Study Guide

Daughter of Smoke & Bone Tough-o-Meter

By Laini Taylor

Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

No need to wish for a larger vocabulary here, Shmoopers. Reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone is a leisurely affair. Like any good fairy tale, it lures you in with simple, yet poetic, language. It may be a long read, but it feels more like a vacation in Europe than a dentist's appointment

Sure, some of the names are a little difficult to pronounce—there are enough Zs and Ks on display to set a world record high score in Words with Friends. But don't worry about that. It wasn't until Harry Potter hit the big screen that we learned how to pronounce "Hermione."