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.
Days of Blood and Starlight blew me away from the beginning. This book gave a startling real depiction of war which at times, was almost too hard to take. Even better than Daughter of Smoke and Bone, in my opinion. The world that Laini Taylor has created continued to amaze me and I never wanted to leave it.
The first book has a strong romantic element which I could understand people not liking it. But, all that goes away in this book. This one is about war. The people who are sacrificed in war. The people who survive war. The blood and tears that are shed in war. The opposing sides that are neither winner not loser in war. It is about the losses and terror of war. The way Ms. Taylor wrote about this subject was excellent and she did an amazing job showing the true brutality of war. Both sides just want to live. But, lives are lost, like always in war.
But, amidst all the pain and sadness in this book, there is hope. Weak, but still there. Hope that war can end and peace can occur.
This book is a lot heavier than the first and a lot chunkier, but so worth it. I adored this book and everything in it. I also loved how although like I said, it was really sad, people like Zuzana and Mik managed to lighten the mood. My love for those two is infinite.
This series is beyond fantastic, and I love the world Laini Taylor has created.