Dreams of Gods and Monsters
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars
The worlds are on the brink of war. The seraphim enter the mortal world in a glorious procession and head for the Vatican. Posing for the messengers of God, they share with humanity the news of a threat of demons and beasts. Meanwhile, Akiva leads the Misbegotten, a group of scorned soldiers fathered by the dead king, to a fragile alliance with the chimaera. Divided for centuries by war and hatred, they are now united against the common enemy. Taking control over her people’s rebellion and negotiating with the Misbegotten, Karou strives to continue her work and build trust across the species in the hope of a brighter future.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters is the third and the last instalment in Laini Taylor’s trilogy. Like the previous books, it is exciting and full of action. I especially liked the meeting of the chimaera with the Misbegotten; that starts with mistrust and slowly develops on the pages of the book. The former enemies have to build a working relationship that would allow them to challenge the main seraphim army. Also, the love affair between Karou and Akiva seems to finally bloom as they are brought together but is soon complicated by unfavourable circumstances. Taylor constantly creates obstacles that seem only to delay the inevitable.
In conclusion, I enjoyed this book and the whole series. It has some genuinely original features. I think this novel gives a satisfying closure to the series. I recommend it to the fans of YA fiction and fantasy.