Each week in my Book Spotlight piece I will be bringing you an upcoming release. These books are ones I am excited about whether they are from a new or an established author. This week we have a very highly anticipated novel from Laini Taylor!
Expected publication date: October 2nd, 2018
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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?
Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out 🙂 Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It’s about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas. (Goodreads)
Alright, the cover reveal of this book just happened a couple days ago and…I’m not impressed. I know I’m in the minority here, most people seem to be gushing about it. However, I also wasn’t fond of the Strange the Dreamer cover. It just was missing something to me and I’m getting the same feeling for this book. For the world that Taylor created I just think the covers fall short of the stories themselves.
See my review of Strange the Dreamer here.