Strange the Dreamer
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared his dream chose poorly. Since he was just 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 form 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? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.The answers await in Weep.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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"Man oh man, I wanted to love this book alot, but I just didn't sadly. I've heard nothing but great reviews and bought it last year but it fell flat for me. The characters weren't bad but I felt like it took forever to reach the build up that honestly was kind of anticlimactic. The ending was good, but I don't think it was worth the 532 pages. Am I going to read part 2? Yes, because I like torturing myself. Hopefully it'll be better than this one. This was an okay read. "
"This book has ruined my tounge for all other taste. I am completely and utterly ruined my emotions are misplaced my mind reeling. I am sorrowful, content, dejected, cheerful, and mourning all at once. I finished this book and now I am unsure how to continue as I have come back from a dream. I loved the aspect of this so much more than I could have imagined. The plot was tantalizingly slow giving out breadcrumbs one at a time leading me down a path of destruction without my knowing. The opening chapter someone dies and having to come to terms with it in the end was unfair to me but I still loved and hated the journey. The dreams of Lazlo had an Alice in Wonderland like quality which I have always loved the nonsense of. The world building of course is always my favorite and I felt it constructing around me as I read. I could not get enough of this story I found myself speed reading to see what would happen next and laying awake to follow the characters through their own dreams. There is so much to this story and I don't want to give anything away just know if you start this you will be lost in it until the end. It was really enjoyable listening to music as I read. For most of it I listen to classical reading music but for the dream parts and the end I listened to Atmospheric gothic horror reading music believe me you'll thank me later.<br/><br/>The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around -Lazlo Strange"