REVIEW: Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor


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?


A perfect continuation to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Our current knowledge about Karou and her worlds are challenged on an escalated level. It seems like the more I read, the more I learn, and the more I struggle to put down to book at the end of the night. Epic developments and milestones are reached, and everything only gets crazier and more intense.

This book builds on our current knowledge of characters and brings them from our imaginations to our hearts. THE FEELS!!! Laini Taylor is a master of stealing my heart, cradling it, then tearing it up into itty bitty pieces and throwing it to the wind. Thiago, Ziri, BRIMSTONE! It’s almost too much to handle. And of course, Laini Taylor’s writing style is beautifully melodic and seemingly effortless to create the sensation of being a part of the story rather than being a reader of the story.

Dear Everyone,

Do yourselves an enormous favour and pick up this book – nay, this series. Please. For me. And for you. ❤

Rating: 5/5 Stars


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