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Strange the Dreamer

by Laini Taylor

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Fantasy

LoveReading View on Strange the Dreamer

A magical new world and a whole host of stunning characters to take to your hearts in this brand new, un-putdownable novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Laini Taylor.

Strange the Dreamer Synopsis

The magical Sunday Times bestseller'Prepare to be enchanted' Sun*********

The dream chooses the dreamer.

Since he was five years old, Lazlo Strange has been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to go 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 to cut it off from the world? What 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 many more mysteries - including the blue-skinned goddess who visits Lazlo's dreams . . . A recipient of the Michael L. Printz Honor award for excellency in YA literature 

Magical. Grazia

A stunning, sensory feast of a novel. Dail Mail

Leaves the reader enthralled, enchanted and entirely entranced. New York Journal of Books

Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other. Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom

Strange the Dreamer Press Reviews

Part adventure novel, part romance and part exercise in epic myth-building, it's gorgeously written and full of surprises. Tasha Robinson, book critic NPR

Pulls you into its dreaming world and makes it hard to leave. SciFiNow

The story's unexpected twists and revelations leave the reader enthralled, enchanted, and entirely entranced. New York Journal of Books 

Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling. Kirkus reviews 

In a magical world of warring gods and humans, an orphaned librarian hunts for a long-lost community. Grazia 

Prepare to be enchanted. The Sun on Sunday, Fabulous Magazine 

5*s: This whimsical and diverse tale reads like a dream. One for you, your best friend, and any lover of myths and monsters you know.  Heat 

The love between Lazlo and Sarai . . . is touching and well-drawn. You share Lazlo's dreams of the of the beautiful world from his stories, and Sarai's understanding of (and horror of) their actions, and genuinely hope for the pair of them. SFX

Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted . . . This is the kind of story that paves dreams. -- Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star Touched Queen

A complex and layered world of battling gods and humans . . . Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next. Publishers Weekly 

[A] stunning, sensory feast of a novel . . . the story's plotting, emotional charge and sheer sensuality sweep the reader along with ever rising intensity. Daily Mail 


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ISBN: 9781444788952
Publication date: 08/03/2018
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444788952
Publication date: 8th March 2018
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy,

About Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine.   Author photo © Jim Di Bartolo

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