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Days of Blood & Starlight: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Action-packed sequel has lots of violence, less romance.

Book Laini Taylor Fantasy 2012
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If you've arrived at this fantasy-romance sequel to see more wild and forbidden chemistry ignite between Karou and Akiva, you may be disappointed. At first. Then you'll get drawn into the story. It's bloody and gripping and full of surprises. And a few times readers are led astray oh so carefully (whose soul did Akiva find?), making the twists even more compelling. All that is surely enough to put true love on hold for a while. There's always Book 3, and the lead-in teases up some serious possibilities.

Author Laini Taylor's writing is consistently great, which is probably why she has an adult following too, along with the fact that with a heroine like the blue-haired, dead-raising Karou there's absolutely no pigeon-holing DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT into the trite angel-romance category.

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