Friday, April 18, 2014

GODSTARS!!!! Is It Really OVER?!

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy is the best series that I have ever read. With each book my expectations got higher and with each time my expectations were met! 

                    Laini Taylor does not disappoint!


I can't believe we've reached the final installment in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy, Dreams of Gods & MonstersBoooooo!!!!! I don't want it to be the final one :( But I know that all series must come to an end and I really think Taylor did this series justice. She ended it perfectly, flawlessly, I thought!! I absolutely enjoyed every single moment in this book, every single word!!
In this final book, Taylor takes this time to introduce some new and key characters. At first I was confused, wondering why would she try and fit this all in here now, but I think she's got something up her sleeve. Ending some stories and creating a beginning for others. Yep! I said it. I do believe that it is the end for Karou and Akiva's story but definitely a start for some of the other characters ;) Well see......

First Reaction after reading it:

Then after I settled down and the realization of it really being the END:

*Favorite Thing about book 3:



Luckily I didn't have to wait long at all for Book 2, Days of Blood & Starlight, because of my delayed but genius mind. Yea, it took me 2 and a half years to read this series, but it's genius b/c I didn't have to wait for any of the books. As soon as I was finished reading DoB&S...BOOM!....Dreams of Gods & Monsters was out! Talk about perfect timing :)

I found book 2 to have a much intense and darker feel to it compared to the first book. The battle between angel and beast was astronomical, leaving many dead on both sides. Karou and Akiva spent most of this book apart. While Karou was pushing Akiva away and helping the enemy build a fierce army, Akiva was doing anything he could to make up for the grief he caused the one he loves the most.

OMG were there some major twist and turns in this book. And the end had me aching, yearning for more. Needing to know the fate of these chararcters I love so much!!

*Favorite Thing about book 2:
~  Lucky Ziri and Zuzanna & her charming violinist boyfriend, Mik.
Karou is so lucky to have such an AMAZING team of friends backin her up. I know if anything happened to me, I'd want friends like this around to have my back!

With Daughter of Smoke & Bone I fell immediately in love, as soon as I started reading. Ms. Taylor's writing was so engaging, luring me into a story that was filled with desire, betrayal, passion and intrigue.
I got to met these compassionate and charismatic characters. And GODSTARS does Taylor know how to charm the socks off of readers with her world building. I felt like I just got down traveling the world on a magic carpet ride after reading this book.

In DoS&B we got to see learn a lot about Karou and Akiva's past. We see them start off as enemies then quickly learn that they're not enemies at all, but lovers once. No wonder there was a instant connection between the two. The end of this book is mind blowing too. I could not wait to start the 2nd book, to find out what the hell is going to happen.

*Favorite Thing about book 1:
~ OMG! Taylor created one of the fiercest, spunkiest characters I have every had the opportunity to read about. The lovely, kick ass character is none other than Karou's best friend, Zuzanna. You want to talk about what friendship really means....loyalty, trust, humor, and a great listener. Yea, Zuzanna is all these things! She is FABULOUS

All I can say is if you haven't read this series yet, you are definitely missing out on something PHENOMENAL! Laini Taylor is a master story-teller. The worlds she builds and the characters she creates are highly imaginative and unfailingly compassionate. Her perfectly placed prose and lyrically poetic language will have you melting! She is freakin' REMARKABLE and this story that she has created is brilliantly constructed, powerful, playful and difficult to resist!!!   

Entire Series Get A 5 STAR Rating!!!

Laini Taylor, Thank You for one gnarly adventure!
**SIDE NOTE***~~~ Not only did I read this series from the physical books themselves but I read the ebooks and listened to the audiobook. I just want to say, if any of you want to listen to a great audio then this is the series to that with. And no I'm not just saying this b/c I'm a fanatic and fangirling over this series. The woman who narrates the audio books for this series is OUT-FREAKING-STANDING!!!!!!

Khristine Hvam actually won her first audie award in the summer of 2012 from narrating "Daughter of Smoke & Bone " This year she nominated for three more Audie nominations.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a massive book hangover right now and the only cure for that is some cake :)
 (right Zuze?)

Don't forget to check out Laini Taylor's novella, Night of Cake & Puppets:
(click here for Goodreads link)

Night of Cake & Puppets

In Night of Cake & Puppets, Taylor brings to life a night only hinted at in the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy—the magical first date of fan-favorites Zuzana and Mik. Told in alternating perspectives, it’s the perfect love story for fans of the series and new readers alike. Petite though she may be, Zuzana is not known for timidity. Her best friend, Karou, calls her “rabid fairy,” her “voodoo eyes” are said to freeze blood, and even her older brother fears her wrath. But when it comes to the simple matter of talking to Mik, or “Violin Boy,” her courage deserts her. Now, enough is enough. Zuzana is determined to meet him, and she has a fistful of magic and a plan. It’s a wonderfully elaborate treasure hunt of a plan that will take Mik all over Prague on a cold winter’s night before finally leading him to the treasure: herself! Violin Boy’s not going to know what hit him.

OMG! How I loved all  80ish pages of this novella. I hardly ever read from my Kindle but when I found out that it was the only way for me to read Night of Cake & Puppets at that exact moment....Well.....

Talk about SWOON-A-LIOUS!!! This novella was just pure joy, love and giddiness. I mean it was basically a short story focused on the absolutely adorable, rabid fairy, Zuzanna.
You get to explore what happens what happens on Zuzanna and Mik's first date and see how their love for each other blossomed.

