My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Days of Blood and Starlight is the sequel to the stunning Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
What I thought of it
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them. And its snap split the world in two.”
Returning to the story of Karou, the girl with hair the colour of lapis lazuli, has been a complete delight. The secrets of her past and present, revealed in A Daughter of Smoke and Bone (read my review here), tumble straight into Days of Blood and Starlight, with Zuzana and Mik initially picking up the tale following the astounding conclusion to the first book.
In Days of Blood and Starlight, our knowledge of worlds expands; we have seraphim and chimaera; love and war; blood and starlight; death and gleaning and resurrection; betrayal and unexpected alliances. A cracking good story, in fact!
Laini’s writing is as magical, mouthwatering, imaginative, and wildly wonderful as always.
I have Night of Cake and Puppets (#2.5) and the trilogy’s grand finale, Dreams of Gods and Monsters waiting on my Kindle. Like all brilliant series, particularly those which seem to lift you beyond your own universe, I’m champing at the bit to read more whilst also mourning that the series has an ending at all.
If you love fantasy which straddles our world and others, stories which stretch your imagination, and simply sublime writing, then you will not want to miss this series.
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