Days of Blood and Starlight

Chelsey and I were torn when it came to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I really liked the first book in the series, but Chelsey wasn’t as impressed with it. We were both really surprised when we read this novel Days of Blood and Starlight. Where the first book in the series was driven mostly by the romantic relationship between Akiva and Karou, this novel drops it like it’s hot and focuses on a fantastical land at war. Karou has to put her emotions and life aside so that she can take her place as the Resurrection for the chimera.

I absolutely adore the mythology of these worlds. I love how the magic works, specifically the concept of tithing. Laini Taylor clearly put a lot of thought into this series.

Even though this novel goes the extra mile, it still had it’s faults. The middle was pretty slow and I found myself bored and losing interest in the characters.

But my god the end.

Days of Blood and Starlight sets the stage for what I can only hope will be a killer finale. So look out for that review coming soon.

If you haven’t already given this book a read, go pick it up and tell us what you think.

  • The focus of the story shifts from romance to rebellion
  • The White Wolf is an awful monster and the perfect antagonist
  • Karou's reaction to Akiva
  • The magic system
  • Zuzana and Mik
  • I love the mythology
  • Slow middle
Plot - 8
Characters - 9
Setting - 8
Writing Style - 8
Enjoyability - 8
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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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