[simpleazon-link asin=”0316133981″ locale=”us”]Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone)[/simpleazon-link]
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Gripping, emotionally taut, complex moral dilemmas, brutal battles. Good character development. Sometimes the narrative drags a bit and gets a little too emotive, but overall the story is well-written and enjoyable to read. I recommend it for older teens (due to mature themes and graphic violence) and others who enjoy paranormal fantasy fiction.
“The barracks lay quiet in the dawn, and the silence was surreal and deeply wrong” (p. 163).
“Life and peace. Victory and vengeance. And never the twain shall meet” (p. 167).
“Mercy breeds mercy as slaughter breeds slaughter. We can’t expect the world to be better than we make it” (p. 209).