Source/Format: Purchased, Hardback
Age Range: YA
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, November 6, 2012
I honestly didn’t know what to expect going into Days of Blood and Starlight, but I sure as heck wasn’t disappointed. Laini once again did a fanciful job on capturing the world Karou lives in. The writing was just amazing, descriptive, and really kept the story going.
Days of Blood and Starlight, was a true sequel, which continues Karou’s story. As always the characters were fantastic and their reactions to things were realistic. This book was set up way different than Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Zuzana was just awesome, and she kept right on looking for Karou, which just showed how much of a friend she was to her. I’m glad that Zuzana found some happiness in Days of Blood and Starlight. Then there was Karou and Akiva. Both were facing major changes in their lives, and I’m glad that they were able to work through some of them. Still, I was rooting for Karou and Akiva—and their complicated relationship—from the start.