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Amanda

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  • Days of Blood & Starlight

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Laini Taylor
    • Narrated By Khristine Hvam
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1098)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (1008)

    In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

    Katheryne says: "No Sophomore Slump here...Just wow!"
    "Different, but Still Lovely"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Although it is a complete 180 from the first book in the series, I still feel in love with the story, the prose, and the characters.


    What other book might you compare Days of Blood & Starlight to and why?

    Daughter of Smoke and Bone, because it is its predecessor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really can't answer this. There were so many scenes that I loved that were painted beautifully by Laini Taylor


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, I did. I could not stop listening to it--I brought my phone with me everywhere until I was finished. I laughed and cried. And, after I finished listening to it, I couldn't stop smiling dumbly at nothing for a few minutes.


    Any additional comments?

    Like others, I was worried this would turn into another fantasy love book completely centered and concentrated on Karou and Akiva's relationship. But, I loved the world and Taylor's writing, so I picked this one up to listen. Although I expect there are many who would be disappointed, their relationship isn't the forefront of this book--the war between seraphs and chimaera is. And, I loved that. This book is much darker and has much more violent themes in the book. The first book was whimsical, light, and fun, with a hint of the dark side of things under the surface. In the second book, that dark side comes through at full throttle. We see more character development of our old, loved characters without them losing themselves completely from the first book, and we meet new characters. I loved it, and I would recommend it to anyone. I can't wait for the third!

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