Karou spends half her time living as a girl attending art school in Prague, drawing fanciful creatures, hanging out with her friends and avoiding a conniving ex-boyfriend. What her friends don’t realize is that the creatures she draws and the stories she “makes up” about them are all true — and that these creatures are the closest things she has to a family. When she’s not pretending to be an ordinary human, she spends her time working for a minotaur-like creature who can magically send her all over the world collecting, of all things, teeth.
Karou realizes that something is going on when people with super-human strength begin following her wherever she goes, burning handprints into the doorways she uses to travel from place to place. And when the doorway that led her to her family is destroyed, she will do anything to find them again — even confront her dangerous stalkers in battle.
This book is amazing. Even if you have given up on paranormal romance, even if you are tired of angel/demon stories, please don’t pass this one up. Incredible world-building, wonderfully drawn characters, beautiful romance, lots of humor, lots of passages that will take your breath away with surprise. This book is such a pleasure to read, I can’t recommend it enough.
–Amanda Coppedge Bosky