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Recom-Monday-Tions – Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

So I have not even finished this series. I’ve only read the first two books, but this is such an awesome series that I feel confident enough to recommend it anyway. “It is a condition of monsters that they do not perceive themselves as such. The dragon, you know, hunkered in the village devouring maidens, heard the townsfolk cry ‘Monster!’ and looked behind him.” This is one of the most unique fantasy stories I’ve ever read. This is sort of an angel and demons story, but not really. It’s also quite dark (which I love!) so that’s a bonus. Daughter of Smoke and Bone follows the story of Karou, a 17 year-old artist living in Prague with a rather unusual family. “She moved like a poem and smiled like a sphinx.” Karou had a rather unusal upbringing, as she was raised by Brimstone, a powerful Chimaera (creatures made up of people and animal bits) who makes wishes out of teeth. I don’t want to say much about this as I don’t want to give anything …

Coffee Book Tag!

This is actually my first tag on this blog. I frequently get them on instagram and tumblr (which I am absolutely terrible at doing), but this is my first one here, so thank you, Marianna from Impressionblend for tagging me. This tag is called the Coffee book tag (obviously), and although I am not really a coffee drinker at all (but completely obsessed with tea) I think I can manage. I also might add my own tea related ones to the end.  I will tag Cait at PaperFury and Sarah at Commas and Ampersands. 1. BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS. The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Personally, I love this book, but I know a lot of people hate it. It might have something to do with all the characters kinda being awful people, but I don’t think this series would have worked if they weren’t. Although, I’ve only read the first book… 2. PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE …