Book reviews

Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor [Book Review]

Happy Holidays, everyone!

I’ve been feeling pretty lazy to put up a book review, so this will be my last book review for the year 2016! I will be uploading a post very soon about the Best and the Worst book of 2016; of course, in my opinion. So ’til then, let’s see what I thought of the last book of the DOSAB Trilogy!


*FYI, I’m currently on vacation and I don’t have the book with me, so I can’t put up the blurb found on the cover of the book, sorry!*

First of all, the plot was obviously about war and if there is a world for both Chimeara and Angels living side by side. Sadly to say, the plot wasn’t written well. It is a shame, the first two books were written well and accurately with the supposed plot but the final book was out of place. The plot changed in the middle of the book (the war didn’t happen) and Laini introduced a LOT of stories and OTHER plots in this book and it was SO hard to follow. So the “main” storyline wasn’t written well, it was just too confusing and at some times, it wasn’t easy to follow and it didn’t make sense. What was the use of introducing new plots in the FINAL book of a series??? Also, I wasn’t a fan of the ending and the epilogue. It didn’t feel like it actually ended. Instead, a new story started. Overall, the story didn’t really end, so at the end of the book, I was like.. what?


There were new characters in this book, and characters that are also part of the “main” story. I don’t know how to feel about that, it wasn’t properly introduced so the new characters didn’t really fit in the story for me. The real main characters developed a lot in this book, and again, I like how Laini matured the characters in this book instead of being childish and irrational given what happened in the previous books. There were also entertaining and interesting characters too! But, somehow those characters had poor introductions and even too little page time.

World building was better than the second book, but not as great as the first book. We really get to see more of Eretz but I’m also wondering.. why wasn’t there a map in this book? It was there in the second book, then nothing in the third book? I thought that was very odd, and as we progress through the book and see more of Eretz, I can’t help but want to see the map to have a better picture. But anyway, world building was decent but not as detailed as the first book.


The writing was definitely more confusing and I noticed it wasn’t consistent with the other books. While the first two books were easy to follow and have that “Laini” essence, the final book didn’t. I really like how she explains simply, but that wasn’t the case in this book. The writing throughout the book wasn’t totally horrible. Just in comparison with the other books in the series, it really did seem inconsistent.

Would I recommend this book? To be honest, not really. But might as well finish all three books instead of just 2/3, right?




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