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Night of Cake & Puppets
Night of Cake & Puppets | Laini Taylor
In this new stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor comes the story of a romantic, funny, and fantastical first date. 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.
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kylienoele
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These are all the goodies that @GypsyKat included in the Halloween box 😭😭 I am so lucky!! 🧡💜🧡💜 The candle smells so amazing and the StrangerThings eyeshadow palette? I can‘t believe it 🥺

GypsyKat I‘m so happy you liked everything! 🎃 I hope it gets cold enough for you to use the scarf! 1mo
kylienoele @GypsyKat I‘ll be able to wear it on my trip to AL 😍 1mo
Chrissyreadit I love the socks!!!! 1mo
GypsyKat @kylienoele Awesome! 🎃🍁🍂 1mo
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reading_rainbow
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🍰 i can‘t wait to read this one. i loved the scene in smoke and bone where Zuzana preformed the life size marionette show on that bridge in Prague and Mik played the violin 🎻 i can‘t wait to read through Zuz eyes

julesG You'll love it! 2mo
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reading_rainbow
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AGH it‘s so pretty 🦇💕💕💕 it‘s a companion novel to the Smoke & Bone trilogy about Zuzana! and it‘s illustrated too! i love Zuz

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i-am-papercrane
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Today‘s #colormepretty is #pink!

These books come from my TBR. Glitter I saw a few times on here, read the synopsis, then added it. Textrovert is a book I read way long ago on Wattpad and then bought a copy when the author physically published it. My aunt told me that Laini Taylor was publishing another book from the DOSAB trilogy, but it took me a long while to buy it and I still haven‘t read it yet. Soon, though!

#tbr #toberead #prettyinpink

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SavouringStyx
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Reading this lovely companion story of Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, I came across this brilliant solution for introverts who avoid small talk...
Get a hyena!

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ReadingEnvy
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I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone (the trilogy) a couple of years ago and found this novella in #hoopla recently, reminding me I never read it. It's the love story of a puppet maker and a violin boy, Zuzana and Myk, it's all cute and the only warring factions are off the page in texts from Karou. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy One small complaint about the audio - Prague is such a central figure in this series. The author knew to have a violin boy who could talk about the fine Czech composer Dvorak. But the audiobook narrator destroyed his last name, pronouncing it Devorack. Sigh. I soothed my soul watching a pronunciation video on YouTube. https://youtu.be/5fRu6zAIbAo 5mo
ReadingEnvy And guys I'm giving this a so-so because it's just not substantive. They are twitterpated and do elaborately nice things for each other and it's sweet but nothing that's gonna stick at least not for this reader. 5mo
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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💞💋💗💕

CatAndKindle Great series of books 6mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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What a cute story! I loved Zuzana and Mik in the smoke and bone trilogy so I loved reading how that night went. I miss this world so much and I loved being back in it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

ReadingRover Isn‘t this books so pretty?!?! I love it! 9mo
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Kasie
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Finishing this audiobook today. This series has some of the best characters. All are just so likable.

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LokiDokey
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#manicmonday @JoScho
? Night of Cake and Puppets
? Marie Antoinette (with Kristen Dunst) I know she didn't really say "Let them eat cake" but I instantly thought of it lol
?Cake by the Ocean

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 9mo
WanderingBookaneer I thought the same about 🎥 . Good song choice. 9mo
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GypsyKat
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I took this picture two nights ago. I love that my hubs enjoys reading! Sitting in the quiet together and reading is a lovely thing. ❤️❤️❤️
@TheWhiteHatter

MrBook Love it! 11mo
GypsyKat @MrBook 😊 11mo
kspenmoll ❤️❤️ 11mo
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TheWhiteHatter
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As always Laini Taylor does not dissapoint! This was just a beautiful and whimsical return to the beautiful world and one of my favorite characters from the series. Highly reccomend this book!

