From National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor comes an epic fantasy about a mythic lost city and its dark past.
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 just 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 form 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? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?
In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
The answers await in Weep.
Well. I just finished, and let me say, this is one of the best YA books I have ever read. It’s genuinely just an incredible masterpiece. It’s written like a fairytale, but it doesn’t shy away from darkness or the horrors of life. It’s fascinating, entrancing, INCREDIBLY beautiful and whimsical. It’s like a dream. Seriously, Laini Taylor is a born storyteller, and the way she weaves the plots and words together is amazing. All the characters are so complex and interesting, and you can sympathize with the villains. Actually, I don’t even think you can CALL any of them villains. You understand them so well, they’re all flawed and they’ve all made mistakes (except maybe Lazlo who’s perfect <3) but they’re all trying to live and cope with their own struggles. The way Taylor goes from character to character describing scenes as if you (the reader) are peering in through a window to see what they’re up to is just so captivating. It’s just insane I’m in shock. Please. Please read this book. I am BEGGING you, whoever you are, PLEASE read this book. Oh my gosh this book broke me and the ending I just can’t even function right now I can’t move I’m paralyzed okay I’m gonna go read the next one now bye.