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."
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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.
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.
khristine hvam gave an excellent performance. her characters are all unique voices, i can tell them apart.
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!
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.
When you realized Thiago was alive after Karou killed him and you are not sure how or why.
No, but she is an excellent narrator.
Yes, and I was sad when it ended. I can't wait for the next one.
Voracious reader. Mom. Wife. IT Grrrl.
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!
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.
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.
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...
This book is better than the first, which I greatly enjoyed. Definitely worth your credit!
Yes, this is series that transports you to another world. Every character was expertly brought to life!
The author really made you care about each character however briefly they involved.
Zuzana and Mic come to the casbah....sweet, endearing, funny!
laughing, crying, anxious....can't wait for the next in the series! She always leaves you wanting more!
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.
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.
This is just as amazing as the other book I listened to her narrate, Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
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.
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!)
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.
Yes, I would although more likely I'll wait until the last one comes out.
I like all the characters, but in this book my favorite is Zuzana. She's very funny.
The voice fits the characters.
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 :-).
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.
exciting, endearing, suspenseful
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.
Yes, I didn't want to get this one unless Ms. Hvam narrated, since she captured the first book so perfectly.
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.
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