Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (147)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group imprint)

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?

I love how Laini Taylor has crafted this series, how she's brought together magic and monsters and angels and love and war and humans and so many other things. :) And I saw there's going to be a companion novella called Night of Cake & Puppets coming out in November about Karou's friend Zuzana and her 'Violin Boy' Mik. *sigh* Talking about this series makes me want to read it all over again.


  1. I've seen this book quite a few times today! I still need to read the second book in the series, but the first book was great. :) Happy Reading!

  2. I read the first in the series and I have the second but I've never gotten around to reading it! I'll probably wait until right before this one comes out so I wont have to wait! lol