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.
Night of Cake and Puppets is one of the very few books that I consider it cute and beautiful at the same time. If you like Zuzana and Mik, this is one that you won't want to miss.
Laini's words are always beautiful, but this time it has a kittenish streak in it which makes the book really cute. I can't stop grinning the whole time I read this book. The book is told in dual point of views (Zuzana's and Mik's), which makes things infinitely better. I couldn't get enough of Violin Boy's point of view.
Zuzana's personality is remarkable. She is really creative with the treasure hunt for Mik and her tricks are real good (like a fairy :D). She has this kindred spirit that it's hard not to like her. She really stands out this time. I also like that even Karou is doing her business, they are best friends no matter what. Oh and Karou is the cheerful girl we met in Daugher of Smoke and Bone again. Perfect :)
Fun and quick. If you like the couple, you won't want to skip this.