I had been waiting to read the final installment in Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series for a while – aparently my initial library hold got lost somewhere in Neverland, so I had to place an entirely new one. I shouldn’t gripe too much though, since it is nice to finally have read a series where all of the books are actually out (unlike that one I’m still waiting on…coughGOTcough…) The short wait was worth it, because this was a great ending to a great trilogy. Continue reading
I just loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone so much that I couldn’t wait to read the next installment in the series, Days of Blood and Starlight. Good thing that my hold came through the library system quickly!
Much like the first book, the cover on this book is gorgeous. Very dark and brooding with a punch of red, and the font is great. I had a record high of people at work ask me what I was reading during my lunch break. Funny thing was, most of them looked at the cover, cocked their heads, and said, “Vampires?” I was quick to correct their assumptions, but some of them still gave me a quizzical look when I tried to explain that it was about angels (not good guys) vs. chimaera (a.k.a. “monsters”).
Indeed, this book is very much more focused on the battle between the Seraphim and Chimaera. The city of Loramendi lies in ashes, and it seems that the Chimaera have been all but extinguished. Yet, hope may exist for the Chimaera in the form of a new resurrectionist. Continue reading
A few months ago I was at a retirement party for a former library coworker. It was a prime opportunity to get suggestions for books to read, and so I took advantage of it. One person recommended Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which she had just finished reading. Apparently, her daughter’s school district was putting the book up for review – a parent had found it offensive and wanted it banned.
Oooh, a potentially controversial book? I definitely wanted to check it out! Continue reading