Series Spotlight: Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Hello Gemmies! It's the ten year anniversary of the wildly popular Daughter of Smoke & Bone series! And in celebration of the this historic milestone, each book in the series has received a new cover! These covers are absolutely gorgeous! The author Laini Taylor will also be participating in a virtual tour to help celebrate the new covers! Listed below is the tour schedule. I've also listed a synopsis of each book in reading order to help get you started reading the series.

Synopsis of Daughter of Smoke & Bone from Goodreads:

Around the world, black hand prints 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 otherworldly 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 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?

Synopsis of Days of Blood & Starlight from Goodreads:

Art 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.

Synopsis of Dreams of Gods & Monsters from Goodreads:

Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.


When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited - not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves.


But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?


The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as - from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond - humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.


Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, YA, Romance, Angels, Urban Fantasy, Magic


I love these covers so much. The neon coloring is reminiscent of a 90's concert poster. The new covers will all be in paperback editions and will release on December 1, 2020. Published by Little Brown & Co., The 10th anniversary editions of the Daughters of Smoke & Bone series are available for pre-order from all major book sellers. What do you think of these new covers? Have you read this series? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!

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