Friday, April 14, 2017

The Friday 56 (101) & Book Beginnings: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda's Voice where every Friday you pick a book and turn to page 56 or 56%, and select a sentence or a few, as long as it's not a spoiler. For the full rules, visit the the page HERE
Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you're reading.
28449207Synopsis 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? Welcome to Weep...
Beginnings: "Names may be lost or forgotten."

56: "Without his books, Lazlo felt as though a vital link to his dream had been cut."
Comments: Strange the Dreamer is my current read. The beginning was a little slow, but I've just gotten to the point where the story is starting to pick up. My beginning this week comes from chapter one instead of the prologue because I liked this quote.

What 2017 book releases have you read or plan to read soon?

18 comments:

  1. Not my usual read, but I'm curious now. I love the idea of the dream choosing the dreamer.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  2. We are reading the same book! I chose the prologue beginning but I like both! And we picked the same 56 (it's a great quote). I've just reached Part 2 and I am loving it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah, I noticed that we picked the same 56, but it is a great quote. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  3. I'm curious about the world this author has created. Although this isn't my usual genre, this sounds like a story I'd enjoy.
    My Friday post features Still Alice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Laini Taylor knows how to create interesting worlds, and Strange the Dreamer certainly has a mysterious and magical atmosphere. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  4. Not for me. I hope you enjoy it. This week I am featuring One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews. Happy reading!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  5. You have my interest piqued. Happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend! :-)

      Delete
  6. This sounds good! I've been wanting to read Laini Taylor and I absolutely love that 56!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. The concept is why I wanted to read Strange The Dreamer, plus, I haven't read anything by Laini Taylor in a long time. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  8. Been seeing this a lot recently. Wondering why the book is so important.

    My Friday 56 from Grim Tidings

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

      Delete
  9. I just picked up a copy of this yesterday and I can't wait to read it! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    ReplyDelete

Comments are appreciated and always welcome. :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...