Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.
In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.
And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.
Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.
When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Oh dear, I know I've gushed about this book on here before, but quite frankly I can't do it justice. It was everything I love about a book all rolled into one. There was mystery, intrigue, flying, romance, war, blue hair (which, incidentally, I was in Target and there was a woman with blue hair walking around and I would like to say it looked cool, but she totally couldn't pull it off). Trust me, if you haven't read this one yet, go check it out! I'm going to be dying until I can read the next!