50 Word Friday: Days of Blood and Starlight

Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor


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?


Heartbreaking and lovely, that is DoB&S. Again unique in setting with characters who more real than most contemporary YA even though they are less, the story takes us places we are sure we don’t want to go but in the end are sure we could not have gone anywhere else.

P.S. I am totally in love with Laini Taylor and want the next one right now!