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Days of Blood and Starlight: The Sunday Times Bestseller. Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy Book 2

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I could not wait to find out the rest of this intriguing tale so bought all three in the series and read them one after the other. She blames Akiva for everything, while the angel himself thinks her dead and begins training with his half-siblings Hazael and Liraz to keep his feelings from overwhelming him. Y este libro perdió todo eso: Se volvió oscuro y desolador, y aunque la trama se puso mil veces más intensa, extrañé mucho toda esa magia del primer libro.

Despite my disappointment as a result of the lack of swoon-worthy moments, I do not feel as if the absence of romantic developments hindered this novel at all.Issa tells Karou the message she was saved for: that thousands of chimaera decided to save themselves during the war by going to the cathedral beneath the city and being put into thuribles, to be retrieved later. But I won't go into that without giving away some major spoilers that you need to read for yourself.

Firstly the last pages are missing, who knows how many as it finished on page 502 for me as in the picture, not even a finished sentence so very disappointed in the publishing. I want to address the all-important question of whether Taylor has an obsession with the letters DBS or not. This is so much more than a cliche love story; it's about tragedy and war and prejudice and oh my god, please read it. Also, if the hamsas work after you cut off a hand – so they have some kind of magic of their own aside from the soul inside of the body – why didn’t they just burn hamsas into the outside of the walls of Loramendi? Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living—one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

So the both sides prepare for the war,angels with the their king,and the chimaera with the white wolf. You kill and kill, and at first it’s fulfilling, but then you’re like, “this really isn’t getting me laid the way I thought it would, even though I got these eyes of fire and a dreamy widow’s peak and, like, shawls fulla moth-birds I picked up at Hot Topic. But even within this desolate landscape Taylor also sprinkled in small flames of hope to keep us going. Y todo era tan descriptivo (ojo, nada vulgar) que lo visualizaba a la perfección, y no fue una visión bonita.

I read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor last weekend (sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and I'm all fired up about it. Since there is a war going on around them and their loved ones are dropping like flies, Akiva and Karou have more important things to worry about. It becomes clear that others around Karou, including the delightfully quirky Zuzana (Karou's best friend) struggle to accept the notion that Karou and Akiva are now nothing but enemies and therefore can't commit themselves fully to the cause Karou believes she is fighting for. Thiago sends out an army including Ziri, Madrigal's "little Kirin shadow", to what he says is the Hintermost to help other chimaera, but in reality is an attack mission. He is the root cause of Madrigal becoming Karou and, we learnt at the end of the first book, the reason why Karou will never again see her beloved Brimstone and Issa and the rest of her chimaera family.The aftermath of the war is continuing with seraphim killing innocent chimaera and the Revenants responding by cutting smiles into dead seraphim faces. Now that Brimstone was killed by the seraphim, the chimaera have taken Karou back to their residence so that she can perform the art of resurrection, as she is the only chimaera left who knows the art. I love the way that the expertly crafted world-building stands on its own, yet intersects with our own world in so many ways that feel plausible and terrible and real.

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