On the Same Page is a new feature here on Books Take You Places that I am hosting along with two of my very dear friends, Amy (Tripping Over Books) and Brittany (The Book Addict’s Guide). Essentially, we will be reading one book a month together and then doing a non-traditional review such as a playlist, character analysis, or like my post below, a dedication to some beautiful quotes found in the book. To find out more about this new feature, head on over to its dedication page!
The quotes in Days of Blood and Starlight really stood out for me, I can’t tell you how many pictures I took on my phone of different quotes throughout the book. With that in mind, I went forth and made some images that feature some of my favorite quotes through the novel. Enjoy!
Title: Days of Blood and Starlight
Author: Laini Taylor
Publishing Information: November 6, 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Angels, Magic, Romance
Series Information: Book 2 in The Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy
Format: Hardcover, 513 pages
Recommended For: Fans of intricate and vibrant novels that tear your heart out a little bit.
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living—one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying.
Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel—a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness.
This was not that world.”
“It was brave,” countered Issa. “It was rare. It was love, and it was beautiful.”
“Daughter of my heart,’ was the message Brimstone sent just for Karou. She wanted to cry again right here in the court, thinking of it. ‘Twice-daughter, my joy. Your dream is my dream, and your name is true. You are all of our hope.”
“The man had lifted Madrigal up, cloaked in her living shawl, and brought her back down again, and even a boy could see that there was magic between them, and more than magic.”
“Dead souls dream only of death. Small dreams for small men. It is life that expands to fill worlds. Life is your master, or death is.”
“Light coursed through Karou and darkness chased it-burning through her,
chilling her, shimmer and shadow, ice and fire, blood and starlight, rushing, roaring, filling her.”