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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Days of blood and starlight

Days of blood and starlight! Oh, how I love this title. I was hooked even before I start reading it. It is so powerful that made my mind go crazy. And I wasn’t wrong.

This is the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and a very interesting read. Let’s talk about it. But before you click the button take a look at the discussion on the first book, here, if you haven’t read it yet.

I never include spoilers so feel safe to read this post. :)

When the book started I was a little confused. The first few chapters were weird. We see Zuzana’s POV and some e-mails, but Karou is nowhere. I kept reading waiting for her to appear, but I must admit it took her a while longer than I would like. But since her appearance everything got into rhythm.

In this book, Karou had changed. I don’t know if the chimaera changed her but she isn’t so strong and confident as she used to be. Laini Taylor though, has made this change natural and as the story continues, Karou is trying to find her strength again. Oh, I love the parts with the White Wolf!

This book has action, magic and we can learn more about angels and chimaera. Of course the little thing I wanted to explain remains a mystery but here it’s safe to talk about it, since it’s the second book. Well, my problem is about the teeth. Karou gathers teeth and arrange them in order to create bodies. Okay, I get that. But I’d like to see how this is happening. She puts the teeth in order and then the body magically appears? How the pain is a part of this procedure? They talk about pain but how exactly they use it it’s a mystery too. I’d love to know.

Toward the end of the story I couldn’t put the book down. The development there are so awesome and I hate I have to wait for the third book. That’s why I prefer to read older books so the story will have finished. Simple, right? :)

Anyway, Laini Taylor managed to keep me interested and I came to love these books. Karou is an amazing character and the world building is so appealing that find myself amazed. I know these books will stay with me for a while.

How about you? Have you read them? If not, read them soon. They’re so damn good.


  1. I had to stop after the first paragraph since I haven't read the first book, but I agree with you, the title is fantastic. Do you daydream about character names and titles? I wander through the book sections at my grocery store, reading titles and fangirling over the covers.

    1. Hi, Robyn.
      I think it's safe to read the rest. I didn't share much info so everyone can read it.

      I am having trouble with names and titles. It comes to me randomly and then it stays with me. :)