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Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3)

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What power can bruise the sky?
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
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Paperback, 613 pages
Published July 7th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published April 17th 2014)
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Danielle No one know for sure... But Laini Taylor did hint in an interview that if she were to write a spin-off, it wouldn't center around Karou and Akiva. She…moreNo one know for sure... But Laini Taylor did hint in an interview that if she were to write a spin-off, it wouldn't center around Karou and Akiva. She said it would most likely center two other side characters, with Karou and Akiva in the background. Just saying though, I so very HOPE there will be a spin off. (less)
Shauna Karou: Lily Collins (with black eyes and blue hair)
Akiva: Colton Haynes
Liraz: Dakota Fanning
Zuzana: Vanessa Hudgens
Thiago: Orlando Bloom (From his…more
Karou: Lily Collins (with black eyes and blue hair)
Akiva: Colton Haynes
Liraz: Dakota Fanning
Zuzana: Vanessa Hudgens
Thiago: Orlando Bloom (From his role in Lord Of The Rings)
Issa: Jackie Cruz
Hazael: Lucas Till
Mik: Andrew Garfield
Eliza: Kat Graham
These are just the people I imagine everyone to be <3 (less)

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Regan
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-owned-read
4.25

Really enjoyed it but I should have completed this series sooner!
Navessa
In my review for Days of Blood and Starlight I basically said that Laini Taylor could re-write the phone book and I'd give it ALL the stars. So she wrote me a phone book. And I found out I was mistaken.

If this had progressed like it opened, I would have fangirled over it as hard as I did for the first two installments. The characters we've come to love have formed a shaky alliance with those they've called enemies for all their lives (<--- plural, get it? BECAUSE RESURECTION, HAHAHAHA). They
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Jay Z
Apr 27, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Outside, the moon hung low. It sang of tremulous shadows and evenings past, of urban gunpowder and decay. In trembling hands, the reader held it. Alas, not the moon but something better. The solid weight of the book, after months of yearning and patient waiting. A creep of color in her cheeks, an imperceptible shiver of anticipation. Finally. She held it, not daring to believe -- but unable to stem the tide of hope and eagerness. It felt heavy. Six hundred and thirteen pages. An ending. A begin ...more
Elaine
Laini Taylor is god, or well, a godstar and I will forever be sitting in awe of her genius imagination.

In all honesty, this trilogy hands down deserves a solid five glowing stars (or more really) but I just can't help but feel a little let down by the lack of a climax in this last book. The last was chock full of gorgeously amazing prose as per usual and Zuze's hilarious and impactful one-liners but I couldn't help but crave for more action. Perhaps the second just blew me away with its epic-ne
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Kat O'Keeffe
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful conclusion to an epic trilogy!

This series is officially one of my favorites of all time, if not my very favorite. I just love everything about it--the immense world, the wonderful cast of characters, the grand story that is woven together oh so well, and of course, the gorgeous, gorgeous prose. Not to mention all of the emotions! Books don't often make me cry, but this one sure did! Several times, actually. At one point I had to set the book down and take a break from reading because
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I'm so happy with this ending ❤



Karou and Akiva must find a way to bring the beasts and angels together to fight against the evil angels. It's hard work but they manage to get it done with a few rough starts and stops. They have some help with a secret Karou is carrying.

What a brilliant author Laini Taylor is to come up with the worlds that she does.

There is also another character that has a very interesting (to put it mildly) part in the book. Her name is Eliza. I enjoyed her character quite a
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Steph Sinclair
I enjoyed this finale much more than I did Days of Blood and Starlight. There’s just something about seeing Karou and Akiva steal away precious moments in the midst of impending death. However, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the ending. Taylor chose to introduce new characters and it felt a bit jarring for a final book. Out of nowhere, characters who I’d just met suddenly became extremely important to the plot when all I really wanted was more Karou and Akiva. The sexual tension and want bet ...more
Samantha
3.75 stars! I still really enjoyed this book but I felt this could have been a 4 book series, so the last half in particular felt a bit disjointed. Review to come on my channel!
Natalie Monroe
Cynical Natalie: Since no one else in this goddamn city has the guts to say this, I will: Why the fuck is the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series so popular?

Nice Natalie: Hush! Do you want to alienate everyone in the YA community before this review has even started?

Cynical Natalie: Someone has to be the voice of reason.

Nice Natalie: Oh, get off your high horse. I remember a certain someone ignoring the cute guy in class because she couldn't stop reading The Dreams of Gods & Monsters.

Cynical
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karen
Apr 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: why-yes-i-ya
words fail me.

this book has left me stunned and gasping and utterly satisfied, but unable to string together the words to convey the feels.

this is such a satisfying conclusion (view spoiler) to a trilogy that owns my heart completely.

and yes, i gave this one four stars, not five. but that doesn't mean i didn't love it like crazy. it just means that it was not as good as Days of Blood & Starlight, but it's really immaterial - this book sing
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Hannah
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The perfect conclusion.

This trilogy is everything.
Etnik
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It's been a while since I read "Days of blood and starlight".If you know me you would probably know that I am an ultimate fan of the this series.It's one of my all time favorites.I have saved this one for the winter break,but before I read this I wanted a feedback from you.Have you read it and if so,what did you think?

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April
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"We haven't been introduced."

