Book: Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2)
Author: Laini Taylor
Published: November 6, 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Summary: 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. Forhope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
My Review: Laini Taylor’s books are just amazing. That’s not even the best word to use, but I literally cannot come up with a word that can describe how beautiful this story is. I thought that Daughter of Smoke & Bone blew me away, but this one just one uped it! I’m addicted to this series and I’m on hundred percent okay with it.
However, there are some things that I didn’t absolutely love about this book and that’s why it gets a 4 versus how the first practically got 5 pumpkin cats from me.
Now, I know, “romance isn’t everything in a book!!111!!!!!11” but listen, I love romance in young adult novels, okay? It’s got to be one of my favorite parts. This one pretty much had zero romance development, and if there was some I most definitely missed it. With that said, this book didn’t even need it to make it fantastic. Usually, if that part is lacking I don’t typically care for the book, but this was still an amazing read without my favorite part included.
This installment was all about the war: how it got started, where it’s at now, and how everyone isn’t entirely sure why exactly they’re fighting anymore at this point. It was brilliant.
I seriously need to get my hands on the next one, but good lord that thing is a monster of a book. Literally, it’s got monster in the title.
I’m so punny.
I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading and happy reading!
Rating: 4 pumpkin cats