Days of Blood and Starlight was good, but it wasn't as good as Daughter of Smoke & Bone. The author tries to build suspense by skipping over huge pieces of the plot and then filling the reader in bit by bit later in the story. Some readers might really enjoy all the suspense, but I did not. All the skipping around, coupled with many different points of view throughout the book, made things hard to follow sometimes.
I loved the plot even though I didn't love the delivery of it. The story takes places in two wonderfully built worlds with lots of action. There are a ton of likable characters, too, and the reader of the audiobook version does an amazing job of giving them all very fitting voices. My favorite is Zuzana with her Czech accent.
I'm looking forward to continuing the series and I hope Akiva and Karou's love story gains some depth and substance in Dreams of Gods & Monsters.