Today I will be reviewing a highly anticipated book of mine, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor! I recently read and reviewed Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Taylor and loved that one, and this book was even better. I cannot wait for you to read my thoughts and I cannot wait to hear your thoughts as well!
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?
I really really enjoyed this book. Laini Taylor has a way with words that always astounds me. Lazlo and Sarai’s story was full of magic, mystery, and a battle between good and evil!! The whole story was just so interesting from the beginning, a forgotten city, and a fantastical mystery to be solved. I loved the moments in Sarai’s point of view a little more than Lazlo’s because I loved seeing dreams in her eyes. The ending was so inventive and shocking to me that now I cannot wait to pick up the next installment!
XOX Shelby Grace