Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor & Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
528 pages

From Goodreads: 

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? 

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer."
I loved Strange the Dreamer so much and am so excited to be able to reenter this beautiful world. Lazlo is easily one of my favorite characters in fiction, so I look forward to seeing how this story continues.

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Tin House Books
320 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository

From Goodreads: 

"From the attic of Lyntons, a dilapidated English country mansion, Frances Jellico sees them—Cara first: dark and beautiful, then Peter: striking and serious. The couple is spending the summer of 1969 in the rooms below hers while Frances is researching the architecture in the surrounding gardens. But she's distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she finds a peephole that gives her access to her neighbors’ private lives. 

To Frances' surprise, Cara and Peter are keen to get to know her. It is the first occasion she has had anybody to call a friend, and before long they are spending every day together: eating lavish dinners, drinking bottle after bottle of wine, and smoking cigarettes until the ash piles up on the crumbling furniture. Frances is dazzled. 

But as the hot summer rolls lazily on, it becomes clear that not everything is right between Cara and Peter. The stories that Cara tells don’t quite add up, and as Frances becomes increasingly entangled in the lives of the glamorous, hedonistic couple, the boundaries between truth and lies, right and wrong, begin to blur. Amid the decadence, a small crime brings on a bigger one: a crime so terrible that it will brand their lives forever."
I love a quiet, intriguing mystery like what Bitter Orange promises, so I am really looking forward to checking this one out. The cover itself also really lends itself to that 'hidden secrets' sort of notion, both innocent and ominous.

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. I love the cover of Muse of Nightmares. Hope you enjoy both of these!

  2. Muse of Nightmares is one of my most anticipated 2018 releases!

  3. I've not heard of Muse Of Nightmares. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Enjoy!

  4. I read one of Claire Fuller's previous books, Swimming Lessons, and enjoyed it, so I'll have to check out Bitter Orange!

  5. Laini Taylor's books look so awesome- I've been meaning to try them for a while.

  6. Oooh! I'm really excited for Muse of Nightmares! I can't wait to get my hands on it! Awesome pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog