Summary (from Goodreads): The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries—including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? And if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
I loved this book. I love Taylor’s poetic prose, her fantastical worlds, the characters enriched in a world that’s simply so magical and majestic. Laini Taylor has crafted a stunning narrative that sucks the reader in from the first line, and will hold your hand on a journey of discovery, romance, heartbreak and so much more.
Yes, there were times where it felt like the story was dragging on and on, and yes, it did feel like it was going on forever, but Taylor’s poetic prose made up for it. She took you on a magical rollercoaster that played with your emotions, leaving you wanting more, right until you close the book and are weeping bittersweet tears.
This book is a clear example of sensational and poetic world-building, characters with conflicting morals and emotional arcs, and a plot that leave will you mystified and craving a touch of the fantastical in the real, mundane world of reality. And, this is going to sound a bit cheesy, this book made me want to believe in my dreams again.
Overall, just pick up the book and read it, and may your mind be enchanted by Laini’s writing and narrative the way it mesmerised mine.
Moths out of five: 🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋
Shutout to the YA Room for hosting their epic monthly book-meet and giving away such beautiful stickers!