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Strange the Dreamer (No-Spoiler) Review


Some things are just so damn good that they deserve to be savored. And savor I did while reading Laini Taylor’s vividly imaginative epic, Strange the Dreamer. Although I was in no rush to reach the end of this tale, I was enthralled from beginning to end. The world, the characters, the writing itself, were all sublime.


Lazlo Strange, as the title would imply, is a dreamer in every sense of the word. Since he was a young boy, orphaned by the war and raised by monks, he has been fascinated by a mythical lost city that others brush off as the stuff of fairy tales. It isn’t until years later when he is living the humble life of a junior librarian that Lazlo is presented with the opportunity to seek out his dreams, and with them, the lost city of Weep.


This story is pure magic. It did exactly what I always hope for a book to do: it made me feel something. And in this case, not just something, but a LOT of somethings. Parts of the book are so damn fun, while others are so charming and so sweet you’ll never want them to end, and then other parts are utterly devastating. Beauty and ugliness. Love and hatred. Dreams and the harsh realities of human nature. This book is gonna give you the feels.

This was, without a doubt, a 5/5 Stars sort of read.




22 thoughts on “Strange the Dreamer (No-Spoiler) Review

    1. Aw, thank you! ❤ I hope you get to read it soon (and with the cover you want!) 😀 Yeah, all the reviews I've seen on it have been favorable as well. I was so pleased to discover that it lived up to all the hype! 🙂

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    1. Thanks! ❤ Same here. It's torturous having to wait to find out what happens next! lol
      I can definitely see how this wound up being one of your top 5 fave books of 2017. Despite it being so early in the year, I'd be surprised if it doesn't wind up being the same for me for this year's reads. 🙂

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  1. *flails* O. M. G. Yasss and all the other internet speak I can think of lol. It’s suuuuuch a good book, and I’m dying over here because I NEEDS to read the next one, precious. Best book I read all year. It was like fine aged wine poured over honey. I just couldn’t get enough.

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  2. I have this on my Kindle. I started to read it once and just couldn’t get into it. But I think that was because I was just in a reading slump. I NEED to give this another go. I see nothing but great reviews for it (including yours). 🙂

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    1. Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I’ve been there before with the ever-dreaded reading slump. That is the worst, and it can definitely make even good books seem unreadable. I hope you wind up enjoying it much more if you do re-read it. 🙂 Happy reading to you! 😀

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  3. That last gif 😂😂😂
    I’ve just added this one to my Goodreads. I noticed while there that it’s going to have a sequel (no release date that I can see). So before going in I gotta know, does it end with a cliffhanger? Or will I be able to read it and survive until the next instalment?

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    1. Haha I’m glad you enjoyed the final gif. I found that one and instantly loved it. 😛
      Glad to hear Strange the Dreamer made it onto your official TBR list! Yes, you are right, there is a sequel coming out some day, and yeahhhhh, there is definitely an intense cliffhanger at the end of the first book. lol Not gonna lie, it’s gonna be an eager wait for the next book.

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