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Days of Blood and Starlight

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Days of Blood and Starlight, Laini Taylor, book reviewAbout a year ago, I read a book which was simply stunning in its style, story and imagination. Since then I have been eagerly awaiting the sequel, and so it was with a lot of anticipation that I began reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor, the second novel in the trilogy begun by the superb Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

The first novel introduced us to Karou, and the double life she lived in the human world and the world of the chimaera, creatures of many different forms who are traditionally demons. Then she met an angel, and her world turned upside down and fell to pieces. Daughter of Smoke and Bone ended with some major revelations, and left the reader desperate to find out what would happen to Karou and Akiva, her angel, and all the other characters, chimaera, angels and humans.


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Daughter of Smoke and Bone

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone Laini Taylor, book reviewKarou lives a double life. On the one hand she is a seventeen year old art student in Prague, only concerned about fending off her ex-boyfriend. On the other, she runs errands for Brimstone, a decidedly non-human being who raised her. Then one day, she meets an angel…

This is the premise of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It does get a lot more complex than that, but this is an adequate summary for the purpose of this review.


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