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Muse of Nightmares
Muse of Nightmares: Book Two of Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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 the 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. Praise for Strange the Dreamer 'Magical' Grazia 'Prepare to be enchanted' Sun 'Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced' New York Journal of Books 'Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other' Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
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HeatherBlue
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Someone keeps head butting the book closed...not gonna name names....

Sace ❤️ 3w
QuietlyLaura Aww! 😻 3w
brit91 😻😻😻😻 3w
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Laini Taylor did it again. She wrote a book that I just couldn't put down and that I'm tempted to read again right now.

Perfect ending to Strange the Dreamer! And, it leaves enough room for a possible sequel.

Valink I want to go back and re-read both series, they were some of my favorites! 3w
julesG @Valink Mine too. I will definitely reread both series when my daughter is a little older, she's 9 now. 3w
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julesG
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...#ToDieFor

I listened to the #audiobook while making cake. The book finished just as I put the cake into the oven. I might have shed a few tears, but it's not onion cake I'm making.

I'm hoping the cake is to die for.

Also, slight plot spoilers in the comments.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

julesG A few characters actually die. Some deserved it. Others tried to protect the people they love. 3w
Cinfhen I love audio baking 3w
Cinfhen And that cake looks delish 😋 3w
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julesG @Cinfhen It's done already. Only took about 15min in the oven. 3w
Eggs I‘m on my way with the tea 🤗😂 3w
julesG @Eggs Perfect! 3w
Tanisha_A Which cake is this? 3w
Cathythoughts This looks good 😋 3w
julesG @Tanisha_A It's a buttery apple cake. Yeast dough, lots of butter on the top, sugar, apple slices, almond "flakes". 3w
CrowCAH Mmm cake sounds good! 🎂 3w
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i-am-papercrane
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For the #spookyTBR from the #screamathonphotochallenge and the #octoberTBR from the #fallisbooked! It‘s a lot and the odds are stacked against me, but here‘s to zooming through these TBR lists!

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😱🖤 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cool pic 💀🖤 3w
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julesG
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#audiocrafting yesterday and today.

Doodled Zentangles onto a parcel and painted a few small items and a wall. Very satisfying!

Itchyfeetreader These are v cool 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Beautiful!😍 3w
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julesG
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Can't put this down. I had, though, a few times today and I was grumpy because of it. Soon the kids will be home from school and I'll have to wait to get back to the story until very much later today.

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WriteRead_Think
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't finish it. It was boring me to tears and back even with the "good" parts because I found it so predictable. I got nearly to the end but I never wanted to sit down and actually read it. I never want to be annoyed by the book I'm reading.

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julesG
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Day 2.2 #7Covers7Days #CoverCrush

@Kalalalatja @EadieB @Cinfhen @jenniferw88 @BeaG

The sequel to Strange the Dreamer.

This does not count as my Day 5 entry. 😜

Kalalalatja Love these editions of Laini‘s books 🙌 (edited) 1mo
julesG @Kalalalatja Yes, the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series has great covers, too. 1mo
Cinfhen Love this one ♥️ 1mo
EadieB Nice cover! 1mo
AnansiGirl An author I discovered by a beautiful Strange the Dreamer cover. 😍 1mo
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yvo_about_books
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Manchee and me are spending some time recovering from Blood Song with the sequel of a previous favorite... And I'm having the feeling this just might be the first time I have two 5 star reads in a row. The writing in Muse Of Nightmare is gorgeous and simply glorious!! 😍

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WriteRead_Think
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Guess who's still not finished with this book yet?
Oh, hey, it's me.
The new job turned out to be super taxing on my body, which is weird because it's probably one of the least stressful jobs I've ever had. Also, a schedule change and the beginning of the school year meant that the universe was telling me that it was time to try something new. So I'm interviewing for a different job tomorrow. Hopefully before I start a new job I can finish this📘

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e.c.vitoria
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WriteRead_Think
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Sometimes, you just gotta pretend that you don't see the basket of clothes that's waiting to be folded and just live your best life.

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WriteRead_Think

I cannot believe how long it is taking me to read Muse of Nightmares.

*Edit* I cannot believe I had to make it all the way to chapter 37 for it to start getting interesting.

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WriteRead_Think
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To me, this book feels like an endless hallway. The hallway is beautiful, but I still can't shake the fact that I'm not getting anywhere. I'm 274 pages in and the only character development is in a man who only gets two to every other 50. I had the same struggle with Strange The Dreamer, but the story has been so unique that I can't bring myself to DNF the books, but I feel like nothing is actually happening except increasingly creative ghost sex?

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WriteRead_Think
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Another day off, another day spent lying in bed and trying to finish this book.

