Review: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Title:Days of Blood and Starlight
Author:Laini Taylor
Series:Daughter of Smoke and Bone#2
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Genre: YA
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Angela
Buy From: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble

Sum It Up! Taylor’s writing is pure exhilaration from beginning to end.


Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living – one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.

Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel – a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.

This was not that world
. (Goodreads)


Days of Blood and Starlight is the second book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Lanini Taylor. Taylor’s writing is pure exhilaration from beginning to end. The imagination is extraordinary however leaves you with the ability to ‘believe’ well after you’ve finished the story.

When Daughter of Smoke and Bone ended, I was a bit heartbroken, though it isn’t until the end of Days of Blood and Starlight that I began to feel the buds of hope between Karou and Akiva. Not to discourage you from reading the book in its entirety because without the start you won’t understand the end.

In the beginning you see Karou still naïve but by the end, she grows into the leader she and her people need her to be. But the journey to get there is filled with sacrifices of blood and will-power to survive the war in order to create a world where demons and angels can live amongst themselves peacefully.

So many lives are lost and regained and this book only leaves us knowing more will end, but hopefully, will bring us an ending that was worth fighting for.


  1. What I want to know is what happened to Brimstone and Zuzanna. From book 1 wasn't their shop infiltrated or something? Nevertheless, I NEED this book NOW!

    1. I know what you mean! I really cannot wait for the next and last book to come out! There has to be a HEA! And I wonder if they are gonna find Brimstone's spirit? If so, what will that outcome lead us to? So many questions!!!


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