Title: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Release Date: March 28th 2017
Number of Pages: 536
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
Welcome to Weep.
I can’t believe I have been sleeping on this series for so long. I was a bit apprehensive going into this because of the hype that surrounds the series but I can honestly say that this book deserves all the hype it gets and more.
I’m not going to give much of a plot overview as I didn’t know much going in to this story and I feel that going with little knowledge of the story really helped my enjoyment. Basically it’s about a librarian called Lazlo Strange who has spent his life obsessed with the mystery of a town called Weep that disappeared 200 years ago and when the change to find out the real story of the town falls into his lap he grabs it with both hands.
I completely feel in love with all of the characters in this especially our main ones Sarai and Lazlo. I related to Lazlo so much in this book and seeing his love of reading and fairy tales on page really reignited my own love and passion for reading. I also adored the romance in this, it is insta love but it’s also so beautiful.
The plot of this book is so intricately woven and while it is slow paced it works so well of this story and I was engaged from the very beginning.
I was also blown away by the writing in this, it’s so beautiful and I underlined so many passages in this novel. I had previously heard that Laini Taylor’s writing was gorgeous and I was not disappointed.
Overall, I adored this book and if you love fantasy and lyrical writing and have yet to pick this up then I highly recommend that you do so. I gave this 5 out of 5 stars.
Have you read this book? if so what were your thoughts on it?