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

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


Holy crap. So many twists and turns. My head is spinning!! Absolutely phenomenal!

Seeing as this is the second book in a series, I’ll keep this review short as to not spoil anything. Because trust me, you don’t want me to spoil a single, gosh-darn thing. This book was absolutely amazing. I did get a little frustrated with Karou towards the end, but it didn’t last long.

As for Akiva, he has a heart of gold… Can I just say that again? Heart. Of. Gold. He wants to do the best thing always, but he also listens to his heart. To what it calls for. To his brother and sister. To his kind. To his love.

Karou, too, tries to listen to do the right thing, but she feels her heart has betrayed her in her past life and her present. She wanted what she shouldn’t, so she fights against her heart. She tries to redirect. It’s saddening and maddening, but it’s also so relatable. I mean, wouldn’t I do the same thing given her situation?

The struggle is real.

Tomorrow they will start the apocalypse.
Tonight, they let themselves look at each other, just for a little while.

After all the books I have read, I can honestly say that there is nothing quite like this series. If you haven’t already, mark this series on your TBR list. You won’t regret it!!

Rating: 5 stars!!


Favorite quotes:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them.
And its snap split the world in two.

A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all.

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.

“Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We can’t expect the world to be better than we make it.”

Tomorrow they will start the apocalypse.
Tonight, they let themselves look at each other, just for a little while.


Blurb:

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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