Monday, April 17, 2017

Strange the Dreamer Blitz + Giveaway: Dreamiest Covers of 2017!

Hey guys! I'm celebrating the release of Strange the Dreamer by sharing my Dreamiest Covers of 2017! The publisher has also provided some goodies to give away, so I hope you enjoy! 


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown and Co.
Pub. Date: March 28th, 2017
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
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.


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.
Connect with Laini: Website | Twitter | Facebook



Read the Prologue on EW

Read Chapter 1 on Mashable

Read an Excerpt on TheNovl



Other than the beautiful cover for Strange the Dreamer, here are the covers of 2017 I'm in love with!


I remember last year when we had to wait so long for the cover reveal for Stalking Jack the Ripper and how the release kept getting delayed, but not this year! I love everything about this cover, especially how the buildings are within the skirt of the dress. It's just brilliant!
I am so freaking excited for this firey sequel to Frostblood, and the cover has only made my waiting way more difficult. 


Ever the Brave (A Clash of Kingdoms #2) by Erin Summerill
My Review of Ever the Hunted

This cover has only been recently released and I am flipping out! Look how gorgeous it is! I'm so excited to continue on with the series and to see what happens to these beloved characters.



Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

It's no secret that I'm in love with the cover of Flame in the Mist. I have been obsessed with this cover ever since it was released and I'm so excited to share my thoughts with all of you about this book soon!



This cover reminds me of classic fairy-tale books, combined with the design of Russian jewelry boxes. I really hope that the final version of this is really shiny because I can just imagine the gold lettering and figures glowing against the dark cover . . . *flails*


Everything about this book just makes you want to flail and swoon. This beautiful cover is a perfect wrap for an equally gorgeous inside.


I partnered with Little, Brown to share this giveaway! 

ONCE UPON A DREAM: Keep the nightmares at bay with this dreamy prize pack!

One (1) winner receives:
-A copy of Strange the Dreamer
-Sleep-mask and aromatherapy pillow sleep mist
-and a luna moth enamel pin to watch over your dreams!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co.

What are some of your favorite covers of 2017? Have you read Strange the Dreamer yet? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I NEED ALL THESE COVERS IN MY SHELF. They are so gorgeous, my eyes weep from such beauty! Definitely love them all ♥♥♥

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    1. Right? They are all so beautiful, it's like Top Model for books!

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  2. All of these covers really are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway (:

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    1. I definitely think so! And the giveaway has been provided by Little, Brown so I can't take credit for this one but I wish you luck!

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  3. I can't wait to read this! I binge read the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series a year ago and thought it was so unique and interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I still need to read that trilogy, especially since it's set in Prague and I almost moved there.

      Good luck on the giveaway!

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  4. I still haven't gotten a chance to read anything from Laini Taylor, but I've heard such great things about this one that it is definitely on my wishlist! I'm in the middle of read Flame in the Mist right now, and I'm really enjoying it. The cover for it is super gorgeous

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    1. I love Flame in the Mist! It was a real pleasure to read and I'm excited to see what happens next. Her cover is gorgeous, I've been fangirling over it ever since it was released.

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  5. I loooooooved this book! I know you struggled with it and I totally get that - it's not a book for everyone, and I think people loved it or disliked it. I've really enjoyed several of Taylor's books, but I think this one is my favorite. It is the perfect book for a reader. <3 Wonderful giveaway, Brittany! Thank you and BHM and LB!

    Have a fantastic week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I'm going to try it again at some point but I wasn't hating it or anything, I just wasn't into it. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  6. Oohhhhhhh, me likeyyyyy!! What a lovely giveaway... <3


    H.M. Wilson
    plottingertwist.blogspot.com

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  7. LOVE Laini Taylor! Her writing is absolute magic and I can't wait for The Muse of Nightmares next year :)

    As for beautiful covers, there are so many great ones this year. You touched on a lot of my favorites, but I want to add just a few more: Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, An Enchantment of Ravens, Mask of Shadows, Godblind, and The White Road of the Moon. :)

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    1. I'm really excited for Forest of a Thousand Lanterns! It's one of my most anticipated books of the year. I've heard amazing things about Mask of Shadows and I'll look into the others you mentioned. I'm horrible with titles and names in general, so it's possible I've heard about them and/or they're on my TBR already and I just don't remember. But either way, thanks for the recs and for stopping by!

