Dreams Of Gods & Monsters

by Laini Taylor

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 8, 2014 | Hardcover

Dreams Of Gods & Monsters is rated 4.27272727272727 out of 5 by 11.
What power can bruise the sky?

Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited--not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. 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.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?

The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as--from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond--humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 624 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 2 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316134074

ISBN - 13: 9780316134071

Found in: Fairy Tales

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and really enjoyed Days of Blood and Starlight, so was really looking forward to reading the conclusion to the series – and boy, was i ever disappointed. The story is so thin it easily could have been told in 200 pages; for every relevant sentence there are many, many that are pointless fluff. How the ending open to a possible new series/spinoff only added unnecessary length (the last 50 pages could have been torn out without affecting the story whatsoever). In short, do yourself a favour and give this book a pass.
Date published: 2015-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lastly the third book Wow, it started out with a bang, I wasn't sure how the plot line was going to progress. Even though it may take a couple chapters to get back into the wonderful characters, I completely reconnected and greatly enjoyed each coming moment in the story lines and character personalities! Sad it's all over, but glad to finally getting some much needed rest after staying up late reading this thrilling novel and the third installment in the trilogy.!
Date published: 2015-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from How does one end a trilogy? Laini Taylor somehow wraps up this fantastical series leaving it even bigger and more magical than the two books before it. I have reread the series three times now, because I can't believe that is the end of the tale of Eretz. It is hard to believe how far the series has come from first meeting Karou at an art school in Prague, but everything makes sense (as far as magic, veils, and godstars go) at the end somehow. I felt like i was waiting for Karou and Akiva to finally be together and happy (spoiler! ) until the absolute last page and then iTS ALL OVER... anyways, the series was entertaining, magical and there are definitely moments that made my eyes water or my heart clench... and i definitely would love to see any movie adaptation that would come of it.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I love the world that Laini Taylor has created. Demons and angels, tough decisions and fleshed out characters. Absolutely worth checking out this trilogy!
Date published: 2014-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING!!! I LOVE this series. Everything is so well done, from the characters to the world building everything is just amazing!!! Her writing is just mind blowing!!
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Super great book...
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great story I actually thought I had come to the end of this book 3 times! Well done.
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow This book answers the questions & yearnings of its predecessors, and leaves you questioning and yearning for more! A quick, engrossing, enthralling story, I can't wait fore more.
Date published: 2014-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DEAR LORD Laini Taylor is an amazing author. This world was a fast favorite for me, I've been in love with Karou, the Chimaera and Eretz since they were introduced to us in DoSaB! This incredible conclusion blew that world apart and saw it spiral split and grow into something far larger then I ever could have imagined. So much happens it is literally impossible to discuss without spoilers. Finish the series, I beg of you. I'm off to reread. It's worth it. It's such a beautiful and beautifully woven story. This is why I love books.
Date published: 2014-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dreams of Gods & Monsters Couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review from Swept Away By Books To anyone who has been around my blog for a while, my love for this series is very well known. The writing is spectacular, the world building is perfectly done, tensions are always high, the love story is epic and the characters are brilliant. Dreams of Gods and Monsters finished this series off perfectly. Taylor did a brilliant job of subtly recapping the events of the previous books and I loved the way she went back from the epilogue of Days of Blood and Starlight to explain how they all got to be where they were. It wasn't non stop action, and it wasn't the happiest ending, but I never expected there to be. It felt so sincere to the characters and storyline. Karou and Akiva were easily my favourite part of this book. They both were of the mind that they were ready for happiness, and despite every hardship that had come in their way in the past, they weren't going to let it consume them anymore. They began to rely on each other and their moments together were infinitely sweet. One thing I love about Laini is that, even though this series is young adult, she lets it known that her characters have sex and want it to. It's refreshing and allows for brilliant build up and tension. The secondary characters once again, shone throughout this book and made it absolutely amazing. Mik and Zuzana were hilarious and loyal and so so strong through everything. Ziri was brilliant, and I am so happy with how much he was featured, as well as his ending. Liraz was my biggest and happiest surprise of all. Her development was so genuine and heart warming! Taylor also introduced a new character in Eliza, who I was a little indifferent to. She really didn't make any sense to me until the ending and i'm glad she ended up playing the part she did. Overall, I am seriously struggling to put into words how amazingly wonderful and perfect this book was to finish off a series that is in my top 3 favourites of all time. I am exceptionally sad to see these characters go, but am very pleased with the ending they had. One other thing, Taylor referenced the butterfly shawl scene from Daughter of Smoke and Bone and it is my favourite passage from a book ever. I teared up when she mentioned it!
Date published: 2014-04-11

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Dreams Of Gods & Monsters

Dreams Of Gods & Monsters

by Laini Taylor

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 624 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 2 in

Published: April 8, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316134074

ISBN - 13: 9780316134071

From the Publisher

What power can bruise the sky?

Two worlds are poised on the brink of a vicious war. By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera's rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her.

When the brutal angel emperor brings his army to the human world, Karou and Akiva are finally reunited--not in love, but in tentative alliance against their common enemy. 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.

But with even bigger threats on the horizon, are Karou and Akiva strong enough to stand among the gods and monsters?

The New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy comes to a stunning conclusion as--from the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond--humans, chimaera, and seraphim strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of 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 lainitaylor.com.

Editorial Reviews

"For all the well-made trappings of fantasy and horror, the patchwork amalgamation of myth and legend, the machinations of plot, and the colorful menagerie of ensemble characters, this story remains, at heart, a romance-clear-eyed, tender, and satisfying."-The Horn Book