Friday, April 14, 2017

Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Series: Strange the Dreamer, #1
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Source: Bought
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.

This review is going to be short and sweet. I just have no words to express how amazing this book is. Laini is the queen of extraordinary. I love to live in the worlds that she creates. Her world building and characters are incomparable. The originality and storytelling is beyond words. I’m in awe of her books. Once I started STRANGE THE DREAMER, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put it down. I was so wrapped up in the magical musings of Lazlo Strange and the mysteries of Weep that I had no choice but to lock myself up in a room so I wouldn’t be bothered.

These characters are fantastical. I loved everything about them and their stories are beautiful and heartbreaking. I’m just speechless and I can’t praise Laini’s ability to create these magical worlds enough. This book took me on a journey and I didn’t want the story to end. Gosh, that was one heck of an ending! I really didn’t know what to do with myself after finishing this book. All I can say is I’ll be pre-ordering the sequel as soon as it’s available. 

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars



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