Muse of Nightmares || An Ending With A Beginning

“I would have chosen you, if they had let me choose.”

 

Title: Muse of Nightmares 
Author: Laini Taylor
Page Count: 514 pages
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Little, Brown
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.

She believed she knew every horror and was beyond surprise.

She was wrong.

In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.

Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice—save the woman he loves, or everyone else?—while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the Muse of Nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.

As humans and godspawn reel in the aftermath of the citadel’s near fall, a new foe shatters their fragile hopes, and the mysteries of the Mesarthim are resurrected: Where did the gods come from, and why? What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

Let’s just get right to it. Muse of Nightmares was wonderful. I love Laini Taylor’s story-weaving and will always buy anything she writes. Because I know it’ll be magical. It’s that world-building I tell you. If you haven’t read Strange The Dreamer make sure you read it first! Muse of NIghtmares is the sequel to Strange The Dreamer.
I found Muse a much faster read than the first book. It starts off directly from where Strange finishes and keeps going. I read this in 2 days and completely felt the ache within my chest for more Karou & Akiva because I will always want more from Daughter of Smoke & Bone. If you’ve read Muse you’ll know exactly why I felt the ache. I liked both books equally and think of them as one giant book. Strange is the intro that slowly builds you up to the action in Muse.
This is a duology so those of you who hate waiting you can grab them now and finish them!
Can’t wait to see what Laini writes about next.
**Thank you HBG Canada for sending an ARC my way for an honest review.**

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