(I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the covers in this trilogy!)
Flashback Friday Review!
I originally read Days of Blood & Starlight in August 2013. I gave it four of five stars on Goodreads, and I didn't write a review. :/ If I had to guess, I'd say I probably knocked off that fifth star for the ending. Laini Taylor really knows how to pull a reader into her world and then sweep the rug out from under our feet! This isn't a bad thing; it's good that I get so involved with these characters. But the cliffhangers!
Here's the synopsis from Goodreads, so that we're all caught up on plot before my review of Dreams of Gods & Monsters next Thursday: 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?
*I checked out my copy of Days of Blood & Starlight from my local library.