So the time has finally come for me to finish Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, and as before I’ll be breaking this book down into segments and posting a weekly review/discussion post/wordflail about the chapters I read. In these opening chapters, the angels arrive on Earth and … everything’s going to hell. IRONICALLY. Oh, I’ve missed my messed up darlings. Let’s discuss Dreams of Gods & Monsters. Spoilers follow for chapters 1 through 10.
So I blinked and missed February. Huh. Not a lot got written about this month (thanks, Anxiety), but I’m telling myself that this is OK. My disposition is a bit sunnier now, and plans are being made! Let’s take a quick look at what February did.
In the second part of Days of Blood and Starlight, Karou and Akiva are struggling with friendships while navigating enemy territory – and, slowly but hopefully surely, coming closer back together. Physically, anyway… Spoilers follow for chapters 28-47.
In the first quarter of Days of Blood and Starlight, absolutely nothing is all right. Including me. Major spoilers follow for chapters 1-27 (and for Daughter of Smoke and Bone).
So I survived December’s insane workload and January’s relentless efforts to trap me in depression mode. February is here, I am reading ALL THE THINGS, and cold weather or no cold weather, things are looking up. Now let’s look back a little bit, shall we?
In the final part of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I am screaming. Spoiler alert.
In the penultimate part of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, we’re going back in time… Major spoilers follow for chapters 40-50.
In the fifth part of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I WAS UNPREPARED. MAJOR spoilers follow for chapters 32-39.
In the fourth part of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou prepares for the next step in her mission, only to find herself suddenly distracted (derailed?) by Akiva. Spoilers follow for chapters 24-31.
In the third part of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Karou’s fears become real – but she isn’t taking it lying down. Spoilers follow for chapters 16-23.