Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor
(Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

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Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.
This is not that world.
Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.
While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.
But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?

About Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels: Days of Blood & Starlight, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is
Published November 6, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 516 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Horror, Children's Books. Fiction
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Entertainment Weekly

Last year's Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor was a breath of fresh YA air, richly imagined and compelling.

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Teen Reads

This relentless forward momentum --- not to mention the suspense-filled closing --- certainly means that readers will be eagerly looking forward to the final volume in Taylor's trilogy.

Oct 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Days of Blood & Starlight (Da...

But as violence escalates and more innocents are targeted -- angel and chimaera alike -- both Karou and Akiva realize their efforts will never be enough.

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