Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters By Laini Taylor.

This is one of the most brilliant trilogies ever written. I love it and it is one of my favourites. If you are wondering if you should read this series, yes, yes you should. The following is the third book in a trilogy so if you haven’t read the previous books you may not want to read on as it may contain spoilers for them.

dreams of gods and monsters

Release Date: April 17th 2014.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton.
Source: Bought.

Synopsis 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?

My Thoughts:

5 out of 5 stars. (But really a million stars!)

I loved, loved, loved this book. I am so glad I did. I wasn’t certain I would. I’m sure I’m not the only one who went into this book petrified of what would happen in it after the events that occurred in Days of Blood and Starlight. I don’t know why I worried because Laini Taylor is brilliant.
The angles have come to earth, worlds are on the brink of ending, chimaera and misbeggotton must work together, oh the epicness!
This book will leave you breathless, will have you on the edge of your seat, will have you squealing and will torture you. (But in the most awesome way.)
This book is so highly imagined, and the characters, so rich, so full of life. Old ones return – ones we love and ones we hate. We are also introduced to knew ones, some lovable and some worthy of our hate.

Taylor’s writing is achingly beautiful. I have never known a writer to capture emotion so precisely as Laini Taylor. I’m sure it will have many writers seething with envy (myself included.)

This book was practically faultless. The ending was good, but there was a piece of information given to us that I demand be explored more in a spin off series. Laini Taylor this is me officially begging you for a spin off series. Besides, I need to know more about a certain new couple *wink, wink*.

Fantasy is my favourite genre and I cannot recommend this highly enough to those who love fantasy, or romance, or epic story telling or gorgeous writing and incredible world building. GO AND READ THIS NOW. It was utterly amazing, brilliant, creative, powerful, awe inspiring, fantastic. A MUST must read.

You can add it to your Goodreads here.


One thought on “Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters By Laini Taylor.

  1. I’m SO excited to start this series. I’ve heard nothing but praise for Laini Taylor, and I’m a huge fantasy lover as well. I just need to get through a few other books but this series is definitely at the top of my priority reading list!

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