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Book Watch: Days of Blood and Starlight


Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor will be released in the U.S. on November 6, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 528 pages.

Days of Blood and Starlight is the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone by author Laini Taylor. The third book in the series, as yet untitled, is slated for release in 2013.


While there is another book I’m anxiously awaiting, I had to choose DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT by Laini Taylor as the book to watch for the week of November 6th. I heard nothing but amazing things about the first book in the series and I’ve heard this sequel is even more awesome.

Which has made me that much more desperate to get my hands on it. Especially since I have been waiting – not so patiently – for this sequel so that I could finally pick up book one and not have to wait between releases.

That’s right. I made the decision to withhold my read to avoid the torturous – and somewhat tortuous – wait. I refused to meet Karou and Akiva of the “fire-colored eyes.” I am still in the dark about who or what she is and why her hair grows bright blue.

And I am just as clueless as to what the secrets are that are hinted at in the description and why this is a star-crossed love story.

I knew from the moment I took a peek inside Daughter of Smoke and Bone that I could and would so very easily get caught up in the story. And so I fought the urge to keep reading. And I waited. And waited.

But I can’t hold out for much longer. And I know I won’t be able to wait for book three’s release before I dive in.

Because I want to know what happens to Karou in this sequel. I want to find out if she “come[s] to terms with who and what she is.” I want to know if she will seek vengeance. And I want to discover this story that promises “heartbreak and beauty” and “mysteries and secrets.”

This series sounds utterly enchanting and imaginative and unique. And this second book in the series sounds like it will not only continue the story from the first book but will take it to an entirely new level. So it is for these reasons – as if they aren’t enough – and because this sequel is one of my most anticipated releases this fall, I just had to spotlight it this week.

And to take a nice long look inside DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT on Scribd of the first seven chapters, CLICK HERE.

Places to Watch

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The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The series WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

The author on GOODREADS



About the Book

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Goodreads Description:

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. 

This is not that world.

Art student and monster’s apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is–and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are a couple awesome books releasing the week of November 6th:

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13) by Rachel Caine

What the Spell (Part 3) by Brittany Geragotelis


2 Responses to “Book Watch: Days of Blood and Starlight”

  1. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was my absolute favorite read of last year, needless to say, I cannot wait for this one.

    On the other hand, I know what you mean. I haven’t purposely read the rest of the Mortal Instruments series (after the first three) and I plan to wait until all of them are out before reading them 🙂

  2. Heartbreak and Beauty?
    PLEASE!!! T_T

    I can’t even form a rational enough, good enough comment to show you just exactly how much I’ve been waiting for this.
    I think my mind had even blocked the fact that I had to wait a really long time and is only now starting to wake up again


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