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Review: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

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Hey guys!
I haven’t done a review in over a month, I have a backlog on ones to write as I haven’t had much time due to uni. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get them up soon!


“It was impossible, of course. But when did that ever stop any dreamer from dreaming.”


Synopsis:
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 to 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?


Plot:
The plot is so hard to explain without giving everything away…
It’s a slow but interesting plot, not much happens yet it’s so intriguing you need to keep reading. Slow stuff isn’t my usual jam, this was really slow, like so slow but I managed to hold interest and finish it and I’m glad I did.
Laini’s writing is beautiful, magical and fluffy as always. It such a joy to read! I don’t even have to understand what’s going on and I still love it. Her writing style is so unique, no one else seems to have a similar writing style.

If you don’t like fluffy writing and tons of description, forget this book completely; you’ll hate it. Everything is so flowery it makes the book and getting to the point so much slower. I’m surprised I even liked it, since usually, I despise slow plots, preferring fast pacing.

Also, Insta-Love. If you hate that trope, don’t bother. Lazlo experiences Insta-Love about half way through.

The story is pretty damn weird, very unique and interesting. I wouldn’t know how to describe this book if I were asked to. It’s just something you need to read for yourself and figure out. I’m not even sure it fits into a genre, it’s almost its own genre.

Characters:
Lazlo Strange: I loved him! He’s adorable. I love a nerdy (/relatable to me) character. His was my favourite perspective to read from. I liked him as a character, he is such a good person. It’s a nice change for me, as I do tend to like villains/anti-heroes/questionable characters. I really enjoyed reading from his perspective.

Sarai: Introduced later on in the book, so I’m not going to go into detail because spoilers! She wasn’t my favourite. I liked her, she was okay. I was interested in her story and where she is from and stuff like that but she didn’t blow my mind. I wouldn’t class her as a new favourite or anything. 

 Rating: 4 Stars!


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