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Days of blood and Starlight by Lanini Taylor

Daughter of Smoke and bone #2

Goodreads rating: 4.19

517 pages
Published: 6 November 2012
ISBN13: 9780316133975

My rating: 2.5

I struggled with this book, like Daughter of Smoke and bone it was beautifully written but I did not feel like enough happened. I am such a fan of how Laini Taylor writes but I found myself a bit bored with this book as it was a bit more an internal commentary on the characters than an account of things happening.

This book happens a few months after the ending of the previous book. Karou has found her was to Eretz and the chimera now she has to do what she can to help them. Akiva is back with his “family” dealing with what he has done to Karou and her “family”. They both feel as if the fate of Eretz is in their hands and will do whatever is necessary to save their home.

The book is worth the read if you enjoyed DOSAB and want to see what happens with the story, I just felt that it was a little stretched out.

Synopsis:

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?

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