Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Parallel Worlds, Love, Friendship, War, Sacrifice
Karou is facing her hardest challenge yet: convince a handful of chimaera and seraphim to play nice long enough to stop a millenia-long war and save what is left of her people. The romance and friendship in this book are just as perfectly executed as in the first two, and I found myself tearing up more than once as these characters grew. The introduction of an overarching plot line was fascinating, but I do wish it had been foreshadowed more in the first two books, as it felt cruelly dumped on Karou and Akiva this late in the game. Overall it was a fitting ending to a great trilogy: perfectly paced, funny at times, and poignant at others.