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Muse Of Nightmares – Laini Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; 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?

My Review; After enjoying Strange the Dreamer last year I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. I loved and enjoyed this one even more. However at 522 pages I will admit it took me a while to read! Big books scare me, but this was worth it. There has always been a lot of hype about both these books and I can understand why. It’s certainly unique.

There is just so much going on in this book. Secrets. Fears. Lies. War. Death. Ghosts. Past. Present. Love. Loss. Unexpected twists and turns which keep you turning those pages. Brilliant! A happy ending for all… I’d love to see what would happen next… Never say never. And Lazlo still a sweetheart how his life changed in this story. You never know whats going to happen next… There areany tense, edge of your seat chapters in this story which had my heart pounding.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. Really enjoyed it.

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Strange The Dreamer – Laini Taylor ★★★★

Blurb; The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?

The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?

Welcome to Weep.

My Review; This is one from my library pile it is a long read at 536 pages, so it took me a while but well worth it! A brilliant story. Really enjoyed it…

Brilliantly written, I loved Lazlos charater. The ending of this story though is one that just blows you away, unbelieveable. A major cliffhanger. I have book two waiting to be dived into and answers uncovered. It’s one of those books that you keep thinking about even though you’re not reading it… Something different. I need to know what happens next!

A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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