Giveaway: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Today we are delighted to be partnering with Little, Brown to share a giveaway of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor!


About the Book:

A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.

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 to 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?

In this sweeping and breathtaking new 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.

Welcome to Weep.

The first book in a new series from Laini Taylor, Strange the Dreamer is available from Little, Brown & Co. Get it in stores March 28th, 2017. Read the prologue on Or check out the first chapter on

Watch Laini Taylor introduce Strange the Dreamer here.

Watch a few other videos about Strange the Dreamer here:
Animated Short: The Unseen City
Animated Short: Meet Lazlo
Animated Short: Meet Sarai

About the Author:


Photo Credit: Ali Smith

Laini Taylor is a New York Times bestselling author and a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of the global sensation the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy: Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Days of Blood & Starlight, and Dreams of Gods & Monsters, and the companion e-novella, Night of Cake & Puppets. She is also the author of the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the highly acclaimed Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter Clementine.

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Enter The Giveaway:


One lucky winner will receive an Out-Of-This-World prize package, including:

  • A Copy of Strange the Dreamer
  • Golden earbuds
  • Golden eyeshadow
  • Golden writing set

The giveaway is open to US addresses only; all prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co. and The NOVL. In order to enter for a chance to win, use the form below. The giveaway will be open until Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:01am EST. Good luck!

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  • Angela G
    May 2, 2017 at 11:07 am

    My top favorite fantasy world is definitely Harry Potter.

  • Adrienne G
    May 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

    This is one of the coolest giveaways I have ever seen.

  • Carina Bissett
    May 2, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Her work is absolutely luminous.

  • Jordan Rose
    May 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    There are so many incredible fantasy worlds, it’s hard to choose! I’ve always been in love with Middle Earth – I think I’d enjoy living in Hobbiton. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! I absolutely adore Taylor’s writing.

  • Sharon
    May 2, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Ooooooh must have book must have.

    I do not know how to even begin to choose a favorite fantasy world. If I have to pick, I might go with His Dark Materials, because I want to be a balloonist who is friends with an armored bear.

  • Carl
    May 2, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I think my favorite would be Middle Earth, I’m kinda old school that way. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • John Smith
    May 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    My favorite fantasy world? Ooh, that’s so hard. I guess it’s whatever I’m watching or reading at the time. I’ve loved Buffy, and Angel, and C.S. Lewis fantasy and science fiction books, etc., etc.

  • Kathy
    May 2, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    That’s a hard one to decide. I would go for Sanderson’s Roshar. Crazy weather patterns aside, the world is so fascinating.

  • Diana
    May 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Hard to say, because so many are great, but I loved the world in Martha Wells’ Books of the Raksura.

  • Kate
    May 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite fantasy world is definitely the Avatar: The Last Airbender world.

  • Tiffany M.
    May 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I love the world of Harry Potter and Middle Earth, but my favorite fantasy world from a book is The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede. My favorite TV fantasy world may be The Emerald City world from NBC, but it’s very early in development.

  • Anonymous
    May 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    My immediate answer is Discworld, but Middle Earth will also always have a special place for me ever since my dad read my twin and I the Hobbit as a child.

  • Lexi
    May 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    This is Lexi

  • Maureen
    May 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I would pick Middle Earth.

  • if the book will be too difficult
    May 3, 2017 at 7:33 am

    My favorite fantasy world might be Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom, but it’s hard to choose!

  • Joni Patterson
    May 3, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Well, the Wizarding World is a bit too obvious an answer… so I guess I’ll go instead with something a little random. One of my favorite movies (and worlds) is “Penelope”, which is maybe more magical realism, but I love the quirky aesthetic and the ordinary-yet-fantastical feel of the whole thing. <3
    Thanks for an awesome giveaway! -and for a great blog for read! You guys are one of my go-to sources for discovering something awesome. ^^

  • Anita Yancey
    May 3, 2017 at 10:06 am

    My favorite is from the movie Blade Runner.

  • Wren
    May 3, 2017 at 10:53 am

    The Harry Potter universe, ofc. But if I had to pick something other than that, then it’s definitely Discworld. (Terry, my man.)

  • Sarah Hall
    May 3, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    My favorite fantasy world would be Hogwarts.

  • Jazzy @ Thriving Hope
    May 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Omg so many favorites! Honestly I don’t know. Lunar Chronicels? The Lord of the Rings? The Ilyon Chronicles? OMG!

  • darla
    May 3, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Does Twilight count? I honestly was a fan of that, can’t dent it.

  • bn100
    May 3, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    star wars

  • Daniella Bohill
    May 4, 2017 at 8:33 am

    The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta.

  • Stephanie Grant
    May 4, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I’m going to have to go with Middle Earth from LOTR

  • Jennifer R
    May 7, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I know it’s an obvious choice, but I have to go with Harry Potter. That series changed my life, and I will never get tired of re-reading the books!

  • Caitlin
    May 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Harry Potter. It’s obvious because it’s brilliant.

  • Alice @ Arctic Books
    May 13, 2017 at 11:15 am

    My favorite world is the Shatter Me world!

  • Autumn
    May 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I really love the world of Labyrinth, except the whole stealing babies thing.

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