Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I held off reading this small short story, even though it was pretty long 80s pages (but not long enough!) because I did not want to see this series go. I'm terrible at reading the last novels of series I adore (example Noughts and Crosses, and Crooked Kingdom) because saying goodbye is bittersweet.
However, this series went out a good note with Zuzana and Mik two of my favorite side characters from the series.
What I Liked:
The characters. Zuzana was my favorite character in the series and it was so much fun to read from her POV. Plus, the switch to Mik's POV was great as well. I would love to read a book in either of their POVS! :)
The plot. I'm a bit of a reading slump and this short story was just what I needed at the moment. It was a cute/funny story about Mik and Zuzana's beginning relationship! :)
I recommend checking this short story out if you enjoyed the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series! :) It hit the spot before Laini Taylor's new novel comes out this year.
5 Stars Out of 5 Stars