Days of Blood & Starlight

Days of Blood Starlight 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

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,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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  1. Hi I write fantasy books My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half human children of murdered gods Check it out Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages It s about a blue haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world I also wrote LIPS TOUCH THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books As well as various short stories and novellas Thanks for reading lainitaylor lainitaylor

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  1. Let s see You know how, at the end of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet wakes up in the crypt and Romeo s already dead He thought she was dead so he killed himself right next to her Yeah That was awesome A pause, followed by Ow, suggested elbow punctuation on the part of Mik.Karou ignored it Well, imagine if she woke up and he was still alive, but She swallowed, waiting out a tremor in her voice But he had killed her whole family And burned her city And killed and enslaved her people Days of Blood Starli [...]

  2. 5 SMOKING STARS Daughter of Smoke Bone ReviewThis is the best sequel I have ever read.The first book was great ,but this onerfection.Everything fits amazing,the characters had a truly development,they are perfectly explained and described,the background is smoky cool,and antique.The story is mind blowing,written so smart.There were some moments I was speechless,like what just happened.You can find the full review and about this book on my blog____________________________________________ Once up [...]

  3. What are we fighting for What are we killing for What do you see when you look into the future Gone are the first book s spunkiness and lightheartedness, and thankfully the annoying romance angle even though the deceiving and useless cover of this book may wrongly lead you thinking otherwise Instead the darkness and dirt and tiredness and betrayals and pain and weariness and hopelessness and violence and vengeance and grim determination set in, and it is so much realized and gripping and touchi [...]

  4. A a wholeyearuntil the next book comes out I can tI can t snaps OHMIGOD I CANT W8 I CANT I REALLY CANT AHHHHH OMGOMGOMG THIS IS GOING 2 TAKE 4EVER ND I WANT IT NOW I NEED MORE AKIVA AND KAROU Y DOES THIS HV 2 TAKE SOOOOOOOOOOOO LIKE LONNNGGG Woahhhhhhh.Did I just have a total trolly fan girl rantover a book TaylorI think.I think I just need to go sit down I feel sowoozy.This series just does such weird things to me looks at the release date again OoooooOoooOooohhhhhhh.

  5. RightI mean reading this book was a hell of a ride Taylor doesn t just like to rip things apart, she bloody well SHREDS them and scatters the remaining pieces into the wind Like, I mean this book is really not for the faint of heart It brings back all the magic of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but there s pain involved in this one, both physical and emotional AND THAT ENDINGNOI MEAN COME ONSTOP LEAVING ME HANGING LIKE THIS, TAYLOR.

  6. war.just war.i have read plenty of books about war before fiction, yeah, but fiction about wars that actually happened conflicts in europe, america, africa but i have never read another book that did what this one did for me i have never felt the horror of war as much as i felt in this one and that s a little messed up, right that it would take a YA fantasy novel about imaginary battles between imaginary beings to bring the horrors of war and genocide into my emotional sphere in my defense, when [...]

  7. OMG I can t believe my first review of this back in 2015 was 3 stars I must have been on crack This book is amazing and it made me cry for really sad things and really good things and just OMG Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them And it s snap split the world in two.God Karou is living with the evil freaking Thiago and the other chimaera They are all hateful and evil with the exception of a few But I won t go into that without giving away some major spoilers that y [...]

  8. I think this is a 4.5Wow, just wow switches to spanish Les dije que mi GR era spanglish, y hoy se me antoja escribir en espa ol ES QUE A VER No s ni c mo expresar mi sentir sobre este libro, tuvo muchas cosas incre bles y pocas cosas que no me gustaron, as que empezar con lo que no me gust.Creo que tuvo partes algo densas y aburridas, y las historias de algunos nuevos personajes no me interesaban para nada Y otra cosa es que siento que le falt esa MAGIA del primer libro Yo me enamor del mundo qu [...]

  9. With it s amazing die worthy gorgeous cover, how can this book be bad at all Really It would be a sin Days of Blood and Starlight is the fantastic sequel to the very well loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, where we met the lovely Karou and her unimaginable surroundings Both the characters and world building in this series are created wonderfully and incredibly vivid which is surreal for such an imaginative fantasy world While we are taken on a mind blowing journey when this world unravels in our [...]

  10. If there s one thing that makes my blood boil and my skin ripple with creepy crawlies, it s a story that disrespects real suffering For me, this was one of those Even though it started off really well, the second half majorly crashed and burned Think there are two stories of suffering in this series the teen angst romance and the story of genocide and grief This was such a huge fail for me in the way the grief story becomes an afterthought so the teen angst romance can get back in the spotlight [...]

  11. If Daughter of Smoke and Bone was a dream, a mirage, a masterpiece of writing and phrases and words, overlapped and edited and fine tuned to create a perfection of romance, snark, and pulsating chemistry, all tinged with a palpable undertone of bittersweet, Days of Blood and Starlight is like a hard slap, the cold splash of water, and the startled opening of ones eyes into the bleak, war ridden, fragile, and bloody reality of life Unlike most trilogies which follow in a steady rhythm of romance [...]

  12. Only one word can describe my feelings about this book Fuck Fuck FUCK.Don t take that the wrong way I mean it in a good way A very good way You know why I love this series so much Because it s different I d previously rage quit reading anything even remotely YA because I just can t with the contrived drama, and the angst, and the dopey, sappy, first time love, and the Mary Sues The goddamn Mary Sues Authors, stahp it with the goddamn Mary Sues And then there s the love triangles Anyone who s spo [...]

