Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown, & Company

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a "must read" by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by, and The New York Times called it "a breath-catching romantic fantasy."

Why am I waiting for this book? Well firstly--HOLY QUEEN OF CLIFF HANGERS, Daughter of Smoke and Bone!! I can't even... I don't even... Okay, Kelsey, DEEP BREATHS. The ending of the last book was like a big ol' smack in the face so naturally I am seeking VENGEANCE in the form of the sequel! (Sorry for so many caps but this is AN ALL CAPS KIND OF BOOK)!

Photo credit Rachel Manija
from 2011 Sirens Conference!
Ridiculously quotable and incredibly crafted writing aside, Laini Taylor is an absolute doll. No seriously, she is. I went to a conference with her last fall and it was such a joy to have here there! And she brought her family (see right), who is equally as cute and now all I want in life is to be their daughter's nanny or something so I can hang out with the three of them constantly. Another reason you should read this book? Her daughter's name is Clementine Pie, and she is the CUTEST (and yes, you have my solemn promise that if you name your child Clemintine Pie, I will read your novel too!)

And for all of you who haven't read Daughter of Smoke and Bone, FEEL SHAME, and let that shame guide you to the nearest bookstore asap (the audible is good too). Now run free, my readers, and read the heck out of your Wednesdays!

What are y'all waiting for?


  1. oh my lanta, I AM WITH YOU ON THIS ONE! I can't wait for this one. I love the cover so, so much and I NEED to know what happens after that cliffhanger!

    my wow.

  2. I was looking through my amazon recommendations and saw this book and thought the cover was interesting but kind of passed and then I realized it was the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone and had a cow.. even though I thought DOSB was an okay book, I know the series HAS to be awesome.. there is so many layers to it!

  3. I want this book too. I love the cover! :D

    My WoW

  4. Oh my goodness, this is my absolute most wanted title of ALL. I ADORED DoSaB, and the wait for DoBaS is PAINFUL :(

    That photo = SO CUTE!

  5. Great cover! Nice review! Nice blog too, I liked it. I'll be reading the book after this.


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