Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5
Genres: Romance, Paranormal,
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Release Date: 01/01/2013
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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.
It took me a few chapters to get into this book, but once Zuzana dumped cigarette butts into someone's coffee cup I was sold an by the end I was wishing that this book was a full length novel about Zuzana and Mik.
I'm a sucker for stories that involves traveling around to find things, like in Since You've Been Gone, 13 Reasons Why or Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. So as soon as Mik started searching for the next clue is was sold. Mik did remind me a little of Clay Jensen from 13 Reasons Why, he has that nice guy personality. Zuzana and Mik really are a great couple and really rooted for them. I hope there's more about them in God and Monsters.
Zuzana is one of my favourite characters in this series and a part of me wishes she got more chapters in the main chapters (at least half, as much as I love Karou). Her personality really comes through here and she really had me laughing with the cigarette butt incident and the female baldness adverts. If you love Zuzana, definitely don't skip this book. It's a lot of fun and you get to know Mik better!