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 [b:Dreams of Gods & Monsters|13618440|Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)|Laini Taylor|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1378892134s/13618440.jpg|19221595].