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  8. From your list of covers, I see your a typography kind of girl Brittany! :p I love them as well, great choices!

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      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Such pretty covers <3 <3 And that mask looks so relaxing I want lol! Sad it's US only haha XD

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    1. The mask is my favorite thing in the prize back! Sorry that it's US only, it wasn't my decision since it's coming through Little, Brown. But thank you for stopping by!

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  10. Bah, that Flame In The Mist cover has been taunting me for TOO LONG NOW I NEED IT. I'm so excited for that one!

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    1. The inside is just as pretty as the outside, I can assure you. I hope you love Flame in the Mist as much as I do!

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  11. I have been waiting for Strange the Dreamer for so long. But I have to wait a little longer for when I have time to read it. My favorite book of Laini Taylor's is Daughter of Smoke and Bone. It's what got me obsessed with her books.

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    1. Thankfully the wait is over! It's out in the wild now ^_^ I hope you love it!

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  12. I honestly haven't read anything by Laini Taylor except for a short story in the My True Love Gave to Me holiday story collection, so I've been eyeing this book for a while. It sounds so amazing!

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    1. I know what holiday story collection you're talking about and I also haven't read it. But I hope you love Strange the Dreamer!

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  13. Strange the Dreamer sounds so good! I've only read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy but it was fantastic.

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    1. Well, I hope you love Strange the Dreamer just as much as The Daughter of Smoke and Bone!

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  14. I'm very excited about this one because everyone keeps saying how wonderful and rich the writing is and the world building is spot-on. I can't wait to read my first book by this author.

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    1. It's definitely getting a lot of buzz in the book community! I hope you love Strange the Dreamer ^_^

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  15. I love her work and I cannot wait to get this book so thanks for the opportunity! You have such great taste in covers. I love them all!

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  16. So many pretty cover. Having me near so many pretty covers is a dangerous situation for my bank account haha. I can't wait to read Strange the Dreamer, I've been gawking at the book since it arrived. I also can't wait to get my hands on Flame in the Mist, A Crown of Wishes and The Language of Thorns.

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    1. Good books have been devastating my bank account since 2004 haha. I hope you love Strange the Dreamer and that you get to read the other books soon!

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  17. I love all the covers you included! Especially Flame in the Mist and Crown of Wishes. Oml, they are honestly cover goals.

    I can't wait for Strange the Dreamer, pretty much because all I've heard are great things. But at the same time I really need to catch up to my contemporary TBR, lool. Wonderful post!

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

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    1. We usually like the same covers so I'm not surprised. Plus who could resist such fabulous covers? Not me! If I ever get a book published I hope I get something as beautiful as these.

      I'm really curious as to what you will think about Strange the Dreamer. I'll be on the lookout for when you start reading it!

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  18. I have read it and loved it, but it was a borrowed copy from the Library! I need to own it! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  19. Everyone i know who has read Strange the Dreamer loves it!

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  20. I'm currently reading it and so far I love it. Laini Taylor's writing is pure poetry, I try to read her books aloud just to hear the beauty. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Yay! That's awesome, I'm glad you're loving Strange the Dreamer. Reading aloud is always fun, especially when the book is magically.

      Good luck on the giveaway!

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  21. I'm dying to read Strange the Dreamer. I have read so many amazing reviews about it. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway :)

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    1. I hope you love it! It's definitely getting a lot of buzz in the book community ^_^ Good luck on the giveaway!

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  22. I haven't read Strange the Dreamer, yet, but it's on my TBR and I so can't wait until I get the chance to get around it to. And I adore the covers for Flame in the Mist and The Language of Thorns both are so gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway and great post, Brittany! :)

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    1. I hope when you do read it that you love it! And yes, Flame in the Mist and The Language of Thorns both have wonderfully covers, and I know that Flame has a beautiful story wrapped up in that gorgeous cover and I have no doubt that it's the same for The Language of Thorns.

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  23. I am very excited for Strange the Dreamer. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this book. I have never read anything by Laini Taylor, sadly. Since I never read anything by Laini Taylor, I don't have a favorite book by her.

