Book of the Week: Strange the Dreamer

To finish off this school year’s book reviews, I decided to discuss Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. The novel follows the story of Lazlo Strange and Sarai, who are both on conflicting sides of a problem plaguing the city of Weep. The plot of this book is incredibly unique, it is very engaging and unlike any other book I have read before. The characters complement the plot line very well, there is a full cast of diverse and interesting characters that just fit perfectly into the world that Laini Taylor has created. They also help to highlight some important issues addressed in the book. Racial equality, the idea that you do not have to be rich to contribute to the world, and not being defined by past mistakes are all big themes in this book that drive the story. Strange the Dreamer is a book that breaks the confines of modern literature and for that reason it is making its way up to be one of my new favorite books! I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and different read. Strange the Dreamer and it’s sequel The Muse of Nightmares can be found wherever books are available. It is also available as an audiobook.

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I am a Senior at City and I normally write the weekly book reviews! If I'm not reading, you can usually find me at the barn riding and taking care of the horses.