Review: Strange The Dreamer

Posted 31st December 2018 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Strange The DreamerStrange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Narrator: Steve West
Also by this author: Muse of Nightmares, Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Series: Strange the Dreamer #1
Also in this series: Muse of Nightmares
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 28th March 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Love & Romance, Magic, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 18 hours and 20 minutes
Format: Audible, eARC
Source: I bought it
Amazon Kindle
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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 is another book that I had seen a lot of on Instagram. I also have some merch from book boxes including a beautiful apron from Fairyloot. It really is gorgeous. After I got the apron I knew I had to read this story. I grabbed it on audible as I had a few credits and once I finished The Cruel Prince I jumped into this story.

We begin with Lazlo Strange. Lazlo is an orphan, brought up by monks and later becomes a librarian. Lazlo has a love of all things magic. Ever since he was young he has had an obsession with the city of Weep. Lazlo is an easy character to like. He is a dreamer and has an imagination that is endless.

We also have another POV of Sarai. I don’t want to give too much away about who she is but suffice to say I LOVED Sarai. She has been through hell and yet she still finds it in her to forgive. She is caring and loving and really just wants peace.

There are a lot of interesting characters in this book and I could talk about them for hours. One of my favourites was Sparrow. She is a sweet girl who I just wanted to give a little hug to. I also liked Calixte she seemed like a really fun character and I wanted to hear more about her.

Laini does an excellent job of creating a new world that you want to jump into. The city of Weep sounds magical, especially the way Lazlo dreams it.

This is a story of myths, magic and of course a bit of love. It captured my heart and I cannot wait to start A Muse of Nightmares.

About Laini Taylor

Hi! I write fantasy books. My latest is STRANGE THE DREAMER, about a young librarian, a mythic lost city, and the half-human children of murdered gods. Check it out 🙂 Before that I wrote the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE trilogy, which has been translated into 32 languages. It’s about a blue-haired art student raised by monsters, a broken angel, and a war that has raged for 1000 years in another world. I also wrote LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES, which was a National Book Award finalist, and the DREAMDARK books. As well as various short stories and novellas.

Thanks for reading!!


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