Night of Cake and Puppets(Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5(WHY))

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.Author: Laini Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Shelves:Recipe for awesomesauce, More please, Fantasy/PNR/Everything Untoward, Fairy Tale and/or Retelling, Why Wasn’t I Born Here?

laini taylor is a kite*.
’nuff said.

night of cake and puppets is the most magical of her books, and it has her trademark butterfly prose, that flutters and dances and is so much more than beautiful. her magic is in words that are so purple but so real. because come on-

Life doesn’t need magic to be magical.
(But a little bit sure doesn’t hurt.)

a night when a rabid fairy and a boy who was taken by the devil meet, a night of cake and puppets, and of believing. i won’t call it cute because that’s for puppies and shoes. instead, this book is what snowfall and hot chocolate and harry potter comforter and fireflies and someone you really like in an empty street would be- minus the damp, a bit of cold and the creepiness- if only all that could be captured into a few pages, which laini taylor because she’s just awesome, and she did it like she captured hope for days of blood and starlight.

go read it before the world does and revel.

for that’s all you can do with this book, and for that i’m thankful because i’ve had a tough time of it. and go read it because i’m cold and hungry and have got lots of homework and my pants are on all wrong and I need to read it again- slowly this time- so i won’t be here much longer.

carpe noctem
carpe magic

*really, how does her name just not put you in mind of a kite? a really good-pink/lavender/baby blue kite that flies high and rushes and cuts down other kites, or not, if it’s in the mood of being merciful.

oh and wait! what’s up with DoSaB #2.5? this ain’t 2.5! it’s mid of book one, whatever you call that.


Here we go. I have scuppies in my pocket and lust in my heart. Tonight’s the night.



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