Happy Wednesday and Happy Valentine’s Day. I don’t know about you, but I personally LOVE Valentine’s Day. I’m a pretty affectionate person around my friends and family. I’m the one that goes into hugs and people think I’m a bit of a flirt when I’m just chilling with others (which I personally don’t mind). I also love this day, because yes we should always show love and affection to others, but I just love having a day to make the people in my life feel special. So in case no one has said it to you yet, Happy Valentine’s Day my friends! I hope you all feel loved and appreciated today!
Also, I’m particularly giddy today because I was able to see an early screening of Love, Simon last night and omg it was amazing. I have a full review coming at the end of the month (the date the nice people said to hold off until) and I cannot wait to share my thoughts with you all. The short reaction: It’s amazing. Go see it.
For those of you not familiar, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. This meme spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases. 2018 has a ton of amazing books coming out so it will be super easy to highlight a release for the rest of the year.
This week’s pick:
This week I’m highlighting Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (like last week, not my original pick for today but then the cover dropped….)
[SPOILERS IF YOU HAVE NOT READ STRANGE THE DREAMER YET. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT STRANGE IS ABOUT, BE SURE TO CLICK THE LINK ABOVE]
The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, 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.
I am so happy we FINALLY have a cover for Muse of Nightmares and a release date.
Strange the Dreamer was one of my favorite reads of last year and I’m still obsessed with the story and SHOCKED over that ending. I want to reread the book, but I’m still not okay and don’t know if I’m ready for those emotions again.
This was my first Laini Taylor book and I’m so excited to read more. I love her writing style and how lyrical her prose are. Many complaints with Strange was that the book dragged and that the language was flowery and descriptive, but I felt like that was one of the strengths of the story. I listened to the audiobook and just found myself getting lost in the world. I was laying on my couch for hours, letting the story unfold.
I am so excited to finally get my hands on this one and I’m expecting this one to also be a 5-star read.
Release date: October 2, 2018 — so close yet so far.
Have you read Strange the Dreamer?
Are you excited for Muse of Nightmares?
Be sure to let me know below!