Strange the Dreamer

Laini Taylor (Author)
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Description

From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.

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 just 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 form 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? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?

In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

The answers await in Weep.

Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
March 28, 2017
Pages
544
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.8 X 9.1 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780316341684

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About the Author

Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of the Printz Honor Book Strange the Dreamer and its sequel, Muse of Nightmares. Taylor is also the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy and the companion novella Night of Cake & Puppets. Taylor's other works include the Dreamdark books: Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is lainitaylor.com.

Reviews

* "[Strange the Dreamer] has all the rich, evocative imagery and complex world-building typical of Taylor's best work. This outstanding fantasy is a must-purchase for all YA collections."--School Library Journal, starred review
"Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling."--Kirkus Reviews
"[Laini Taylor] has spun another mesmerizing tale with captivating twists and turns, an array of intriguing characters, strange and beautiful language, and baroque flourishes of the imagination."--Horn Book
* "The luxurious prose and complex world building invites and rewards slow reading....Here readers will find characters to love and ones to hate and, ultimately, a world to be willingly lost in."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
* "Gorgeously written in language simultaneously dark, lush, and enchanting, the book will leave readers eager for the next."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* [Readers] will dive into Taylor's gorgeous prose and brilliant imagery and relish this story about dreams, love, monsters, gods, ghosts, war, and alchemy. Told from alternating points of view, this is complex but satisfying, a story about cultures meeting and clashing."--VOYA, starred review
"Laini Taylor is so damn good and like no other."--Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
"Laini Taylor set my imagination on fire so hard that it spontaneously combusted...This is the kind of story that paves dreams."-- Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star Touched Queen
"[A] must-read YA!"-- USA Today
"Part adventure novel, part romance and part exercise in epic myth-building, it's gorgeously written and full of surprises."--NPR
"[One of] our favorite books of the year!"-- Popsugar
"An epic world of gods, moths and nightmares; a world where the dream chooses the dreamer."-- Justine Magazine
"Weighty as a nightmare and as transportive as the finest of fantasy, Laini Taylor's new novel will leave readers with miracles on their minds."-- Hypable
A NPR Best Book A Goodreads Best YA Fantasy and Science Fiction NomineeA Boston Globe Best YA BookA Popcrush Best Young Adult BookA Popsugar Best Book for Women A Booklist Editors' Choice An A.V. Club Favorite Book A Tor Top Young Adult SFF BookA Christian Science Monitor Best Book A B&N Teen Blog Best Young Adult Book A Forever Young Adult Best Book
* "...Characters are carefully, exquisitely crafted, the writing is achingly lovely, and the world is utterly real...This is a thing to be savored."--Booklist, starred review