Strange the Dreamer

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Mar 28, 2017 - Young Adult Fiction - 544 pages
25 Reviews
An instant New York Times bestseller and Michael L. Printz honor book!

Eleven best of lists including an NPR Best Book, a Goodreads Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction Nominee, and more!


From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.
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 form 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? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?
In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
The answers await in Weep.
 

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

A very enjoyable read. The two main characters were interesting as was the fantasy concept. My sense of impending doom proved to be correct and I have ignored my usual rule of waiting until something is complete to read it, so will have to wait for the next book. Read full review

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

Lazlo Strange is an orphan who nearly became a monk but was rescued into a life as a librarian by a batch of slightly-off fish, and he has no idea where he came from or who is parents may have been ... Read full review

Contents

PROLOGUE
PART II
PURGATORY SOUP
BEAUTIFUL AND FULL OF MONSTERS
THE OLDEST STORY IN THE WORLD
A HUNDRED SMITHEREENS OF DARKNESS
THE MUSE OF NIGHTMARES
THE FUSED BONES OF SLAUGHTERED DEMONS
THE NIGHT AND THE NEWCOMERS
BROKEN PEOPLE
ANOTHER WORLD
NO WAY TO LIVE
THE OTHER BABIES
STOLEN NAME STOLEN
DARLINGS AND VIPERS
THE SPACE BETWEEN NIGHTMARES

THE SHADOW OF OUR DARK TIME
PART III
UNSEEN NO LONGER
OBSCENITY CALAMITY GODSPAWN
WE ARE ALL CHILDREN IN THE DARK
SPIRIT OF LIBRARIAN
BLURRED

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Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion novella A Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger; the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times; and Strange the Dreamer. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.

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