24 October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (17)

Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is--and what she is. But with this knowledge comes anoher truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it. 

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life. 

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope. But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
While I had mixed feelings for Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I am still psyched for this sequel.  I think they really improved on the covers -- keeping the black and white with a splash of color but with a much more impressive mask design around the eyes -- and hopefully the romance will have improved as well.  Days of Blood and Starlight releases November 6, 2012 from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.