Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on MUSE OF NIGHTMARES by Laini Taylor


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is MUSE OF NIGHTMARES by Laini Taylor.  I fell in love with Laini Taylor’s writing style when I read Strange the Dreamer, the first book in this incredible series.  It was one of my favorite reads from last year and the first book ended on such a shocking note that I’ve been dying to get my hands on the second book ever since.  It sucks that we have to wait until October but I just know it’s going to be worth the wait!



Publication Date:   October 2, 2018


From Goodreads:

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 Timesbestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

42 replies
  1. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Oh dear – another series where I still haven’t read the first book. Time to catch up although an October pub dates gives me a chance.
    Lynn 😀

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read DOSAB. I bought it after I fell in love with Strange the Dreamer and am hoping to get to it as part of my backlist challenge reading.

  2. Bogdana
    Bogdana says:

    I am actually reading Strange the Dreamer right now and it’s amazing. I know I’ll be picking the sequel as soon as it comes out. The cover is so beautiful. Great pick this week!

    My CWW

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I bought it after I fell in love with Strange the Dreamer but haven’t picked it up to read yet. It’s part of my Beat the Backlist TBR though so hopefully I’ll get to it soon!

  3. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    I loved her first series, but haven’t yet caught up with Strange the Dreamer – if there is a big old cliffhanger, then I’ll leave it a bit longer before tracking it down. Thank you for sharing:)

  4. Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
    Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts says:

    OOO I love this cover – it’s so pretty and poster worthy. 😀

    My coblogger from my other blog keeps hounding me to read Strange the Dreamer, but I haven’t because the name of the book is really strange if you put it as an acronym (I thank another blogger for that tidbit).

    I did read her debut series and enjoyed it a little (it was in audio so it might be different if I read it in physical format than audio), so I might look past the little things and give Strange the Dreamer a try (also to keep my friend quiet, haha).

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to go back and read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, but I definitely agree about her writing. It’s so beautiful.

  5. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    I’ve enjoyed the author’s other books! Also, that cover is stunning! I think my library has Strange the Dreamer, but I wasn’t aware a sequel was already on the way, and then another in October… so far away!

    Do You Dog-ear?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to go back and read her other series, but this one is incredible. I hate that I have to wait until October to get the next book, lol.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Same here! I also want to go back and read her first series since I haven’t tried that yet. Her writing is just so gorgeous.

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