Strange The Dreamer

“It was impossible of course. But when did that every stop a dreamer from dreaming?”

Author: Laini Taylor

Synopsis: Lazlo Strange is an orphan living with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. Lazlo is a Junior Librarian who helps the more privileged with their studies. But he’s also a dreamer and has been given the name Lazlo Strange because of it. Lazlo believes that he was given the wrong dream and the wrong life. So when the Godslayer from the city of Weep, the city that Lazlo has studied more than anyone else comes to his town looking for help, Lazlo decides to choose his own path and go to the City of Weep and help them with whatever problem they are facing. 

But what happens when Lazlo gets there? What does her learn about the City of Weep and who he, Lazlo Strange truly is? 

                                “Life won’t just happen to you boy, he said.                                                                         You have to happen to it.”

Review:

I honestly don’t know how I feel about this one. I wanted to love it, but I didn’t. Maybe it was the hype surrounding it that made my hopes too high. Here are things I didn’t like about it:

  • It took forever for me to get into this, I wanted to love it from the beginning but it ended up taking me until half way through to really be interested
  • It seemed wordy at times. Maybe if there was less of that it wouldn’t have taken me so long to get into it
  • I actually didn’t like the prologue. I thought it gave too much away of the ending.
  • There were a lot of characters that I didn’t like because they didn’t seem like they really provided anything to the story. However, I’m assuming/hoping they will have more to do with the story in the second one.

What I did like:

  • The idea of the story. The dreams, the dreamer, and the innocence of it all was intriguing.
  • The story of survival, and all the emotions that occur because of it
  • The characters I did like, I really liked. Whether because they were good at being good, evil or complicated. Their dimensions added a lot to the story
  • The imagination of Laini Taylor

There you go, I don’t normally do a bullet format of my review but I honestly didn’t know how else to describe the likes and dislikes of this story. The ending of the story left me both satisfied and dissatisfied. Will I read the next one? Most likely.

Overall: 3 stars

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