Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – YA F TAY (Fantasy)
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Lazlo Strange is a librarian and a dreamer; Sarai is blue-skinned godspawn; Thyon is a charlatan, and Eril-Fane is the Godslayer. The city of Weep, shrouded in mystery, brings them all together. Long buried secrets will be revealed, love will be discovered, and lives will be lost.
ROBEN SAYS: Laini Taylor is one of my favorite YA authors. I loved her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series and so I was thrilled when Strange the Dreamer won a Printz Honor Award this year. Laini’s world-building abilities are truly amazing. She invents strange yet somehow familiar worlds and introduces characters that quickly earn your admiration or love or loathing. And – she has pink hair. I must warn you that the ending of this book will quite literally take your breath away – but don’t worry. There will be a sequel- Muse of Nightmares – in October!