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?
Welcome to Weep. (From: Goodreads)
***Actual Rating: 2/5 Weeping Stars***
[UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT]
HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE THIS BOOK??????
I know, I know. I feel super terrible for not being able to enjoy reading this as much as the majority of you do because I just can’t immerse myself into the story. > < I tried so hard with Laini’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone series and had the same issue with her writing style. I agree that her words are incredibly poetic and beautiful, her characters and story building are fantastic and her way of telling story is probably one of the best among all YA novelists.
BUT THE PROBLEM IS…I CAN’T FEEL ANYTHING THROUGH HER WORDS.
They’re indeed full of flourish and it should be a pleasure to read; unfortunately, I have to admit her works are not for me. No matter how many times I pick up her books, I still feel so distant from the characters and everything happens in the story.
SO, I’M SORRY, GUYS, I DON’T ENJOY THIS ONE AS WELL AS HER OTHER BOOKS AND I PROBABLY WON’T TRY HER FUTURE WORKS, EITHER. But I still hope y’all love it MUCH MORE than I do! 🙂