"... National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor has created a lushly imaginative, fully realized world in Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Taylor’s writing is as sumptuous as poetry, and the story overflows with dark and delightful magic, star-crossed love, and difficult choices with heartbreaking repercussions. Readers of all ages will be utterly enchanted". --Juliet Disparte
I think the Charlie Bone series is often over-looked by readers, simply because they seemed to come out around the same time as the HP series, but honestly, I like the Charlie Bone series as much as I do Harry Potter. They are must reads in my opinion.