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enoyus
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Pickpick

Laini Taylor another master piece. What a roller coaster ride. Playing games with my heart this whole book. 💜💜

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EastWind76
Pickpick

A wonderful sequel that fulfilled all of the promise of the first book... I hope she writes more books set in this world!

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OddLeeEnough
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My current read. I adore Laini Taylor‘s writing style. It‘s damn near poetic.

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WriteRead_Think
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Tomorrow is finally my day off! I've worked all week and even earlier today, but right now there is no one telling me that I can't lay in bed and read until I fall asleep. Or even fall asleep and read when I wake up! The only commitment I have right now is to the ribs in the slow cooker and those won't be done for hours. 🤤😌 I am pleased to be alive right now.

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i-am-papercrane
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Today‘s #colormepretty is #complementarycolors!

Anansi Boys, Midnight Beauties, and Muse of Nightmares are all sequels I plan to read of books I at least enjoyed.

Altered was something I saw someone tag here on Litsy and decided to add to my TBR because it looked interesting.

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Scash1114
Mehso-so

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cookreadsleep
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Great audiobook. This book closes out the series initiated by Strange the Dreamer. All threads were tied up, although I will say I would continue to follow this crew in future stories if they were written.

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WriteRead_Think
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Here's what that balance I mentioned before looks like. Reading in the parking lot while waiting for my husband to get off of work.

violabrain Great book! 3mo
WriteRead_Think It's very well written! 3mo
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WriteRead_Think
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I almost fell off the reading wagon again, but luckily my life calmed down a little bit today and I'm able to get some #BeachReading in! I'll have to really work on my balance from now on though because today I got the confirmation call that I've gotten a job! More money for books! And you know, crucial things like rent and food.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Why is this so hard?
#top6reads so far for 2019
Thanks @Cinfhen for almost making my brain explode 😂

Cinfhen Hahahaha!! Nice choices!!! The Lisa Jewel is on my TBR 😍 4mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile @Cinfhen Definitely read the Lisa Jewel. It's unexpectedly different. 4mo
ReadingOver50 Love your top 6 4mo
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WriterAtHeart
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I enjoyed the second book a lot more than the first. The idea of otherness was still prominent and I enjoyed the storyline that developed because of the events of the first book.

#bfcr2 - Finished my one book for the week while already having completed Body Combat from Les Mills, walked 5 miles, and about to do some yoga. A day of accomplishments!

@BookBridget @BookishBelle @Econaghan @jmtrivera @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @crazyspine

jmtrivera That's awesome! Congrats! 4mo
BookishBelle Wow! Great job! Also, I read this recently and loved it! 4mo
crazyspine Never heard of this one, but if you and @bookishbelle like it, I'll have to check it. Also I want to ask you guys do you want to do a private group chat? A lot of the other teams are doing things like slack, email, or Whatsapp where they share their struggles in addition to their accomplishments. If you're all interested, let me know and I'll try to coordinate it. 4mo
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Honeybeegirl That‘d be nice @crazyspine I‘ve used discord a bunch for group chats too, but I‘m up for something like that! 4mo
crazyspine @BookBridget @BookishBelle @Econaghan @jmtrivera @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart I tried to invite you all to slack. let me know if it didn't work. Tgus 4mo
crazyspine This is a private chat, a safe space to vent and also so we don't have to eat up everyone's Litsy feed if you don't want to. Go #teamnewbie 4mo
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"If the kingdom of knowledge was a city, then a swath of Thyon's had been shaken to the ground, and he was standing knee-deep in rubble both in his thoughts and in reality."

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While going through my reading slump it was hard for me to finish a book at all, let alone finish one in 2 weeks before I had to take it back to the library. I've done that and I feel proud, but can I do it again?

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I had no intention of finishing this book today but I COULDN'T STOP. What a page-turner! Laini Taylor has a way of making high fantasy so human & relatable. This world feels REAL. I'm sad for Lazlo & Sarai's story to end but I'm 100% satisfied (and somewhat glad there isn't a 3rd 500+ page installment).
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Side note: the hardest part of photographing this book was not getting my reflection in the cover.
#ya #teachersoflitsy #summerreading

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Thank you so much for the awesome #SummerSantaGoesPostal package @tracey38 ! 🤗 These are my most wanted books at the moment and I can‘t wait to dive in! I love the bath bomb, pin, bookmarks and journals, especially the Dr.Seuss journal. The mug is awesome, I can‘t wait to use it for tea. Thank you so much for everything! And thank you for organizing @BookishMarginalia ! 🤗❤️😘

#SSGP
#bookmail

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4mo
CouronneDhiver Lovely! 4mo
tracey38 Yay!!! I'm so glad you love it all! 4mo
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pythoness
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Muse of Nightmares was one hell of a ride, in the absolute best way possible.

