Dreams of Gods and Monsters


by Laini Taylor

3/5 Stars


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?

Favourite Quote:

“Hot, perpetually pissed-off angel seeks living pincushion for scowl practice and general stabbiness. No kissing.”
― Laini Taylor, Days of Blood & Starlight

Em’s Review:

Oh how I love this series – but as an individual book? This one was a little underwhelming.
I felt it dragged on quite a bit. At the start there werealot of new characters that took quite a long time to develop in the story. It only began to make sense 3/4 of the way through. This book delivered so many face-palming, frustrating moments I wanted to throw my book across the room (and not in a good way).
I still love the world and the characters and the absolutely original storyline – just didn’t do it for me.

Oh and as you can tell by my favourite quote – Zuzana MADE this book. God love her.

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