“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
It’s no secret that I love urban fantasy and The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series could potentially be the MOTHER OF ALL BOOKS in this genre. Not only will each installment stretch your imagination to the fullest but the writing is lyrical and unlike anything you’ve read before in a YA novel. Now you understand why this is my #1 pick for my debut W.o.W! Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3) by Laini Taylor is expected to be released on April 8, 2014. ♥
From goodreads: By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
When Jael’s brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. 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. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.
But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz … something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.
What power can bruise the sky?
From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.
At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?
This is my suggested reading order:
- The Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#1)
- Night of Cake and Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2.5)
- Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2)
- Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)
If my reading order seems a bit wonky, it is but trust me…it makes sense this way. But the most import question is, what book are you waiting on????