  13. I m currently mourning that I don t own the third book I like this series I forgot how amazing the writing is and how much I love these characters I m really into this magic system with the animal hybrid characters I think it s super neat This one dragged a little, even though I like that it s set somewhere in the world that I ve never read about before It was just a little bit stagnant because pretty much this entire book was characters watching the war from the sidelines, whereas I think in bo [...]

  14. Days of Blood and Starlight was always going to be a hard sell after the stark and hauntingly beautiful Daughter of Smoke and Bone I want to address the all important question of whether Taylor has an obsession with the letters DBS or not.Okay, fine Not relevant Really rty poopers.Most of us had to prepare ourselves for the fact that DoBaS, like most middle child books, was probably not going to be quite as good as it s older siblings Personally, I always hold out hope for middle child books, wa [...]

  15. A dream dirty and bruised is better than no dream at all After finishing Daughter of Smoke Bone I immediately picked up the second book because this is one of those series you just can t put down until you know every possible detail about it For once, I m really happy I didn t start this series when it first came out because how can you possibly wait a whole year between each new release This is what I like to call a marathonable series The plot This book took a turn for the bleak It was definit [...]

  16. EDIT 11 I m actually holding this beautifully book in my hands I seriously don t know how I didn t spontaneously combust right then and there when the Customer Service lady handed it to me 3 I m not allowing myself to read it though until I finish NaNoWriMo Just a little incentive to get writing.EDIT 10 OHMAGAWD NOT EVEN 4 1 2 HOURS LEFT EDIT 9 9 MORE DAYS PEOPLE 9 image error EDIT 8 24 MORE DAYS 24 MORE DAYS OF TORTURE.Laini, I am begging you Let this book be the exception, andnotbe another cas [...]

  17. Final rating 5 5 stars Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel box without a jewel a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happine [...]

  18. These are the Days of Blood Starlight.Oh, Ellai, my hands will never be clean again.4.5 stars I want to crawl inside of Laini Taylor s head and live there for a little while For every creative idea I ve ever had, it feels like a penny compared to a hundred dollar bill Laini falls on the idea rich side.In the past, you might have seen my enthusiastic gushing about book 1 and how I likened it to word porn Because, you know, that s what it was porn for the brain that wants to live in a realm of lus [...]

  19. I think this set up the third book to be pretty awesome, but it wasn t my favorite book in itself This story mostly focuses around Karou working as a resurrectionist in the desert where she builds new bodies for the souls of dead chimaera The war is brutal, widespread, and pretty much the main focus of the book Basically everyone s in a bad situation and it s looking pretty bleak Akiva is with his half sibling seraphim and then there are a few other perspectives from new characters thrown in to [...]

  20. Original review posted on The Book SmugglersWarning this review contains inevitable spoilers for book 1 in the series Trigger warning rape.Laini Taylor is doing really interesting things with her series When it comes to romance in the Paranormal Fantasy YA landscape, often than not the reader is presented with truly problematic pairings where rape culture is normalised and where insta love is presented as par for de course and in lieu of actual romantic development.Daughter of Smoke and Bone wa [...]

  21. This book was amazing I enjoyed the first book, but this one was leagues ahead The one thing I really appreciated about this story was the tone I felt that Laini Taylor expertly captured the feeling of war Taylor painted both sides as exhausted and frustrated, the soldiers were unable to articulate why they were fighting any All they knew was blood There was this air of hopelessness, this feeling that neither side was winning, that both were destroying themselves But even within this desolate la [...]

  22. I have to admit, I wasn t worried I wouldn t love this I loved book one, after all But this sequel is even better In terms of character work and romantic arcs, I m amazed at how far Laini Taylor has come HOW THIS BOOK LIVES UP TO BOOK ONE The writing here is possibly even beautiful Laini Taylor s writing flows across the page to the point where instead of skipping across paragraphs as I usually do, I was hanging on her every word It s so simple and yet so gorgeous I d read her grocery lists Thi [...]

  23. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them.And its snap split the world in two The first line of this book gave me goose bumps Laini Taylor continued her series in the second installment and the title is Days of Blood Starlight It s such a gorgeous title, isn t it Karou and Akiva have to face their faith in this book, it s not something can be solved by a word Their conflict is bigger than the world they live I can understand very well why Karou did that to Akiva in the [...]

  24. Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter We can t expect the world to be better than we make it I do recall that I said the first book brought my girly wishes to life but this book, THIS BOOK If I had murderous, savage, bloodthirsty wishes, this book would have definitely brought them to life I was completely exhausted from the never ending war between the angels and the chimaeras, the different kind of war dear, sweet Akiva is trying so hard to wage and the war inside Karou s heart Some [...]

  25. OMiGosh THE COVER THE COVER So.Freaking.Love It D______________________ sigh September November for real you want me death now lainitaylor

  26. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them.And its snap split the world in two a girl lived in a sandcastle, making monsters to send through a hole in the sky an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living the sky knew the weight of angel armies on the move, and the wind blew infernal with the fire of their wings a girl lived in a sandcastle, making monsters to send through a hole in the sky chimaera descended by the thousands into a cathedral [...]

  27. Go down into the airless dark and never come out Or stay above and face the angels.So this book was a real downer.Days of Blood and Starlight had all the tried true elements of a typical second book in a series Much of the plot was occupied by characters trying to deal with the fallout ending of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and the setup for the series finale I would have been disappointed if those two points were the exclusive focus of the book, but Laini Taylor managed to introduce interesting [...]

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