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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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Addison_Reads
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I missed yesterday. Oops.

I've heard great things about this YA series and I can't wait to read them.

#BeginsWith @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Booklover2 💙 5d
Eggs 🖤❤️🖤 4d
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FeatherV
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It's been a minute, or possibly ever since I only read one book at a time.This year I'm trying something different and I have been loving being fully immersed only in this world.
Laini Taylor has been drawing me in so completely. Karou is badass, and honestly so is Zuz. I love her characters, I love these books and 2 days after finishing the second I'm already halfway through the third.

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Kenyazero
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The Library Friends for the library I work for (just one of the two library systems near me)had their huge used book sale this weekend. Today was the fill-a-bag sale where the price depends on the size of your bag. I found many books I don't need (because I already have tons I haven't read) and several I've already read and am excited to own. Also managed to find two queer books! #BookHaul #LibraryFriends #UsedBooks

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mjtwo
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1-4 Sep 2021 (audiobook)
Quite addictive. It is an interesting world built by Laini Taylor. I particularly enjoyed the foreshadowing of the apocalypse (angel v monster) to come in the final instalment of the trilogy.

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OnePageAtATime
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This was a good read. I enjoyed book 1 more than this one but it was still enjoyable. I enjoyed having a few more new perspectives. I just felt like Karou wasn't her normal self and that kind of ruined this book for me after seeing how fierce she was in book 1. I cant wait for book 3 and hopefully we go out with a bang.

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Lizpixie
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Bk2 of #FabulousFebruary & Bk9 of Feb is done. I flew through this, the 2nd in her DOSAB trilogy, though it wasn‘t quite as good as the 1st, it was still brilliant. Talk about star crossed lovers, mix that with a war between species & you have writing gold. Now jumping straight to the last book coz that ending😱 #PennyPerPage #544cents #SeriesRead2021 #StackingTheSeries #ChunksterChallenge #NerdReading2021 #FiveWordTitle #Pageathon #BookspinBingo

julesG Enjoy the last one in the series. Do you have the novella too? 11mo
Lizpixie @julesG I actually bought the hardcover version of that over a year ago and was waiting for the trilogy to get matching covers💙💗 11mo
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 11mo
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
Nute That is super cool cover art! 11mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa That cover is beautiful! 10mo
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Lizpixie
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Was up till 5am glued to this beauty, so today is a late start to my #FabulousFebruary #readathon I was planning on switching up books but as soon as I finished DOSAB I had to keep going with the story. Already over halfway so in a few hours I‘ll probably be diving into Bk3! How‘s your Sunday looking?

P.S How stunning are these covers!!

Andrew65 Series can get you like that 😊 11mo
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FantasyChick
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I think I got my groove back and I'm owing it to the gorgeous little gem right here.

I listened to this before but I must have rushed through it or not been in the mood for it because I remembered next to nothing! So much going on and I can't wait to finally see how this ends ❤

#bookspinbingo #jumpstart2021 #seriesread2021
@TheAromaofBooks @Lizpixie @Clwojick @TheSpineView

ElleSkel I am so guilty of that. Sometimes if I am just not feeling a book at the time I rush through it but then I go bad and it gives me all the feels. 12mo
TheSpineView 🤩📖📚 12mo
FantasyChick @ElleSkel Right? I believe it's all about timing. That's why I almost always go back, especially if it's a popular book. Sometimes it's not the right time for it 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
Clwojick So pretty! 12mo
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reading_rainbow
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😍🖤🌙✨

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MidnightBookGirl
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On my #bookquilt because I love her books. It was hard to choose what book of hers to pick and what series, but finally picked this title just bc it contained Starlight.

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CaraTK
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Remember when books were only available via library cards?! Starting a new audiobook on a walk with my book buddy. Thanks for these amazing socks @CareBear

Chelleo Sooooo cute! The pics make it look like you check out a baby 😂😍 1y
CaraTK @Chelleo she IS very well read 😂 1y
Nute The CUTEST book buddy!😊 14mo
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CloakNQuill
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#TarotTakeOver Day 4 #AceofSwords 🗡

This book begins right after it is revealed to Karou her true identity.

