Monday, April 8, 2013

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor-Review

I finally got my hands on book 2 of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.  A really interesting series, here is the goodreads description:

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?

Well this was a long book and takes a little while to get going.  But once it does WHAM! This review will contain spoilers from the first book so be warned.  I thought though Days of Blood and Starlight  did keep the story going unlike some second books in series. Daughter of Smoke and Bone introduces us to a world with angels and demons live in their own world completely apart from our world.  I loved it.  This book continues this .. but this time around most of the book takes place outside of our world.  We spend most of our time in the world of the demons and angels.

Karou is really wonderful in this book.  She is just as strong as in the first book and is trying to deal with her new talent of resurrecting the dead. She is trying to help the Chimera army. Akiva is also still a good strong character.  The love story between the two is still amazing.  I just can't help rooting for them! One thing is for sure, the author Taylor sure can weave a story.  We know all the detail and the background for both the angels and chimera.  The fight scenes are also written so well, I didn't think they were over the top. 

The ending was unexpected and went a different direction then I thought it would go.  I am not going to talk about it here because it is a huge spoiler.. and who likes those. 

Here is my review of Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
 Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

The Crystal Ball says:

Clouds are covering! A read that lets me down every now and then but peaks out of the clouds!

1 comment:

  1. I've had this book sitting on my shelves since December or January, but still haven't gotten around to reading it. That being said, I LOVED the first in the series. Your review makes me even more excited to read it!

    sinn @ sinnful books