Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Also by this author: Days of Blood and Starlight
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3
Also in this series: Days of Blood and Starlight
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Personal Collection
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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.
When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.
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. - via GoodReads
I knew I’d be picking up Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor fairly quickly. This series has had cliff hanger endings and really left me wanting to know more. It’s been awhile since a series has made me want to do that. Plus it’s the end of the series so I should be getting all my answers right?
I will say that I was pretty invested in what was happening with the story. I was wondering how Taylor was going to bring it all together and it wasn’t entirely what I expected but it was still pretty awesome.
Karou and Akiva seemed closer to being alright at the end of Days of Blood and Starlight and I was happy to see that. I wasn’t sure if they would be able to find their way back to one another. They had a lot to work through between them. A heartfelt I’m sorry wouldn’t be able to bridge that gap.
The additional story arcs were awesome! I loved the story of Eliza Jones. I had never thought to question where Razgut came from. I am so glad that Taylor addressed that before closing out the series.
The world building in this series has been amazing. There seems to be an infinite amount of places that Taylor could take us to and I’m excited to see what she does in the future. In Dreams of Gods & Monsters there were quite a few settings but each one was described so vividly that it was very easy to imagine.
I’m glossing over a lot of the details because I’d hate to spoil the final book in a series for someone. I really enjoyed this series and there is no doubt that I’ll be reading Laini Taylor’s work in the future!