Jovy Loved this series! 11mo
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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This illustrated edition of what was originally just an ebook proves why print rules (for me at least!). I remembered nothing of the e version. But with the atmospheric illustrations and typesetting, this back-and-forth narration of Zuzana & Mik‘s first date (something not shown in the Smoke & Bone trilogy) is magical. Literally. Melted my stone-cold heart with fantastic and sweetly quirky romance 💕

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TheWhiteHatter
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Starting this Sunday off right with some great coffee and cookies, and the wonderful Laini Taylor! #lovelainitaylor #Zuzanaisthebest

GypsyKat Great picture, babe! ❤️ 12mo
TheWhiteHatter Thanks babe! 12mo
Zelma Very festive looking! Love the mug colors. 12mo
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Cute, cute story and beautiful illustrations but didn't really grab me. But I could totally see a middlegrader falling love with this book.
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#bookaddict #booknerd #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #booklove #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookquotes #instabooks #booklion #book #library #shelfie #bookaholic #reading #reader #currentlyreading #newbook #booklove

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Johanna414
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This was so cute! Suzanna reminds me so much of my little sister - feisty miniature human who is deeply creative, prickly but secretly a total softy, and I couldn‘t help picture her as my Emily the whole time

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Kalalalatja
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This was absolutely lovely! It made me wish to be a teenager and newly in love again. Also, I had forgot how awesome Laini Taylor‘s writing is, and it made me want to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy again! 📚 #24in48

TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 2y
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Kalalalatja
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I‘m up and ready to kick off day two of the #24in48 readathon with what I hope will be some sweet fantasy (and lots of coffee) 👌

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missevievelyn
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Finished book 3! I liked this one a lot! Forgot how much I liked these characters (I know a lot of people found them annoyed but I think they‘re sweet and cute 😅) #24in48

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missevievelyn
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Enjoying this more than I thought I would! 😊 I have to work on Sunday so I‘m trying to squeeze as much reading in today as I can 😅 wish me luck! #24in48

Andrew65 Going well! 👍 2y
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Elisa
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My current favorite couple in fiction is Zuze and Mik from the DOSAB trilogy. They are funny, brave, and simply adorable. This book has wonderful illustrations about them! #Ishipit #YAgiveaway.

Thanks for the really fun giveaway, @hermyknee 💜💜🌟🌟🌟

Kalalalatja Love Mik and Suze ❤️❤️ 2y
Elisa @Kalalalatja me too! They are the best sidekicks, too 😄 2y
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I did a little readathon yesterday with my new blog partner and mostly concentrated on some committee reading I'm doing for a K-3 award list in our state.

I also finished Night of Cake and Puppets, which was so good and involves my favorite characters from the series - Zuzana and Mik and how they romantically meet. There's illustrations as well! You can read this one without having read the whole series.

FlowerFairy Love your mug!!! 2y
TrishB Me too 💕 2y
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LivtheLibrarian
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Absolutely wonderful little companion to an absolutely wonderful series...

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Bookgoil
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Really loving the illustrations and PoV in this companion novel. My hubby just left for work so Zeus is settling onto the couch to hang with me the rest of the night. #dogsoflitsy

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GypsyKat
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This was so fun! Even though Goodreads lists this as 2.5 of the series, I‘m happy that I read it after I read the whole trilogy. It was such fun to revisit these delightful characters! And I loved the artwork! If you‘re a fan of Daughter of Smoke & Bone, and a fan of Zuzana and Mik, then you‘ll definitely enjoy this lovely little adventure. 💗🍰💙🎶💋🦋☕️❄️

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GypsyKat
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I‘m starting this one before I go to sleep. Look how freaking cute this book is!😍 I swear, I love it already! Plus, I‘m happy to return to this universe, if only for a novella. 💗

Christine11 I love when books have special illustrations - it makes reading them even more lovely ! 😊 2y
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Elisa
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SUCH a lovely book. This was such a treat, particularly while still recovering from the emotional roller-coaster and general awesomeness that is the trilogy!

The switching POV, the illustrations that just captured it all PERFECTLY, the magic... and the graphic novel teaser, which just about had my heart bursting in excitement!!! I mean, what?!??!? DOSAB in graphic novel form??? That would be all kinds of AMAZING!!

minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
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Elisa
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“And there‘s no better way to thaw a face, as it turns out, than with another face.”

