Fantasy, Reviews, Romance

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor


∴ Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor


Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera’s rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited – not in love, but in a tentative alliance against their common enemy. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?

The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as – from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond – humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.


“Once upon a time,an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts…

and started the apocalypse.”

Non-Spoiler Section:
This book itself was good, but the series was really great. I loved this series and the characters. You really feel and sympathize with them. The love story is a Romeo/Juliet type so you know it has its ups and downs. I must warn you that even though I finished it in under 24 hours, the book is long and it took me longer than usual to finish it. This book tried my patience because the story kept expanding and expanding. Whenever the enemy was vanquished, a new one would show up. The last 100 pages of the book are confusing and very heart-wrenching. Don’t think that I didn’t like it because I did but I feel like it had more potential and could have gone somewhere else with the story line. This series just wasn’t for me. The first two books were good and I really liked them but the final book was seriously overshadowed by the first two books. It kind of leaves you disappointed. The only reason I kept reading was because I wanted to know what was gonna happen to Karou and Akiva. I think everyone should give this series a chance because it deserves it. The first two books definitely make up for what the third book is lacking. Read it.

Spoil Section:
I’m only gonna say that the last 100 pages of the book tore my heart out. I do not understand why the author couldn’t just leave it at Jael being stopped. Laini Taylor just had to keep pushing. I felt that Eliza and her story line could have been all but cut out along with the Cataclysm. I hated the fact that Akiva had to be taken or die at the end. I cried really bad because him and Karou have been through so many ups and downs. From star-crossed lovers sneaking around two entire races to death. They needed to be together and Laini Taylor just wouldn’t give them their final happy ending. I think she actually didn’t because she wanted to leave it open if she ever wanted to write a spin off series. The rest of the book was pretty good though besides this. Slow, but good. I liked how we thought that Ziri and all of the rebellion had died and how we were shell shocked when they returned.

Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1) by Laini Taylor

4.5 🍁s ~ Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor

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