Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series #3)

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In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat—and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves—maybe even ...

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Overview

In this thrilling conclusion to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, Karou is still not ready to forgive Akiva for killing the only family she's ever known.

When a brutal angel army trespasses into the human world, Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat—and against larger dangers that loom on the horizon. They begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people. And, perhaps, for themselves—maybe even toward love.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
07/28/2014
A mesmerizing conclusion to this popular fantasy trilogy will leave fans utterly satisfied. A band of angels descends to Earth, and humanity is brought face to face with the chimaera and seraphim universes. Meanwhile, Karou and Akiva, now in control of their respective armies, doggedly pursue their dream of forging an alliance between their enemy races and themselves. The Romeo and Juliet-esque love affair between Karou and Akiva is described in well-balanced tender moments with a backdrop of battles, terror, and various life-threatening situations. The narration is tight and skillful, giving listeners heart-stopping action as well as a deftly paced backstory. Taylor’s often-poetic prose is translated with incredible voice talent, balancing lyricism and brutality with masterful skill. Short musical interludes complement Hvam’s performance and add to the atmosphere of the book as a whole. For new listeners, this isn’t a story that one can jump into, with a multitude of characters introduced in the beginning. A Little, Brown hardcover. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781478952633
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series , #3
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 1,135,907
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of Days of Blood & Starlight, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is www.lainitaylor.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2014

    Enchanting and absorbing!

    Best series I have read in years! As an English teacher, I often read YA to recommend to my students. This is so well written I fell in love with it myself. It combines lyrical, gorgeous writing with intricate plotting and superb world building. Just read it yourself and you will love it, too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

    So Very Satisfying

    I love love love this trilogy. For a long time I never opened this 3rd book after purchasing it because I was afraid to be disappointed. That was silly of me. I couldn't put it down. I love the prose and lyric quality. I loved how everything seemed to be resolved while at the same time leaving so much rich material that will make this story live on in my mind. The author can easily write more on this universe. Or she can leave it as is and I will still be satisfied.

    Though I will remain hopeful! I will keep an eye out for anything else from Laini Taylor, that's for sure!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Each book in this series is better the next! WIth that said, I

    Each book in this series is better the next! WIth that said, I loved book 1, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. A breath-catching journey of love, betrayal and a remarkable coming of age. Book 2, Days of Blood and Starlight took me on a entirely new journey -- page turning and nail biting! But this one WOW! Didn't see it coming!
    I want to meet these characters...see this world! (I never say that, so "Thank you" for this GREAT series)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2014

    This series has been so interesting and unique. I have loved the

    This series has been so interesting and unique. I have loved the world-building, the characters, and the struggles for peace and love. There was so much going on and so many pieces in play. I loved many of the twists and how much of it all turned out. I also loved all the characters. There was such an impossible task ahead of them and I felt that this was a fabulous end to the series. It explained much and nothing was easy. No nice little bows to tie off this series. 

    I did become a little impatient with how the book was drawn out, at least it felt a little that way with all the back and forth and trying to describe everything that needed to be described. There was also a lot of melancholy thoughts here and there that made the story somewhat languid even in the midst of intense situations and these parts also stretched the story out more. It's not that I didn't like any of these moments, but there were a lot of them almost every time the story switched from what was going on with one set of characters to another. It was a longer book at over 600 pages, so I do think some things could have been cut or maybe made a little more concise. It felt like maybe the author didn't want to let the series go and was trying to fit everything in.

    Overall, Dreams of Gods & Monsters was a great ending to this series. It also left room open for a subsequent series. The writing was smooth, the characters still beloved (if not more so), the twists were fabulous, and the ending was everything I would have hoped for and it was bittersweet, which fit the series perfectly.

    Content: Some language, violence, and sexual content.
    Source: Library

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

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    This series is one of my favorite reads ever. I didn't know how

    This series is one of my favorite reads ever. I didn't know how I was going to feel after finishing Dreams of Gods and Monsters. I have been with these characters for years and I knew I was going to be sad because I would have to say goodbye to them. But after reading the last page I felt sad but elated at the same time. My characters finally got to where they were supposed to be. I didn't envision the ending quite like Taylor wrote it. BUT that doesn't mean it wasn't perfect. It was. And I'm happy with what she gave us.

    After reading the first book in the series, I was all about Karou and Akiva. I thought that their love story was the main plot of the book. But after finishing book 2 and 3 I realized how wrong I was. This story is about so much more than these characters finally getting their happy ending. This is about saving worlds, people and to achieve this you have to look at the big picture and sometimes sacrifice happiness. I found myself getting annoyed at Karou and Akiva. The moments where they would almost touch but didn't because of x reason made me not like them that much. I know, that's a horrible thing to say. I wanted to know what was going to happen with everything else except them. I still love them, though. I just needed a little break from them.