#mikandzuzeforever

Kalalalatja I just ordered this, I can‘t wait to read it 😍 2y
GypsyKat I got this for Christmas, can‘t wait to read it! 😆 2y
Elisa @Kalalalatja it is so lovely! Such a treat for fans of the trilogy 😍 2y
Elisa @GypsyKat me too!! It was the first of my Christmas pile that I started reading! 2y
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JessicaLynn
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Zuzana is my spirit animal! This book was everything I wanted from her and Mik's story! Laini Taylor can write the hell out of a story. And I love every single word!

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GypsyKat
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Starting our after Christmas clean up. I love my little Samwise Funko Pop and I can‘t wait to read this book! ❤️🎄
#FunkoPop
#ChristmasCleanup

DivineDiana And I Spy a Tiffany‘s bag! 🧐🙂👏🏻 2y
GypsyKat @DivineDiana Yes! It had a Tiffany‘s bumblebee charm necklace inside. 🐝❤️ I was kind of embarrassingly spoiled this year! 🙈🎄🎁 2y
DivineDiana So nice! 😍 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 The clean up is always the hard part for me. I often wonder why I clean before family comes, lol 😂 2y
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Elisa
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I settled on NOCAP, because I have missed this world terribly ever since I finished reading the trilogy! This is such a beautiful book. This edition isn‘t as fancy as some I have seen, but it‘s still very pretty, and paired with Laini Taylor‘s writing... I‘m enjoying it so much!

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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This book is sweet perfection!💋💞💋💞

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LibrarianRyan
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Originally released as an ebook only companion story, it had a cover similar to its parent series. Just last month it was finally released in print. And has become my favorite cover of the year. Now I want the. To rerelease the rest of the series with matching covers. #coverlove #changesedition

julesG This is a series where I liked the UK editions. The printed edition of the novella, though. I'm in favour of matching covers for the rest of the series. BTW I found that book 1 and book 2 looked very different in style in the UK editions, hence I only bought the first book in print. 2y
LibrarianRyan @julesG I will now have to go look at the U.K. Editions. I think I saw one recently. 2y
Lizpixie That‘s exactly what I want! I have the gorgeous blue & pink Cake and Puppets but I don‘t have any print versions of the trilogy, so I‘m holding out until they release it in the blue & pink editions. 2y
LibrarianRyan @Lizpixie I and me too. 2y
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LifeFullofBooks
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“Life doesn‘t need magic to be magical.”

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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The cutest love story ever written, made even sweeter by the fact that the author's husband illustrated it. ❤️🦋🦋🍰 #lainitaylor #daughterofsmokeandbone #dosab

SiriGuruDevSingh 😍😍😍😍😍😍 2y
MelissaJCrispin I loved this series. Been meaning to check this out. The illustrations look amazing! 2y
OceanCityMama I read it originally as an audiobook, which is great because I love the narrator for the series so much. I was really happy they released this new edition. I checked it out from the library just so I could see the illustrations and it didn't disappoint! ❤️ If you can I recommend you do both, it's immersive and wonderful. 2y
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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When one of your favorite authors re-tweets your tweet, it‘s pretty damn tweet that‘s for sure!💞💞💞

britt_brooke So cool! 2y
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Rabidgummibear
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Stood in a very long line for 2+ hours to meet Laini Taylor today and get this book signed 💗 she was amazing.
Great start to #YallFest

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Xenatine
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My most recent 5 Star read!

BibliophileMomma That cover. 😍 2y
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DaisytheFairy
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This Laini Taylor novella is the most adorable and beautiful and sweetest book ever. These illustrations are gorgeous.

GondorGirl I read it on ebook, but I HAVE to get this now that there are illustrations! Such a cute story. ❤ I adore Zuzanna and Mik. 2y
DaisytheFairy @GondorGirl I love them too!! I'm not usually into illustrations but this book really got me! So pretty 2y
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Brittbritt
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This was the cutest novella!! Mik and Zuzana were my favourite part of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and this encompasses everything I loved about them. The illustrations are a beautiful addition and flesh out the story so well. Didn‘t expect to love this as much as I did.

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Xenatine
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I can't wait to read this gorgeous book

ContraryMary Ohh pretty picture!! 2y
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Xenatine
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This book is so damn pretty inside and out!

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