Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
It's 3:07am and I just could not sleep without getting this out of my brain. This is the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, and I cannot get enough. This book was so well-written. The story is so elaborate, the worlds so stunning. Sometimes I am simply awed by what other people's brains create. If not slightly terrified.
This whole book was quite terrific in fact, in a very true since of the word. There is so much pain. So much sacrifice and atonement. And almost none of it was stupid. There is only a tiny, minuscule particle of YA-type angst seeping through, making you want to shout at the characters that they MUST know how this will play out. But, alas.
The surprises in the book come one after another. I use to really try and guess while I was reading about possible plot twists, but lately I've given up the habit, and this book swept me away so fast that I really could not keep up at times. I even had to reread a few passages to make sure that I hadn't dreamt what I had read.
I am a huge fan of sarcasm, being a connoisseur myself, and this whole series is dripping with it. Although most of this book is of a darker variety, I found Mik and Zuzana incredibly refreshing. And hilarious. I was a bit worried that they would drop out of the story line, but I absolutely love the roles that they have begun to play, and am excited, and concerned, to see where it leads.
There are so many elements to the story when this portion ends that I am so curious about.
Can Karou and Akiva's dream still live?
Is there enough Hope for it all?
We are alive and in the same world
Crossing this one off!
10 A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit.- Although is book is mainly set in the desert, it's also partially set in Prague. I have always been attracted to Prague, and Taylor's descriptions are nothing short of poetic.