Wyrd & Wonder – Introduction

I just found out about Wyrd & Wonder, a celebration of fantasy books. This challenge is hosted by Imryl from One More, Lisa of Dear Geek Place and Jorie from Jorie Loves A Story. Wyrd & Wonder started yesterday and will continue the whole month of May. Even though I am a bit late, I want to join the party! I am quite an eclectic reader, but fantasy is my favourite genre after all.

Most bloggers that participate made a TBR-list for the month. But I am not very good at sticking to it… That’s why I decided to do something else. Wyrd & Wonder has a list of prompts we can use as inspiration. I have chosen five prompts to tell something about my favourite fantasy books.

The Neverending Story1. Glorious stand-alone
My all-time favourite stand-alone is The Neverending Story. It’s about Bastian, who becomes a part of the story he is reading. As a book worm that is a dream coming true! Bastian needs to save Fantastica. This land can only be saved by a human, who has to give the emperor a new name. On his journey, Bastian meets lots of magical creatures, but most of all learns about himself.

Strange the Dreamer2. Dazzling duology
I loved Strange the Dreamer, but the Muse of Nightmares exceeded every expectation I had! The duology is about Lazlo Strange. This kind-hearted librarian is obsessed with a mythic city. Even the name of the city is lost, that’s why it’s called Weep. Then the Godslayer and a group of warriors appear to seek help for a problem in Weep. This is the only chance Lazlo may have to fulfil his dream.

Phase 9 - Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?3. The best things come in threes
As some followers may know, my favourite fantasy trilogy is also written by Laini Taylor: the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. I can’t stop talking about those books on my blog! One reason is that Laini Taylor has a beautiful writing style. Another reason is the amazing characters. Karou is an art student living in Prague. She has to hide a secret life in which she regularly meets monsters, is able to fulfil small wishes with her necklace and goes on mysterious errands.

Tilly and the Bookwanderers4. Stunning debut
Recently I read Tilly and the Bookwanderers. It’s a Middle Grade book, but I am sure book worms of all ages will enjoy it! Tilly lives with her grandparents above their bookstore. One day a book character from one of Tilly’s favourite books appears in the shop. This is the start of an amazing bookish adventure.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance5. Can’t wait to read
I am eager to read Children of Virtue and Vengeance, the sequel to Childeren of Blood and Bone. It was supposed to come out in spring, but the release date changed to the 3th of December. There’s probably a good reason for this, but I don’t want to wait so many months!

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10 thoughts on “Wyrd & Wonder – Introduction

  1. Lol totally understand about unable to stick to TBRs. I’m the same, but I love making them so I always do and never follow them. Lol! It’s frustrating.
    The Neverending Story is one of my favs too and one of the books that started my love of fantasy.

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  2. Hallo, Hallo Anouk,

    There is never truly a late day to join us for #WyrdAndWonder!! 🙂 Except if it is already midnight on 1st of June! lol 🙂 I think it was wise to have a shorter TBR if this is your first year for the event or if you weren’t sure how many you could read this month – the beauty of the event is we really don’t have any hard/fast rules about you how you participate – whether your blogging about each book you read, doing weekly updates or tweeting about what your reading – it is up to you how you want to approach it.

    Glad to have you this year, as our event is definitely spreading out and gaining more traction in the book blogosphere whilst we’re expanding more to bookstagram and bookishTwitter as well.

    Of your list, I need to read The Neverending Story at some point! I always saw the films rather than read the book! Last year, Lisa (one of my co-hosts) and I watched the film together and tweeted about it! It was her first time watching it and it was one of many for me — the story itself never grows old so it is curious why I never actually read it?! Odd.

    Have a wonderful May – not just reading but visiting everyone whose joined us.

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      1. I’d love to say “yes!” I can add another book to my list this Wyrd And Wonder but to be honest, I’m confident to say now I’ll have to put Neverending Story on my list for Wyrd And Wonder Year 3 – especially as I’ll be having a concentrated focus on #dragonfiction 🙂

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