Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2
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?
Okay, so currently I’m trying to breathe and live because I just died after reading this story…
OMG! There aren’t words to completely describe this exhilaration that seems to never fail in the book series.
First of all, let’s start from the very beginning, the title: The title is gorgeous and amazing.
Next, it is so satisfying when you know you are reading a good book series to see how thick the book is yet you are dying for the ending but when it comes you are crying because it has ended.
And then the cycle starts over when you start the next book.
Throughout turning through the many pages of this book- though, it was kind of hard to get through at first because of the complex and intricate world- but in the end the pages seem to quickly diminish.
I got so many chills and I don’t think I’ve been so surprised with so many plot twists many times like this before. Only a few have done that and those are always the good ones. The plot twists came at me like bullets, each piercing through my skin the words that created a heart racing, jaw dropping, scenario.
All I have to say is this: if you like fantasy, angels, a crazy romance, as well as a crazy but amazing fanatical world, READ. THIS.
Butterfly Rating: 2 Stars
Book Boyfriend Rating: 5 stars
This is where it gets slightly complex in this book because technically there isn’t a book boyfriend, but at the same time we have a bit of a love triangle.
First of all, in the last book, I didn’t know how to rate Akiva, and I still don’t but right now I’m sticking with ⅘ stars.
As for Ziri, he’s not a book boyfriend, but I still want to rate him, I’m going to give him a 5/5 stars, and it’s not that I like him more than Akiva because I like them both almost equally, but because Ziri’s personality is just so sweet and he is just such a good person with everything he does for Karou.
Age Recommendation: 13+