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4.8 8
Highly Anticipated/Not My Favorite
Overall rating
 
4.0
Plot
 
3.0
Characters
 
4.0
Writing Style
 
5.0
DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE was one of my favorite books that I read last year, so I bought the sequel the day it was released. Yet, somehow, it took me two months to slog through it.

Where Laini Taylor's first novel in the series was all about love, discovery, and the creation of a beautiful world; DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT is full of death, war, and the destruction of many worlds. That will never hold my interest, no matter how gorgeous Taylor's writing is. Her sentences are still as wonderfully descriptive, but what they describe does not appeal to me.

The second novel in a trilogy is always challenging...the story needs to be moved ahead, but there can be no real resolution, and a beloved character or two usually gets the chop. The only reason I kept reading DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT is because I am convinced that Taylor will give readers the satisfying conclusion that they deserve.
Good Points
The characters of Mik and Zuzana continue to be charming
Laini Taylor can WRITE!
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