Monday, November 6, 2017

Book Review: Dreams Of Gods And Monsters (Daughter Of Smoke And Bone #3) by: Laini Taylor

Release Date: April 8, 2014
from Little Brown & Company
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"Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has
taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited - not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy. 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.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?

The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as - from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond - humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy."

My Thoughts:

This series is so unique and so beautiful and this conclusion delivered. The reader has been put through so much heartache and pain and with this one we finally get our answers and some happiness. This whole series has been a great ride.

Karou and Akiva. My gosh. Their story has been the sweetest mix of agony and wonder. They have traveled a long, dark, and hard road, but watching them work their way to one another was beautiful. I absolutely adore these two and they deserve all the happiness in the world. One of my very favorite couples.

And I also love the side characters. Zuzana and Mik are the best. I have such a soft spot for the wonder that is Zuzana. And Issa is another favorite of mine. Love her to bits. And Ziri. Oh how I love Ziri. And just so many more. These characters come together to create such a great cast and world.

Laini Taylor really created something special with this story and this world and I’ve loved it. My one complaint with this one that held me back from loving it as much as the first two was the end. There was just a bit too much open for my taste. Don’t worry, you get a conclusion, but there are just a few threads I would have liked to see fully wrapped up. Other than that, it was fantastic.

This series has been such a ride and I’m so glad I finally made time for it. If you’re like me and haven’t read these yet, I highly recommend you do so ASAP.


  1. This series ripped me to shreds! I think I only read the beginning and the ending of this book so I still need to read the full book. But I know how the series ends... It's amazing how Taylor puts readers (and the characters!) through so much and yet we still can't help but love the books. :D Anyway I'm do glad you loved this book! I need to read it fully and now I feel like I'm ready. ;)

    Have a wonderful week, Teresa!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. Guess I'll be moving this series up in the queue. ;) I'm glad it ended so well and that you enjoyed the series as a whole so much, Teresa.

  3. This trilogy is on my want list for a long time. I've heard so many good things about it. I just need to borrow them from the library and read them. I wonder if they author left some things unanswered because there will be a spin off?


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