Book Review | Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Hey Everyone,

How are you?

I have an amazing book to gush about today. But AHHH! It’s snowing outside and I am loving it ( I am writing this the day before just in case you were curious). Recently I have been a little obsessed with watching 24-hour read-a-thons more specifically Zoe by ReadbyZoe. I am just amazed that she was able to read It by Stephan King during the whole video. I am interested in taking part in her next one but I’ll have to see if I am free from work to do it.

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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Dream Chooses The Dreamer

Since he was five years old, Lalo Strange has been obsessed with the mythical lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go in the 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 to cut it off from the world? What 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 many more mysterious – including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo’s dreams…

Published: March 2017
Published Edition: March 2018
Publishers: Hodder Paperbacks
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 532

Format of Reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Review

Lazlo Strange has always grown up in the Library and being fascinated with a town called Weep or the Stolen City. He believes in magic and monsters, he recites fairytales but they are only in his interpretation. I found Lazlo to be like myself, always head in the clouds and a nose in his book. His deep passionate fascination of Weep makes everyone around him think that its silly. And yet a chance encounter with the Godslayer and an opportunity to stand beside this hero that he has known in books but also visit the town that he has dreamt of for years.

My first interpretation of this book was that I though Lazlo has the ability to go into peoples dreams, I think the title just threw me a bit. But it is more about this dreamer who learns that not all stories from books are the truth. The introduction to the blue-skinned people really intrigued me, you have Sarai who has an amazing ability involving moths which I am considering of getting a tattoo of and the rest of the other blue-skinned people with all their abilities which I have to say is a breath of fresh air when you learn about their skills.

I remember reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone two years ago loving the writing and the world building and yet again Laini does a fantastic job. Her style of writing is amazing and very enticing, she is someone that gives a new look to fantasy compared to many other authors. I am even more excited for the next book in this duology.

I love how this book is created, I want to find a way to jump into this world and explore more like Lazlo, I loved learning more about the history of Weep how it became to be known as and also learning about Sarai and her friends, and why the world justice is perceived in different ways (I don’t want to go into more detail of Sarai because it is really major spoilers – if you have read the book you cane message me through my social medias and freak out together about that ending. IT CAN’T END THAT WAY!)

I don’t do predictions of books in the series because I am just excited to just get into the book and not expecting anything because that might ruin the book for me. I am excited for the next one and I hope that Laini will release another series soon.

I hope you are having a lovely day

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Let’s Catch Up

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Hey Everyone,

How are you?

Even though February is the shortest month of the year, it was quite a busy month for me. I am sorry that I haven’t been posting anything, I just couldn’t find the time to do a blog post. I call it a dry spell where I leave it alone for such a long time that it becomes forgotten, and I want to get back into blogging and make a schedule every week to get one ready for the next week, we’ll see how that goes.

I know that I haven’t done a Stars Hollow Subscription box reveal yet and I said in my previous one that I was going to write one, it is mostly because of the fact that I didn’t want to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I am always excited for the next month’s box it’s just that I am not too keen on doing a blog post EVERY  single month for a subscription box, I didn’t want to be pressured every month to do it in case I forget. If you are ever curious as to what goodies are inside the box, check out their Instagram account Stars Hollow Monthly

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If you are living in the UK, I hope you enjoyed the blizzard of Storm Emma. Jesus Christ that was a lot of snow. I have to admit there was a lot more snow than I had ever seen before. I was also reading A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong which is the second book in the Casey Duncan series and strangely enough, it was snowing and it made me feel warm and cosy reading a book with the snow outside. Although going outside in the snow was probably the most challenging thing to do.

One of the things that I have done recently is setting up an account on Depop, Depop is an app where you can sell your items. Much like eBay but in an Instagram format. In my account, I am only selling books that I have no desire to read, one of the goals for my reading is cut down my TBR in half whether if it’s reading or letting go of some books and so far I am doing a really good job and I have cut down soo much. I have about 127 books on my TBR left from the 160 books when I started at the beginning of the year. Most recently I have even sold my paperback edition of A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas which was also signed by the author. Here is my account if you are interested. I decided to sell some books because I didn’t want to always wait for a charity bag to come through the letterbox, at least I can earn back the money that I have spent to purchase them.

Reading wise has been ok, I haven’t been reading a lot but it’s still the beginning of the year. Even though Goodreads is telling me that I am two books behind but I don’t care. I was planning to do a book review for Poldark by Winston Graham and A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong but I decided not to because with Poldark my review on Goodreads was enough for me and the reason why I haven’t done one for A Darkness Absolute is that it’s because of I always review Armstrong’s books and my opinions are always the same, I love that woman with all my heart.

I hope that is all the things to catch-up on, what have you been doing? What book are you reading now? Let me know.

Hope you are having a lovely day and I will see you next week

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