Waiting on Wednesday #1: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Posted October 24, 2012 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 10 Comments


This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.

Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date: November 6th, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#2 of 3)
Pages: 517
   
In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas. Goodreads

It feels good for my first “Waiting On Wednesday” to be Days of Blood and Starlight. Daughter of Smoke and Bone remains one of my favorite reads of this year. I even went so far as to buy the overpriced hardcover (admittedly, all books are way overpriced here, especially in English) and buy another copy as a gift to a friend. I’m quite nervous about it though, since my expectations are quite high. However, I have enough faith in Laini Taylor that she’ll give us another brilliant installment. Now my only issue will be finding the time to read it, given my huge to-read pile. In any case, I’m already in love with the cover.

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10 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #1: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

    • Whooo! Awesome! Thanks so much for following, hahaa. I’m also debating pre-ordering the hardcover… Haven’t checked the price yet though, I don’t think that’ll make me very happy. I’ll happily check out your blog and WoW 🙂

  1. Love your pick! This is the first I’ve hear of this but it sounds very interesting.Adding to my TBR list 😀

    P.S Thanks for vising my WoW, I’m returning the comment love 😀 and the Follow!!!!

    • Awww, thank you for the follow! 🙂 You definitely should check out Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it’s such a creative novel, and the prose is absolutely flawless.

  2. Is it possible to die from excitement? If so, I’ll probably expire some time on Monday night. I have been waiting like a good little girl for this sequel all frigging year, and now that it’s almost time to get my hands on the book, I feel about ready to explode.

    Laini Taylor is like my idol. Her writing is just amazing. I’ve read a few ARC reviews, they’re all pretty consistant in that it’s a very different, though no less satisfying, read than DOSAB. Apparently, the romance takes a back-seat to the more pressing issues of the war in Eretz in this one. Now while I love Akiva…more than it’s probably healthy for me to love a fictional character, I’m actually kind of glad an author more or less came out and said, “No. There are more important things in the world than a love story, and I’m going to show that.” The last thing YA needs is another be-all, end-all love story – even though I’m a bit of a sap for romance.

    Wow my comment became a mini review all its own, huh? Lol sorry, I have a habit of going off on tangents late at night when the rest of the world around me is sleeping. :p

    Fantastic blog, by the way! So glad to be a new member. 🙂

    • Oh I totally agree with you! I actually more often than not hate it when the love story is in the front seat. The best series have love stories as a side story. So I’ll be really curious about how that works out. But yeah, ARC reviews are all really positive, but I’m trying to avoid them to keep my expectations from becoming too high xD

      Hahaha, I don’t mind the tangents, it’s awesome to be able to discuss things like this with people all around the world I think 🙂

      Thank you!! 🙂 It’s been crazy busy, but this week I should be able to read some more to finally get some new reviews up.

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