Ramblings · Wyrd And Wonder

Wyrd & Wonder Prompt Catch-Up

IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com Hello fellow adventurers. I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of May, and thus Wyrd & Wonder has come to an end. I'm pretty sad about that, but I've loved this first experience of mine so so much and can't wait for the next one! I'm sure I'll write… Continue reading Wyrd & Wonder Prompt Catch-Up

Ramblings · Tags

Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

IMAGE CREDIT: pegasus image by Svetlana Alyuk on 123RF.com I saw this tag done by the awesome Book Forager at the start of the month, and I don't exactly know where the tag started but if you follow the links I'm sure it'll lead you somewhere exciting! I've seen quite a few fun interpretations of it doing it this… Continue reading Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

Book Reviews · Fantasy

Review: The Wood Bee Queen by Edward Cox

Somewhere in England, in a small town called Strange Ground by the Skea, Ebbie Wren is the last librarian and he's about to lose his job. Estranged from his parents, unable to make connections with anyone except the old homeless lady who lives near the library, Ebbie isn't quite sure what he's supposed to do next. His only escape from reality is his deep interest in local folklore, but reality is far stranger than Ebbie can dream. On the other side of the sky and the sea, the Queen of House Wood Bee has been murdered. Her sister has made the first move in a long game, one which will lead her to greatness, yet risk destruction for the entire Realm.

Book Reviews · Fantasy · Wyrd And Wonder

Mini Review: The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Today's prompt for Wyrd & Wonder is #TropeTuesday: With Friends Like These - enemy to ally or otherwise unreliable allies, and backstabbing best friends. This made me think of The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood, which I read earlier this year and just hadn't gotten around to reviewing. This book features a great enemies to unreliable allies, and it certainly kept me on my toes, wondering who might mess up meticulous plans for the chance to gain the advantage over the other. This was just such a brilliant story, so without further preamble, here is why you should read The Unspoken Name.

Ramblings · Wyrd And Wonder

Wyrd & Wonder: Highly Anticipated Books

Day 17 of the Wyrd & Wonder prompt challenge is 'Can't Wait to Read' - books on your TBR or up and coming series. Given this, I thought I'd talk about some of the books that are coming out this year between June and December that I cannot wait to get my hands on! There may be some that I've mentioned a few times on the blog, but I haven't included any ARCs I've already read, even if their release date is June, and for those you can look back through my reviews! So, here are 21 fantasy books that I am really looking forward to for the rest of 2021:

Book Reviews · Fantasy

Review: The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid

In her forest-veiled pagan village, Évike is the only woman without power, making her an outcast clearly abandoned by the gods. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a pagan girl for the king's blood sacrifice, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered. But when monsters attack the Woodsmen and their captive en route, slaughtering everyone but Évike and the cold, one-eyed captain, they have no choice but to rely on each other. Except he's no ordinary Woodsman - he's the disgraced prince, Gáspár Bárány, whose father needs pagan magic to consolidate his power. Gáspár fears that his cruelly zealous brother plans to seize the throne and instigate a violent reign that would damn the pagans and the Yehuli alike. As the son of a reviled foreign queen, Gáspár understands what it's like to be an outcast, and he and Évike make a tenuous pact to stop his brother. 

Book Reviews · Fantasy · Teen

Review: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

The people of Ravka don't know what Nikolai Lantsov endured in their bloody civil war and he intends to keep it that way. Yet each day a dark magic in him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. Zoya Nazyalensky has devoted her life to rebuilding the Grisha army. Despite their magical gifts, Zoya knows the Grisha cannot survive without Ravka as a place of sanctuary – and she will stop at nothing to help Nikolai secure the throne. Far north, Nina Zenik wages her own kind of war against the people who would see the Grisha destroyed. Burdened by grief and a terrifying power, Nina must face her past to have any hope of defeating the dangers that await her.