Fae Friday: a book that made my heart soar

Happy Friday everyone! I hope y’all are ready for the weekend. But you can’t have Saturday without Fae Friday!

Fae Friday is a weekly tag created by the Caffeinated Fae. You can find all the prompts here! This week’s theme is pixie dust, and if you’ve read or seen Peter Pan you know you use it to fly. So the question is: what is a book that made your heart soar?

After reading this question, the first book that came to mind was Strange the Dreamer. I feel like for this question a romance novel would make a lot more sense, but I never read those. Anyway, Strange the Dreamer is one of those books I still talk about with people. This book and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares, form one of my favorite duologies ever.

The books are fantasy, but they’re a little low on action. Instead, what makes me love these books so much, is that the writing is incredibly vivid. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to visualize what an author is trying to say so well as with these books. Especially the city of Weep is burned on my retinas, even though I’ve never actually seen it. Because it’s, ya know, not a real place.

I also don’t think I’ve ever sobbed as much as I did while reading Muse of Nightmares (even though I cry a lot: I even made a post about it). Strange the Dreamer ended with events I absolutely did not want to happen, and Muse of Nightmares continued right where these events were left off. And then it had the audacity to become even more heartbreaking?! But in the end, everything turned out well. I loved the intertwining storylines and the sense of pure magic I got from the pages.

And that’s another Fae Friday wrapped up! Which books made your heart soar?


  1. February 7, 2020 / 4:05 pm

    Added the book to my TBR. Loved your other post too and so agree about the deaths in Most born books.

    • simonevanheijst
      February 7, 2020 / 7:28 pm

      I’m glad! I hope you enjoy reading it. And yeah the Mistborn deaths made me sob so much😭

  2. February 7, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    I have never heard of Strange the Dreamer, I definitely need to check it out especially if it invoked that much emotion in you!

    • simonevanheijst
      February 7, 2020 / 7:28 pm

      What?😱 I really truly loved this duology even though it’s low on action. The whimsical writing simply makes up for it!

  3. February 7, 2020 / 6:37 pm

    I could see how that would happen with Strange the Dreamer, although I haven’t read The Muse of Nightmares.

    • simonevanheijst
      February 7, 2020 / 7:29 pm

      Ooh Muse of Nightmares is quite something haha. Prepare your emotions if you’re planning to read itπŸ˜„

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