Strange the Dreamer

Strange the Dreamer

eBook - 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 Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316341653
0316341657
Characteristics: 1 online resource (536 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks

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Jess07
Dec 07, 2017

Brilliant and fantastic! After a few chapters, this was a book I simply could not put down and only wanted to devour more and more. The depth of imagination captured within the pages of this book was profound and I found the world to be so beautifully crafted; it was easy to lose yourself in such wonders. I was only disappointed to not be able to start reading the next instalment straight away – torture! This was the first book I have read of Laini’s and I am looking forward to exploring her other novels in the hopes they too will be an amazing journey like this one has been.

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dreamresidue
Nov 22, 2017

One of the most beautifully written and imaginative books I've ever read. Other commenters stated that they felt the book was slow in the beginning, but I was hooked from first to last word without any thought to the story not moving quickly enough. I found every detail incredibly absorbing and the world the author created so stunning. I am so excited that there is a sequel in the works. Don't hesitate to read this book.

peterpanbookclub Nov 10, 2017

What a gorgeous world Laini Taylor has built around the amazing character, Lazlo Strange! Tragic histories, difficult lives, uncertain futures and love are woven intricately together in the city of Weep. Lucinda LOVED this YA Fantasy, and can't wait for the next in the series! Of course, who doesn't love a good underdog story, when searching for a hero ...?

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humming
Nov 02, 2017

Intriguing concepts and story but some times slow and disorienting when switching points of view. Curious to find out what happens next...

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.

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RobertELPL thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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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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