Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor | Book Review

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Title: Strange the Dreamer
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

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.

What I thought

  Gather around, young ones, and let me tell you all about how much I loved this marvelous and imaginative story, though I'm not sure words will suffice. Why? You ask, well because this book was so insanely beautiful I've just been experiencing the worst book hangover to ever ail a bookworm. It was that good and beautiful and just a masterpiece.

Now, Laura, it couldn't possibly have been that good? THIS BOOK IS LIFE, YOUNG ONES. It will get you in its trap with its beautiful prose and its quirky main character and it will hold you enraptured as the secrets and story start to unravel and it will make you wish you could even gaze upon Weep. It will make you want for things you didn't even know you wanted AND IT WILL MAKE YOU CRY.* Then it will make you proceed to write in your journal with just A VOMIT OF FEELS BECAUSE DAMN IT.

*at least it made me cry and since I have as a rule as little feelings as possible this really was something

Why all the drama? Because I love this story and these characters more than words can possibly explain. Why? Well, because of how complex and beautiful it all was and they all were. Also, because this book could so be used as a metaphor for the real world and damn, Lazlo's dream was a beautiful thing and I'm so emotional about it all. I WAS JUST A WRECK AND YOU SHOULD READ THIS BOOK, PRONTO!

Have you read Strange the Dreamer? If so, did you love it as much as I do or more? Come cry with me about it.

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