Review: Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor (Spoiler-Free)
"She had loved the enemy and saved him. She had set him free. And he had done THIS. Bitter, bitter, this desolation of angels." -Laini Taylor (Days of Blood & Starlight)
Preface: This review contains spoilers for the first book in the series (Daughter of Smoke & Bone).
This book starts out with the separation of Akiva and Karou as it was left in the first book. The only way I can tell you how their relationship feels throughout the story is with a excerpt from the book.
"'Let’s see. You know how, at the end of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet wakes up in the crypt and Romeo’s already dead? He thought she was dead so he killed himself right next to her?' "'Yeah. That was awesome.' A pause, followed by 'Ow,' suggested elbow punctuation on the part of Mik. "Karou ignored it. 'Well, imagine if she woke up and he was still alive, but…' She swallowed, waiting out a tremor in her voice. 'But he had killed her whole family. And burned her city. And killed and enslaved her people.'" -Laini Taylor (Days of Blood & Starlight, chapter 47)
From here the journey of war and destruction continues.
Song I was reminded of while reading: Pompeii