Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor


Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

I’ve never read anything like this series. I’ve never dreamed of reading anything like this. Honestly, this is probably one of the best series I’ve ever gotten my hands on. These books deserve a place of honor on my bookshelves. But I’ll get to that after this review.

Unique. Breathtaking. Astonishing.

When I wasn’t reading these books, I was thinking about them. About all the intricacies and detail. About the other worldly aspects. About the characters and how the hell they are going to make it through every damn thing that gets thrown their way to stop this… revolution. This new beginning that Karou and Akiva have so dreamed and longed for.

Laini Taylor has blown me away with everything that is in her head. It’s captivating, and beautiful, and so far out of reach with other books I’ve read. I mean, Laini Taylor has brought to us a whole new level of story line.

If you still are unsure whether you should read this series or not, let me just lay it out for you. READ THESE BOOKS!

“It’s all I want, to be beside you, helping you.
If it takes forever, all the better, if it’s forever with you.”

Rating: 5 beyond-this-world stars!

Favorite quotes:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts and started the apocalypse.

“You are a conniving, deceitful hussy. I stand in awe.”
“You’re sitting.”
“I sit in awe.”

“Soldiers and children do as they’re told. Children grow out of it, but soldiers just die.”

Once upon a time, there was only darkness. And there were monsters vast as worlds who swam in it.

People with secrets shouldn’t make enemies. People with destinies shouldn’t make plans.


By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

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