Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Published March 28th 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Review: Oh my gods… I was completely blown away by this book! I had a feeling when it came out that I would end up loving this book but I had no idea that it would become one of my new favorite books! I’m talking top 5 here people! It was that good! The writing is absolutely magical and so visual. I adored Lazlo Strange from the beginning. A quirky oddball who is also a great lover of books. Definitely can’t go wrong there. Enter Sarai and I have a new ship to root for. So many feels in this book, especially towards the end! I was literally bouncing around in my chair because I was so nervous about what was happening. Absolutely one of the most stunning books I have ever read. I can’t wait to read this book again, and again, and again… and I’ve only just finished it. Officially obsessed.