Friday, October 23, 2015
Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Title: Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy #3)
Author: Laini Taylor
Goodreads Summary: By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?
Rating: 5+ Stars
Review: In my years of reading, I have discovered that writing comes with a power; some authors abuse it; some are unsure of what to do with it; and some, like Laini Taylor use it to it's fullest.
I don't have much to say about Dreams of Gods and Monsters except that I kind of hate that I loved it so much. So many different emotions passed through me while I read, and my heart leapt every time Karou and Akiva were together.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters was both a conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy as well as introduction to what comes after a series finishes, what is left to the reader's imagination. I will never forget the journey I went through with Karou and Akiva, and their world will not be forgotten. Laini Taylor concluded the trilogy in he most perfect way possible and still let a door open for what ifs. I will definitely be looking out for Laini Taylor in the future.
Recommended for: Fans of YA Paranormal Romance to do with Angels and Demons (The Angel Trilogy by Lee Weatherston).