Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor is a fantastic finish to the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
Lovelies, I loved every single thing about this series. It had me anxiously on the edge of my seat. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me rage against the antagonists. Taylor did a phenomenal job writing this series. Every character, while not always likable, is absolutely realistic. They all have their strengths and flaws. Even characters that were not introduced until the book ratcheted to the top of my faves list.
This book follows Akiva and Karou as they try to stop the evil machinations of Jael, current emperor of the Seraphim. Of course, there are barriers around every turn, and new problems pop up as soon as they conquer old ones.
I really cannot say enough about this series. I'm livid that I waited so incredibly long to read it. If you haven't read it yet, lovelies, get to it. I also need to track down Laini Taylor's other books now.
I would recommend this to people who can endure high anxiety books and those who love reading about love. Highly recommended to fans of fantasy and sizable novels (these are THICK books).