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Strange the Dreamer by Lani Taylor

This book, THIS BOOK! This book was all over Instagram with it's beautiful cover and rave reviews so out of curiosity I added it to my library request list and I am not in any way sorry for it.

Lazlo Strange is an orphan who lives for stories, especially ones about the lost city of Weep. Weep is the name left behind for a great city whose true name was stolen from the world when he was a child. He reads and dreams through his life working at the library until one day his adventure takes him far from home. Meanwhile Sarai lives with her siblings eking out an existence in a shadowy castle. This story has gods, a Godslayers, a Great Library, alchemy, secrets and mysteries.

Everything about this book is so beautiful, from the cover to the characters, the writing and the world building. Lazlo is an amazing main character; he has a purity of character that isn't saccharine and is a lover of knowledge and adventure without being on a hero quest. I adore the fact that he broke his nose with books!

My teeny, tiny disappointment was that I did not know that it was the first in the series! Of course  I am thrilled that there are going to be further adventures in this world to be had but not knowing as I was reading this lead to a moment of mad flailing as i realised there not going to be a concrete resolution. So now you know going into this, the beauty will continue! 


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