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Days of Blood and Starlight : Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight

Sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Paperback

Published: 8th November 2012
For Ages: 14 - 17 years old
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Sequel to the extraordinary Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

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.

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine Pie.

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      5.0

      Fabulous!!

      By Fiona

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          Comments about Days of Blood and Starlight:

          Better than the first book!! This book is great, cannot wait for the third instalment.

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          5.0

          Continued the story very well!

          By Joey J

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              Comments about Days of Blood and Starlight:

              Couldn't wait to start it. Loved the way it encompassed all characters, and inspirational that love never dies story line. Going to be a struggle to have to wait so long for book 3.

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              5.0

              Excellent sequel

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                  This book stole me away from my life the whole time I was reading it. I had been hangin out for it, and it did not disappoint. Great characters, back story, feelings... Was simply engaging!

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                  'I like to spread the word when I come across a book that excites me. I read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor last weekend (sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone) and I'm all fired up about it. Thank you, Ms. Taylor, for a thrilling couple of days. I am in your debt. (Warning readers: this is one of those series that will have you tearing at your hair and gnashing your teeth waiting for the next installment. Be prepared.)' Stephenie Meyer 'This is Romeo and Juliet on a sprawling fantasy stage.' Guardian 'I'd been itching for the sequel of Smoke and Bone since finishing Laini's first book in one feverish sitting - and it was worth the wait. The second instalment is much darker, with more epic battles, suffering and loss ... The ending is absolutely incredible - with a twist that completely catches you by surprise, leaving you dying to find out what happens next. The only downside is that I now have to try and keep myself occupied until the next book is ready.' Glamour.com 'Plunges us into a world of beauty and horror ... intricately plotted ... it's a book that flies between worlds on blood-tipped wings and grips like a magical vice' Daily Mail 'Fantasy and romance combine in Days of Blood and Starlight ... If you've ever wondered what would happen if an angel and a devil fell in love, you're about to find out.' Sunday Express Taylor continues to build an irresistible fantasy world in this grim sequel to her masterful Daughter of Smoke and Bone ... Taylor's dazzling writing and skill at creating suspense are strong as ever; fantasy lovers will gobble up this book with satisfaction Publishers Weekly Starred Review on DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT 'Days of Blood and Starlight reflects Laini Taylor's maturity as a writer, as well as depicting Karou's growth as the protagonist. The story is more compelling, the themes more grown up, and the romances more believable. This second book in the trilogy transports the reader to the very centre of the action; you soon forget it's a fight between ethereal being and beast; you forget that this is fantasy.' We Love This Book An epic saga, a moving love story, and a thrilling fantasy, this is the second in a truly original trilogy Living North Magazine 'Heartbreak, war and magic spells abound in this captivating romance ... There's slaying aplenty, but Taylor mitigates the violence with an unquenchable belief in the restorative powers of love and hope - and magic' Marie Claire 'Through all its beautiful writing, Days of Blood and Starlight broke my heart into a million pieces, put it all together, and then broke it again ... Taylor's writing is truly evocative, and I was amazed by where she took the story in the end. It will be a tough year, waiting for Book 3.' wingedreviews.com 'Days of Blood and Starlight is just phenomenal ... Laini Taylor, I salute you!' onceuponabookcase.co.uk 'Addictive reading ... ripped out my heart and left me gasping for air.' thepewterwolf.blogspot.co.uk 'Stunning second entry in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Beautifully written with great characters' thebookbag.co.uk 'Amazing ... It's dramatic but emotional, beautiful but ugly, shocking but compelling. There are twists, there are turns, there are surprises and tears ... The book sets up the final part of the trilogy oh-so well. I loved this magical book so much ... Buy. It. Now.' Sun on Sunday Fabulous blog 'Days of Blood and Starlight was my most anticipated release of 2012 ... As always Laini Taylor's writing was absolutely sublime ... The ending to this book was absolutely incredible with plenty of twists, turns, and shock revelations. Laini Taylor has done it yet again and managed to completely surprise me ... An incredible book.' jessheartsbooks.blogspot.co.uk 'Everything about it was so well developed, plot, characters and the writing is what really makes these books beautiful, almost poetic, but then some parts can be very witty and cutting ... Without a doubt 5/5 stars! If you haven't read this series you need to! I recommend this to absolutely everyone!' wrathsqueensbooks.blogspot.com 'The language is mesmerising, the settings are compelling and the story is heart-stoppingly brilliant ... Karou is, for me, the most engaging heroine of those in any book of a similar genre ... lose yourself in a twisting tale of good and bad, love and passion.' keepcalmandreadabook.wordpress.com 'I didn't even get to the second sentence of Days of Blood and Starlight before I stopped and just went 'oh' to myself, completely awed by Laini Taylor's stunning prose. I would give several limbs to be able to write like her. Honestly, if there was ever a manifestation of painting with words, this series is it.' solittletimeforbooks.blogspot.co.uk 'At times it is harrowing, but Laini Taylor's writing is of such a such a high quality that is also beautiful and compelling at the same time ... Days of Blood and Starlight is a bloody brilliant book! And a cracking second part of the trilogy.' bartsbookshelf.co.uk PRAISE FOR DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE - 'WOW. I wish I had written this book.' Patrick Rothfuss 'The world-building descriptions and language stop your heart and then, like a defibrillator, start it up again.' New York Times Trust us, it's brilliant Heat Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one. Stylist Thrillingly fresh and new. The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. Entertainment Weekly

                  ISBN: 9781444722680
                  ISBN-10: 1444722689
                  Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
                  Audience: General
                  For Ages: 14 - 17 years old
                  For Grades: 9 - 12
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 528
                  Published: 8th November 2012
                  Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.5  x 4.0
                  Weight (kg): 0.61

                  Laini Taylor

                  Laini Taylor (born 1971) is an American young-adult fantasy author. She is best known for the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series.

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