In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.
When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat--and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves--maybe even toward love.
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera, and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
©2014 Laini Taylor (P)2014 Hachette Audio
This was a great series of books. No idea why some folks panned this one. I really enjoyed how she wrapped up the loose ends
It is always so hard to have a middle installment be so full of action and impact...usually the second installment is a nice bridge to the consummation of the story. But this...this was better than the first! The second installment was outstanding, heartbreaking, lyric, action packed. Fantastic job by the narrator, which adds so much to the story and how I 'viewed' the characters. Wish I had more thumbs, but I'm gonna have to go with two enthusiastic thumbs up!
This is third book of the trilogy is a TRUE finale. It has everything an ending needs... There is a tough character who finds love... an unexpected hero... a draw dropping death of a main character... and an unusual type ending to the love story between our beloved Akiva and the blue haired girl.
Now this book is long and I didnt mind the time because I was stuck in an airport all day due to bad weather. However, the book is filled with long and sometimes unneeded verbal illustrations of things we cant see. I mean she gets really "deep" in some parts and it actually takes away from the main story. Towards the ends you realize she is about to introduce you to a whole new group of characters. When I looked at the time left and saw there was less than four hours left and I was just being told about this whole new world and race I was alittle worried. Now dont get me wrong she does sum it all up in the end, but with the type of depth she went into with the purpose of these new characters she could have written a whole book just about them. It probably would have been better because it makes the ending too cramped.
Overall this was a wonderful series... I fell in love with Zuzana and her hilarious personality. I would name my son Akiva if I could go back. My only complaint would be we didnt get an ending to some of the randomly introduced characters like the two sisters who Akiva and his brother let live. And the fake grandmother... would have loved to know how awful her life turned out... Well I have to say im going to miss these characters. I hope she gives us another story that involves some of them. Kisses/Punches :-)
Yes. This was a very creative story and I really enjoyed it. I really got hooked. I suggested to friends and they loved it as we'll.
I loved every minute of this book -- I thought it was the best of the three, though I still really enjoyed the first two books. It had so much wonderful description and detail and yet was still a page-turner. The author did an excellent job of conveying the intense emotions and feelings of the characters, and in this book in particular, that was very important. Even though it is YA, it managed not to get bogged down in petty YA drama as so many of these types of books do. I highly recommend the whole series!
So we have the main problem. We work really hard to overcome main problem. And after all that hard work, well whaddaya know, all we need is some powerful convincing. War and battles? Psh puh-lease, that's pointless! Get outta here with that silly stuff. Main problem easily resolved. Voila! Done. Woo! Let's celebrate! ..I guess...But wait...there's more! There is problem B, which is out of this world bizarro and confusing. Oh! ....what? Yes. Problem B is big time problematic. Alright, let's take care of it then. Done! Everyone lives happy ever after.....Um, OK?
Her writing is amazing. Her characters are amazing. Her world building is amazing. So, YES, I will be most definitely willing to try another book from her.
She brings the characters to life.
To stay in my car listening.
The plot was definitely off on this one, and there are scenes that I could snore through (Eliza, yes I am talking to you). But given that this book is the ending to the series, it's practically impossible not to read it.
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