Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Review by Lauren
Source: Library copy; all opinions are my own
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.
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.
final book in Laini Taylor’s fantastical trilogy. When it comes to
series, people tend to feel a bit in-between on endings. There were
definitely things that I thought worked well, and others that felt a bit
too good to be true.
seems to lead up to a fierce battle, things end a bit too quickly for me
and without that many casualties. I know, you’re probably thinking “you
want your favorite characters to die?” and the answer is yes and no. Do
I want it? No, of course not. But I think it’s realistic in books like
these. There is a war going on and not everyone will make it, but it
just seemed too easy for many of them. I won’t go on because I don’t
want to ruin the ending. Now, back to the things that worked well. I
love the history that Taylor reveals in this novel. There is a lot going
on that neither Karou nor Akiva were aware of, and it’s fascinating to
learn more and see how this affects their chances of a happy end, for
them and everyone else. I also really appreciated that not everything
was fixed in the end. War leaves aftereffects; things aren’t perfect
even if you win. This is clearly shown in Dreams of Gods and Monsters. For
the survivors, there is much still to do.
this world, I wish we as readers had more to read. This is true in one
particular instance, because I feel like it warrants its own story.
Again, I’ll stop there so you aren’t spoiled too much. While I wish I
could see into the future of this world, I am happy to have reached the
end of this trilogy and honestly able to say that I truly loved it. It’s not
always perfect, but it’s imaginative, well-written, and full of amazing
characters, so definitely well worth reading.