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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.
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
Format of Reading: Paperback
Goodreads Star Rating:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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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