Blog Tour: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Title: Muse of Nightmares

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Published: 4th April 2019

ISBN: 97881444789065

Series: Strange The Dreamer 2/2

Pages: 514

Edition: Paperback

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Disclaimer: I received a copy from the publisher, all opinions are my own.

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?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this astonishing and heart-stopping sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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!

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