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Magan: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood and Starlight (Book #2) by Laini Taylor [twitter | website] Daughter of Smoke and Bone Review Publication Date: November 6, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 528 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: angels, book series, animal humans, war, forbidden love Format read: e-book received from Little, Brown (Thank you!) Summary: Akiva has burned […]

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April 5, 2013 - 6:44 am

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor | Tripping Over Books - […] Magan @ Rather Be Reading: “What a beautiful, wonderful, incredible book by Laini Taylor.” […]

November 11, 2012 - 10:01 pm

Amanda @ Late Nights with Good Books - I agree about not rushing through this book. Taylor’s books are written in such a way that they should be read slowly and savored. There’s so much going on in them and the language is beautiful. I am glad that reading Days of Blood and Starlight was such a positive experience for you! I can’t wait to read it myself!

November 11, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Such a fantastic review … as usual! I’m SO excited to read this one, and even more excited to hear that it surpasses the first book! Eagerly waiting for my copy to arrive at the library =)

November 10, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Lisa [is busy nerding] - So my heart is basically bursting to hear that this does NOT suffer from middle book syndrom!

I totes agree that taking your time with this book is totally the way to go. I CANNOT WAIT.

November 10, 2012 - 8:01 am

November 2012 Young Adult Book Releases - […] Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor Goodreads | Amazon Magan’s Review […]

November 10, 2012 - 7:18 am

Lori - I felt the same way! I loved it even more than the first one. I read it slowly and savored it as well. Now I need book 3!

November 8, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Kelly - I just don’t know how my heart is going to take this. She can’t hate him forever…right? I’m so excited to start this. As soon as my copy gets here in the mail, you can pretty much count me out of action until it’s done!

November 8, 2012 - 6:27 pm

tonya. - love this review, and your blog setup. so cute! 🙂 i know what you mean about not being able to get through Laini’s books quickly; she writes the kind of prose you just want to savor. and i totally agree about second books being iffy usually; this blows every middle book out of the water.

November 8, 2012 - 5:40 pm

elena - AGH this review! love that you put bullet points in this one because that is VERY helpful. i have a heard time imagining if akiva and karou’s relationship can be rekindled either, it looks pretttty dire. i read this pretty quickly but wish i soaked up the little details more because laini taylor is such a fantastic writer. LOVE this review. <3

November 8, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Morgan - I just started this last night (darn Electon results delayed me a day!) and just the first few chapters reminded me of why I love her writing style. Her ability to craft a story is incredible – and yes, I totally understand the HP comparison. I am so excited!

November 8, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Jess @ Gone with the Words - YES!! Yes, yes, yes! I feel the same way about this book. I fell in love with so many more characters this time, which really says something about Laini’s skills. Her writing is something else. Great review, Magan!!

Estelle: Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones

Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones Book 1 of Darklight series (trilogy) Publication Date: October 2, 2012 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: paranormal, missing parents, high school, forbidden love Format read: ARC from Netgalley (Thanks!) Summary: It’s coming upon the 10th anniversary since Lorelei’s parents vanished […]

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October 21, 2012 - 5:01 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Magan + Estelle Shelve It (10/21/2012) - […] A review of Death & the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones […]

October 18, 2012 - 8:13 pm

elena - aw, i’m sorry this book didn’t work for you (i would definitely be annoyed by the juvenile aspects) but i think this is a fair & honest review! i’m not the biiiiggest paranormal fan so i doubt this would change it.

October 18, 2012 - 7:11 am

Lori - I haven’t heard much about this one, but I think I’m going to do just what your ratings says and skip it. I don’t read paranormal much either. It has to be from an author that I already love or something that has spectacular reviews already.

Great review, Estelle!

October 18, 2012 - 12:32 am

Kristen Evey - Once again, a fabulous review. I actually haven’t heard of this one yet, but judging just by the premise I probably wouldn’t have read it. It takes something REALLY special to get me to read paranormal nowadays (or a rave review by someone I trust). Sad when books are not all you thought they would be, but you’re right, we can’t like every book we read unfortunately.

October 17, 2012 - 7:55 pm

VeganYANerds - I wasn’t going to request this and then a couple of positive reviews changed my mind but I’ve been hesitant to read it and now I have some good reasons why thanks to your review, hun! This does sound a little disappointing, and I have an issue with really young characters with the odd older character thrown in who sounds like a guy from a romance novel – it’s odd!

Great review, Estell!

October 17, 2012 - 11:45 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I really like how you expressed your thoughts on this book. The premise sounds quite mysterious, but I do appreciate the warning about the information being clumped together and the story itself not being too… intriguing is the best word I can think of.

October 17, 2012 - 10:44 am

Estelle - Thanks G! It means a lot that you said so.

October 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Estelle, I think you did a good job of explaining what didn’t work for you in this book. The summary for this one does sound intriguing and something I would pick up, but after reading your review I may wait on it.