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?
- We are back to just Karou and I could not be happier, I LOVE her. I literally want to dye my hair blue and tattoo eyes on my palms!
- Zuzana and Mik are so amazing together and hilarious. I tried to find the excerpt where they talk about Mik staying “I would stick my head down monsters throats to look for you.” But I couldn’t find it anywhere on the net. I laughed out loud a few times, almost spitting out coffee on my keyboard at work. Oops!
- I was so entranced by the new location, the desert of Morocco, how amazing is that? I have always dreamed about wanting to go there and now I have all the more reason to add it to my travel bucket list.
- I loved the additional characters in the Chimaera world. Although I hated the Wolf man being back in her life, it was fun to learn more about their world and how they recreate Chimaera like Brimstone used to do. (I could write a whole post on Brimstone, man he was like the Dumbledore of the Chimaera world)
- The storyline was interesting, although this book does a bit of middle book syndrome, ending in a “to be continued,” it does have a point of choosing good vs. evil, peace vs. revenge and where your loyalty lies.
- I am just not that into Akiva. I don’t know why, but I cannot get all swoony over him and found myself zoning out during the angel portions of the book. I was so enamored with Karou and Zuzana that I just wanted them all the time. They should seriously host a daily podcast or something!