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.
*Ar 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?
Amazon.com ReviewAmazon Best Books of the Month, November 2012: Never fear, fans of Daughter of Smoke & Bone--Days of Blood & Starlight is just as good, if not better. Picking up a few months after the end of Daughter, Laini Taylor’s epic sequel finds Karou in the middle of the desert, tormented by memories of Akiva and creating an army to avenge her people. The drama runs high as the war between the angels and the chimera begins to take on a life of its own, and Karou begins to understand that her actions may have dire consequences. Taylor’s writing is full of energy and imagination, creating a world so vivid, you’ll swear you’ve been there, and characters you feel you know as well as your friends. The last third of the book demands your full attention, leaving no time to breathe between sentences and ending on a cliffhanger so big, you’ll wonder how on earth you can wait for the third installment. --Caley Anderson
Review'A masterful mix of reality and fantasy with cross-genre appeal. Exquisitely written and beautifully paced.' — Publishers Weekly Starred Review on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels … inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.' — Sunday Telegraph on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' — Patrick Rothfuss on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.' — John Connolly on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Remarkable and beautifully written… The opening volume of a truly original trilogy.' — Guardian on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Trust us, it's brilliant' — Heat on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'You don't want this book to end … it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.' — Easy Living on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why… Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.' — Bella on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.' — Stylist on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends… Mesmerising.' — Marie Claire on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.' — Financial Times on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman… It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters… It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success.' — We Love This Book on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE 'It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.' — Sun on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE