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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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    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 12-11-12
    Donna Moriarty, NM, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011

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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.

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    Karla United States 12-11-12
    Karla United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012

    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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    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-09-12
    Brenda Charlestown, IN, United States 12-09-12 Member Since 2007

    Happiness is a good book!

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    "Great series."

    I loved this book but kept getting lost. At some points the characters were just someplace w/o my understanding how they got there. But all in all wonderful.

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    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 12-07-12
    krop Taylordville, KY, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Laini Taylors is for real."
    What did you love best about Days of Blood & Starlight?

    The story was really nice and not at all repetative as some sequeals can be. The Love rules all is temporary thrown out to bring morals trials into play.


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

    When her friends show up after assuming she was there and not knowing completely. Her friends are crazy!


    Any additional comments?

    The only problem I have with this series is that they take to long to come back with the next book installment.

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    bill macon, georgia, United States 12-06-12
    bill macon, georgia, United States 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love this series. Cannot wait for the next book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Days of Blood & Starlight to be better than the print version?

    Didn't read the print version.


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

    Can't say it would spoil the story for others.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Can't say it would spoil the story for others.


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

    Can't say it would spoil the story for others.


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    Anna FERNDALE, CA, United States 12-05-12
    Anna FERNDALE, CA, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Perfect combination!"
    If you could sum up Days of Blood & Starlight in three words, what would they be?

    Compelling, dark, epic.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Karou - a fascinating combination of weakness and strength.


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

    Yes. She's versatile and affecting. This sequel to the other book "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" that she also narrated is wonderful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    It's quoted in the book itself often enough: "A devil and an angel fell in love. Things did not go well."


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    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 11-30-12
    Marjorie West Allis, WI, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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

    In the top tier for sure, but that would include Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Though beautifully told, this novel is so serious and sobering, and then you have Zuzana and Mik adding comic relief. Thank goodness for that!


    What does Khristine Hvam bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Heart. She's very realistic with her characters, so I find myself not focused on her performance but on the story.


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

    No way. It's beautiful, but I couldn't take how heavy it was at times. About mid-way through, I switched to Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" It was so good, so funny, it gave me the break I needed. Then I went back to Days of Blood and Starlight, and listened to it with a clear head. That really helped.


    Any additional comments?

    Really great story, I loved it (as much as you can love something dark), but the reason I didn't give the story 5 stars is because of the excessive amount of characters in the novel. I found it distracting. Other than that, lovely story, lovely narration, looking forward to book 3!

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    Patricia Louisville, KY, United States 11-30-12
    Patricia Louisville, KY, United States 11-30-12 Member Since 2012

    I started out listening to books for work and now have become addicted. Every where I drive is a new adventure...

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

    I'm so sad that I'm done reading this one. I wish there was more. I loved the story line and the twists and turns of the book. I am usually incredibly good at figuring out the plot to almost every book or movie, just by looking for cues. This book had more than one surprise that left me wishing for more ....

    So, please don't let the next book in the series take more than a year to come out. PLEASE!


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    Rob Mesa, AZ, United States 11-29-12
    Rob Mesa, AZ, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2011

    Long haul trucker who loves to listen...

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    "Lani delivers an amazing 2nd book..."
    If you could sum up Days of Blood & Starlight in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant , engaging, unique


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them, wonderful characters all around


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

    She is a lively narrator...wonderful job in this series


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