I cried at least twice, which is much more than the usual count of 0, in both the happy and sad sorts of ways.

This is honestly near the very top of my favorite-books-of-all-time list, probably within my top 3-5, which is not praise I give lightly. I‘d go into details about why, but then I‘d have to use the spoiler tag.

(And there‘s a character limit.)

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There are honestly so many lovely bits of prose in this book that it‘s almost impossible to choose which ones to immortalize in graphical form.

This bit, however, was an easy choice.

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pythoness
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Officially started the move across the country and the five-day-long drive it entails, and this is first book of several on my to-be-devoured list.

Is it going to fuck me up? Probably!

Am I looking forward to reading it anyway? Definitely.

☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆.。.:*・°☆

I‘ll also be updating more often for at least the next week, since the hectic end of packing has passed.

RaimeyGallant Safe travels! 4mo
RaimeyGallant And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 4mo
pythoness @RaimeyGallant Thank you so much! 4mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 4mo
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WriteRead_Think

I have a weird relationship with this series. On one hand, I find it so unique and nearly everything I've ever wished for in a book/plot. I enjoy the story itself, but something about reading the books feels like it drags on and on. I'm so curious about the story, but I can't seem to actually lose myself in this one. It makes me sad.

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I‘m being terrible about posting updates for the #bookfitnesschallenge 😬 Last week was not my best, but I‘m reminding myself I can start fresh every day and no one is perfect! I only got in one walk, ended up doing a lot more restorative yoga, had a couple days of kind of half-ass meditation, and didn‘t eat great (too much ice cream!). But I‘m also dealing with some medical and mental health stuff that‘s dragging me down so it‘s all good.

mcipher Continued: This book is making me so happy, and I‘m writing pen pal letters and doing house cleaning so that I have less to-do anxiety today. Started the day with 3 colors of fruit, I will walk and do yoga later, so today will be a good one for this challenge!! 👊 5mo
BookwormAHN Good job, just keep going 💐 5mo
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 You‘re making good progress & have a good attitude as the important thing is not to quit! 💜 5mo
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robinb 👍👏👏👏👏💕 5mo
julesG Yoga is good! 5mo
mcipher @BookwormAHN @wanderinglynn @robinb @julesG Thank you guys for your support!! This group is 💯 why I‘m sticking with the challenge despite setbacks. ♥️ 5mo
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Finished this one in a hurry and started on The Cruel Prince next! I‘m not sure if I liked Muse of Nightmares or Strange the Dreamer better!

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Second instalment that comes in second. This is a love story first and a fantasy second which has knocked my rating down to 3.5 🌟. It was a good read and I loved the world Laini Taylor has created. There is a lot of scope to turn this world and wealth of characters into a fantastic series.

#Fantasy #Books #BookNerd #YA #lovestories #Bookaholic #SpringReads #ReadingDay #adventure #FarAwayWorlds #Imagination #Magic #FairyTales #BeautifulCovers

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jetmarvel
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There may be a day when I say “I‘m just going to finish this chapter” and actually mean it. . . but today is not that day.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Absolutely Magical!
After reading Strange the Dreamer last year, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Muse of Nightmares; but as life goes...
Only reading it now just made me remember why I wanted the next book so badly.
Laini Taylor just have a way to enchant!
With writing as captivate, delightful, and dazzling as hers it's hard to put the book down.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile The direction of this book caught me by surprise; I did not see this coming!
I was expecting more or less that Lazol and Sarai's story would continue to some kind of “happy ever after“ or even a not so happy ever after“; but what Taylor did to it was an absolute masterpiece.
It is astonishing how in both books she surprised me in such different ways!

The Daughter of Smoke & Bone Series is already in my next cart...
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Sarai Funko Pop...
I need!

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She believed she knew every horror, and was beyond surprise.
She was wrong.

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Jinster
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My latest purchase that will undoubtedly cause havoc on my reading order

I'm not the only one, right?

Eggbeater This book 😍! 6mo
Jinster @Eggbeater It's comments like this that mean it's skipping 32 the places 😂 6mo
Eggbeater Sorry 😂 6mo
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Pickpick

❤️

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BookishBelle
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Pickpick

I finished this over lunch today. Very good!

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wanderlustywriter
Pickpick

Beautiful, amazing, gorgeous, made me laugh, made me cry. I love this author so much 😭

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enoyus
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Laini Taylor collection is complete!! ❤️❤️

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wanderlustywriter

This book is SO GOOD that is all

sprainedbrain Yes!!! 6mo
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