Review/ Night of Cake & Puppets

Review/ Night of Cake & PuppetsNight of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2.5) by Jim Di Bartolo, Laini Taylor
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 12th 2017
Pages: 256

In this stand-alone companion to the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone series comes the story of Mik and Zuzana's fantastical first date—as a gorgeously illustrated gift edition with bonus content included.
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 make the first move, 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 leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy is not going to know what hit him.
New York Times bestselling author Laini 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. Originally published as an ebook, this new print edition will include breathtaking black and white illustrations, plus bonus content in a gorgeous package perfect for new and current fans of the series.

I quickly have to thank HBG for sending me a copy of the book so that I could read and review it.

Before beginning my review I have a confession to make and that is I have never read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy yet and I have them sitting on my tbr shelf. I really need to binge read this series as I have heard amazing things about it.

I do know that I want to pick up a finished copy of The Night of Cake & Puppets because the book is gorgeous and I know I will reread it.

The Night of Cake & Puppets was originally published as a e-novella exclusive. This can be read as a stand alone or you can read it between Days of Blood & Starlight and Dreams of Gods & Monsters.

Now for me reading this I realized that I was missing out on who the characters Zuzana and Mik were and what their relationship was like. This book is basically the first date these two characters had so it will probably fill in the gap you will need had you read the series.

Since I didn’t read the series I have to say that this was a cute story just the same. The premise of the book is that it takes place in one night. Zuzana has a crush on Mik and even though she has this huge crush on him and is nervous/shy like most people are around their crushes she decides enough is enough and that is now or never so she goes ahead and comes up with one of the cutest and probably sweetest things to get him to notice her. She comes up with this treasure hunt. All through the process both are extremely nervous. What will happen when they meet face to face?

This was a super quick read and I devoured it pretty much in one sitting. I highly recommend this if you have read the series or are just beginning to read it. Now I can’t wait to read it.

Have you read this series?