*courtesy of Hodder Books (U.K.)
Days of Blood & Starlight
by Laini Taylor
Releasing: November 6, 2012
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. (from the Author)
One of the hottest books releasing in November is Laini Taylor’s Days of Blood & Starlight, the sequel to Daughter of Smoke & Bone. First, I’ve included the trailer for book one above, so you can get a quick taste of the series (I’m sharing the U.K. trailer instead of the U.S. one since it is a bit more descriptive). Secondly, I absolutely love the covers of both books; as you can see, they are simply stunning together.
I’m very much looking forward to this release and have it on pre-order, but I haven’t managed to finish Daughter of Smoke & Bone yet. I have the book and I want to read it, but I just haven’t had the opportunity to settle into Karou’s dual worlds of modern-day Prague and the realm of monsters that sits alongside it. From the little peek I took at the first chapter this looks like a series that will demand my attention, so I’ve been waiting for a time when I’m a little ahead with everything I need to do so I can settle in and focus on the story. With Days of Blood & Starlight releasing in just over a week, however, it looks like I need to buckle down, haul book one out of my bookcase and get to reading!
I have included links to both books on Goodreads (for reviews) as well as all the usual places to learn more about author Laini Taylor and her writing. While she has a Facebook profile, it appears to be more for personal use than professional, so I have not included it here.
Daughter of Smoke & Bone on Goodreads
Days of Blood & Starlight on Goodreads - spoilers abound here for the ending of Daughter of Smoke & Bone, so be warned.
Little Brown’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone website for the series – includes links to excerpts from Daughter of Smoke & Bone and the first seven chapters of Days of Blood & Starlight.
Laini Taylor’s Blog
Laini Taylor on Twitter - this and her blog is where she is most active.