Fantasy, Review, Young Adult

Days of Blood and Starlight | Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder Paperback
Published: 15/08/2013
Genre: Young Adult. Fantasy.
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2
Format: Paperback
Pages: 518
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis (Goodreads)
Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and whatshe is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

I flew through Days of Blood and Starlight almost as fast as I did Daughter of Smoke and Bone. This seems to be the trilogy that just keeps on giving.

While I was disappointed/surprised with the ending of DoSaB, I am happy to say that DoBaS made it so much better. My love for these characters, mainly Zuze and Mik, just keeps on growing the more that I read.

Because I waited to read this one until I had my own copy of Dreams of Gods and Monsters, I am now going to move straight onto because, while I am really sad that this trilogy will be coming to an end, I also really, really, really want to get some closure for these characters and see just what Taylor has in store for them at the end.


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