Book Review: “Dreams of Gods and Monsters”

“Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3)” by Laini Taylor

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

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Source: Library

Summary 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?

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Free: Headstrong and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

SYNC is back! For those who don’t know SYNC is a program that gives away audiobooks during the summer. Each week they pair a modern Young Adult book with a classic/required reading book of a similar theme. The books are only up for download for one week but once you download you can listen to them at any time.

Available for download July 24 – July 30, 2014

Headstrong by Patrick Link

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

I’m hoping to be able to post weekly reminders but you can check out SYNC’s schedule here.

Behind the Blog: Inge at Bookshelf Reflections

Behind the BlogGreetings to Inge from Bookshelf Reflections!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Hi! My name is Inge, I turn 22 on July 18th, and I’m a Dutch resident of Belgium with a passion for English. I’ve been an avid reader and reviewer for the past three years. I study Dutch, English, and German in Antwerp, and my dream is to live in an English-speaking country one day.

I think the best way to read a book is in a very comfy chair with the company of a purring ball of fur.


How did you end up here in the world of book blogging?

I actually wrote a Facebook note about my existential crisis in a funny way, which was really well received, so I decided to create a blog. It had been an idea of mine for quite some time, but I never got around to it. Then about a week later, Karolina e-mailed me, asking me if I wanted to co-blog on her blog, so here I am!

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