REVIEW: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I loved this book, the world building, the writing (THE WRITING), the characters, the story, the complexities of good and bad, right and wrong, the relationships, the library, the chapter titles, everything.
It took me longer to read than I had anticipated, and I didn't feel like it drew me in so deep I couldn't catch my breath anymore, until it did. I absolutely adore Lazlo Strange. And I love titles that secretly have names in them. I think the fact that I had some big(ger) pauses in reading this made me more surprised when things happened. Usually, I'm pretty on top of things, but this time I'd forgotten how it had started again and what I thought of that and didn't put two and two together with a lot of things until the characters themselves did, which was also an interesting experience.
I cried once, not with despair but with hope, and with recognition of a girl trying to believe she was worthy. Worthy of love, yes, but even more, worthy of life, and of living it.
Reading this felt like calligraphy if it was written in honey. This story and its writing feel like magic, like dreams, and like we should all be dreamers a little more often. (Or all be a bit more like Lazlo, that would be fine too! He's really.. It's been a while since I was that attached to one specific character.)
I only hope you'll let me be in your story
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