Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

In the second installment of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series, Karou finds herself following in Brimstone’s footsteps. The new resurrectionist for the chimera rebellion, Karou spends her days crafting monstrous bodies for her chimera warriors – bodies meant to rip apart the seraphim and avenge her fallen people. Robbed of Karou’s love and trust, Akiva continues to attempt to hide from his “war hero” reputation. Faced with orders to find and annihilate the remaining chimera, Akiva must find a way to thwart his own kind in a desperate attempt to undo his past crimes. Though they seem worlds apart, Karou and Akiva find themselves constantly crossing paths. But can their love withstand the hatred fueling the war?

After the first book in this series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, left me hanging, I had to read this one. It’s amazing. Even better than the first! So much action, so much drama, so much awesome. I think what made me like it so much is the fact that it’s not as heavy on the Akiva/Karou relationship as I thought it would be. Most of the story revolves around the intrigue happening on either side of the war. I loved getting to see what was happening on the chimera side and then switching to the seraphim. The plot twists were a little predictable, but still highly entertaining. If you were a fan of Daughter of Smoke and Bone at all or if you just love fantasy, give this one a read. I loved it! If you love it too, read the final book, Dreams of Gods and Monsters.

Rating: 5/5


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