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Days of Blood & Starlight
Days of Blood & Starlight | 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?
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Mishu94
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All set for the weekend! 😬 I hope this book is better than the first one! Any fans?

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Underqueen
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Pickpick

I loved this book! The prose is so lyrical even with such dark content.
The next book could go in any direction that I'm both excited and trepidatious going forward 😄

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

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reading_rainbow
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perfect timing, just finished smoke & bone last night and this one comes in the mail today 🖤 curious to see if it picks up where we left off. I might have to take a break and read something else before i start this one tho, just so i can savor and hold on to the last book for a little bit longer :)

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smcalister07
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Books to read

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FantasyChick
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Ever want to read anything other than what you already have and just randomly start searching whatever Libby has available?
I have no idea how I'm going to find time to read these, or if I'm even going to want to, but at least I have options 😂
*note: these aren't even close to all my library reads. I'm so screwed 😂😂😂

BookHoarder32 The Bone Season is so good! I started it one night before bed and ended up reading it all the way through 😱 5mo
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savvy24
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"I am one of billions. I am stardust gathered fleetingly into form. I will be ungathered. The stardust will go on to be other things someday and I will be free."

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savvy24
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A sunny summer day spent reading outside. I'm really loving this series, but I hate the covers 😂

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TheEmpress
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Omg I love this world. Can‘t wait to start the next one!!

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TheEmpress
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Up next on audio!!

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bookbitereviews

I am down to the last 50 pages and I have to say I am so scared for the end of this book 🥺 I will also say that I am enjoying this one WAY more than the first one. Wow!

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JPeterson
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Some mornings just call for a skull mug and toaster strudels. 💀😋

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Linear
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Eh I miss scenes like this in the first book

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TamDk
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WAY TOO INTENSE TOO MUCH SUFFERING TOO MUCH PAIN NOT ENOUGH LOVE AND A HELL OF A LOT OF THE ULTIMATE COUPLE AND ZIRI, BADASS

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CyaneFillion
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I had more trouble with this book than the first. I also may have had issues with the way Karou was described from Akiva's POV at most times. However Akiva, Liraz and Hazael were the highlight of this part of the trilogy for me. They nearly made me cry. Now onto the next and final one!

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sherryvdh
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I keep finding excuses not to turn it off! #ThingsAreGettingDone #AudioEverything

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LibrarianRyan
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These covers always makes me thing of a #masquerade. Now if only I had book 1.

#musicalnewyear
@Cinfhen @vivastory

mcipher I love this series!! ❤️ 10mo
LibrarianRyan @mcipher it‘s been on my TBR forever. I found book 2 at the dollar tree and @Stacy_31 sent me book 3. I‘ll trip over book one on the cheep one day and finally read the series. 10mo
Cinfhen What‘s book one called (edited) 10mo
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mcipher Nice! I think you‘ll love it, it‘s an awesome series. 😊 10mo
vivastory I've heard good things about this series 10mo
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mirsophie
Mehso-so

I liked this book. I feel like I should have read this book sooner than I did because I see would have remembered the plot of the story better. I am debating whether to read the last and third book.

BethM I DNFd this- it just didn't grab me the way the first one did. 10mo
mirsophie I almost did but i just pushed through. Is the third one better? 10mo
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mirsophie
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Currently reading

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Carolhreads
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This book is a chunker but it was really good and so much more action packed then the first within the first couple of chapters there were big action scenes and surprises I am really getting into this series now and am on to the third book I am crossing my fingers for a good strong wrap up.

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Carolhreads
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mirsophie
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So excited for the new year and this challenge

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jadair19
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I seldom continue with a series after book 1 but I‘m completely captivated by this one. Another excellent book by Laini Taylor.

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Deborah42
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After his betrayal, Akiva and Karou are back where they started—on opposite sides of the brutal war between angels and demons. With her family dead, Karou has few choices left. Devastated, she joins forces with the remaining chimaera soldiers to create an army that can stand against the seraphim. Akiva, returns to the seraphim, but does a lot of soul-searching about the futility of the cycle of violence and vengeance.

A gut punch. TW: rape

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I finally finished!!! It was so good. It took@me quite awhile to finish this book because life happened but that didn‘t stop me from constantly thinking about it, wondering when I could get back to Karou and Akiva.

A war is coming and Karou must decide what she is going to do after finding out the truth regarding her and Akiva. I loved the action and the small love story that shows between Karou and Akiva.

On to book 2!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cheshirecat913 Loved this series! Enjoy. 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Lennon always creepin on me while I read lol.

#catslflitsy

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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I‘m actually loving this series—and it‘s YA!! Sure, the young people are the only ones who have any sense and are going to save the world, but it‘s still quite enjoyable. The world-building is pretty complex and the characters can be quite sassy! Taylor‘s writing is strong and her description is lovely. I highly recommend this series and I can‘t wait to start the next one!

Kalalalatja I love this series ❤️❤️ 1y
Branwen One of my favorite series! 😍💕 1y
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WhatThePuck
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Whoooaa My Gosh!

I love the worlds that Taylor creates! I get sucked into each book and so attached to each character it leaves me hung over with it's ending. She gives such beautiful description without overwhelming the reader and slowing the pace of the story. I can't wait to see what fate she has assigned each character, especially Ziri.

