🍓Dreamy & Poetic book
Book Title : Strange The Dreamer
Author : Laini Taylor
Publisher : Little Brown Books
Pages : 532
Type Of Book : Series
Read From : June 12 , 2017- June 28, 2017
Format : Hardback US edition
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?
Its my first time to read a LAINI TAYLOR book and guess what I was confused but amazed. Ok so I’ve heard so many great things about Strange The Dreamer and saw a lot of photos of it on bookstagram. I fell inlove with the cover specially the UK edition gosh! it was so gorgeous. Unfortunately my local bookstore only have the US edition. But it was ok coz I still have the chance to read this beautiful book.
Anyway let’s get started on my review. So this book is about a dreamer who wants to go to this place called Weep and there’s this goddess who’s trapped above the Weep. At first I was so confused with this book. The writing style was so poetic and its not really my cup of tea(Its a 3rd person POV btw). I almost DNF this book because I couldn’t get in to its world-building. But then after reading a few more chapters I finally entered its weird but magical world.
For the characters we have Lazlo, a librarian and a dreamer. He believes that Weep is real and he really want to go to this place. When the Hero of Weep came to their place Lazlo’s dream came true. So he went to Weep along with the others (choosen ones to go to the Weep). Lazlo is innocent but smart, I really like his booknerd personality. Then we have Sarai a godspawn who’s trapped above the Weep. She’s also innocent and full of hope. She really want peace to both the people of Weep & the godspawns.
The characters were good and I really love the way they interact specially Lazlo & Sarai who meets in Lazlo’s dream.
As for the pacing of the story, it was slow but it has a good point for being slow. The author wants to explain more about the world she created in the book. There are some matured contents in this book, besides violence there’s some sexual scene but not very detailed.
The ending was kinda heartbreaking & I’m looking forward to the sequel.
All in all, the book was an OK Read for me its not that very satisfying but also not very disappointing.
🌟🌟🌟🌟 3.9/ 5 stars
Thank you so much for reading my book review 💕