Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer

Book - 2017
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In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Comapny, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316341684
0316341681
Characteristics: 536 pages ; 24 cm.

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AshleyF2008 Jul 22, 2017

This was my first time reading a book by Laini Taylor and I was impressed! She has a beautiful writing style and all of her characters, even those we aren't positioned to like, have depth. I really can't wait for the next one.

Note: Story does start a little slow and there are some areas where the author might have cut down on text without affecting the story. But I'm really not complaining.

kirstd31 Jul 20, 2017

I love this author. But this book seemed a little slow at the beginning of the story. When I read to around 200 pages I did not want to put the book down. I needed to know more about the magical city of Weep.

RobertELPL Jul 07, 2017

Laini Taylor has complete control over the written word and weaves her magic yet again with her newest fantasy novel. Amazing world-building; characters you can't but help cheer for and cry over; and a story the unfolds at a near-perfect pace. If you enjoyed Taylor's "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" trilogy, then you'll love this one too.

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novesky
Jul 06, 2017

AMAZING book! The plot was excellent and the characters were realistic and lovable! Laini Taylor literally writes magic!

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mightyminnie
Jun 16, 2017

Beautiful captivating story! This book sucks you in, and that ending? man i can't wait for the next book! so good

AliReads Jun 08, 2017

Strange the Dreamer is STUNNING. Not only is it beautifully written, the setting is perfectly unique. The story is intriguing fantasy (and stars a junior librarian!) blended with mystery, romance and tragedy - and anyone who has ready Laini Taylor's other books will know how painfully she combines romance and tragedy. Five stars.

CMLReads_Kristin May 25, 2017

A lushly romantic fantasy. Perfect for fans of lovely prose, strong world-building, and unconventional fantasy plots. Those who enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone will want to be sure to check this one out! I will be holding my breath in anticipation of the sequel!

LoganLib_Kirra May 10, 2017

A young librarian's dream of finding a lost city cursed after a war between the Gods and men, but Lazlo finds much more than that on his journey...

This book was incredible and I loved every minute of the beautifully written novel. There was such a relatable factor for any lover of books and dreams and the plot was so interesting and suspenseful.

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marthabwaters
Apr 17, 2017

I loved this. Laini Taylor writes so beautifully that I found myself lingering over this, not wanting to rush through it. One of the things I love about her books is how they don’t remind me of anything else I’ve read, which is an impressive feat for teen fantasy (and genre fiction in general). I liked this just as much as her Daughter of Smoke and Bone books, and think it objectively might actually be a better book – the fact that this one doesn’t take place at all in the “real” world but rather completely in her fantasy universe makes it easier, in my opinion, to get fully immersed in the action of the book. It’s imaginative and romantic and deeply intriguing, and the wait for book two will no doubt feel very long indeed.

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casalotta
Apr 07, 2017

I've read Lani Taylor's other books, and enjoyed them, and so was expecting another enjoyable read. This book exceeded all those expectations. The characters, the plot, the worldbuilding, the prose, everything about the book was delightful.

I cannot wait for the second book, and highly recommend this one.

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RobertELPL Jul 07, 2017

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AshleyF2008 Jul 17, 2017

"One looked at him and thought 'Here is a great man, and also a good one,' though few men are ever both." -pg 69

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