What a perfect ending to this fantastic series.
Nataliya
"It was not a happy ending, but a happy middle - at last, after so many fraught beginnings."
And so the last page is turned, and I'm feeling content. I was afraid of disappointment, but it never came.

This story started strong, soared in the middle and came a conclusion that made me happy - with a slight open-endedness that is there as a gentle reminder that beyond the conclusion for the Chimaera and the Seraphim, Karou and Akiva there's more. Because no good story is truly complete just with a
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Dorreh
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to love this book. I really did, honest, but it just didn't amaze.

I picked up the daughter of smoke and bone based on the recommendation of a fellow book junky.Needless to say i simply adored the book. It was so innovative and incredibly unique, so much so that you felt yourself drifting through the pages with this sense of euphoria. I loved the characters, the humor, the incredible setting, and the constant turmoil that sprung the book to life. Although i do admit i was never a big fa
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Jill


4.5 stars

Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts and started the apocalypse.

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The Visitors have arrived. First appearing in Uzbekistan, they land finally in St Peter's Basilica, Rome. Jael and his army of angels have come to Earth.

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Though Earth's population holds conflicting views on the Visitors' intentions, Akiva and Karou know that Jael and his minions pose nothing less than a threat to both Earth and Eretz. An alliance between Karou's chimaera and Akiva's bret
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jenna
So I finished it...



Pre-Review:
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Whitney Atkinson
I don't know what happened but this book just got SO boring! The first two had a really cool world and the characters were so funny and dynamic but this just lost everything. It focused on characters I didn't care about, and it made the plot contingent on people I couldn't care less about. The war aspects of this book were skimmed over, and I'm just so confused. I hate books that talk about the paranormal/fantasy world spilling over into the normal human world, because there's just no way to rec ...more
Clau R.
I forgot to update this when I finished!!! Will write my review later :).

I think it's really a 4.5. But oh, I loved this book!
Ails
5 STARS

This series felt like a dream. A lush and beautiful and riveting dream.

“Absence has presence, sometimes, and that was what she felt. Absence like crushed-dead grass where something has been and is no longer. Absence where a thread has been ripped, ragged, from a tapestry, leaving a gap that can never be mended. That was all she felt.”


Absence. And that was what I felt after reading the final book in this series.

I'm in awe. What a grand and spectacular way to end this stunning trilogy o
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
"Happiness wasn't a mystical place to be reached or won--some bright terrain beyond the boundary of misery, a paradise waiting for them to find it--but something to carry doggedly with you through everything, as humble and ordinary as your gear and supplies."

Months of gathering courage wasn't enough preparation for this epic finale because after reading the book, I still ended up in a state I tried so hard to avoid- an emotional mess!!!



After reading Allegiant, I made a promise to myself ne
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Lauren
Feb 23, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished Dreams of Gods and Monsters with the overwhelming feeling of crushing disappointment. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I'm devastated by this book, and upset at myself for not being able to like it more. The thing is, this is not a bad story. It contains beautiful scenes, moments of greatness, and of course, beloved characters. But so much of that was overshadowed by extras. My only explanation is that the ideas of this story got to be too big for even what this one massive ...more
Tatiana
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The mythology becomes a little overcomplicated, a bit of deus ex machina in the end, maybe too much of Karou/Akiva romantic tension (can't they just do "it" already?). But all in all very satisfying. I think I would enjoy a (view spoiler)story a lot (I am a big time shipper of these two).
Epizeuxis
Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who: need to see Karou and Akiva's journey ended.
***I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

***There may or may not be spoilers here. It all depends upon whether or not you've read the last two books, and if you want absolutely nothing about the end revealed or not. I keep things vague, and do not give away any details, but my mentioning the conclusion at all could potentially ruin things for you.***

Once upon a time, there was
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Maddie
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, na, cover-love
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Once upon a time,

→ an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts and started the apocalypse.

→ a girl went to see a monster menagerie where all the exhibits were dead.

→ A journey began, that would stitch all the worlds together with light.

→ there was only darkness. And there were monsters vast as worlds who swam in it.


short review →
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The characters and I mean all of them are uniquely created, I love most of them in the series and it is sad to say goodbye.
It is for me very hard to
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Cait • A Page with a View
2.5 stars. This series peaked in the first book for me. There were bits and pieces of this story I enjoyed, but I'm pretty neutral about it as a whole.

I absolutely LOVED the first book (and now like the second book more compared to this third one). I liked Brimstone, the aesthetic of Prague, and the more lighthearted scenes with Zuzana. I feel like every character was stronger in the first book and the sequels sort of disintegrated into weird apocalyptic stuff with too many characters. The end w
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P
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts

and started the apocalypse.”




This book is spectacular ! I never dreamed I'd find this gorgeous series on this earth. The scope of the book is wider than before, but Laini Taylor managed to tie up everything in her own way in the end. If I compare this book to something, it'll be The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. I can remember very well when I first watched the movie, my hand couldn't stop shaking and every
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Kaylin (The Hiatus Queen)
4 Stars

Overview:


“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil pressed their hands to their hearts
and started the apocalypse.”


I love this series.

It’s such a gorgeous, fun, intense story—filled with great characters.

So… WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO NOW THAT IT’S OVER?

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Pros:

"I...I sang if that matters.”
^This line guys. This line killed me.

Zuzana and Mik were hilarious and delightful once again. They really added some much needed humor and light when the story got overwhelming.

The friendship between
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