Night of Cake & Puppets
by Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5
Published: November 26th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Novella, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook (100 pages)
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.
Book Review of Night of Cake & Puppets on a Post-it
Written in Zuzanas fun and sarcastic voice, Night of Cake and Puppets is a romantic adventure that doesn’t go as planned. The novel that this short story is from is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Daughter of Smoke and Bone goes from Mik and Zuzana not talking to being a couple and it was nice to have the gaps filled in by this short story. More fun with scuppy (small) magic that we only got to see a small part of in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I wouldn’t call it a page turner or amazing or anything but it was a cute, fun read.