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Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1) by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer

Title: Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)
Author: Laini Taylor
Rating: ★★★

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.

So many people absolutely adored this novel and were super excited for the next installment…Muse of Nightmares. I wanted to love this book just as much as everyone else, however, I didn’t. The pacing was slow and there wasn’t as much action as I would’ve hoped. I’m hoping Muse of Nightmares will have more action and maybe some stronger characters. The novel just left me feeling “meh”. 

This was like a movie where the only good scenes were the ones they show in the trailer (please don’t hurt me).

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“No”, he said, smiling. “I think you’re a fairy tale. I think you’re magical, and brave, and exquisite. And…” His voice grew bashful. Only in a dream could he be so bold and speak such words. “I hope you’ll let me be in your story.”

However, since there was so much hype for Muse of Nightmares, I, of course, had to purchase the LitJoy Exclusive Dreams & Nightmares Crate. You can see my unboxing here.