Hello There! As I said above, this post may contain Spoilers, so read it at your own risk, but I cannot write a review about this book without saying a thing that bothered me a lot. Let’s go.
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?
This was my first time reading Laini Taylor and I have to say I fell in love with her writing style. The world-building and the magic surrounding this story it’s unique. I really thought this book would be perfect, but then the last chapters appeared and threw away my enchantment.
Let me tell you I loved the characters, specially Lazlo, our protagonist and our Dreamer. Althought he’s not good looking, he’s very sweet and compassionate, and for me those qualities counts for book boyfriend material. Though, that is not our main topic.
So let’s begin with my personal conflict with this book. First let’s talk about the instant romance between Lazlo and Sarai. I don’t know but I felt it was, mmmm, Fake? Is not the word I want to use for it, Forced? Neither. Too instant to be true love? Maybe. Since I don’t believe in love at first sight, it really bothered me. Well, I accepted it, though, and somehow, they were cute.
The love wasn’t the thing that bothered me most, but the ending. WAT?! What just happened? It was an unnecesary event, I will not say what it was. If you’re interest in reading the book you’ll figure it out.
For the rest of the story, the concept behind the plot and the world of Weep, everything was amaizing. I loved Taylor’s writing style. I will read the next book, because of that plot twist at the end. I recommend it even if I had things to complain about, it is a very entertaining reading.
“He might have left his books behind, but he carried all his stories with him, out of the glave-lit nooks of the library and into landscapes far more fit for them”.
“And that’s how you go on. You lay laughter over the dark parts. The more dark parts, the more you have to laugh. With defience, with abandon, with hysteria, any way you can”.
“You take what you’re given and you’re grateful for it. Once that message is well and truly ingrained in you, it feels like vainglory to imagine one’s own likes and dislikes could matter to other people”.
You think good people can’t hate? You think good people don’t kill? Good people do all the things bad people do, Lazlo. It’s just that when they do them, they call it justice.
That was all from me peeps! Thanks for reading ❤