    In this installment, there are new characters introduced, which was kind of weird because one character in particular got a lot of pages. She was basically a main character. I didn't mind, but I don't know if it was really necessary. Unless Taylor is planning on writing a spinoff with this character as the main character. I would totally read that series.

    Dreams of Gods and Monsters was a worthy end to an amazing series. I know I said Karou and Akiva were getting on my nerves, but they were still awesome. All the characters were amazing, even the bad ones. With that said, I'm a forever fan of Laini Taylor.

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  • Posted September 18, 2014

    3.5 Stars Plot: Dreams of Gods and Monsters was one of my most

    3.5 Stars

    Plot: Dreams of Gods and Monsters was one of my most anticipated novels, I couldn't wait to see how Laini Taylor wrapped up her masterpiece. I started the book in April, and I finished it in August. It took me a while to get into this one because of the numerous storylines that seemed to be completely independent of Karou and Akiva, but tied into the story towards the end. Taylor's writing is still beautiful but I felt like a lot (too many) things were happening in this novel, and at the end of novel I found myself wondering if anything actually happened.

    Characters: Karou and the gang are still lovable and know when to deliver a good laugh.I feel like Taylor's strength (besides writing of course) is knowing when to break the tension. I still adore Mik and Zuzana and was happy to see how their story progressed. I don't know if Akiva and Karou's love story left me feeling satisfied, and I'll leave it at that.

    Setting: The final installment takes place on Earth, Lormandi, and Eretz. The world was still very well developed but I think I was suffering from too much information to keep my characters and places straight.

    Short N Sweet: Dreams of Gods and Monsters is a lovely book with the characters you know and love from the previous novels. Not the strongest ending to a great series, but still a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Amazing series!

    10 stars!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. It is such a great read and the story

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. It is such a great read and the story is so imaginative! It's like nothing you've read before and I just love this series. Would definitely recommend the series to anyone, so yes read it! This final book was incredible, just as the first two were and I just loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Amazing

    Read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

    Must read

    Great book

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  • Posted June 9, 2014

    Loved it! Great end to a great series.

    Loved it! Great end to a great series.

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  • Posted June 8, 2014

    The epic conclusion of this wonderful series!

    Fans of Laini Taylor and the Daughter of Smoke and Bone Series are gonna love this final installment of the trilogy series. Dreams of Gods and Monsters is a good fun read for the summer that will leave you feeling good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Amazing

    Amazing! I loved this series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Great conclusion to the series! Loved all 3!

    Great conclusion to the series! Loved all 3!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    An amazing conclusion to a fantastic series. Taylor's gift with

    An amazing conclusion to a fantastic series. Taylor's gift with words and imagery bring this world and these characters to such vivid life. The story progresses at such an exhilarating pace--there is rarely a good place to put the book down (say, when I have to go make dinner ha!)! This is such a well-told story of love, pain, hope, and forgiveness. The characters are rich, and even when there is a seemingly 180 change to their behavior/beliefs, Taylor writes in such a way as to be completely believable and natural. Even though this is YA, the story is so rich and never resorts to giddiness or melodrama. Definitely my all-time favorite series--the kind that saddens you when it is finished, and sticks with you long after you put the book down. I have already re-read the series a couple times (I have probably re-read Smoke and Bone a dozen times), and will continue to do so! I hope Lainie Taylor writes books for the rest of her life (and mine)!

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    Amazing. 

    Amazing. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Sweet!

    Wonderfully imaginative! A true love story! So sweet!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Best book ever

    It is not everyday that one comes across such amazing work. I am so in love with this series. I want blue hair. I have wanted blue hair with each of the 3 books and I’m not sure what it is about Laini Taylor and her whimsical, complete and enchanting writing but it just gets better. I feel so insanely lucky that just two weeks ago I got to (finally) meet her in person.

    “A Butterfly in a Bottle” was my favorite chapter.
    Ziri was adorable and Liraz became a favorite in this book.

    Seriously, the sentence following this one, “Ziri could, of course, not understand what they said, but the note of victory was plain, as was the pure, delirious joy.” Not going to put the sentence because it will spoil it for anyone who reads this! But it is on page 548.

    Other favorite line: “Oh my god! All the mountains look the same!”
    I couldn’t have pictured this more clearly and I loved it.

    Overall I need a new word for favorite.
    So... even though Ziri, Liraz, Mik, and Zuzana made up my favorite scenes, it really can not compare to the full love of the completeness of this book (Karou and Akiva are so adorable)! I’m sad that it is over, but right now I’m all crazily in the world created by Laini Taylor and I just want it to last and last and last.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    A perfect ending to a magical series. So sad that it ended!

    A perfect ending to a magical series. So sad that it ended!

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Another great book in this series

    I loved this book.

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