Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Book Two
Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a fun way to learn about new books coming out and what folks are looking forward to. This week I'm anxiously awaiting a sequel...Squeee!!!....It's Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. Here's the description...

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.

This doesn't tell us much, especially if you haven't read the first book, so let's look at the description of that...

Book One
Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages--not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers--beautiful, haunted Akiva--fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?
Oooh...I see the new title is taken from the first book's description! I can't wait for the follow up! This story is creepy, beautiful, romantic, lyrical...need I go on? Lol...I gave the first one away to some friends as gifts and they loved it too. Has anyone else started this series?
Days of Blood and Starlight releases November 6, 2012 by Little, Brown and Company.


  1. The covers are gorgeous. This is definitely a book to look out for.

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  2. These books are so cleverly titled! I haven't read Smoke and Bone yet, but man, the cover is amazing.

  3. Great pick! I'm so excited for this book! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone! It was one of my favorite books last year. I love the title for this book though and the cover is gorgeous!

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    Traci @ The Reading Geek

  4. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read Daughter Of Smoke and Bone yet ! I might be the only one :P
    I need to get to it soon since I've heard great things about it.
    I do love the covers and titles of the books :)

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  5. A great pick! I loved Daughter of Smoke & Bone so I'm quite eager for this one as well.

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  6. I have read the first one, Good choice want to see what's in my WOW,then click on my name.

  7. That cover is very catchy :) I hope you like them :)

  8. Definitely looking forward to reading this book! I was hyperventilating when Laini first posted about this. Daughter of Smoke & Bone was fantastic, I'm sure this one is too! Great pick :)

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  9. This is my WoW this week too! I just absolutely adore the cover! Daughter of Smoke and Bone was one of my best reads last year so I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

    Come stop by my WOW? :)

  10. I'm so excited for this one, too! I love Laini Taylor's writing. :) Great pick!

    Pam @ jelly loves books

  11. Definitely need to get my hands on the first one so I can pick this one up too!

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  12. I haven't read the first one yet...but that is definitely an exciting blurb...and the cover is amazing!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Great pick! I will read the book 1 soon. :))

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  14. Can't believe this doesn't come out until November! Long time to wait, but great thing to look forward to for Thanksgiving reading - LOL

  15. Sounds exciting, enjoy!

  16. I'm in love with the new cover! :D Still haven't read the first one - yet!

  17. I still haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone but just looking at this cover makes me want to start :D Great pick, I'm definitely looking forward to both!!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  18. I really need to read this series soon! It sounds so good :)

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  19. I really need to get on reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone, I have it for my reader though I haven't read it. The cover for this one is GORGEOUS I love the red in it! So beautiful. Great pick.

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