Dreams of Gods and Monsters book review

Dreams of Gods and Monsters
Source:Borrowed
Pages:613
Buy:Amazon|Book Depository|Goodreads

Synopsis of Daughter of Smoke & Bone (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #1)

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherworldly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious “errands”, she speaks many languages – not all of them human – and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

My thoughts on the final in the series

This is the last book in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I really loved this book, although it took me over 3 weeks to read, (Uni!). I liked the characters and that although they had difficult decisions to make, they made them, whatever the cost. I especially liked the character development of Ziri and Liraz. In the other books we didn’t really know them, but this book got to explore their character and exactly who they were. I also really enjoyed reading about Zuzana and Mik. In terms of the actual story, I would have to get into the spoilers.

SPOILERS

Misbegotten and chimaera work together in this book. It was interesting to see the contrast between the start of the book and towards the end. At first, they were at each other’s throats and by the end some had even fallen in love! I liked that Karou and Akiva finally reconciled, although Akiva leaving for the far isles made it bittersweet and I was so annoyed that he had to leave her. Their plan was very simple to defeat Jael and it was a very good plan, in my opinion. It was a very good thing that Akiva found a way to make the Hamas power redundant. Although Karou’s fake grandmother nearly ruined it for them. She got what she deserved, and she always seemed suspicious to me. Good on Zuzana and Mik for stealing her wishes! I liked the ending was eluding to a happy ending even though they had a lot of things to fix.

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Have you read any of the books in the trilogy? Did you enjoy them?

The Netflix Book Tag

Hey guys,

Today I’m doing the Netflix Book Tag.  I found this on Booklovingnut. I tried to find the original on Youtube but the video has been removed.

Recently Watched: The book you most recently read

WaR: Wizards and Robots

Top Picks: A book recommended to you based on another book you’ve read

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I think a lot of people were recommended this because of their love of The Hunger Games and I was too.

Recently Added: The book you most recently bought-

Ready Player One

I bought this with a few other books but this one I want to get to really soon.

Popular on Netflix: One book that you have and one book that you haven’t read that everyone has been talking about-

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1)Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)

I’ve read the first 2 books of the Illuminae files but still need to get to Wonder Woman:Warbringer. It was also one of the books I recently brought.

Comedies: A funny book

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)

I love the Percy!

Dramas: A character that is a total drama king or queen

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I think Alec Lightwood. Although,I need to reread it cause I actually don’t remember. I vaguely recall him being dramatic.

Cartoons: a book with cartoons on the cover

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This series is such a fun read.

Watch again: a book or series you want to read again-

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Definitely need to reread these again for TOG7. I need to buy the first 3 and then I’m going to reread them.

Documentaries: a non-fiction book that you would recommend to everyone-

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Horrible Histories book series because I love them and I don’t remember any other non-fiction.

Action & Adventure: an action packed book

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

New releases: A new release or soon-to-be-released book that you’re excited about

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)

I am so excited for this. I need to reread the other series and books to get a refresher of the Shadowhunter world.

So that’s it. Feel free to do this tag or answer any of the questions in the comment.

What is your most anticipated read?

 

 

 

 

February Tbr

Hi guys!

Here are the books I’m hoping to read in February. I know it’s a bit late for a tbr but oh well.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

The Mime Order and The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

The Scions of Shannara by Terry Brooks

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Harry Potter: a journey through a history of Magic

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Maybe even a reread of City of a Bones by Cassandra Clare

I also have an e-arc but I’d don’t think I’ll get to it.

What’s your February Tbr?

January Wrap Up

Hi guys!

I finished 9 books in January. I’m so happy about that. I started the New Year on a high note.

So without futher ado, here are the books I completed in January.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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5 stars

I read this as an audiobook and found it to be really good. I actually stared this in December, which shows I don’t listen to audiobooks often.Normally, I have difficulty in listening to audiobooks but not this one! One month is still good for me! I found this book to be mysterious, and it had me at the edge of my seat. I could distinguish between the different characters when the narrator was talking, so it was easy to understand. It had many twists that I couldn’t guess.

