Book Review: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

Published in 2018 by Hodder and Staunton

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Goodreads Sypnosis:

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 choiceβ€”save the woman he loves, or everyone else?β€”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.

My Review:

I received an eARC of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, this in no way impacts my thoughts on the book.


When I found out I was approved for this eARC, I practically squealed. Muse of Nightmares has long been one of my most anticipated releases, Strange The Dreamer was and remains one of my favourite books of all time, the story of Lazlo and Sarai, and the magical world of Weep instantly drew me in, and never once let go of my heart.

So it’s safe to say I had high expectations for Muse of Nightmares. I’m going to keep this short, purely because I know a lot of people are excited for this book too!

Laini Taylor’s writing remains as flawless as ever, the writing and characters were just as perfect and vivid as I remembered, and the opening of this book gripped me instantly!

I was instantly drawn in by the new characters, yet I still felt a longing for Lazlo and Sarai, something which soon filled my heart once more, and threw me on the edge of my seat. There were some scenes that made my heart ache, and some scenes that made me shriek from a mixture of feelings, fear, and anticipation. I felt like so much could have happened in this book, and it did! There was truly never a dull moment and I couldn’t get enough!

Laini Taylor is one of my favourite authors, and this book just captivated me once again and I felt like I just fell in love with this world all over again! There’s just nothing I can fault about this second instalment of one of the best series I’ve ever read, and the events in this book will be something I’ll never forget! I laughed, I cried, and I fangirled, a lot.

Thank you again to Hachette Australia and NetGalley for providing me with an eARC to review. I cannot wait to re-live all of these wonderful emotions so you can surely say I’ll be re reading this beauty upon it’s release in October!

Happy Reading,



  1. I still haven’t read Strange the Dreamer but I’m so excited for this! I’m going to try and read Strange the Dreamer before I purchase Muse of Nightmares! Taylor was an author I hadn’t heard of prior to the YA book world hype but I get the feeling I’m going to fall in love. Char // xx

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