Genre: Fantasy / Romance
First Released: 2017
Part of a Series?:
Yup! It is the first book in its series.
Book 2: Muse of Nightmares (2018)
“In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.”
Where can I find it in the library?
This will be on the second floor of the library in the Vortex.
YA F TAYLOR
When I first saw this book on the shelves, I was SUPER hype. I absolutely adore Laini Taylor and anything she writes after her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. The world-building, characters and writing were all absolutely superb.
But you didn’t come here for Daughter of Smoke and Bone. We’re here to talk Strange the Dreamer. This one definitely doesn’t disappoint.
I love, love love this book. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I read it (when it first came out), but its writing still sits with me a few years later. It’s beautiful, entrancing and has an otherworldly feel.
Lazlo Strange is earnest in his quest for knowledge and it’s really refreshing. He’s so innocent that you can’t just help but love and root for him. He’s someone who could be your best friend. He’d never let you down. Even his enemies can’t completely hate him, they just don’t understand him.
The story begins when he’s young, and suddenly the name of a city disappears forever. Not just from people’s minds but from everywhere: books, memories, everything. It no longer has a name. It’s just…gone. Lazlo is convinced something happened and is determined to learn everything about this city he can, and one day travel to it. Cooped up in the library, assisting researchers going to-and-fro, it seems that day may never come. But he believes. He never stops dreaming, until a day comes that he may finally have a chance to see this nameless city for himself.
And what he finds there is unbelievable.
Filled with adventure, exciting new locations and love, Lazlo Strange’s journey will not disappoint you.
Check it out today!