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Days of Blood & Starlight | [Laini Taylor]

Days of Blood & Starlight

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a "must read" by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it "a breath-catching romantic fantasy."

©2012 Laini Taylor (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Kristi Seattle, WA, United States 01-02-13
    Kristi Seattle, WA, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Fantastic Story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Days of Blood & Starlight to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but love the way the production of the audiobook is done. The narrator does an excellent job with the voices, accents and intonations. The story is very well crafted and I love the author's writing.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Days of Blood & Starlight?

    When you realized Thiago was alive after Karou killed him and you are not sure how or why.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but she is an excellent narrator.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, and I was sad when it ended. I can't wait for the next one.


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    Amazon Customer Lusby, Maryland, United States 01-02-13
    Amazon Customer Lusby, Maryland, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2013

    Voracious reader. Mom. Wife. IT Grrrl.

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    "Great Narrator; Excellent Story"
    Would you listen to Days of Blood & Starlight again? Why?

    I would listen to it again, but not right away. I thought the book was excellent. I had read the print version first, then listened to the audio. The narrator is great--multiple voices, smooth storytelling. The book itself had some slow parts but overall, once the action picked up it was a non stop roller coaster to the end. I can't wait for book three!


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

    Not your usual YA selection; has more plot and emotion than your usual fluffy categorized books. Definitely a keeper. I can't think of any other books to compare it to, because they all fall a little short or aren't in the right category.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Without giving any spoilers-The scene when Akiva is in his father's chambers is one of my favorites. There were so many powerful scenes in this book it is hard to select just one as a favorite.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    *Spoiler*
    When Akiva and his sister bring their brother to Karou, I cried. Just the desperation in her voice, which is conveyed so well by the narrator...


    Any additional comments?

    This book is better than the first, which I greatly enjoyed. Definitely worth your credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    colleen WATSONVILLE, CA, United States 12-30-12
    colleen WATSONVILLE, CA, United States 12-30-12
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    "Excellent, could not stop listening!"
    Would you listen to Days of Blood & Starlight again? Why?

    Yes, this is series that transports you to another world. Every character was expertly brought to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author really made you care about each character however briefly they involved.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Zuzana and Mic come to the casbah....sweet, endearing, funny!


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

    laughing, crying, anxious....can't wait for the next in the series! She always leaves you wanting more!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    diosadelsol Baltimore, MD 12-28-12
    diosadelsol Baltimore, MD 12-28-12 Member Since 2015

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    "An AMAZING second installment!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    OMG Yes!!! This book is full of action, fantasy, realness, pain, and love. It truly takes me on a journey into this world and it is written so poetically and narrated so beautifully that the book simply poured into my ears like honey.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gosh what a hard question! Karou with her blue hair, wry wit, and fierce strength? Akiva with his intense struggles, guilt-stricken consceince, and never ending love? No, I guess it would have to be Zuzanna. She's so child-like and adorable while at the same time being ferocious and funny. And her accent is played so marvelously by the narrator, that she simply springs to life in your ear.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is just as amazing as the other book I listened to her narrate, Daughter of Smoke and Bone.


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

    Intense connection, edge of my seat expectancy, gut renching longing, and a terrible terrible dissapointment when it was over. I laughed and even teared up a little a one point. Between the story, the writing, and the amazing narration, this book is unforgettably distinctive and far exceeds its genre counterparts.


    Any additional comments?

    BUY IT! READ IT!! You won't be sorry! (but read Daughter of Smoke and Bone first. Not because you can't enjoy this book without it, but because reading this one first would spoil the surprise conclusion of the original book. Also, you'll just want to have that experience. That book is phenomenal too!)

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    W. Hoff Coon Rapids, MN United States 12-14-12
    W. Hoff Coon Rapids, MN United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2009
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    "2nd Book in the Series..."

    I like the book i didn't think it was as good as the first one. The narrator does a fabulous job though. It got confusing cause it was so many POV's that you had to stop and think of who was actually talking. I am excited for the conclusion though. I think I read it won't be out until 2014.

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    Gina Arroyo grande, CA, United States 12-13-12
    Gina Arroyo grande, CA, United States 12-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "As good as the first!"
    Would you listen to Days of Blood & Starlight again? Why?

    Yes, I would although more likely I'll wait until the last one comes out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like all the characters, but in this book my favorite is Zuzana. She's very funny.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    The voice fits the characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Wimberley, tx, United States 12-12-12
    Julie Wimberley, tx, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Best current YA series out!!"

    I've listened to others, and this is the best. The other characters (yes, I'm talking about you, Reached!) don't have anything Laini Taylor's tough, funny and beautiful characters.

    Thanks for writing these, Laini! I will wait patiently for the final one (maybe not that patiently :-).

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    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 12-11-12
    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 12-11-12

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    "Interesting continuation"

    I found this to be an interesting continuation to the previous. I found that towards the end of the book that there was a nice turn of events. I will definitely look for the last installment. If you are like me and enjoy trilogies then this is a very good read.

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    Ann United States 12-11-12
    Ann United States 12-11-12
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    "hard to stop listening"
    If you could sum up Days of Blood & Starlight in three words, what would they be?

    exciting, endearing, suspenseful


    What did you like best about this story?

    It took all of the great ingredients from the first book and mixed them up in ways I didn't expect and which developed the characters and conflicts a lot.


    Have you listened to any of Khristine Hvam’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I didn't want to get this one unless Ms. Hvam narrated, since she captured the first book so perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several, but one of the roughest was finding out the secret body swap arrangement near the end. That took guts and was rather heart-breaking as well.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karla United States 12-11-12
    Karla United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2014

    Swept Away By Romance

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    "Amazing 2nd book in this captivating series!"
    Where does Days of Blood & Starlight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top!


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

    It's nothing like anything I've listened to before. It's in a class of it's own!


    Which character – as performed by Khristine Hvam – was your favorite?

    Suzanna!


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

    It constantly surprised me. I never knew what to expect.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is a standout, but the narration by Khristine Hvam brings the story to life and allows the listener to experience this amazing book in a whole new light!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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