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Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

(The Muse Chronicles #2)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  32 reviews
To find her Muse, she must first find herself.

Sylvia Baker used to live for music: constantly listening to artists like M83 and Moonlight Bride, writing songs, and playing drums in a band. But now, the soundtrack of her life is silence. If she lets the music back in, she's worried she will return to her delusions about the Muses--the mystical beings who inspire artists to
Kindle Edition, 459 pages
Published November 30th 2017
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Sara Crawford
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hopefully, all authors are rating their own books with five stars. :-)

But seriously, I am really proud of this book. I think I like it even more than WE OWN THE SKY, and I hope you all enjoy it as well.
Title: We Own The Sky, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (The Muse Chronicles #1-2)Author: Sara CrawfordPublisher: Createspace, 2017Genre: YA Mythology, YA Paranormal
**I received a copy of this book from the author and my review is in no way affected or influenced by receipt of this book**
This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA's Tumblr, or my Goodreads page My Review:
ALAMW (I will post Part III soon, don't worry) had me all kinds of thrown off. I can't believe it's been a month: my birthday was
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TG: Suicide & Depression

A fantastic sequel that focuses on rediscovering oneself and realizing that salvation comes from within.

HUWD picks up a few months after WOS has ended, and boy was that a scary cliffhanger. This sequel was action packed, filled with events that will mess up with your emotions. With the main characters doubting their reality, questioning their sanity, messing up their relationships( all types of relationships), and finding their way back to their true selves, readers
Jennifer G
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Music is gone from her life, Vincent and the other Muses are gone from her life, her friends are gone from her life, emotion is gone from her life. Since being released from Riverview, every day was just like the others for Sylvia. Wake up, take her pills, go to school, come home, watch her shows, go to bed. She knows that the flickering people are not real. She's officially crazy and now everyone knows. She doesn't play music anymore or even listen to it. She can't allow music or art into her l ...more
Paige Green
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: November 28th, 2017

Genre: YA Contemporary

Recommended Age: 16+ (suicide depression mental illness)

Pages: 459

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Synopsis: Sylvia Baker used to live for music: constantly listening to artists like M83 and Moonlight Bride, writing songs, and playing drums in a band. But now, the soundtrack of her life is silence. If she lets the music back in, she's worried sh
Dora Okeyo
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved reading “We Own the Sky”, the first book in this series and could not shy away from getting the second book because, first, Sylvia and Vincent’s story was was far from over and second, I wanted everyone around her to believe that she was not crazy.

Although, a part of me was hoping that the second reason for reading this book would involve Sylvia punching Travis for being an awful, selfish and self-centered friend…yes, he’s the one character that I did not like in this story and truth be
On My Kindle BR
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this book and opted to post a review.

The tone of this second installment is different than the first one. After Travis discovered her journal, Sylvia was placed in a psychiatric facility and believes that her interactions with Vincent were hallucinations. Now that she is out of the facility and back in school, Sylvia has cut music out of her life completely to avoid a relapse. Between losing music and the antipsychotics she's on, she feels emotionally detached from the
Goth Gone Grey
Modern mythology, well done.

Book 2 of the Muse series continued along nicely where the first left off on a nice, tall cliffhanger. Sylvia sees flickering people around her, until she's medicated heavily, avoiding music, and comfortably numb. (Ah, artists... The rest of the world tries to put you in their little boxes instead of letting you be your vibrant selves.) Muses and her friends surround her, seen or unseen, and support her. It's a lovely rendering of the magic and power of friendship fi
Megan | A Page to Turn
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Since book one left us wanting more, I was excited to jump into the second book! I started this book, not really knowing what to expect next. I was surprised to find how fast I devoured this book!

This book has almost a completely different feel from the first book in the series. I found that this book was a little on the tougher side to read when it comes to subject matter. It deals with Sylvia and her mental illness for the most part...Vincent and the Muses’ issues were around, but the majorit
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In my experience, books that come 2nd in a series usually fall short of my expectations. But, there are those rare books that live up to the first book. Sometimes, they even exceed it. This is the case with Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

I couldn’t read this book fast enough. I was caught up in Sylvia’s struggle to keep her mental health. I was caught up in the Muses’ issues. I was plain caught up in the book. It was that good.

I want to say that the author had a note at the beginning of the book and I
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I challenge all of you to take a moment and turn on your favorite movie or television program. Now, turn off the sound. Do you still get the same enjoyment out of the program? If it were possible to listen to a movie or TV show with just the dialog intact, but without the music, it would be a very different experience. For me, personally, a life without music would be a very poor life, indeed. In this second installment of the Muse Chronicles, Sylvia is dealing with the aftermath of being outed ...more
C. Erani Kole
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pantheons
4.5 for me.

I thought the author had an interesting writing style that reminded me of the crispy air in the early morning. I had to get used to it in the first book but by the end of the third or fourth chapter, I'd gotten used to it. I had no issues getting right back into the second installment, and after the way the last book ended, I couldn't wait.

I was saddened by what this book revolved around. It slowly rose the bigger picture with a subtle sort of anticipation, but while you're getting th
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
** I received a copy of this book from the author **

This book was kind of meh to me. And beware that urban fantasy/romance isn't usually a genre I enjoy so that might be affecting my perspectives of this book. I feel like it suffered from second book syndrome in that the excitement of the first book had worn off and this book was just spent setting up for the last book in the trilogy. I do like where the series appears to be going though. The next book should be full of high energy scenes.

