Review: “Muse of Nightmares” by Laini Taylor

Wait, this can’t really be the end, can it? I’d like to personally thank the narrator for both Strange the Dreamer and Muse of Nightmares, Steve West, for providing such a great listening experience. 😉 I can’t imagine what Laini Taylor will pull from her brain next, but you bet I’m excited about it.

This review may contain spoilers for book 1, Strange the Dreamer. Read at your own risk.

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Meeting the Author: Laini Taylor || MUSE OF NIGHTMARES Tour!

Going to see Laini Taylor was a bit of a whim. I’m currently transitioning jobs (my last day is today!), and I said I wouldn’t go unless I got this new job. Laini was in the Dallas area, which is a 3.5 hour drive as well.

Needless to say, I did get the job, and I did go see Laini Taylor as part of her Muse of Nightmares book tour. 🙂 It was a lot of fun, and I met a few people there as well, which really made it well worth it.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors I Want to Write Like

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started on Goodreads. You can check out the group and keep an eye out for the topics here.

I find this topic broad and very subjective, obviously, so I figure I’d take a look at some of my favorite authors in a variety of genres and discuss why I like them and what I admire about them, not just their writing skills. Let’s see how this goes. 😉

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Review: “Days of Blood and Starlight” by Laini Taylor

Well, I did not like this book as much as I adored the first one, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy it. I continued to listen to it via audiobook because the narrator did such an amazing job with the first one. The second one didn’t disappoint in those terms. I wouldn’t say this suffered from “second book syndrome,” but there were lulls and not much happened in terms of action (yes, there was action). I’ve noticed that a lot that between books in series focus a lot more on world-building and character development; I don’t mind that.

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Review: “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” by Laini Taylor

Yeah, wow. Why did I wait so long to read this? Okay, so technically, I listened to it via audiobook and I don’t regret it because the narrator, Khristine Hvam, is <i>fantastic</i>. I feel as if I say this about all of the audiobooks I’ve listened to but I mean, they are great and Khristine adds such unique voices to each of the characters that in some cases, I was genuinely freaked out.

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