Alfrazier21 Suuuuuch a good series!! 1y
WhatThePuck @Alfrazier21 I told myself I wasn't going to buy the 3rd book yet, that was a lie. 🤣🤣🤣 I HAVE to know what she has planned for Ziri. 1y
mutlee I loved Strange the Dreamer. I‘ll have to check out this series. 1y
WhatThePuck @mrsmut I picked up this series bc Muse of Nightmares wouldn't be released for another year (when I read Strange the Dreamer.) I wanted more of her writing and found this series and haven't been disappointed. 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I got to my hair appointment a little early so killer time at Starbucks reading.

The library bookmark is available in the shop. 😊

#currentlyreading

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I‘m slowly reading this book. It‘s taking me longer than expected since I‘ve been getting stuff ready for my trip to Utah. Unfortunately I won‘t be getting much reading done on this trip. 😣

#currentlyreading

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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ravenlee Beautiful 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😽😽😽 1y
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WhatThePuck
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I've read Frankenstein too many times to count. The adult version and the abridged version to my 3 year old last year. I never considered this aspect. I always read the story from the perspective of man always playing God. I guess it's time for a reread. Maybe I missed the mark all together.

That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m reading this right now too! 1y
KrystleTheBookSlayer I've always read it from your same perspective too, I never really thought about the idea of a "soul". I may have to reread it as well. 1y
WhatThePuck @That-Bookish-Hiker Yay! I love this series. Have you read Strange the Dreamer? 1y
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WhatThePuck @KrystleTheBookSlayer I remember his soul being talked about, but never as a question whether he has one or not. More about how his soul was tormented. 1y
LoverofLit This is such a great, imaginatively written series. I really loved it. 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker @WhatThePuck no but I bought it today. 😊 I might wait until the second book is available to start it. 1y
WhatThePuck @That-Bookish-Hiker You're going to fall in love with Lazlo Strange. I was sad to see these characters go. I probably won't sleep until I finish Muse of Nightmares when it's finally released. @LoverofLit I love her style. She gives such beautiful detail and snarky comments. 1y
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WhatThePuck
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thevictoriousone
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YEEESSS. I just got the sequel from the library and I am PSYCHED. Tonight, if all goes well, will be filled with Fortnite and Karou.

WhatThePuck I'm on chapter 30! Can't wait for your updates! 😍 1y
thevictoriousone @WhatThePuck Awesome! I‘m so excited and can‘t wait to talk about it! 1y
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emmaturi
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I am loving this series, really enjoyed both books. Now I had to order the third and final book! #books #bookcover #bookcrazy #lovetoread #bookworm

Elisa Oh yaaaaaay!!! I‘m so happy you are enjoying the series!!! It‘s a favorite of mine. I really need some Karou merch!! 1y
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emmaturi
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readordierachel Whatever is on that plate looks delicious! 1y
emmaturi Yes it was! Strawberry cream tart! @ReadOrDieRachel 1y
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SandyW
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This is the second book in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. It did not disappoint. With strong themes of atonement and remorse, it didn't read as YA to me.

This one is darker than the first. The characters are weary, many are unsure what they are fighting for.... And things just seen to go from bad to worse.

Thanks to @PenguinInFlight for turning me on to this story.

PenguinInFlight It didn‘t read as YA to me, either. I was surprised at how dark it got. No YA fluff here, LOL. 2y
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magicalshelves
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Excellent. I really enjoy Laini Taylor's writing. Now waiting impatiently for my hold on the third audiobook to come through.

#audiobook

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khiltz
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Pretty interesting series so far. I think Karou is a great female lead.

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books.coffee.sleep
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I'll be honest, I didn't like this book as much as Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but it was still a very good read! #bookstagram #booklover

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BookwormAHN
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This was a good second book for The Daughter of Smoke and Bones Trilogy. I especially enjoyed Zuzana and Mik. They were quite adorable ❤
4/16 on #Mounttbrchallenge @DivaDiane

jwashreads When you finish, you have to read Night of Cake and Puppets! It's all Zuzana! 2y
BookwormAHN @jwashreads I plan to. It's high on my tbr 💚 2y
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Moray_Reads
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It's finally the weekend! It felt long this week but we managed to struggle in to the end. Happy Friday, Littens 💃💃💃

LoveToReadLiveToRead That chocolate sounds yum! X 2y
Moray_Reads @LoveToReadLiveToRead it is! I have far too many places that sell fancy, expensive chocolate within 5 minutes of my front door. It's so dangerous 😋😬 2y
taraWritesSci I really need to hunt some of that chocolate down. Sounds amazing! 2y
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PacingTheCage
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Stumbled upon this gem of a trilogy a couple of weeks ago. Read book one and waited, patiently, for Book 2 from the library. So far, so good.

#bookandwinepairing 📚 🍷 2016 Il Conte Pinot Grigio. My recipe called for a white wine tonight so this was it. This is a very enjoyable easy drinking wine. Dinner was delish too!

ContraryMary Favourite trilogy! I‘ve read it three times so far! 💗 2y
PacingTheCage @ContraryMary I flew through book one, hiding my Kindle on my desk at work. Book 2 took a while to get but I finally got it and I started it today. I'm hiding this one at work too 😆 2y
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Retroprincess
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Onto the next one.

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MellieAntoinette
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“I am priestess of a sandcastle in a land of dust and starlight.”