Dreams of Gods & Monsters


People with secrets shouldn't make enemies.

I've finally finished a trilogy despite my huge phobia of finishing series books, and I'd like to have a say that I'm very pleased with how I have ventured forth with Karou & Akiva's adventures in this final installment of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

This book revolves on war. An angel emperor and his army called "Dominion" have entered the human world from Eretz. Because there are thousands who are part of the Dominion to take control, Karou and Akiva join forces. Chimaera and seraphim, more widely known presently as angels and demons, despite their hatred for one another, unite as one to outnumber the Dominion.

Furthermore, let's not forget that there is a vicious queen hunting down Akiva, as well as the arrival of stormhunters and the abnormal bruising of the sky, which frightens literally everyone.

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts, and started the apocalypse.

This book is an apocalyptic story that weaves together the tales of both chimaera and seraphim, which spark my interest as to the two opposing forces. More so, I was intrigued by the two forces of which two lovers, namely Karou and Akiva, struggle with their feelings for each other amid the chaos that ensues. I felt that it was similar to the story of Romeo and Juliet and the forbidden love that traps the two lovers in a problematic situation.

The first part of the novel was interesting, but it was hard catching up with, largely because I forgot what happened in Days of Blood and Starlight. It was difficult initially, but thankfully Laini Taylor recapped few previous events, which helped me remember.

This book is very intriguing, but it is not light. The story is huge and there is much to absorb. Everything was new to me that it was literally overwhelming and difficult. Thankfully, there were bits of additional humor, so at least there's that.

While this book overwhelmed me so much, I enjoyed it nonetheless. Compared to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I'd choose the first book because this was more complex to understand.

★★★
jillian etc.