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My Thoughts On… Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

My Thoughts On… Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Hello All!
Today is my stop on the Strange the Dreamer blog tour and I am here today with my review of this incredible book!


About the Book

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.

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My Thoughts

Laini Taylor is a master of her craft. This was proven with her first series and is further proven with Strange the Dreamer . In all honesty, I have not yet finished the book , but I stand by this statement tenfold. For even though I am only a third of the way through the book, I am already well and truly hooked on this story, the characters and the world it all resides in. I need to finish. I am fully invested in the book.

There is a strong fear that when you pick up a fantasy book that the world building will fall short but this is never an issue with Laini Taylor’s books as she manages to world-build to perfection. Her worlds are not only easy to imagine, they are also incredibly creative and fascinating. The world of Strange the Dreamer is no different. It is magical, intense and inspired. Within a few chapters, it is clear to see that Laini has worked hard to create a vibrant and fabulous world for her characters to inhabit.

And let us not forget her characters. They are all unique and full of, well, character. Lazlo is a fascinating character to read about. His passion for the Unseen City flows from the page and I found myself hurting when he hurt and wanted him to succeed. This connection to her characters is yet another reason Laini is a talent to behold. Furthermore, I absolutely loved S, who we meet in part two. She is a vibrant character who feels strongly and wishes hard. I, for one, am very intrigued to see how her part will play out in the rest of this book and series.

Overall, while I have not yet finished this book, I would already highly recommend it. From previous knowledge of her work, I am positive that the rest of this book will be entertaining and a fantastic way to spend my time. I am intrigued to know where the story is going and what will happen to the different characters along the way. I have been struggling to continue life as normal for I consistently wish I could be reading and flying back into this brilliant world that Laini Taylor has made available to us. So, if you’re looking for a powerful and vibrant fantasy book to escape reality with, definitely make sure you give this book a read.

** I received this copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **


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