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Strange the Dreamer
By Laini Taylor
My husband was right. There, I admitted it. After a couple of years of him suggesting that I read Strange the Dreamer, I finally got around to it and, to be honest, I couldn’t be happier.
Strange the Dreamer is a fantastical story, complete with fabulous world-building, unusual beings, and a story that grips the reader. I was slightly worried that some of the fantasy elements would be lost on me and that I may not be the ideal reader for this book, but after reading it I found out that I was exactly the reader for this book. Laini Taylor transported me to Weep with all of her strange and wonderful characters, and I was a willing guest there, happy to be immersed in the story and more than a little intrigued to find out all of the curiosities and mysteries of Weep.
There is never a dull moment in Strange the Dreamer. While I was reading it, I was completely engaged in it. When I wasn’t reading it, I was looking forward to getting back to spending time with the characters that I had grown to care about and became invested in.
One thing that stood out to me was the lovely writing throughout this novel. There is such beauty in the author’s prose. Her descriptive nature allows the reader to visualize every single detail. You are not merely reading the words; you are living them along with the characters.
Strange the Dreamer is a fantasy, it’s a love story, it’s an epic tale. I had so many questions, so many elements that I wanted/needed to discover. The author did not disappoint. She shocked me, threw me off course, and left me wanting more. Luckily, there’s another book for me to look forward to.
This novel is a special, magical, creative, colorful smorgasbord for the imagination.