Review: Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Wow things have been crazy this month- work has been crazy, there have been a lot of illnesses, and I’ve had to dogsit my brother’s puppy and she’s very… different from my dog. And when you get the two of them together, it’s a little bit of a nightmare! Laddoo (my dog) is two and a half and he has a lot of energy at some points and at others, he just wants to flop. Zara (my brother’s dog) just has a lot of energy in general and she LOVES pouncing on Laddoo and trying to bite/eat his ears. It’s such a nuisance haha Besides that though, she’s a great dog and it’s always fun when they’re running around together in the backyard! (Below are the puppies- Zara is the black one and Laddoo is the brown one with the orange harness)

Dreams of Gods and Monsters 4.5 stars 4.5/5 Stars

Goodreads Summary: 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 a 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?

Oh wow this book- I had lukewarm feelings about the first two, but kept on reading the series since so many people are so obsessed with these books. The third book was by far my favorite, and honestly, if I were to reread books one and two after reading book three, I think I might have appreciated them more. There were so many times when I felt so much for the characters, and I really ended up loving Karou and Akiva and Ziri and Mik and Zuzanna and everyone really.

The plot of this book seemed to move forward at a better pace and the change in narrators/points of view seemed like less of a hinderance and more of a deliberate tactic to move the story forward. For the first time, I felt as though I could have really been there and really been a part of all fo the action taking place.

This was my first Laini Taylor series, and now that I’ve finished it, I think I’m definitely give Strange the Dreamer a chance (once I’ve read more of the other books on my TBR…)

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