@ErinSueMreads @Meaw_catlady

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Incredible. I don‘t know what to say. In my humble opinion, this is master storytelling. Beautiful, otherworldly, poetic.. I honestly don‘t have words. This is a great sequel, I was so enthralled in this world. I‘m so in love with so many of these characters and it‘s a dangerous thing for my heart. It got stomped on a few times in this one.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

julesG 💖 Beautiful review. Makes me crave a reread. 😉 1y
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reading_rainbow
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I should already be done with this but family stuff popped up and It looks like I‘ll be starting my August TBR challenge a little late :/ oh well, I‘m not in a hurry to finish this one anyways ❤️

🐕📖🌙 🥘

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Really hoping Hazael and Liraz stick with Akiva. Also I‘m loving all the new characters! this book is SO good so far!! Man I love the world/characters Laini builds🖤🌙✨ it did make me dream about teeth last night tho.

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reading_rainbow
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Before I start my TBR bingo I‘m going to take this last week to continue a couple trilogies I‘ve started 🖤 I loved Smoke and Bone so so much and I don‘t know why it‘s taken me this long to pick up the sequel.

KarouBlue Maybe the most beautiful book cover ever! 2y
reading_rainbow @MellieAntoinette definitely my favorite cover of the three 🌹✨ 2y
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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The second book of the trilogy may have lost a bit of the magic from the first book, but it was still lyrical and exciting and a wonderful read. The ending kept building and I couldn't wait to start the third book the minute I finished this.

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ripley_reads
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Taking a break from all the thrillers I‘ve been reading lately and finally getting to the sequel to Daughter of Smoke & Bone!

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saritaroth
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This book is the second in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. It wasn't so good as the first one, mostly because Akiva and Karou were rarely together. It reminded me of the second book in the Twilight series, New Moon, where Edward and Bella were rarely together. It did allow me to start to like Ziri, another man vying for Karou's attention. I would still recommend the book. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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💕💗💕💗

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LazyOwl
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I think I enjoyed this book more than the first one. The last third of the first book included some romance, which I usually can't handle too much of, but I see now that this was needed in order to set the scene for some of the second book.

In this book Karou feels angry and betrayed and struggles with her emotions and feelings towards Akiva and makes some questionable decisions.

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LazyOwl We see Akiva's strong bond with Hazael and Liraz tested and Akiva's battle with his own emotions in wanting to save his people and forge a different future.

Once again, this book is vivid in it's descriptions of both the Chimaera and Sepharim which makes for a fully immersive experience in Laini Taylor's world she has built in these books.

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LazyOwl Both Chimaera and Sepharim struggle with their hate and the balance between what is good and right, versus justifying their actions through vengeance.

The book gains much momentum to a crescendo in it's ending that has me yearning to read the next installment of this series.
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Deifio I loved the series! Great review! ❤️ 2y
LazyOwl @Deifio thanks so much, I'm thoroughly enjoying the series 2y
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LazyOwl
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Almost finished, have powered through this quite quickly.

Morning coffee in my favourite tea cup.

brilliantglow That is one of my favourite series's! 2y
SauerPatch Love that teacup! 😍 2y
LazyOwl @brilliantglow I'm really enjoying 😊 2y
LazyOwl @SauerPatch thanks, it's pretty and I love the colour 💚 2y
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LazyOwl
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Been listening to An Echo of Things to Come whilst meal prepping/freezer meals.

Now to to put my feet up, get comfy and get back into Days of Blood and Starlight.

I have my trusty snitch slippers on and my comfy leggins.

What's your go to comfy item you love to read with?

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Sammidnightsun
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Had this series of books in my audible library for a long time finally got round to reading it was hooked straight away great series

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chapters-and-pages
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“dead souls dream only of death. small dreams for small men. it is life that expands to fill worlds. life is your master, or death is.“

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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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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 😱 3y
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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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ReadingRobyn
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Omg I love this world. Can‘t wait to start the next one!!

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ReadingRobyn
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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!! ❤️ 3y
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. 3y
Cinfhen What‘s book one called (edited) 3y
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mcipher Nice! I think you‘ll love it, it‘s an awesome series. 😊 3y
vivastory I've heard good things about this series 3y
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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. 3y
mirsophie I almost did but i just pushed through. Is the third one better? 3y
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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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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.