It's MAGICAL and I think that every one should read it!
Zuzanna Mik
forever & ever

Hope you guys enjoyed my MASSIVE review!! Is it too much???
LOL! It's only because of my LOVE for the wonderful story, awesome characters and brilliant author.
I hope I did them, fellow bloggers, and DoS&B fandom justice!!!

 BIG HUGS and Lots of Love 


  1. Enjoy the series much? ;-) Seriously, I'm glad you loved it, and you're one more voice in the many who are urging me to read this series. Now that it's finished, I may pick it up. Good reviews, all three - no, four.

    1. Thank you!!! I know, obsessed much! LOL I can't help it! I just love this trilogy so much I had to give it a fangirlish review!! Thank you so much for stopping by and I really really hope you read this series! xoxoxox

  2. I may have to read this one. I have 500 bazillion books on my TBR but you know, things always get bumped around on that! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and it lived up to your expectations. That is ALWAYS a good thing. I hope you have a fantastic weekend! <3

    1. Thanks Kristalyn! Please please what ever you do, BUMP THIS UP!!!! First up Daughter of Smoke and Bone! You won't be let down :)
      Thanks for always stopping by, showing your love!
      OH YEA! Wooooo Hooooo On being Featured on Feature and Follow! you go girlie xoxo ♥

  3. Wow! Sounds like you really loved this one! It's still on my tbr and I really want to read it! Like the other 300 books that are on that list! There are so many books!

    1. I know girl! There are so many on my list too. Right now I'm reading Scarlet from The Lunar Chronicles, which is so fun. I'm glad I finally got myself to read that series. I'm going going to read Dorothy Must Die soon and for my next series I'm gonna probably go with Throne of Glass. I heard that was an awesome series. The Heroine is supposedly super kick ass. We'll see.... Thank you so much for stopping by and showing some love Nadia ♥


    1. Hahahaha!!! I have to find my old phone and get your number off there. As soon as I find it I'll call you! We have to do LUNCH... SOON! Maybe next weekend or the weekend after :)
      Glad you found me on here! Love your face Jello!
      Marchello ♥♥♥

  5. I am going to read this post after I finish the book. I have to hunt down a copy of Cake and Puppet too! Looking forward to that one for sure.

    1. YAY! I hope you love it as much as I do!!! xoxo

  6. Oh god, I have been waiting to read this series forever! I am so happy that you enjoyed it so much. It gives me hope that I will enjoy it as well :) I really hope to not be disappointed as I have been hearing only good things so far.

    1. Oh yes! Please do read it. It is so beautifully written. And if your a big fan of fantasy, an escape from the real world, this is the perfect series for you!
      I really hope you enjoy it. Thank you for stopping by Karolina xoxoxo

  7. Yay so glad to hear that you adored this series. I want to read Dream of Gods and Monsters so bad ( and I'm so happy that this book is huge) but as the same time I don't want to read it because I don't want it to end =(

    1. I know! I really can't believe it's over! I ♥ Karou and Akiva, Zuzanna and Mik and so on and so on lol xoxox

  8. Eek! I just got the final book from the library today! Cannot wait!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. MISSIE!!!! YAY!!!!!! OMG~ I'm so freakin excited that you finally get to experience the AWESOMENESS!!! Can't wait to see what you think! Keep me updated or if you really want to blab about the book while your reading it YOU KNOW I'LL LISTEN and fangirl with you!!

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  10. YEAH! So glad you enjoyed this Michelle! I haven't read this series yet (shame on me, right?!), but your review has definitely convinced me to start! Thanks so much for sharing, and, as always, BRILLIANT reviews! <3 (BTW I love how you recapped Books 1 & 2! I haven't seen anyone ever do that for a series review, and, I must say, it's really creative!)

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

  11. hey there Darlin', long time no chit chat. Well this series certainly sounds like a winner. It has been traveling higher up my tbr list. I'm getting excited to finally sit down and read them back to back.
    lots of luvs girlie <3
    Monique @ Mo_Books

  12. I'm so glad you enjoyed all the books. I had no idea what to expect from it so I was super glad to know it's about mythology which I just love! And those gorgeous covers? *freaks out* SOOO beautiful! Ahh your reviews are making me want to binge read it all.

  13. I've been hearing about this book. Glad you enjoyed it :) Now you make me wonder if the series is a really good one since I haven't read anything from the author. It's so nice to hear you are really loving the books so far.
    New follower. :) Hopefully you visit me too xx

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

  14. Jeez you really did love this series, read on print, ebook AND audiobook! I know how that is. I did the same thing with The School for Good and Evil. (still love your sleepy girl background - its a treat everytime I see her)

    Don't beat me but I haven't read this series yet. My friend just bought me the last book so I can binge read all three of them!

    1. HAHAHAA "don't beat me..." Girl it's okay, I didn't read the first book until, what?, 3 months ago! I'm just happy that you are going to read them :)
      Thanks for stopping by. I adore my background too. I still find myself staring at it when I'm browsing through my blog :)

  15. Super awesome review! I've been wanting to get on this series for awhile. Now more than ever since all the books are out!!! No more waiting!!! LOL

  16. Fantastic review! This is also my favourite series of all time. Everything about it is just perfection.


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