In the final installment of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Karou finds herself attempting the impossible — uniting the chimera and Misbegotten. Jael, having invaded the human world as a god, is intent on procuring weapons to destroy the Stelian race. Karou and Akiva must work together to unite their meager forces in a defense. New characters and forces thicken the plot, threatening to topple the pair’s careful plans in this breakneck speed conclusion.
As with the other books in the series, I LOVED this one. The writing is spectacular, I loved all the parts with Mik and Zuzuna, I’m pretty sure Razgut was my favorite character, and it was just a really well-done piece. It did have some flaws, though. The angel invasion seemed pretty pointless to me — there was a lot of buildup and then it was just dropped. Also, to be honest, this piece was a little long — some parts could definitely be cut. However, I am sad that I’ve finished the last book in the series because I really would like to know what happens next. If you loved the other two books, don’t skip out on this one! Also, if you haven’t read the other two, I don’t recommend jumping ahead — so much happens!
*YALSA Teen’s Top Ten, Nominee, 2015
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