Book Review

Muse of Nightmares : Book Review

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Muse of Nightmares

Author: Laini Taylor
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Pages: 514
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

What can I say about this masterpiece that probably hasn’t already been said? That this is the sequel we deserved and it’s the best one we could have gotten? No I’m sure that has already been said. That getting a deeper look into Minya showed how truly broken she was? That’s probably been talked about as well. That Lazlo is the sweetest cinnamon roll around? That one has definitely been mentioned.

I don’t know how I’m going to continue this review because I honestly have no words. Nothing comes to me other than, WOW. I am already ready for a re-read because this was such a magical journey and I want more. I need more. Laini Taylor has such a magical way with words that you cannot help but be swept up into the story. She develops her characters so well that I was holding my breath the entire story BECAUSE I SWEAR IF ANYTHING HAPPENED TO MY CINNAMON ROLL LAZLO, Laini would hear about it.

Muse of Nightmares opens with two new characters, Nova and Kora, and I was instantly enraptured with their intriguing story that becomes entwined with the main plot in many ways that I was not expecting. The addition of these new characters only adds a breath of fresh air to the characters we have already come to love. We delve into the mind of messed up Minya and we see relationships bloom and change between the Godspawn and the citizens of Weep.

This made for a thrilling tale of love and loss and honestly, lots of tears. Books don’t normally make me cry but Muse and Strange both had me balling. There were several scenes in this book where I had to actually put the book down and walk away (while also searching for a tissue) to collect myself before I could continue.

Taylor has created such a rich and beautifully dense world with major connections throughout that you don’t piece together until the ending. This made the story even more rewarding and makes me want to get back to Zosma and Weep to learn more! Muse continues the story from Strange of learning more about the Citadel and trying to figure out the true name of Weep, and this is hopefully, not the end?

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