Thursday, July 7, 2016
Dreams of Gods and Monsters Review
By the 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 it might forge a way forward for their people.
And, perhaps, for themselves. Towards 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 stromhunters 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?
I have to say, I had to read this book as soon as I could since when I read the second it has been awhile since I read the first. But I have to say, this series lives up to the hype. I love Laini Taylor's writing style and I can't wait to see what she has in store for future series.
Karou was still a favourite to read from. She was very strong-willed and she still had the 'I will not do what you want me to do unless I want to do it' quality. Which most characters in these kinds of series don't normally have that quality until maybe the last book. She also had amazing scenes that had different interactions that showed her characteristics.
Akiva, was the character in my book, you almost wanted to see his thoughts more. Akiva had a lot of shit thrown at him and you got to see a bit more of his heritage. Since he never really know much about himself as a child nor whom his mother was, I found it really interesting to see how everything had to do with him.
I had a slight problem with Eliza or whatever her name is. I didn't really understand her point of views purpose, and I got so frustrated whenever her view came up. I have too many harsh feelings towards her.
Through the other more side characters I did love a lot. Laini Taylor is really skilled at creating really good and dimensional characters.
5 out of 5 stars