Title: Muse of Nightmares
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Published: 4th April 2019
Series: Strange The Dreamer 2/2
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher, all opinions are my own.
Thank you Hodder for sending me a free paperback copy of this book for part of your blog tour!
I only read Strange the Dreamer as well this month for the first time and I had some thoughts on that so you can find my review of it here – Strange the Dreamer.
I was glad that as soon as I finished reading Strange the Dreamer that I could instantly dive into Muse of Nightmares as I only had just over a week to get it read and I thought that it would take me a lot longer than 3 days to get it done as it’s a huge book and I didn’t think I’d be able to get into it as quickly as I couldn’t get into Strange the Dreamer until almost half way through the book but I actually got into Muse of Nightmares instantly!
I definitely enjoyed reading Muse of Nightmares more, I found that there was more going on compared to Strange and the development throughout Muse of Nightmares of all of the characters was great, in Strange I mainly preferred reading Sarai’s point of view but in Muse I actually liked reading both Sarai’s and Lazlo’s points of view, I think that it’s partially because they are now together in this I’m not entirely sure.
There was also a new point of view added to this, it wasn’t as often but twins, Nova and Kora, we get to read a bit about their backstory and what becomes of both of them, which was interesting.
Strange the Dreamer as we all know is extremely hyped up and I didn’t actually enjoy it as much as everyone else did but when I read Muse of Nightmares I could already tell a few chapters in that I’d like it a lot more which I did! Muse of Nightmares isn’t as lyrical as Strange but it was still such a wonderful read and with the ending being open ended I’d definitely be interested in if Laini Taylor creates other stories with these characters!
Strange the Dreamer duology isn’t my first book by Laini Taylor but I do admit that I don’t remember anything from Daughter of Smoke and Bone so I will be giving that another go at some point as I’ve been looking around and seeing that these two series to relate!