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date:  November 26, 2013

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.


ERMAGURD!  This novella is beauty.  It is sunlight.  It is the warm spring breeze clearing the chill out of the passing-winter air.  It is the smell of just-baked sugar cookies.  It is twinkly Christmas lights in the snow.

A Night of Cake & Puppets is the exact opposite of DoSB and DoBS—it’s full of hope, and joy, and wonder, and love.  It is one of those “you smile from beginning to end” but keeps you on the edge of your seat kind of books.  You know what happens, you know the end result, but getting there is so suspenseful!  Laini, I love you.  It left me breathless in the good way.  And, even though I don’t reread books often, I may just reread this soon, because it made me that overjoyed.

5 Moons


Other Books in this series:

{Click the covers to go to Goodreads}
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1)Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
You can read how much I gushed all over Daughter of Smoke & Bone and Days of Blood & Starlight HERE.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for the comment love!