After each adventure, it’s recommended you take a brief pause to catch your breath before heading back out into the worlds of fancy. Join me by the fire to hear what your fellow adventurers have been up to in the third week of Wyrd and Wonder…
This week, I’ve got the lowdown on the week’s reviews, interviews and giveaways – head over to Dear Geek Place for a round-up of your lists, discussions, read-alongs and random treasure. Keep a weather eye open for the Wyrd and Wonder Challenge Flashbacks from Jorie Loves A Story.
As ever, a big THANK YOU to everyone who added their links to the master schedule.
- JOE ABERCROMBIE – Best Served Cold | Parsecs and Parchment
- POUL ANDERSON – The Broken Sword | Parsecs and Parchment
- LEIGH BARDUGO – King of Scars | Peat Long
- CHRISTOPHER BUEHLMAN – The Blacktongue Thief | Lynn’s Books | The Bibliosanctum \ Realms of My Mind
- JACQUELINE CAREY – Kushiel’s Chosen | Peat Long
- CHOI JIN-YOUNG (translator: Soje) – To The Warm Horizon | The Fantasy Hive
- SARAH CHORN – Seraphina’s Lament | Parsecs and Parchment
- P DJÈLÍ CLARK – A Master of Djinn | The Captain’s Quarters
- SUSANNA CLARKE – Piranesi | Lex Lingua
- GENEVIEVE COGMAN – The Secret Chapter | Mervi’s Book Reviews
- CHERIE DIMALINE – Empire of Wild | There’s Always Room For One More
- NEIL GAIMAN – Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes | Peat Long
- DARYL GREGORY – The Album of Dr Moreau | The Bibliosanctum
- JOHN GWYNNE – The Shadow of the Gods | A Dance With Books | The Captain’s Quarters
- NATALIA JASTER – Trick | Where Stories Lie
- RF KUANG – The Poppy War | The Swordsmith
- AK LARKWOOD – The Unspoken Name | The Quaint Book Nook
- ELIZABETH LIM – Spin the Dawn | Jake Is Reading
- MICHAEL McCLUNG
- ED McDONALD
- MICHAEL MOORCOCK |
- SILVIA MORENO GARCIA – The Return of the Sorceress | Every Book A Doorway
- EDITH NESBIT – The Power of Darkness | Calmgrove
- GIGI PANDIAN – The Accidental Alchemist | Based On A True Story
- ALEX PHEBY – Mordew | BookForager
- MEREDITH ANN PIERCE – The Darkangel Trilogy | Lex Lingua
- TAMORA PIERCE – Lioness Rampant | Peat Long
- TERRY PRATCHETT – Monstrous Regiment | Peat Long
- WILLIAM RITTER – Ghostly Echoes | Eustea Reads
- REBECCA ROANHORSE – Black Sun | Maxine’s Obsessions | Every Book A Doorway | Space and Sorcery
- MARGO RYERKERK & HOLLY HOOK – The Nocturnal Academy | Redd’s Reads
- BRANDON SANDERSON – Dark One | Reiszwolf
- MARK SMYLIE – Artesia | Peat Long
- RIVERS SOLOMON – Sorrowland | The Fantasy Hive
- ANNA SPARK SMITH – The House of Sacrifice | Parsecs and Parchment
- HARRIET SPRINGBETT – Tree Magic | Jorie Loves A Story
- STARHAWK – The Fifth Sacred Thing | Every Book A Doorway
- AM STRICKLAND – In The Ravenous Dark | Every Book A Doorway
- BRIANNA SUGALSKI – Disenchanted | Jorie Loves A Story
- SABAA TAHIR – An Ember in the Ashes | Word Wilderness
- MEREDITH TATE – Shipped | Molly’s Book Nook
- EMILY TESH – Silver in the Wood | Alligators and Aneurysms
- AIDEN THOMAS – Lost In The Never Woods | The Bibliosanctum
- NAHOKO UEHASHI – The Beast Player | Eustea Reads
- JEFF VANDERMEER – Hummingbird Salamander | The Fantasy Hive
- DJANGO WEXLER – Ashes of the Sun | SciFiMind
- HANNAH WHITTEN – For The Wolf | The Fantasy Hive
We do love it when an author pops by for a chat. Annemieke caught up with Susan McCormick at A Dance with Books to chat about her upcoming middle grade fantasy The Antidote, while Julia interviewed GR Matthews about his debut Seven Deaths of an Empire for The Fantasy Hive.
Jorie will focus on your amazing pics in her Flashback posts, but here’s a round-up of the latest blog post responses added to the schedule this week…
- Day 10 | Mixed feelings: Peat Long explained why he just can’t make his mind up about these nine fantasy reads
- Day 12 |Desert island reads: James makes his castaway choices at Alligators and Aneurysms
- Day 16 | Page to screen: time to talk Shadow and Bone at Word Wilderness and Space and Sorcery
- Day 17 | Can’t wait to read
- Kester picked 12 recent or forthcoming books by Asian authors at Lost in Storyland
- Ariana focused on 21 fantasy reads coming out later in 2021 at The Quaint Book Nook
- Heather shared what’s up next on her TBR at Based On A True Story
- Sahi looked at some highly anticipated fantasy releases at My World Of Books
- Day 18 | With friends like these #TropeTuesday
- Day 19 | Who’s afraid of the suck fairy? We’ve all revisited a favourite only to discover it’s just not as good we remember it. Acquadimore expressed her nerves at going back to Fairy Oak
- Day 20 | Fantasy creature on the cover (I apologise without reservation to dragons, okay?)
- Day 21 | Fantasy in translation
- Day 22 | Get in the sea
- Tagmash – why do one prompt when you can tackle many? Combining prompts into posts: Amy at A Thousand Worlds | Fran Laniado |Nicole at Thoughts Stained With Ink | Zezee with Books
To feast your eyes on all the photo responses, check out the #WyrdAndWonder tag on Twitter, Instagram and Litsy.
Have you entered the giveaways?
- My Book Bingo giveaway is now live and runs until the end of the month (International)
- Lisa has a second International giveaway at Dear Geek Place for another chance to win a Subjective Chaos Kind of Award fantasy nominee
- Ariana has a Twitter giveaway – TWO winners choose 1 of her favourite 2021 fantasy reads (UK only, winners selected May 30th)
- …and Maxine has a Twitter giveaway – winner’s choice from 4 books (International, winner selected May 31st)
- Zezee with Books will give away a fantasy book (up to $30 from the Book Depository) to one lucky winner. Enter via Rafflecopter by May 31st, winner announced June 7th.
If you want your posts to be included in Quest Logs, considered for the Challenge Flashbacks and boosted on Twitter, please remember to add the links to our master schedule – yes, we’d love you to add links to your challenge photo responses too!
A million thank yous to everyone who has already been doing so – the Wyrd And Wonder party is so big these days that it’s the only way to be sure we see all your posts. If you missed this week’s cut-off, don’t worry – we’ll include your link next week.
Want to join the party? It’s never too late – just add your name to the party rolls or slide smoothly into the conversation, using the #WyrdAndWonder tag when you make a post on blogs and/or social media (…and – altogether now – add your links to the master schedule).
If you’d like to use the banners on your own blog, you’re welcome to download this year’s graphics. Don’t forget to credit the artist.