Laini Taylor’s NIGHT OF CAKE & PUPPETS to be released as Gift Edition

NIGHT OF CAKE & PUPPETS, the standalone companion novel to Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, is coming out in a gift edition hardcover! 

If you read the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor, you might’ve found yourself loving Karou’s best friend, Zuzana and her “Violin Boy”-turned-boyfriend Mik. Well, Laini had written a companion novel for those two special lovebirds, bit it was only released as an e-novella titled Night of Cake & Puppets.

Fortunately, for those who read it or didn’t read it yet, Night of Cake & Puppets will soon be available in hardcover on September 12, 2017. The Hardcover Gift Edition will have a spanking new cover design, illustrated by Laini’s husband, artist Jim Di Bartolo.


The Gift Edition will include more illustrations by Di Bartolo as well as a Q&A with Taylor among the bonus content. Check out the revealed illustrations below, and read an excerpt from the first chapter of Night of Cake & Puppets. 

About Night of Cake & Puppets:

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.

Read the first chapter of the book right here and pre-order Night of Cake & Puppets Gift Edition here.

By Kait

Kait is a New Englander, a YA book and adaptation lover, and a Slythindor, as well as a red velvet and red wine enthusiast. She likes to like things. Catch her on Twitter: @kaitmary

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