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    1. That's great, I hope that you loveStrange the Dreamer. And, who knows, maybe this will be your first and your favorite book by Laini Taylor? ;)

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  24. I'm so excited to read Strange the Dreamer! After reading the synopsis here finally- I understand the title better. I absolutely love both the US and UK covers. I have hardback The Daughter of Smoke and Bone boxed set sitting on top of my bookshelf waiting for me to binge the series. I'm trying to catch up with popular series I haven't rear this year and that's at the top of my list. Thanks so much to you and Little Brown for having the giveaway! My daughter has a moth obsession and would love the pin(I would too!) Everything looks great but especially Strange the Dreamer! :)

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    1. I haven't read the synopsis because in general I stay away from them when I know I want to read the book. The covers for this book are absolutely stunning! And same re: The Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I've had the trilogy on my shelf for years but I have yet to read them.

      Good luck on the giveaway! And thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I honestly can't wait to get to read this book. its so high up on my tbr list! I loved the daughter of smoke and bone trilogy. Laini Taylor's writing just sucks you in and doesn't let you go.
    this giveaway is amazing btw (:

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    1. I hope that you love Strange the Dreamer as much as The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy! And this is an awesome giveaway! Little, Brown is very generous ^_^ Good luck!

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  26. AHHH I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS BOOK I'M SO SO EXCITED. I mean, I know it's already out in Australia but I still haven't gotten around to reading it. Because #slack. But it's sooo pretty. 😍 And omg I love the covers you've listed too. Also The Language of Thorns tho. *shrieks from the hilltops*

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    1. You read so much though, so don't be hard on yourself! I'm sure once you get it, you'll devour it quickly! The covers for this book are goregeous ^_^

      About The Language of Throns . . . I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED I CAN'T EVEN!

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  27. I'm super excited for this book, and my favourite book by Laini is Daughter of Smoke & Bone, because it's the first time we meet everyone's favorite rabid little fairy in combat boots.

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    1. I hope you love Strange the Dreamer as much as The Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I have that entire trilogy but I haven't read it yet. Shame on me, I know!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. I'm so excited to read this!!! I'm meeting Laini Taylor at YALC in July :P!
    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy

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    1. That's awesome, I hope you have fun at YALC!

      Thanks or stopping by!

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  29. I cannot wait to read this book. I absolutely love all of Laini's books! My favorite is Lips Touch!

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    1. Wow that's the first time someone said something other than Lips Touch! I haven't much about that one and I'll definitely have to look into it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. I'm super excited for Strange the Dreamer, the book seems really interesting and I look forward to reading it. I'm going to look more into Laini's books! thank you for the give away <3

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    1. Yay, I hope you love Strange the Dreamer! Good luck for the giveaway!

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  31. Yes pretty covers galore! I really enjoyed her DOSAB trilogy, love the worlds she create!

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    1. One should never judge a book by its cover but a pretty cover goes a long way, that's for sure! I hope you love Strange the Dreamer!

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  32. I love your cover choices! I have read some positive reviews for Strange the Dreamer and I am excited to give it a try. I don't think that I have read anything by this author and I need to change that! <3

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    1. Thank you! I hope you love Strange the Dreamer. I'd love to know your thoughts ^_^

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  33. Ahh, I love the cover of STRANGE THE DREAMER, and all the other covers you chose! I think I'm in love with the Flame in the Mist one the most!

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    1. I love the Flame in the Mist cover! It's probably my favorite this year!

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  34. I am so excited for Strange the Dreamer!!! Ahhh!!!!
    -Lily S.

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  35. I'm very excited for this book. :):) I've heard great things about it. I can't wait to check it out.

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  36. I absolutely love Laini Taylor, and I'm super excited to read Strange the Dreamer!

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  37. I love the covers you chose! So many of them are my favourite! I'm really excited to read Strange the Dreamer and I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

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    1. Thanks, I love them all too! I hope you love Strange the Dreamer!

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  38. I'm super excited for Strange the Dreamer but I might end up listening to the audio book for it since I had a hard time reading Daughter of Smoke & Bone when it was release but I really loved the book at the time so I might try to go back to the series again.

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    1. I think that's how I'm going to read these books too! Audiobooks make it easier to get through slower parts of books in my opinion.

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  39. I haven't had the time to read Strange the Dreamer yet, but I need to do it soon. And the cover's so pretty. I think my favorite cover right now is the one for Odd & True by Cat Winters. It's creepy and beautiful. I also really like the cover for ACOWAR. :)

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    1. o0o I'll have to look up Odd and & True, I haven't heard of that book before. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you love Strange the Dreamer

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  40. Yay for stunning covers :D They all look gorgeous. <3 Lovely post Brittany :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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