Cover Reveals And Excerpt: Laini Taylor’s STRANGE THE DREAMER

STRANGE THE DREAMER stuns in dazzling new covers!

If you’re a fan of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, be prepared to be swept off your feet once again as Laini Taylor returns with new novel Strange the Dreamer!

The YA author, who we love for her lyrical writing and whimsical fantasy, is back with Strange The Dreamer this September. Thanks to EW, you can check out the cover for both the US and UK editions plus the book’s prologue now!

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It seems that moths or other similarly shaped insects definitely play a role in the fantastical story! But how?


On the second sabbat of Twelfthmoon, in the city of Weep, a girl fell from the sky.

Her skin was blue, her blood was red.

She broke over an iron gate, crimping it on impact, and there she hung, impossibly arched, graceful as a temple dancer swooning on a lover’s arm. One slick finial anchored her in place. Its point, protruding from her sternum, glittered like a brooch. She fluttered briefly as her ghost shook loose, and then her hands relaxed, shedding fistfuls of freshly picked torch ginger buds.

Later, they would say these had been hummingbird hearts and not blossoms at all.

They would say she hadn’t shed blood but wept it. That she was lewd, tonguing her teeth at them, upside down and dying, that she vomited a serpent that turned to smoke when it hit the ground. They would say a flock of moths had come, frantic, and tried to lift her away.

That was true. Only that.


Strange The Dreamer, the first book in a duology, is due out on September 27, 2016. You can pre-order it now!

By Molly

Molly is a proud Canadian who is currently attending university in Scotland. She loves to read, write, watch films, and talk about Sarah J. Maas books. If not snuggled up with a book, Molly can usually be found tapping at the dance studio, or writing yet another essay.