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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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    Annie 01-09-13
    Annie 01-09-13 Listener Since 2006
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    "Great Combination of Story and Reader"
    What did you love best about Days of Blood & Starlight?

    I loved that Zuzana continues to be present and charming under pressure. This story has wonderful dialogue and a reader who knows how to deliver it.


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

    I don't want to spoil it, but revenge is sweet.


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

    This is my second experience with the narrator and she is consistently great.


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

    Zuzana and Mik, trudging throught the desert to find Karou.


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    Elizabeth Bakersfield, Ca, United States 01-06-13
    Elizabeth Bakersfield, Ca, United States 01-06-13 Member Since 2009

    Whats to tell I am your avarage 30something, with kids, a husband, job and life. Besides that I drive a lot and love to listen to books instead of the radio. I will stay up until 3am in bed listening if the book is worth it, and I have also been known to return a couple of books that I could not get threw the first chapter. I am a bad speller so I apoligize for it now, but will be honest about my reviews.

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    "Found a new series"

    I love when I find a new series that has a couple of books under its belt until I get to the last book. Especially if it was as good as this one was, I hate to get left waiting for the next book only to find out it wont come out till next year, oh well. This was still a great story and the narrator was also very good. I loved the characters, the depth and demensions to the story lines. I will note that even though the leading lady is only 18 it does seem like she is wise beyond her years right from the get go. So much torment and torn between worlds what is one to do. This is a credit well spent

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    kathy 01-04-13
    kathy 01-04-13 Member Since 2009

    must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,

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    "great sequel"
    Where does Days of Blood & Starlight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    i think this is an excellent sequel. i dont want to compare it to other audiobooks because i like many books for so many different reasons.


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

    i really liked the way it "ended". i can't wait for the next and i thought it was a good place to end this one. i don't want to be too descriptive because i don't want to spoil anything. it is very different from the first book. this one was more about the struggle and was darker.


    What about Khristine Hvam’s performance did you like?

    khristine hvam gave an excellent performance. her characters are all unique voices, i can tell them apart.


    Any additional comments?

    you really have to read the first book first, too much happened to start with second, the expierience would be ruined if you don't. this book was great, i thought the first was better, not because this one is a little darker and it was more about the inner struggle as well as the war that has been going on but becuase the beginning was a little slower and a good portion of the book is setting the stage for the next. several new characters, which was good mostly, but i was so anxious to hear more about the main characters i felt impatient, ridiculous i know, i am sure it will make the next book richer for the added characters. the second half of the book really picked up speed and i really liked where they ended this one. can't wait for the next. really recommend these books, excellent!

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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!

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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!


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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 2015
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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.


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    Julie Wimberley, tx, United States 12-12-12
    Julie Wimberley, tx, United States 12-12-12 Member Since 2010

    Jule

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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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