Waiting on Wednesday: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. This week I am waiting on…

25446343Title: Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2)

Author: Laini Taylor

Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Page count: 448

Genre: Fantasy

*Please don’t read the synopsis if you haven’t read Strange the Dreamer*

The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Timesbestseller, Strange the Dreamer, from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

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 Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer


Strange the Dreamer was one of my favorite reads last year and one of the first books I reviewed on here. I’ve been checking Goodreads and Laini Taylor’s social media for information about the release date and/or cover for the sequel since I finished it. The release date was announced last month and the U.S. cover was reveal last week. I can’t wait to see the U.K. cover. October feels so far away!

Are you excited for Muse of Nightmares? What are you waiting on? Let me know in the comments 

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