Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blogging A to Z: T is for Laini Taylor

Welcome to the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!

My theme for 2013 is Influential Women Authors.

My definition of influential is any author, classic or modern, who has inspired writers, readers, or the larger scope of culture. Some are personal favorites, or have special meaning to me.

What this list is not: a list of the most influential writers of all time. Rather, this is a collection of influential writers, corresponding with each day's letter.

For the full list of participating blogs, click here.

image: Goodreads
Laini Taylor is a Young Adult fantasy author most known for Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, which is now on book 2. This was one of my favorite books from 2011. It's urban fantasy for the YA set, a mix of contemporary setting and a magical world. Our herione Karou leaps from the page whether she's trekking around Prague with her sketchbook, or traveling through mysterious doorways to shops run by creatures from another world. 

The author usually sports bright pink hair, and she also an artist. Find out more about her here!


  1. I recently read the first in the trilogy and promptly went out and bought the second one. I enjoy her blog, too. :)

  2. I loved DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE so much. Laini Taylor's prose is enviable and the story felt fresh and unique. I'm also a big fan of her blog too. :)

  3. I do not know Laini Taylor- I will have to go check her out :)

  4. I love Laini Taylor's prose. Excellent choice for T!

  5. I love it that we both featured Laini Taylor today!! She's a brilliant author. Lips Touch Three Times is one of my favorite books. I love all of her books, though!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

  6. I need to read more Laini Taylor, I've only read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (which I loved, but still).

  7. I'll admit I started it and never got into the book. I'm not sure why. Part of the reason could be because I'm not really into YA fantasy anymore, as the TBR books on my self can attest to. Maybe I'll try again once all the books from the trilogy have been published. :D


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