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Review: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

“The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around” – and this much is true for Lazlo Strange, a junior librarian obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, a fallen world whose very name disappeared from the world, the city along with it. Filled with dreams and monsters, gods and magic, Laini Taylor’s new fantasy is just as fairy-tale-esque as it sounds.

I was hooked from the start. Lazlo Strange is a sweet and likable protagonist who I enjoyed following. He suffers a bit from Laini Taylor’s typical protagonist blandness (they’re all just so nice!), but really it was the plot I was there for. Intriguing from page one, Laini Taylor presents us with so many fantastic ideas and interesting questions to be answered, all written with a prose so purple I should have hated it, but when it’s Laini Taylor I just lap it up.

“There were two mysteries, actually: one old, one new. The old one opened his mind, but it was the new one that climbed inside, turned several circles, and settled in with a grunt – like a satisfied dragon in a cosy new lair. And there it would remain – the mystery, in his mind – exhaling enigma for years to come.”

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February 2017 Releases – Watch List

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January 26, 2017 · 5:35 pm

January 2017 Releases – Watch List

Releases I’m excited for in January 2017

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The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden

January 17th

A fairy-tale-esque story set in the Russian wilderness. As a lifelong lover of fairy tales, this is right up my alley, and since I haven’t kept up with my fairy tale reading over the past year, this looks like a good story to sink my teeth into and hopefully get back in the game.

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