Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer Series #2)

Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer Series #2)

by Laini Taylor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316341714
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Series: Strange the Dreamer Series , #2
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 532
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Printz Honor Book Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella Night of Cake & Puppets. Taylor's other works include the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is lainitaylor.com.

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Muse of Nightmares 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
cloggiedownunder 5 months ago
Muse of Nightmares is the eagerly awaited sequel to Strange The Dreamer by American author, Laini Taylor. After the exciting climax of book one, Lazlo finds himself blue (a god) while his new-found love, Sarai, once a god, is now a ghost, having not survived the fall from the citadel above Weep. Minya has Sarai’s ghost tethered, but what she’s demanding in return is surely too much? Meanwhile, the remaining faranjis make a discovery in the rubble of the exploded anchor of the citadel. And long ago, in a land far away, the youth of an arctic town hope for a change in their fates with the arrival of a strange ship of blue-skinned gods. Taylor concludes her duology by giving her clever and imaginative plot even more twists and turns. Her characters are suitably appealing or repulsive as required, although those stereotypically nasty ones develop further, proving all is not quite so simple. Taylor’s world-building is smooth and subtle: there are no info dumps here. Her descriptive prose is often gorgeous. This tale has all the required elements of a fantasy adventure: heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses with amazing powers, warriors, ghosts, monsters and fantastic craft, dreams and nightmares, alchemy, magic and a mysterious metal called Mesarthium, cruelty, coercion and kindness, romance and heartbreak, and all contained within a gorgeous cover. All that was left hanging in Strange The Dreamer (which must be read first) is beautifully resolved, while leaving some scope for further adventures. An utterly enthralling conclusion.
EllenRozek 22 hours ago
I've said this before on Twitter, but I'll say it again for good measure: I was equal parts heartbroken and overwhelmed by joy after finishing this book. MUSE OF NIGHTMARES might be Laini Taylor's darkest novel to date--at least in my opinion--but it's also her best. Simply spectacular.
Anonymous 26 days ago
Strange the Dreamer series- one of my new favorites.
Anonymous 4 months ago
To put it simply, I love everything about Laini Taylor's books. They are so full of light and love while delivering strong messages at the same time. Her characters step right off the page (and into my heart), and even though they are fictional, I've learned so much from them. The world-building and magic is so finely detailed and it is obvious how much care went into crafting her plots. I am and forever will be a Laini Taylor fan, so the fact that Muse of Nightmares did not let me down is no surprise. Read my full review here: https://thebaronessofbooks.weebly.com/blog/review-muse-of-nightmares-by-laini-taylor
Raine23611 8 months ago
A stunning follow-up to Strange the Dreamer. Love!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Highly recommended
Anonymous 9 months ago
As good as the 1st
Anonymous 9 months ago
I couldn't put it down. Lovely!