Todays’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is “bite-size fantasies.” While this sounds delightfully fun, it is meant to focus on short story or novella-length fantasy stories. Since last year’s Wyrd and Wonder I have read quite a bit more fantasy books (obviously), some of which were on the shorter side. Here is a list of some bite-size fantasies that might be of interest. I loosely interpreted novellas as 200 pages in under, though I believe technically they are typically shorer than that.Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: Bite-Size Fantasies”
In lieu of participating in Wyrd and Wonder on my blog this week I’ve been reading FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros. Or, trying to, at least, in between other things that cropped up this week. Regardless, today’s prompt is mythology, or celebrate a subgenre. If I had planned better, I would have saved my recently-created list of Arthurian retellings for today. But alas. (Please check it out if you missed it!) Instead, my focus is to celebrate Celtic mythology, which is just as fun to read.
Allow me to be frank in that I don’t know much about Celtic mythology. However, I inadvertently many times a year seem to read fantasy books inspired by it. This inspiration usually isn’t evident to me when I read the synopsis. Or perhaps it’s not evident to me because I am not educated in it. (Highly possible.) Nevertheless, I do enjoy them when I read them. So allow me to celebrate Celtic mythology and share it via a list.Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: Celebrate Celtic Mythology”
The Wyrd and Wonder prompt challenge for today is “most often recommended to you (or by you).” I don’t usually find myself asking for recommendations often, simply because I have a huge backlist at home. As this is the case, I’ll focus on fantasy books I tend to recommend to others. If you know me, I bet you know what will be first in this Wyrd and Wonder frequent recommendations list! This list is on the shorter side because I really have to like something to constantly recommend it to others. Call me a critic, if you will, but that’s just my nature!Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: Frequent Recommendations”
Fantasy as a genre encompasses many subgenres, one of which is historical fantasy. This subgenre incorporates fantasy elements into a specified historical setting. For example, someone could write a book set in 17th century Scotland that incorporates magic and mythical creatures.
In continuation of celebrating fantasy, today’s Wyrd and Wonder prompt is historical fantasy. Below is a list of historical fantasies I have read and enjoyed. Hopefully this gives you some ideas to include on your To Be Read list! The book covers link to their respective Goodreads pages.Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: Historical Fantasy”
I’m off to a great start here with the Wyrd and Wonder prompts! Today it’s all about the fae. Or as I sometimes like to call them: my book boyfriends. I kid, I kid. But not really. I don’t know what it is about the fae that grabs my attention, heart, and soul with fantasy book choices. Maybe I can blame my high school self for adoring Legolas in the film adaptations. (Yes, I know Legolas is technically an elf.) Or, going further back in time, I loved the fairy prince, Cornelius, in the animated movie Thumbelina. Suffice it so say there’s a lot of romanticization of the fae despite their characterization as tricksters. But that makes for a great enemies-to-lovers scenario, right?
Now, let’s jump into a list of books that have fae characters. Some I liked more than others, but I shan’t be as discerning today. What I thought was average others might really like. In making this list I realized it’s about time to find a new fae-centered read.Continue reading “Wyrd and Wonder: Fae Focus”