I love
Pages For Thoughts
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, possibly even more than the first book! I loved how in the last book, we watched Vincent save Sylvia, and now in this book, it's the other way around. Now Sylvia's the hero, a confident side of her that I adored! It explores in more depth the damages of life without music, and expands upon the therapeutic side of singing and writing. For about the first half of the book, readers see Sylvia lost, sad, and confused, struggling to figure out who she is. Then she ev ...more
Kirsti Call
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

What I liked: This is a great companion to the first book. This story had a fast paced plot, several unexpected twists and a focus on Sylvia coming into her power. I love how this book shows the importance of music and how without it, people really suffer. I loved how Sylvia saved Vincent and discovered that she was capable of inspiring others the way he inspired her. I love how the diverse cast of this book interact
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so happy to "see" Sylvia again after I had read the first book several months ago. I was worried about her and for good reason! The book starts on a depressing note and it takes a while to cheer up because the author wanted you to really understand how sucky everything is and I appreciated that. So while there wasn't any major action for a while, I was still entertained because I was emotionally invested in these characters.

The author did an excellent job at bringing the story to a natural
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was a good follow-up to the first. It had some twists and turns I did not expect from the very beginning. Sylvia and Vincent are separated for most of the story, however I thought the author was very imaginative when she created the scenes where they interacted during their separation. I really enjoyed reading these scenes.

I also enjoyed following Sylvia as she tried to reconcile with what happened at the end of the first book. I liked and respected how she continued to be resilient e
Alexa Whitewolf
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVE how Greek mythology has been incorporated into this series! The first book was great - mind you, that cliffhanger was killer - but this second one delivers on a whole new level. Action, drama, teenage angst and coming of age stories filled with real, relatable, multi-dimensional characters. I started off thinking I knew where it would go, but was pleasantly surprised at every turn.
A must read for YA and Greek mythology fans!!!!!!!!!
Rachel Lynn Miller
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sylvia Baker is afraid to let the music back in. She is afraid of having delusions about the Muse again. However, were they actually delusions? Read Hurry Up We're Dreaming to find out. This is a great follow up to We Own The Sky. I dislike giving anything about a book away, so a; I will say is READ THESE BOOKS!

Sara Crawford is a fantastic writer! She has truly outdone herself!
Heather Hollister
Mar 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All I can say Sara Crawford is please don't quit writing. You have an amazing talent. In this book you made me feel like a part of Sylvia's family. I was worried she would lose Vincent forever. However Sylvia had other plans. I am really glad she won Vincent back. I can't wait to see if you write a book 3 to this series. Thank you!
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2019
An a"muse"ing series

The first book in the series definitely got me hooked. The second book was just as good. Artistic inspiration due to muses. Nice premise, but what happens when you're in love with your muse and will fall to the ends of the earth to save them? Sylvia does just that while trying to keep her sanity and her family and friends.
Nicole G.
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Pretty interesting

Nice read definitely YA paranormal, but a new unique perspective on the mythological world. Love the descriptions that the artists used for feeling Inspired and the whole concept of this universe. Great read.
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received this book for free/ARC am voluntarily reviewing.
Stunning continuation of the unique story of Muses, story flows incredibly well, could not put book down, highly recommend reading.
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
*Content Warnings: imbalanced power dynamic in a romantic relationship, potenial schizophrenia/delusions, depression*

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is the second book in The Muse Chronicles- a follow-up to the first book in the series, We Own The Sky.

The book follows Sylvia- a seventeen-year-old who used to live for music, whether it be listening to her favorite artists, playing drums in a local band, or writing her own songs. But when the delusions she was having about Greek Muses take over her life
Christopher Armani
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful story, well told. A must-read for any creative person, no matter the art form.

Review to follow...
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am loving this series. I cannot wait for the next book to be available. This one took a few unexpected turns, which I really enjoyed. It kept my guessing and reading to see what would happen next.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read

This book didn't disappoint. I'm hooked on the characters and story line. I can't wait to read more. The book flowed nicely.
Janeen Abdo
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Did not disappoint

Great read! I do love how she works the music in the story line. The Greek Mythology brought back to life. Looking forward to book 3!!
Katlyn Webb
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good sequel, but not as good as the first in my opinion. I am biased because I love origin stories. Still worth the read! And killer ending!
Barbara Zeh
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can recommend it without hesitation. Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is book 2 in the series, and picks up pretty much where we left off in the first book.

Sylvia, has been released from Riverview, and as a result of her stay there she has cut music from her life, entirely. Not only does she no longer listen to music, she no longer plays any instruments. With music and muses gone, as well as the few people she considered friends, he
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Sara Crawford is an author, a playwright, and a musician. Ever since she was five years old, she has lived for art in one form or another. This manifested itself as writing plays at age eight and convincing (forcing) the neighborhood kids to perform them on her driveway, auditioning for Atlanta Ballet's The Nutcracker three years in a row before finally landing a small role as a toy soldier, start ...more

Other books in the series

The Muse Chronicles (3 books)
  • We Own the Sky (The Muse Chronicles #1)
  • You and the Night (The Muse Chronicles Book 3)