Monday, 28 January 2013

Be that Cat

Days of Blood and Starlight - Laini Taylor
Little Brown - Available now

"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil held a wishbone between them.

And its snap spilt the world in two."

I simply can not say in words how much I loved this book. The stunning sequel to Laini's Daughter of Smoke and Bone is just as brilliant as I had dared to hope it would be - I know we've all had at least one let down from an author we have loved and been super excited for their next offering only to be disappointed, well that fear is not needed here!

Book 2 picks up Karou's story following the disastrous events of book 1 and is just as beautifully brutal in its prose with the story split between Karou and Akiva the two opposing sides of the endless Chimera/Seraphim war, both sides so seeped in blood and suffering that revenge has simply become a way of life - more means to justify the end.

The romantic aspects of the series are muted for the moment, exploring further the inexplicable war that rages on and brining each of these races to new levels of hate. The question is, can the voices of the  battle weary few speak to all, and will it be in time to keep the human world clear of the bloodshed?

Gruesome characters, beautiful monsters and enough mystery to keep the pages flying by, bring on book 3…trust me, some things are worth the wait!

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