Strange the Dreamer | Review

by - 9/05/2018

It was impossible, of course. But when did that stop any dreamer from dreaming?

Strange the Dreamer. Strange, the dreamer.

This was one of those books that, unexpectedly, snared you without you even realizing it. And then it ends and you're left with all the emotions, all the anger, all the sadness, all the complicated feelings of love that you don't know what to do with it all.

How can I even go about talking about this book without spoiling anything? I really feel like this needs to be one of those reviews that leaves you wanting to read it without knowing anything that could spoil you on it. You need to get the full experience of this book for yourself. But I also need to talk about it!

Lazlo is our main character, our dreamer. He's one of those male protagonists that you really love from the start because he doesn't conform to the typical toxic masculinity that a lot of them do. Honestly, Lazlo is a precious cinnamon bun that needs to be protected. He's perfect. Like you could put him in your pocket and he would stay there with a book forever and be content. I wish I could actually do this.

Our other main character, Sarai, is fierce and confused and learning about the world around her. She's our blue-skinned goddess and she's so complex and interesting as a character, but ends up loving Lazlo just as much as I do. So that makes her okay in my book. Really, this book ends on a MAJOR cliffhanger, and with the second installment coming out this October, I really feel like I can't wait that long.

Laini Taylor's writing style is absolutely captivating and beautiful. She has built up this world so perfectly that you feel immersed in it. She wraps you up in a cocoon of words and you just feel so safe. Until she rips your heart out.

I better get that back at the end of the second book, Laini.

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