Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
What I drank prior: So there’s new Doctor Who tonight so I drank a bunch. Cause ya know that’s how it goes
Spoiler-free Overview: ok if you haven’t see spoilers for book one that sucks but also see the review here. So this review will have spoilers for book 1. But HEY look this book was as amazing as book one. Yes I almost typed “won” shhhh I’m drunk.
Okays so Sarai is dead-…..ish. She died in a spectacular way and our lady Collects-Dead-Folk kept Sarai alive-ish. Well ok she’s a ghost. And now they’ve all gotta figure out what’s going on both by keeping the giant metal city-ish thing on top op an actual town and figuring out why it was there in the first place…
Spoiler-free Thoughts: I wanted to love this as much as the first one but I didn’t. However… that’s doesn’t mean I didn’t love it. Because god damnit I did. I LOVED this book. It was amazing.
Characters: ok so for those of you looking to get more of Feral and Ruby you’re going to be seriously disappointed. However, all of the other characters get amazing arcs. Like seriously I wish I could have an arc like those. Ruby deserved better but damn. Look ok. The new perspectives provided exactly that… a new perspective. (Editor’s note: Wow, Sam… Very descriptive) And these perspectives are just.. heartbreaking. Eril Fane has been adopted into my precious family of characters.
Plot: ok so a struggled with this. Ugh fine. I loved it but I didn’t love that I loved it if that makes any sense at all. She brought in new concepts that could have been easily woven in to book 1 but if that’s my only complaint.. I’m good (Editor’s note: apparently, it’s not Drunk Sam’s only complaint)
Writing Style: it’s fucking Laini Taylor.
World Building: She adds a couple things in this story that makes it hate and love it both equally. It’s beautiful how much I hate and love it.
What to pair it with: Rose wine. It’s delicious and I love it.
Rating: 4.5/5 Shots
COMMENT DOWN BELOW: Apparently drunk Sam didn’t love this as much as sober Sam did. What did you think of this conclusion? What about the amazing little twist at the end?
Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,