All in all, an excellent read! Or should I say, listen.

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The next book I completed was Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings.

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4.5 stars!

I received an E-ARC from netgalley.

I really enjoyed this book. I hardly read sci-fi so it took me some time to get into and over a month to read but it was worth it. I think the authors have done a good job.This book is about Andi and her crew, going around the galaxy to do different missions, when they are caught, and tasked to do their most difficult mission yet. From there, chaos ensues.
I didn’t expect the different twists and turns this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The ending has me excited for the next book.

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The next book I read was The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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4 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. In 2057,it follows Paige, a dreamwalker, who works in the criminal underground. Being a dreamwalker is a crime and carries the death penalty. If I reveal anything else, I think it might be spoilers.

I found the writing to be really good and easy to understand. I enjoyed the setting and the near futuristic world we were in.One thing I really appreciated was that although it is set in London, we get to know about other parts of the world.

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Quiddich Through the Ages

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5 stars

Not much to say other than it was very interesting to learn about quiddich.

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Emma by Jane Austen

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5 stars

I really loved this book. It had been quite a while since I read a classic and after this all I wanted to do was reread it.

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Rebel Of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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I absolutely loved this book! The atmosphere, the characters,everything!

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Illuminae and Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)

I also loved these! It was a great reading month. It was hard to get into Illuminae at first because of the style but I got used to it and absoulutely flew threw it. I had to immidiately start Gemina.

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Last but not least I read War: Wizards and Robots by will.i.am and Brian David Johnson

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3.5-4 stars

I received an E-ARC from netgalley.

This is a book about Wizards and Robots being enemies and trying to destroy each other. It centres around Ada and Geller trying to save Earth.

I really enjoyed this book and found it very easy to read. I found the time travel aspect interesting and it’s one of the few books I’ve read about robots.

I liked both of the main characters and found that they had a lot of depth to them.

I don’t know what else to say about this book other than you should read it without knowing too much because it would make it a lot more interesting.

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I had a great reading month in January. What books did you read?

The Book Blog Newbie Tag

Hey guys!

This is obviously my first post and I was looking for tags to do. I found The Book Blog Newbie Tag on Love and Other bookish Things

So here goes!

1. Why did you start this blog?

I’ve always seen blogs and followed them and I quite liked the idea so I thought why don’t I try it? I like to discuss my thoughts  about books and I write reviews so I thought I’ll have something dedicated to it.

2. What are some fun and unique things you can bring to book blogging?

I’m not sure about this question. Maybe unpopular opinions?

3. What are you most excited for about this new blog?

Writing full thought out reviews. Although I already write reviews, they’re not as detailed I want them to be so having a book blog might improve on that.

4. Why do you love reading?

I love reading because it takes you out of your own world and into another. It lets you experience life of other people and they’re hardships and trials. It lets you join a fandom that loves the same stories as you, who you can discuss your ships with. It makes you forget your own troubles.

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5. What book or series got you into reading? 

I don’t remember the exact book but I remember reading the Horrible Histories,my story collection.

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I also remembr reading rainbow magic books.

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6. What questions would you ask your favorite authors?

I’ll ask why they killed my favourite characters? Why they couldn’t get a happy ending?

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Can they please write, 1244 more books in the series, please?

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7. What challenges do you think starting a blog will be the hardest to overcome?

Actually posting! I need to remember to post regularly or I’ll totally forget about the blog.

8. When did you start reading?

I can’t remember. I think when I was 5-6. I remember in school being happy that it was reading time and getting excited to choose a book.

9. Where do you read?

Anywhere, really.  I can read with the TV on, I can read with people shouting at me, I can read in a shop.

10. What kind of books do you like to read?

I like to read physical books the most but I’m starting to get into reading ebooks and audiobooks. Although I get distracted easily when listening to an audiobook.

In terms of genre, I like to read young adult fantasy,middle grade,adventure.

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That’s it! Hope you enjoyed reading my first post and will read the many more to come.