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Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Laini Taylor

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Title:Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)
Authors:Laini Taylor
Info:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2012), Hardcover, 528 pages
Collections:Goodreads redo, Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:audio, angels, fantasy, paranormal, young adult, audiobook, loved-it-want-more, young-adult

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Bellissimo!! La Taylor ha fatto centro anche stavolta. ( )
  Angela.Me | Jun 10, 2017 |
This book felt like a bridge book that a lot of second books in a trilogy are, that connects the first book and third book but not much happens. I'm not saying that nothing happens in this book; a lot does, including a certain death which broke my heart (I didn't know I even liked that character until he died and I almost actually cried...) but none of my questions from the previous book was answered. how can Akiva use magic? why are Akiva and Karou drawn to each other the way they are? is there some magical connection between them or is it love? Why was razgat (is this how it's spelled?) cast down? What does Akiva's tribe have to do with the whole thing? Guess all of them will be answered in the next and the last book! not very satisfied with this book but still excited to start reading the Dreams of Gods and Monsters. ( )
  bookishpeach240 | Feb 7, 2017 |
Review coming soon... excellent book ( )
  khinman7 | Feb 6, 2017 |
I finished this book over a week ago but I had no clarity around how to comment on it, on my experience of reading it. Five stars, hands down, because Laini Taylor is a terrific writer, lyrical, potent and rich, so rich!

But . . .

I didn't 'enjoy' being in this book and on reflection I'm pretty sure I wasn't meant to. It's dark in the level of self-loathing and despair. It seems that Karou, Hope, is a word deleted. There's no place for it in this world. Heart wrenching. Utterly. And cruel too.

It wasn't until I went back a reread 'Daughter' that I could feel connected to the characters again, and I realized that Taylor had warned us, right on page one. Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It didn't end well . . . We knew what we were getting into.

The story is about change and survival, and what happens to the heart when we lose too much. It's painfully sad, and hopeless, but after some time and distance from the book, I find a sense of hope rising again and this is the brilliance of the story. It reminds us of our ability to believe in the potential, at least, for something better, even when all signs point in another direction.

I look forward to where book #3 will takes us. What a journey. ( )
  KimFalconer | Jan 29, 2017 |
I liked this book almost as much as the first. It doesn't suffer from 2nd book syndrome, which is a feat! The storyline is interesting and important to the trilogy. The characters grow and get better to read about. The pace is a little slow at first, but it picks up quickly. I'm super excited to read the next one!! ( )
  ladonna37 | Dec 19, 2016 |
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Daniela LombardCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Di Bartolo, JimMap artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Impey, AlisonCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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