I recently wrote a list of my most anticipated books of the rest of 2018- and somehow missed out one of my most anticipated books OF ALL TIME- Muse of Nightmares, the sequel to Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. I just didn’t realise that it was out in 2018! To remedy this oversight I thought I would dedicate an entire waiting on Wednesday post on how much I cannot wait to get my hand on this book.
Strange the Dreamer was one of my favourite books last year, but it also had a real staying power over me- I literally thought about it for months after I finished it- and not just that shock ending either, all aspects of the rich world, the characters, the story; they were all so perfect and real. I was lucky enough to be given a ARC of Strange the Dreamer, which only meant I spent months going on and on about it to people who hadn’t read it yet, probably annoying them all half to death.
If you haven’t yet read Strange the Dreamer- why? Go out and read it now, I’m sure you’ll love it.
I’m going to share the synopsis of Muse of Nightmares now, so a warning for potential spoilers below.
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 gorgeous sequel to the New York Timesbestseller, Strange the Dreamer.