Waiting on Wednesday #7

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today!
 
dreams of gods and monstersTitle: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Author: Laini Taylor

Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: April 8, 2014

Good Reads Summary:

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?

Daughter of Smoke and Bone is one of my very favorite books. Its so imaginative and richly detailed and odd…I just love it so much. I cannot wait to see how this book furthers the story. I love Karou and Akiva’s story, and the way Taylor built the tension in Days of Blood and Starlight was absolutely painful, so I’m hoping to see more development there.

Also, this book comes out on my birthday, so it HAS to be good!

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