Days of Blood and Starlight, the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone, will be out on November 6 – but if you just can’t wait that long, check out this three-chapter preview, available now. Need a refresher on the first book? Check out our full review. And until Blood and Starlight comes out, here are some other YA books with strong female characters you might like.
Author: Laini Taylor Maybe I’ve been reading too many young-adult novels lately, but I’m starting to get Teen Fantasy Title Fatigue. Regardless of their actual quality, every new book seems to be weighed down with an absurdly grand and meaningless title like Midnight’s Firefall: Book 1 of the Platinum Bloodwar Cycle or something. So you’ll excuse me for suspecting more of the same when I heard about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and why I was hesitant to read it for that reason. I still think it’s a pretty clunky title, which hints at some of the book’s problems, but [...]