Laini Taylor

13 Oct 2018
3:50 pm - 4:40 pm
YA LOFT @ the Presbyterian Church Parish House

Laini Taylor

Photo by Ali Smith

Morristown Festival of Books is thrilled to have Laini Taylor join us as our featured YA author! 

Laini Taylor is the New York Times best-selling author of the Printz Honor book Strange the Dreamer. Its highly anticipated sequel, Muse of Nightmares, will release October 2018. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy and the companion novella, A Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke and Bone). Taylor’s other work includes the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine.

MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Muse of Nightmares

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, you wonder: 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 best seller, Strange the Dreamer.

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