So, what’s it about?
First Lines Fridays is a weekly — obviously — feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words where we dare to ask: What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author, or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? It is a meme that allows us to explore the world of fiction.
I myself judge books by their author, cover, and notoriety. So, seeing people do this challenge for months has had me pick up some pretty amazing books.
How it works?
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be a current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page.
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t provide any other details about the book just yet — let’s see if it hooks the reader in!
- Finally…reveal the book!
On the second Sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the City of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.
The book is Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor.
Trigger Warnings: abuse & mention of suicide
My Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: young adult, fantasy, romance
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.
Strange the Dreamer was a book I expected to hated. All my friends loved it and that usually means hell for me. However, I fell in love with absolutely everything about the story. It was so captivating and Lazlo and Sari quickly became two of my favourite characters ever. Plus, I absolutely love the first sentence of this book. It is captivating in a way that makes you curious as to what you are reading. I just don’t have words for this book but I did write a review.
This one’s definitely worth your time, it is an excellent book!
Happy reading everyone!
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