As you all may know, back in May I moderated my first author panel on the St. Paul stop of the Fierce Reads Tour from Macmillan. A few weeks ago I was contacted by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers about moderating an author in October…and this time it’s with…
The lovely, LAINI TAYLOR!
I had to leave BookExpo early and was super bummed when I found out I wasn’t going to be able to attend her ARC signing of MUSE OF NIGHTMARES. The first book, STRANGE THE DREAMER, was one of my biggest surprises of 2017 and I was so excited to dive back into the world of Weep. So you can imagine my delight and surprise when I got a copy of MUSE in the mail about a month later. (I apologize to my coworkers, that was a pretty loud pterodactyl scream I let out.)
STRANGE THE DREAMER tells the story of librarian Lazlo Strange, who has been obsessed with the mythical city of Weep and what exactly happened to it and its inhabitants. He’s then given a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only find out the answers, but to go to Weep itself. Then there’s a backstory with some teens with blue skin who powers and of course, a perfect love story if that’s your sort of thing (it’s mine).
MUSE is the second book in this duology and it’s perfect. I was super satisfied with the ending of this story. [Full review of MUSE OF NIGHTMARES to come!]
If you’re in the Twin Cities area, you should def drop by the wonderful Red Balloon Bookshop on October 8 and hang with me and Laini. Her writing is so lyrical and gorgeous and the worlds she creates are so detailed and diverse, I cannot WAIT to chat with her.