{Waiting on Wednesday} Tyler Johnson, Muse of Nightmares and Traitor’s Ruin

Posted February 21, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for


{Waiting on Wednesday} Tyler Johnson, Muse of Nightmares and Traitor’s Ruin

Tyler Johnson Was Here

by Jay Coles
Pages: 304
Published on March 20th 2018
by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean

Why I’m Waiting: This just seems like a book that could pack a very powerful punch, you know? A bit like The Hate U Give or Dear Martin. Can’t wait for it!


{Waiting on Wednesday} Tyler Johnson, Muse of Nightmares and Traitor’s Ruin

Muse of Nightmares

by Laini Taylor
Series: Strange The Dreamer #2
Pages: 528
Published on October 2nd 2018
by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Also by this author: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Dreams of Gods & Monsters, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, Dreams of Gods & Monsters

The highly anticipated, thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer, from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

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?

Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York Times bestseller, Strange the Dreamer.

Why I’m Waiting: Laini Taylor created a mythic love story that ended with a promise. I’m ready for whatever’s that promise is.


{Waiting on Wednesday} Tyler Johnson, Muse of Nightmares and Traitor’s Ruin

The Traitor's Ruin

by Erin Beaty
Series: The Traitor's Circle #2
Pages: 384
Published on July 10th 2018
by Imprint
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Also by this author: The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy, #1)

After proving her worth in book one as a deft spy and strategic matchmaker, Sage Fowler is now comfortably positioned in high society as the royal tutor. When she’s called upon to teach his majesty’s soldiers how to read and write, she jumps at the chance to serve her kingdom of Demora—and to be reunited with her fiancé, Captain Alex Quinn.

During a skirmish, Sage and Alex are separated. She watches him die before he can deliver important military intel—or so she thinks. She escapes from the enemy and makes an unlikely alliance with a mysterious soldier from a third nation. As Sage tries to rally their support against a common foe, the important political alliance is plagued by secrets and betrayal.

Can Sage complete Alex’s mission and save her kingdom once more?

Why I’m Waiting: I really enjoyed The Traitor’s Kiss and I wan’t to see Sage get her happy ending 🙂

What are you waiting for this week?


About Erin Beaty

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means I can’t drive a tractor, but I won’t eat veggies that come from a can.

After high school, I tossed off to the U.S. Naval Academy where I earned my BS in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics) and German (Ja!) then headed to the fleet as a weapons officer on a combat destroyer. After that I did a tour at the Center for Naval Leadership as an instructor, then resigned my commission to pursue my side hobby of populating the Church of Rome.

For the next few years, I followed my navy husband around the country, our growing family in tow, until one day I sat down at the computer and let one of the stories in my head out. Telling my friends and family I was trying to be a serious writer was a bit like coming out of the closet. At first it was terrifying, but many of them just nodded and said they had always known I was a writer, they were just waiting for the day I could acknowledge it.

I teach classes at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia, and I am also on the advisory board of Hampton Roads Writers.

In early 2016 I sold my first novel to Imprint, Macmillan for publication in June 2017, and I’ve been mentally screaming in joy and terror since.

About Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & BoneDays of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the highly acclaimed Lips Touch: Three Times, a National Book Award finalist. Her newest book, Strange the Dreamer, is the first in a stunning new epic duology. Laini lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.

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4 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} Tyler Johnson, Muse of Nightmares and Traitor’s Ruin

  1. Great picks this week! I so need to read my copy of Strange the Dreamer. It’s been sitting on my shelf for too long and man that sequel’s cover is pretty. The Traitor’s Kiss is waiting on my shelf too. Gah! I need more time in the day. Tyler Johnson is definitely a must read as well. Thanks for sharing these!

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