It is the first Top Ten Tuesday (as always hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) post within Wyrd and Wonder and for most of the month I’ll be using the #TropeTuesday prompts from our photo challenge.
Today is Enchanted Wood which can be taken quite broadly of course. I mean is the forest and trees itself magical or is it called that for the creatures that live there? There are so many ways to take a prompt like that. Some might find some of these a stretch but it is what comes straight to mind that counted for me.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Cabeswater is the forest that is attached to the ley lines. It is a forest but inside the laws of physics and reality are quite flexible. One can influence the state of the forest. If that isn’t an enchanted forest.
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Vasilia lives on the edge of the Russian wilderness. Against all wishes she often goes into the woods and worships the old spirits. She finds in herself gifts that are unwanted but needed to protect those she loves. The woods play more roles in the later books too.
Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
The Wintersong duology is a retelling of The Goblin King. Liesl has always found tales of The Gobling King interesting. But when her sister gets taken she must find her way to the Underground. Goblins and fae are so often at the very heart of an enchanted woods tale. And the Underground lies under the woods with all kinds of magicky planty things.
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Silver in the Wood tells the story of the Wild Man who lives in the Greenhollow. Greenhollow is more than the wood it appears and the Wild Man is more attached to it than you might think.
The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams
The world in The Winnowing Flame has been warped as has been the woods. Especially in this installment they spend a lot of time in those creepy ass woods.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
In this story our mc gets taken to the castle in the middle of the woods. These woods seem to be enchanted….
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Of course The Hobbit had to be on this list as they travel through the woods for most of the book.
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
In an Absent Dream is inspired by The Goblin Market, in the midst of the wood. Our mc gets taken to this market and has to survive in a place set with rules.
Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black
The Spiderwick Chronicles are short MG stories that follow the Grace Kids. They recently moved into the old home of their great uncle and when they find his field guide the world around their new home doesn’t quite turn out to be what they thought.
The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arnsdale
Alys longs for the freedom from the forest, even if that brings with it sin and soul eaters. Her journey takes her to the darkest part of the forest.