Book Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all

I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone and so moving on to Days of Blood & Starlight was long over due.

Book Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor


Title & Author: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: November 6 2012
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone
Publisher: Little, Brown


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 what she 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 give Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor four out of five hearts because it wasn’t as great as Daughter of Smoke & Bone, but it was still a great read! Laini Taylor has a great way with words and it pulls you in from the first pages on. The world is so well balanced

We got to know much more about Karou’s background and it was pretty interesting. The love between Karou and Akiva has started to bug me a lot because it feels like insta-love. But also the way how Karou is trying to keep Akiva away from her even though it is probably going to be proven that even Laini Taylor sticks with the YA cliché of keeping them together. Which annoys me a little bit.

Akiva could get a little bit more background, but maybe that will happen in Dreams of Gods and Monsters. But that will have to wait a little bit.

Overall the novel is has a good story and great characters. It just bugged me a little bit that Karou was push Akiva away but it did not feel real. Laini Taylor is an awesome author and I really want to read more by her, but I first have to finish the other books I am reading right now.

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For now, let books enrich your life!


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