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
This was such a wicked book. It was incredibly fresh and unique. I have never read anything like this. The world, the characters, the species, and the plot were all amazing. I don’t want to spoil too much about the book so I’ll keep this relatively short. All the characters were interesting to follow. I really liked Karou. She was a strong girl and a joy to follow. The book was something I could not put down. I desperately wanted to find out more about the world and all the secrets hidden within it. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read something fresh and new.
The next book is called Days of Blood & Starlight and comes out Nov 6, 2012.