Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
Also by this author: Days of Blood and Starlight
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2
Also in this series: Days of Blood and Starlight
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: Personal Collection
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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? - via GoodReads
I had such a hard time reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. After the ending of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I was hesitant to continue with the series. I wasn’t sure if I could handle it and I was almost right.
There is so much grief in this book that it almost broke me. Karou has lost so much. Akiva has lost so much. Zuzanna misses her friend and hopes she’s okay. Do you catch the pattern here? Truly this book was a dark one. We learn more of what happened after Akiva’s bomb in the first book.
Karou spends her time amongst people who grudgingly trust her but just enough to resurrect them. I had forgotten about the tithing. We also learn a lot more about the angels and their day to day lives and duties. It was eye opening on both sides.
I gave this book five stars because even though it made me incredible sad, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. In the end it made me hopeful and I’m curious to see where this is headed. I’m also kind of really excited about it. And maybe a little anxious too.