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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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May 2017 Releases – My Watch List

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May 3, 2017 · 11:33 am

GIVEAWAY: The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Hello book lovers, would you like to win a new edition of ‘The Bone Season’ by Samantha Shannon? It’s the first instalment in one of my favourite dystopian book series, and I’ve got two copies up for grabs! The giveaways are being held on Twitter and Instagram, so go check out my accounts to enter! (@tesscatiful)

The competition closes on Wednesday 22nd February and is open to U.K. entrants only (sadly!). Winners will be announced on my respective social media platforms shortly after the closing date.

Best of luck!

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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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