The novella to Laini Taylor‘s Daughter and Smoke & Bone, also known in technical terms as Book 2.5, is going to be released in less than 3 weeks. Check out the synopsis below:
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.
These two side characters bring about some levity to the heart-wrenching main storyline, so I’m looking forward to reading this before the finale book of the series, Dreams of Gods & Monsters.
Night of Cake & Puppets will be released on November 26, 2013.
Dreams of Gods & Monsters will be released on April 8, 2014.