*Review* Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight Cover Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2)

Laini Taylor

517 pages

ISBN: 9780316133975

Read 1-27-13

Format: Audiobook

Source: Library

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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?

This is one of my reviews I am behind on since I took an unexpected break from the blog when things got crazy at home, so here is my review which should have been posted 3 months ago…

I listened to most of this book on the drive down to Florida to see my best friend.  I am a horrible person to be driving long distances like that since I have a tendency to fall asleep, espcially when I am alone.  It’s realyl hard to stay awake, even if I am blasting loud music, but this audiobook was great and the 6 hour drive flew by.  Khristine Hvam is still my favorite audiobook narrator so far.  Her accents are awesome and she really gives life to the characters with her voice.

The first few chapters were a bit confusing because of the way the story jumped around.  We get to see some new faces and great descriptions of chimaera.  I love the chimaera and their world.  I also think it’s cool we get to hear origin stories of the chimaera.  I really liked where the story went and the twists that were taken toward the end.  I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book.  I enjoy Laini Taylor’s style of writing and I hope to see a lot more by her.  This trilogy is really a very unique experience!

The cover is beautiful and I love the detail, but my favorite part of it is the color splash; it gives the cover a great accent and pop.  Zuzana is one of my most favorite secondary characters of everything I’ve read.  She has quite a fiery personality and she’s a great friend to Karou.  We also get to see her and Mic together, which is fun since he knows how to handle her and banter with her.  We also get to see more of the angel’s world and how horrible some of them actually are.  Karou has to deal with a lot of stuff where she is now and she is becoming a stronger person.  I look forward to seeing how everything pans out and how she works out the problems between two different worlds.

Favorite reader, great secondary characters, twists, a bit confusing in the beginning.

4.5 bookmarkVyki Signature Trans 2

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Filed under 4.5 Stars, Audiobook, Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Review, Young Adult

One response to “*Review* Days of Blood and Starlight – Laini Taylor

  1. I haven still read the first book. *runs and hides*. It’s not for lack of trying, can’t get it from my library. it is always checked out. Glad you enjoyed this so much. Wonderful review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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