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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4. 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.
5. 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!