Author: Laini Taylor
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date: 28th March 2017
Oh my gosh.
I don't even know what to say.
It was everything I was hoping for and so much more!
It has everything:
Orphans, libraries, magical cities, grand adventures, mysteries, danger, dreams, impossible feats, alchemy, vengeance, love, Gods and monsters.
And the characters!
They were all so perfect and flawed and even more perfect because of those flaws!
Sometimes I hated the heroes
At other times I felt sympathy for the nasty ones.
No one was evil without cause and reason.
No one was a hero without suffering.
Some characters were both hero and villain.
It was perfect.
And can we take a second to talk about Lazlo.
Lazlo is a DREAM.
He is perfect and I want to hug him forever and listen to him tell me magical stories from far off lands.
I'll bake him cakes and we can be BFF's.
And Sarai was so heatbreakingly lovely.
Even the romance was perfect.
And coming from me that's a pretty big deal because I normally hate pretty much all romance in books.
(I'm a heartless reader apparently)
But not with this book!
This was beautiful, moving, achingly lovely.
I actually had no idea this was part of a series until I reached the end.
I thought it was a stand-alone novel.
When I realised that there will be more I screamed.
More of Weep and magic and Gods and dreams and mystery and hope and fear and adventure.
I can't wait!