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Saturday, October 20, 2012

ARC Days of Blood and Starlight Review

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #2)Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

EPIC!! Captivating! It's so easy to get consumed with Taylor's worlds of Monsters and Magic. Her writing is truly one of a kind, back and fourth, up and down, graceful, yet raw. I really love this series and now can't wait for the next book.. 500 pages wasn't enough!!

Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas. This statement, from the blurb is so true, because this series is a piece of art!

The ending came all too soon, and ugh if it wasn't a small cliff hanger. I do feel that the romance was missing in this book that had been present in the predecessor. I would've liked more Akiva and his hotness.

Cover
I love the cover art for both books! They are beautiful and intriguing.

Main Character
Karou is such an interesting character to me.. blue hair, tattoos, chimera. She is headstrong and loyal to her family and friends.

Setting
The setting, as in Daughter of Smoke and Bone, is all over the place. Prague, the desert castle, and Eretz the world of angels and monsters. Taylor gives you small spinets throughout the book, painting a vivid picture of both worlds.

Bonus Points
This book is awesome in itself, but I give bonus points because of Zuzana. She is such a spunky firecracker, and very funny. Her emails in the beginning CRACK me up. And she's not afraid of anything, especially when it comes to the safety of her best friend Karou.

Summary
Hope...

Karou has lost her hope for peace when she discovers what Akiva had done. All she could do was return to the Chimera, and to a job that only she could do; help build an army and get vengeance for her family. But her loyalty is always in question.

When an old fiend arrives with a message from Brimstone, secrets are discovered, and sides have to be chosen.

Akiva and his siblings struggle to decide if they want to continue fighting their father's war.. a war they don't even know why it began. They too have to chose a side, one that will hopefully end the war.

Quote Teaser
There is intimacy in pain. Anyone who has comforted a sufferer knows-the helpless tenderness, the embrace and murmur and slow rocking together as two become one against the enemy, pain.

I definitely recommend reading this book!

I was provided this ARC Via Netgalley and Little, Brown and Company in exchange for my honest review. (And I did a little happy dance yesterday when I got this book!)

I loved this book x infinity!

5 comments:

alice-jane said...

Ahh! So jealous that you got to read it early! I can't believe that I missed out on this in Netgalley. I love the quote that you chose too! :D

Crazy Red Pen

Ashley Williams said...

It's not even posted on Netgalley, I got sent a private invitation from the publisher.. in which I was completely dumb-founded. That has never happened to me before. But I did a super squeeee when I got the email!

alice-jane said...

OMG! You're so lucky! Congrats! :)

Braine TS said...

Lucky indeed! I have to wait with the rest of the masses to read this!

Kathy Martin said...

I still have to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It is on my wishlist but being pushed aside by review books. Thanks for visiting my blog and happy reading this week.

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