Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mini-Review and Giveaway: Night of Cake & Puppets by Laini Taylor


Title: Night of Cake & Puppets
(Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1.5)
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown
Published: November 26, 2013
Purchase:  Amazon | B&N

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.

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Once upon a time there were two secondary characters who stole my heart.  These two characters had a first date and did not take me.  I wanted to know everything. Every single detail.  What he said.  What she said.  Their innermost thoughts and all their feelings.  Then Laini Taylor blessed us with this perfect novella, and now I know all the magical things and can live happily ever after.  The end. 

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

I’m giving away a copy of this brilliant and fun little novella.  This short story can be read at any time after book one.  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win! 

  My Rating: 
Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #1) Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2) Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)

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16 comments:

  1. This is my favorite review of yours... ever! This line here-- loved it--- just so you "These two characters had a first date and did not take me." -- HOW DARE THEY NOT TAKE YOU lol *smoosh*

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    1. Haha! I was CRUSHED! But the author made it up to me. You're going to love this series and these characters *squish*

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  2. GAH. I love Suz and Mik so much it's ridiculous and I laughed until my sides hurt reading this novella. I'm glad you loved it too!

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    1. It was so perfect!! I just adore the rabid fairy and violin boy! :)

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  3. I haven't read this novella gasp. I should go back and read it now that I finished Gods and Monsters.

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    1. I know you don't care too much for novellas, but I think this one will be an exception. It's so fun!

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  4. I absolutely ADORE this review -- it's so lovely and fun! I really loved the first book in this series, and I can't wait to read the rest along with this novella! <3

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    1. Thank you, Daisy! Oh, you will adore this as well as the rest of the series! Can't wait to hear your thoughts. <3

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  5. AH! Thanks for the wonderful review! It just makes me realize even more how much I just want to start this series! I do have the first book, just sitting there waiting for me to read! One day! I will!!

    Wonderful review, as always! *hugggsss*

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    1. You're going to love it, Magen!! Maybe you and Teresa can buddy-read this series. I need my girls to know all the magical things!! Thank you, sweets! *super duper hugs*

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  6. Michelle this review was short and sweet..but said so much! Brilly my friend!

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    1. Thank you, Kimba -- I can't wait for you to start this series! ~Michele

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  7. I haven't read Laini Taylor's trilogy, but from your review I gather that this novella was a cute addition! I'm glad that you finally got to tag along on Zuzana and Mik's first date. Thanks for the chance, and happy Friday!

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    1. Thank you, Carmel! I think you will love this series! Happy Friday and have a beautiful weekend :)

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  8. I love Mik and Zuzana - this was such a wonderful treat for fans of this series! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed it too! :D

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  9. I loved Mik and Zuzana right from the start too and I was DYING to know ALL the details of their first date. And NoC&P DEFINITELY lived up to my expectations...and then some :D It was too adorable for words. Awesome review ^^ glad you enjoyed it too!!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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