Days of Blood and Starlight
by Laini Taylor
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?
“Nothing made you feel so useless as another person’s grief.”
― Laini Taylor,
Well Taylor sure knows how to create a cliff-hanger – Authors take note! I was left with a goldfish moment. You know, the look on your face where you open and close your mouth waiting for words to come out? (You just tried it hey?) I did it for about 5 minutes trying t o comprehend WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED! I am so glad that I am reading this trilogy back to back because if I had to wait a year for the next book… I can’t even fathom the emotions I would have to go through.
So let’s begin -The whirlwind of this book takes you to a place full of revenge, heartbreak, grief and despair – and that is just the first chapter! The transition between the books was AMAZING (damn cliff-hanger) and I couldn’t wait to see where the heck Karou was going. She was left in limbo physically and emotionally battling through the middle of a century old war.
Pick a side Karou…
What does your heart tell you Karou?
We need you Karou….
JUST LEAVE THE WOMAN ALONE! I just wanted everyone to leave her the F alone so she could crawl into her cave. But alas, she has inherited ‘the family business’ and is completely stuck in the middle of it all.
I think I love this book so much because it is a different take on YA (Young Adult). No sappy love triangles, no racing heartbeat from the mysterious boy, no stolen glances. All gets kinda repetitive right?
Can’t wait for the last book to see where this story goes!