Monday Memories is an original feature/weekly meme created and hosted by Miss Print and the Book Bandit. We created Monday Memories because we both love and collect books and wanted to talk about them. We hope you’ll want to share too.
Monday Memories: Daughter of Smoke & Bone
This entire series has made such an impression on me. I have laughed, cried, yelled, and pleaded with the characters. I first read DoSaB in April of 2013 – I finished it in one day. I was floored. This was not like anything I had ever read. Karou’s snarky narrative, the angels and chimeras, her best friend Zuzana playing such a big part in the story – there was just so much that I didn’t expect, but that I really loved. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait at all for the second book, Days of Blood & Starlight, and I read it just a few days later.
But then, I had to wait months for the final book, Dreams of Gods & Monsters. Oh. My Goodness. Was that ever hard. By that time I’d chosen DoSaB as a Teen Book Club pick, and so I had reread and discussed it with some of my teens and coworkers who are fans of YA. They all loved it. And they all were on the wait list for the final book! We all took turns reading our library’s copies as fast as we could, then gushing about how much we loved it, who our favorite characters were, how we couldn’t believe it was over. . .and it is over.
But I still have discussions every now and then with some of my library teens about the series. We hear something and it reminds us of Akiva and his siblings, or we mention how Cake as a way of life is the best thing ever, or we relate real life drama to that of Zuze and Mik, her beloved violin boy.
This entire series has left such a great impression on me. I’ll never forget the feelings of wonder, awe, and imagination that I got from the first book, Daughter of Smoke & Bone.
Anyone can join. But please, if you join in the fun, link back to Miss Print and/or the Book Bandit on your own Monday Memories post AND add your name to the Link list included with our posts every week so that everyone can check out other posts! If you don’t have a blog, you can post your thoughts as a comment. And, of course, have fun!
Now that you know how it works, here’s what it is: Monday Memories is super simple. Just take a photo of a book from your personal library (or a library book that’s significant to you, etc.) and talk about why it matters. Is it your first ever signed book? The first book you reviewed on your blog? Whatever it is, write it up in a Monday Memories post and share it.