Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) - Laini Taylor Brilliantly original. Was absolutely mesmerised. Was a little overhwelmed by the flashback and was tempted to skim through. The book setting is beautifully descriptive, it feels as though your in the exotic locations yourself. Awesome characters, especially Karou. She's a strong, independent, lethal female character, which is rare in young adult novels lately.