Title: Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Date of Publication: April 8th, 2014
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
Daughter of Smoke & Bone Trilogy
3. Dreams of Gods & Monsters
So, what do I say about this book, this gem, really? I'm not quite sure I have the words to do it justice. You know I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone & Days of Blood and Starlight (who didn't?) and I love Dreams of Gods and Monsters as well - but in a different way. I believe that all three books have a quite distinct tone from each other.
(Did anyone notice I added 'Fantasy' to my tags? Yeah, because this felt like fantasy. Haha. In both senses.)
But anyhow! I have to admit, when I started this book I wasn't really into it. I couldn't get into it, mainly because I had forgotten quite a bit of what had happened in Days of Blood and Starlight. I don't know why but this always happens to me and apparently it doesn't matter how much I enjoyed a book. I still forget what happened. Sigh. So that's why I was a tiny (or gigantic) bit confused when I started but once I got the hang of it - oh boy. Lucky that I had to stick around at uni for three hours, because that's when I read the bulk of this beauty.
I don't think we need to say much of Laini Taylor's writing because it is just divine. I would read safety measures with pleasure if she wrote them. She just has a way with words that I can't put into - you guessed it - words.
I don't want to say too much of the plot. Not because it'll ruin it but because you should just check it out yourself. Chances are, if you're reading this review you have probably read the first two books. Prepare for loooots and lots of sexual tension though. So much so that you might want to lock Karou and Akiva in a shower just so that they'll release some of that tension. Just sayin'.
Also, can we have a spin off? Or a collection of short stories? Please? Pretty please?