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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Book review: Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #2)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars really, only because Taylor used the phrase "off of" (and not even in dialog). Why? WHY?

There wasn't much of Prague in this book, which was one of the main attractions for me in the first one. Instead, the setting on the human side of the portal shifts to an abandoned casbah in Morocco (the Shareef don't like it!) which has been taken over by the chimaera forces.

The characters are more developed here and Taylor's gifted prose, lyrical at times, makes for an enjoyable read. The world-building, in both the human realm and in Eretz, is also far more developed. Overall, I enjoyed this sequel more than the first book, largely because there was less sappy romance. Now, I have to get a hold of book three.

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