Book Review

Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

"Fitful drafts of chill air blew in through the cruciform windows of the Bell Tower, and the fire did little to combat them."First line in Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan Author: Marie Brennan Published: May 3rd, 2008 Genre: Historical Fantasy Series: The Onyx Court #1 My rating: ★★★★★ Buzzwords: Elizabethan London, fae underworld, court… Continue reading Midnight Never Come by Marie Brennan – Book Review

Fun Lists

Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

"I didn't know how long I had been in the king's prison."First line in The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner Welcome to this post for Wyrd and Wonder where I'm looking at Fantasy books that kind of make you believe they take place in a historical version of our own world. They don't actually, but… Continue reading Fantasy Books That Feel Historical But Aren’t

Fun Lists

Underrated Female Authors in SFF I Love #WomenInSFF

"We should agree on some passwords."First line in Half Lost by Sally Green Hi, guys. Over at The Fantasy Hive they're spotlighting female authors writing SFF through the hastag #WomenInSFF. That made me feel inspired to make my own contribution in the form of 2 posts: one about female authors I've already read and one… Continue reading Underrated Female Authors in SFF I Love #WomenInSFF

Book Memes

Top Ten Tuesday – Book Series I Want to Start

"The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car."First line in Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian by Rick Riordan Hi, guys. As it happens, Top Ten Tuesday is 10 years old! Therefore, the prompt for this week is to pick a previous TTT topic, either redoing one… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday – Book Series I Want to Start

Fun Lists

Intelligent Characters in Fantasy Books

"The letter had said to meet in a bookstore."First line in The Magician's Land by Lev Grossman Hi, guys. Another post for Wyrd and Wonder and for this one I'm focusing on the characters of our beloved genre. Specifically the smart ones. It's one of those things that's difficult to qualify because when is someone… Continue reading Intelligent Characters in Fantasy Books

Discussions

Wyrd and Wonder: Embracing the Nuances of the Fantasy Genre

"When the letter came I was out in the fields, binding up my last sheaf of wheat with hands that were shaking so much I could hardly tie the knot."First line in The Binding by Bridget Collins Hi, guys. Welcome to this little discussion post about something I've noticed when listening to/reading general debates about… Continue reading Wyrd and Wonder: Embracing the Nuances of the Fantasy Genre