I finished this book last night. This is the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. This book was fantastic, but I must say it was a lot darker than I thought it would be. That doesn’t make it any less great, but I am still rather surprised. Essentially, though this is a YA Fantasy novel, it is by no means a light, easy read. Laini Taylor is clearly a gifted storyteller and has created something wonderful here. I greatly enjoyed the story and the characters and I loved to hate the villains in this story. If you’ve read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, definitely read this. I’m looking forward to the third.